Jack’s Bar Mitzvah: Dec 17, 2017 Well all good things must finally come to an end, and Jack’s bar mitzvah was one of those good things that closed out my 2017. What a great way to end the year. We had a fantastic three generational rehearsal a few days earlier and then all friends and family gathered for the bar mitzvah ceremony and brunch on the 17th. Jack is just an awesome kid who has now become a man. The synagogue, Beth David Synagogue is such a super-cool space to photograph. It is bright and large an offers ample opportunity for creativity.  Fern Cohen, party planner extraordinaire, tied the luncheon together beautifully. The speeches were funny, the atmosphere was warm, the music was ‘live’, and it was, in a word… amazing. Thanks for such a nice year-end, you guys were great.   The Story of Jack’s Bar Mitzvah: Selected Photos HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Randi Kates, Kosher City Plus •Clothing (Mitzvah): Crawford Boys Clothing •Decor: Trevor Florence, Florence Event Design •DJ Entertainment: Music by Kenny Munshaw & Mark Willms     •Invitations: Cathy Vogel @ VOGUEink •Jewels: Classic Creations •Makeup: Karen Breslin •Event Planner: Fern Cohen •Photographer: Jonni Super   •Specialty Food: Jimmy Kadoch, Kosher City Plus    •Venue: Beth David Synagogue •Caterer: […]
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    Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah: Dec 16, 2017 Samantha’s bat mitzvah in late December was fantastic. Held at the Richmond Hill Country Club, one of my favourite places to photograph, it was a special day for everyone. Sam is such a warm and friendly young woman, it was a pleasure to photograph her. This family is pretty chilled and likes to have fun; the perfect way to close the year. This was an especially touching event, Samantha was donating her beautiful long hair to children with cancer.  We had an emotional hair cutting ‘ceremony’ before the party was over. Amazing. See you guys next time.   The Story of the Day: Selected Photos HERE All Photos HERE   •Audio-Visual: Loco Chico Productions – Mitch Belman •Cake: Cakes by Penny •Clothing (Mitzvah): Blink Blank – Promenade •Shoes (Mitzvah): DSW •Clothing (Mom): Maska – Promenade •Clothing (Dad): Barkley’s Elements for Men •Decor: TWISS •DJ Entertainment: Spotify •Florist: Bloom by Robin •Invitations: Greenvelope     •Hair: Fi – Dewey   •Photographer: Jonni Super •Specialty Food: Amber Greig    •Venue: Richmond Hill Country Club •Rabbi: Erin Polanski •Photo Boot: Event Circle •Advice for Future Mitzvahs: Enjoy every moment, start planning a year ahead. Don’t wait until the last few weeks to book anything and confirm with all your vendors […]
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    Cate & David’s B’nai Mitzvah: Dec 9, 2017 Cate and David’s b’nai mitzvah party in early December was one of the most fun parties of the year, one that I will reference as an example of a fantastic nights celebration. It all started a few days earlier with a rehearsal at Beth Radom, and followed with festivities at The Avenue on Saturday night.  This was really the perfect way to begin to close my year, one giant Magen Boys affair with two wonderful families; all the fun you can want in one special night.  Both Cate and David were amazing; loved the camera, loved the attention, loved the stage, and appeared to love celebrating together as cousins.  Thanks for having me join you guys.   The Story of Cate & David’s Mitzvah HERE All Photos are HERE   •Decor: TWSS Balloons •DJ: Magen Boys •Invitations: Vista Print •Makeup: Rebecca Kupferstein •Hair: Expose Salon •Event Planner: Sarah Cherry •Photographer: Jonni Super •Videographer: Arthur Levitin •Venue: The Avenue •Caterer: Mitzouyan – Luncheon •Rabbi: Geoffrey Haber •Other Stuff: Beth Radom Congregation Synagogue
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    Jonni Super Photography: 2017 – The Year In Review What a year it has been!! This was a fantastic year, 2017. I returned from Israel in November of 2016, and relaxed through the new year before diving straight into the 2017 wedding and mitzvah season. I ended up filling the year with projects and client sessions and parties and people and families, and of course, weddings and mitzvahs. This year, I had the honour of photographing over 60 events.  Thank you to all of the wonderful clients who made my job so much fun! In addition to the new clients that I’ve had the honour to photograph this year, it is been such a treat to see past families return with younger siblings who are at mitzvah age. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the kids grow up and change, and seeing them a year or two later is wonderful. I promise to never take for granted the privilege of documenting the special times in these families lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to photograph you all as you grow, marry, and come of age. So now on to some of the photos, shall we? […]
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    Jake’s Bar Mitzvah: Dec 2, 2017 Jake’s family travelled early and far for this celebration, but in the end it was all worth it.  The days came together beautifully; the ceremony at the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on Thursday morning and the wild and crazy party at the Pickle Barrel on Saturday night. Jake was in fine form on both occasions, read from the Torah beautifully and “became not just a man, but THE man”. That too was quite evident on Saturday when you held court in front of a wonderful group of his family and friends.  Bounce Entertainment rocked the house and brought everyone to a celebratory high. Thanks for having me photograph you guys, enjoy.   The Story of Jake’s Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Cakes By Robert •Clothing (Mitzvah): Moore’s & Tip Top •Florist: DT Floral •DJ: Bounce Entertainment •Photographer: Jonni Super •Venue:  Pickle Barrel Banquet Hall
