Avi’s Mitzvah ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer

All this time, I assumed that the first rite of passage I would get to photograph would be a quinceñera, but it turns out to be something just as exciting: a bar mitzvah.

My sister-in-law connected me with Avi’s mom, Liza. When she found out we would be in San Diego I got the job. Their family is faithful to keep work out of the Sabbath celebration so all the photos had to be done before sundown the day before. We headed to the home where the party would be held for some family time and then the synagogue for more photos of Avi being, well…Avi 🙂

The bar mitzvah is a huge deal for the family; grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles flew from all over to be with Avi on his big day.

Avi chats with his father before the Mitzvah celebrations ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi's Bar Mitzvah ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyHigh five brother! ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi as himself ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyBrothers ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyBrother and sister ~ San Diego Family Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographySiblings ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyGrandparents' smooches ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyThe women of the family ~ San Diego Family Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyFather and daughter ~ San Diego Family Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyCousins ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyThe synagogue ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi being Avi ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi at the synagogue ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi and grandfather reading ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyGenerations ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyGenerations (and photobombed) ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyConsult ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyThe men of the family ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAvi, himself ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

My favorite shot:The real Avi ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

I hope I get to do this again when Rafi turns 13.

11 thoughts on “Avi’s Mitzvah ~ San Diego Bar Mitzvah Photographer

  1. Brilliant – I just love all of these! Top work Mercedes

  2. Lovely story telling. Love the post and colours in these photos too!

  3. Great work Mercedes. Love how you captured the personality of the kids 🙂

  4. I love how you captured this day! Well done!

  5. awesome job, the last shot is definitely my favorite.

  6. What a cutie! The third photo from bottom is so gorgeous, interesting, strange all at the same time. That’s a framer.

  7. The last image is age perfection. LOVE IT.

  8. love the last photo. great job, mercedes.

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