Raleigh Mitzvah Photographer | An Under the Sea Celebration | Kochman Family

 The Bar Mitzvah boy stands on the bema in front of the ark at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC for Rose Trail Images.

The Family

Every MItzvah Celebration I get to be a part of, I fall more and more in love. I love the rituals, the traditions, the meaning behind the ceremony, the parties, and most importantly, the families. OHHHHHH, THE FAMILIES!!!!!! Each and every family I've worked with from Temple Beth Or has been warm, generous, kind, and just the best. The Kochman Family was no exception, believe me! Before the ceremony there were hugs and smiles, a little goofing around, and a lot of laughter. Andrew, our birthday boy, was a little nervous, especially about reading his Torah portion. But he NAILED it. He had a beautiful voice, he sounded strong and confident, and he had wonderful things to say about his family and friends. He rocked it! 

 

The Party

Now, the ceremonies may have some of the same traditions and prayers, but each party to follow has been so unique and FUN!!!! Andrew decided for an "Under the Sea" type of feeling. The kippahs were blue with seashells and he had a special tie to match, and the entire reception area was covered in underwater blue balloons! The party was held at Solas Nightclub in downtown Raleigh and it came complete with an incredible lunch, a rockin good time with tunes and dancers, a photo booth with amazing props, a frozen custard bar, champagne toasts, ring pops, and super fun socks to dance in. It was a BLAST!!! Everyone was drinking Shirley Temples, taking pictures, doing the limbo, and dancing away. SO. MUCH. FUN!

Andrew, Mazel Tov to you and your family on becoming bar mitzvah! It was a lot of hard work and dedication and you deserved all the awesomeness thrown your way. Congrats to you my friend, and thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Scroll down to see all the amazing vendors who were a part of the celebration!

 The family poses with the Bar Mitzvah boy at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC for Rose Trail Images.
 The family sits at the pew before their son becomes bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC. 
 Dad poses with his son celebrating him becoming bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC. 
 Details of Andrew's bar mitzvah ceremony at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC.
 The bar mitzvah boy poses on the bema in front of the ark while holding the Torah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC. 
 The bar mitzvah boy poses with the rabbi and his family with the Torah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC.
 Family waiting in the sanctuary before the ceremony of Andrew becoming bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC. 
 The bar mitzvah boy and his friends arriving at Solas Nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC, taken by Rose Trail Images.
 Amazing Balloons decorated the entire space at Solas in an "Under the Sea" theme for Andrew's mitzvah celebration in Raleigh, NC.
 Details, such as fun glasses, a photo book, ring pops and bright socks help make the mitzvah celebration unique at Solas Nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.
 Friends and family posing for the camera during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 Friends and family pose for the photo booth during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 Friends and family dance on the dance floor during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 The mitzvah boy gets candy thrown at him during his toast, as well as goes up in the chair during the hora at his mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 The family participates in the hora Friends and family posing for the camera during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 Shirley Temples and ice cream from Goodberry's were eaten during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 People enjoyed dancing and the photo booth by ZimZoom during the mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  
 The mitzvah boy and his friends pose for the camera during his mitzvah celebration at Solas nightclub in downtown Raleigh, NC.  

Fabulous Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Temple Beth Or

Reception Venue: Solas Nightclub

Balloons and Decor: Amazing Balloons

Photo Booth: ZimZoom Photo Booth Rentals

Food and Organizer: Miriam Black with Hibernian Hospitality Group

DJ: Dave with Severance Productions

Frozen Custard: Goodberry's