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    Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah: Dec 10, 2017 I photographed Jonah’s bar mitzvah rehearsal at this beautiful synagogue north of Toronto, the Zichron Yisroel Congregation. The blue walls always look fantastic.   It just so happened that e-Zone party a few days later offered up the same  striking blue background, so of course we took it advantage of that wall too. Jonah was in fine form, a bright and polite young man who together with his brother, must give their parents a run for their money, I’m sure the household does not offer a dull moment between these two, with sports and approaching teenage years.  These were two really special nights, thanks for having me photograph you guys.   The Story of Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Amazing Donuts •Clothing (Mitzvah): North Boys •Shoes (Mitzvah): The Shoe Company •Clothing (Mom): Modella Ladieswear •Clothing (Dad): Studio on 7 •Decor: Happy Days •Florist: Toronto Florist Shop •Invitations: Gemini Print •Makeup: Orly Waldman •Hair: David Scott •Photographer: Jonni Super •Venue: Zichron Yisroel Congregation, The eZone •Caterer: Taam Tov, Tov-Li
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    Ellie’s Bat Mitzvah: Nov 18, 2017 Ellie’s bat mitzvah was a pretty wild and crazy affair. She is one special young lady who has now become of age… watch out world. We had a lovely rehearsal and portrait session at the Beach Hebrew Institute, a nice and quaint little synagogue in Toronto, and then the party at the Hot House.  Pure Entertainment was the MC and totally brought the roof down on this little restaurant. The food was spectacular as to be expected, the atmosphere exuberant as to be expected, the crowd was warm and inviting as to be expected, and the evening was just awesome.  Way to go, Ellie!!!   The Story of Ellie’s Bat Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Decor: Craig Gruzd and DT Floral and Décor •DJ Entertainment: Lucas Margolis of Pure Entertainment  •Invitations: Paper Ideas  •Makeup: Orly Waldman •Photographer: Jonni Super  •Venue: The Hot House Restaurant  •Rabbi: Moshe Saadon •Synagogue: The Beach Synagogue
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    Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah: Nov 25, 2017 I loved photographing this family in the park, followed by a rehearsal, and then a few weeks later, the portraits, ceremony, and party.  I got to spend quite a bit of time with them, (ironically I passed their house often to avoid the Eglington / Bathurst  construction mess) … and enjoyed every minute.  Rachel is one little rising star, ready to take on the world, her little sister Erin is just waiting in the wings. Both kids are delightful, playing it up for the camera and enjoying every second.  We headed to the Alexander Muir park before the fall temperature got too cold and had a wonderful session as the fall colours encroached. The rehearsal and ceremony at Beth Tzedec it was a joy, and then finally the Magen Boys party after the ceremony topped off a few weeks of fun.  Rachel, well done!! Mazel Tov.   The Story of Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   Clothing (Mitzvah): Little Ones Clothing (Mom): Nordstrom Clothing (Dad): Hugo Boss Decor: Florence Event Design DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys Florist: Florence Event Design Invitations: The Write Invite Makeup: Alex Walderman Hair: Ergys Studio Event Planner: Sarah Cherry (Cherry & Baker Events) Photographer: Jonni Super Videographer: Mitch Belman (Loco Chico […]
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    Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah: November 11, 2017 Jacob’s bar mitzvah took place on a crisp November morning at the Donalda Club. A perfect opportunity to photograph the fall colours in Toronto, we had a fun time outside, just laughing and having fun. Jacob and his brother are like two peas in a pod, at least in front of the camera. Playing it up and joking around was the order of the day. Once inside, we were more serious, and we settled in for some portraits in the alcove before heading into the ceremony.  The ceremony was warm and inviting, with beautiful guitar played by Tom Bellman to accompany the service. Lunch of course it was delicious and the ambiance; majestic.  Mazel Tov, guys.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos HERE   Venue: Donalda Club Photographer: Jonni Super Caterer: Donalda Club Rabbi: Eli Rubenstein
