Nava’s Cake Smash, Thornhill

I love watching a one-year-old try to figure out what the whole cake smash situation is all about. Nava, like most babies, wasn’t *quite* sure what she was supposed to do with the giant cupcake, but she certainly managed to smash the heck out of it, and her two older sisters and brother managed to help her eat it 🙂

Ezra’s Bar Mitzvah Shoot, Thornhill Woods

I love repeat customers — mostly because watching their kids grow up is really, really special. Two years ago I photographed this Bar Mitzvah boy’s older brother’s mitzvah shoot, and now it was Ezra’s turn. Also, this is funniest and hammiest family ever. They make me laugh throughout every shoot. Mazel Tov Ezra!

Joelle’s Bat Mitzvah Shoot, Thornhill Woods

We used to live in a little place called Thornhill Woods, and the most wonderful thing about it was that our house backed on to the actual woods, which basically gave me an outdoor photo studio of my very own. I would take clients back into the wooded wonderland. When we moved two years ago — to a house that backs on to…another house — I mourned the loss of my woods.

But this summer I got to photograph Joelle and her family on the Friday before her bat mitzvah in MY WOODS.

Mazel Tov Joelle!