Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah - Rich Copley, photographer ~ Lexington, Ky.
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Benjamin Shapere Bar Mitzvah (24)

It’s always an honor to be invited back.

Several years ago, I photographed Eliana’s Bat Mitzvah, a beautiful celebration of faith and family. So I was thrilled to be asked to photograph her little brother Benjamin’s Bar Mitzvah in May, again at Lexington’s Temple Adath Israel. It was an absolute joy to spend time with Benjamin’s family and friends, proudly celebrating this huge milestone.

This was also a reiteration of that photographer’s lesson that no matter how similar two events are, they are still their own happenings. Some shots I expected to have from Eliana’s event weren’t there this time, and then there were great moments that were unique to this event, such as an evening sunset service at the twilight party at McConnell Springs.

In both events, it was a privilege to there, tasked with preserving these memories, which last a lifetime.