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Zoë’s Bat Mitzvah – Temple Ohav Shalom / Wildwood Golf Club

I am 100% aware of what a wonderful job I have. I have the opportunity to be a part of some of the most memorable, happy and meaningful events families experience throughout their entire lives. There’s a lot of boring, mundane, meaningless stuff we adults have to get done. Like for example, later today I have the chore of going to get new tires. Greaaaaat.

So it is not lost on me at all when I have the opportunity to take part in a special event like Zoë’s bat mitzvah. Every time I shoot a bat mitzvah or bar mitzvah, I’m struck at how rich, deep and significant this rite of passage is. I love hearing the bat mitzvah child give their speech about what their study has meant to them, and what they hope to accomplish going forward. And then, to hear their parents speak about their journey… it’s remarkable. Especially when you have parents as eloquent as Mike and Lisa. I loved that Lisa said that instead of being proud of our children, we should be happy for them, while the children are proud of themselves.

Zoë’s bat mitzvah ceremony took place at Temple Ohav Shalom in Allison Park, with Rabbi Milkow. Later that evening, she and her friends celebrated at beautiful Wildwood Golf Club with dancing (of course, the hora!) and entertainment provided by DJ Sosa and dancers from Entertainment Unlimited.

Here are some of my favorite photos.

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Mazel tov, Zoë!

Erin & Mike’s Wedding Reception: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

Erin & Mike, both native Pittsburghers, knew what mattered most to them on their wedding day: spending time having fun with friends and family. Having been officially married two days earlier, their wedding reception at Heinz Field was all about having a good time. Guests were first treated to behind-the-scenes tours of Heinz Field, and then a fun party in the West Club Lounge, complete with music by Matt of DJD PGH, Monte Carlo games and photo booth by DGM Photography. Here are a few of my favorite photos from this fabulous party!

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I have to say, I laughed when I spotted this name among all the other escort cards. But then I encountered an odd coincidence. A few days later, I was at my 9-year-old son’s baseball game. While looking at the names on the backs of the opposing team’s shirts, among the regular surnames like “Smith” and “Jones,” there was one that read “Meatball.” What are the odds?!

Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-3Erin and Mike began the day with a tour that included the locker room, field, and a luxury suite.

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Bride +groom + 17 family members + security guard + tour guide + photographer and light stand all in one elevator. Check! Also, a big thank you to the Heinz Field staff. They were efficient, courteous, knowledgeable and gracious throughout the entire event.Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-10Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-11Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-12Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-13Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-14Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-15Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-16Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-17Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-18Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-19After dinner there was a short break in the rain, which gave us an opportunity for a few more photos.Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-20Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-21This top hat has been in Mike’s family for generations.Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-22Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-23Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-24Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-25Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-26Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-27Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-28Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-29Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-30Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-31Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-32Hello and thank you to Rachel and Lee, who referred Erin and Mike to me.Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-33Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-34Spontaneous serenade: “The Longest Time.”Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-35Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-36Heinz Field Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Photography-37

Congratulations, Erin & Mike!

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The Credits

Reception Venue:
Heinz Field
412-697-7160

DJ: Matt Donnelly of DJD PGH

Monte Carlo: Talent Network Inc.

Photo Booth: DGM Photography

Erin’s Dress: Allure, Sorelle Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Charise’s Salon

Cake: Prantl’s