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    The Road to Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 7 & Nov 23, 2017 I’ve known Harrison’s dad for over 30 years, and we recently reconnected at the Camp Northland Alumni Dinner, but it was really special for me to spend time with the family both outdoors at the Alexander Muir Park and then a few weeks later at Har Zion to photograph Harrison’s mitzvah rehearsal.  The park is truly amazing, I love photographing here; so lush and green.  These guys were having a grand old time just laughing and kicking it back; very chilled family, they are.  The rehearsal was, notwithstanding my rushing to get there, pretty laid back and fun.  Guys, I had a blast.  You are really a warm and loving family. Mazel tov.   The Road to Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Clothing (Mitzvah): Northboys •Shoes (Mitzvah): Northboys •Clothing (Mom): Le Chateau •Clothing (Dad): The Bay •Invitations: Paperless Post •Hair: Natural Solutions •Photographer: Jonni Super Photography     •Venue: Temple Har Zion •Caterer: Lesley’s Party Sandwiches  •Rabbi: Cory Weiss; Cantorial Soloists- Tara Abrams (Temple Har Zion), Rachelle Shubert    
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    Aiden’s Bar Mitzvah: Nov 10, 2017 I photographed Aiden at his bar mitzvah rehearsal earlier in the week at the beautiful Temple Sinai on Wilson Ave. I love the outside of the synagogue on a beautiful day, so clear and crisp. The kids were great, laughing it up for the camera.  We went inside for the rehearsal and finished off the day with some family photos.  I met the family again for a lovely post-ceremony cocktail party on Friday evening. The party room at the synagogue was dressed for success with a travel theme, a fantastic jazz band, and some delicious food.  Aidan was great, enjoying the spotlight for the day with his family and friends.  Mazel Tov!!   The Story of Aiden’s Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Audio-Visual: Naomi Epstein (slideshow)     •Clothing (Mitzvah): Crawford Boys     •Decor: Naomi Epstein •Entertainment: Jazz Trio •Invitations: Plantable Seed Paper    •Hair: Fuse Hair Studio  •Event Planner: Naomi Epstein •Photographer: Jonni Super Photography •Venue: Temple Sinai •Caterer: L’Eat Catering •Rabbi: Rabbi Michael Dolgin at Temple Sinai •Other Stuff: We wanted a comfortable, welcoming feel, and set up the reception to resemble a Jazz Club.  Our family loves to travel, and Aiden wanted to share this with his guests.  The […]
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    Talia’s Bat Mitzvah: Nov 4, 2017 Well I have to say, this was one rocking party. We started off at Talia’s home with some fantastic family photos, both inside and outside. It happened to be a cold day but that didn’t stop us shooting a few hoops along the way. We made our way to Beth Torah where Rabbi Yossi Sapirman lead the congregation in the most warm and inclusive Havdalah service. Always love this synagogue!  We moved into the party room where the Magen Boys were ready to make the night happen, and they did.  Talia was fantastic, a pleasure to photograph and I lovely young woman. Stunning. Looking forward to photographing the boys in a few years.   The Story of the Mitzvah HERE All Photos are HERE   •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys  •Invitations: Melissa Borg-Olivier    •Makeup: Kirsh Cosmetics •Hair: KoKo and Co •Event Planner: Jodie Katz, Social Butterfly •Photographer: Jonni Super •Videographer: Digitize Guys     •Venue: Beth Torah •Caterer: Ace Catering •Rabbi: Yossi Sapirman  
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    Maya’s Bat Mitzvah: November 4, 2017 Jonni: Maya’s bat mitzvah rehearsal and party were fantastic, she’s a lovely young woman and together with her sister, we just had a great time. Photographing in the Adath Israel is always spectacular, so rich in colour and history. Ben: Sometimes you show up at an event and you just get the sense that “I should really strap in for this one…..I have a feeling its gonna be a wild one”!!  Well when you’re shooting a gig at the Magen Boys new event space The Showroom, hometown advantage rules fully apply.  They have every tool at their disposal to throw down a crazy party….and this was no exception!  The Castle crew was all regal and class during the portrait shoot but didn’t hold back once the party started.  Mom led the charge as she kicked off her heels, and she and her crew gave the young party goers a run for their money; killer dance moves and all.   The Story of Maya’s Bat Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Audio-Visual: Magen Boys Entertainment •Cake: Irresistibly Delicious •Clothing (Mitzvah): Avenue Girls •Shoes (Mitzvah): Avenue Girls •Clothing (Mom): Holt Renfrew •Clothing (Dad): The Bay •Decor: Tracey Taube •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys     •Invitations: Paperless […]
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    Tal’s Bar Mitzvah Rehearsal: Nov 2, 2017 Tal’s bar mitzvah rehearsal took place at the beautiful Pride of Israel Synagogue. This was my first time at this synagogue and it was quite a special place to shoot. I loved the portraits down the aisle.  Tal was in good spirits, a little nervous but that would clear up in a day, just in time for the Saturday main event I’m sure.  The whole family was up for some photo fun, and we had a great time. Thanks for having me photograph you guys, mazal tov.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Caleb & Rowan’s B’nai Mitzvah: Nov 2, 2017 This was a fantastic morning spent at Caleb & Rowan’s house celebrating and photographing their B’nai Mitzvah. What a lovely family, we had a great time shooting some portraits before joining Moshe for the service. Moshe is the cantor for the Beach Synagogue and officiates a wonderful all-inclusive ceremony… and he is just an all-around nice guy. The kids were great, performed well, and entered manhood in style. Of course lunch would have to be delicious and it was.  Thanks for having me out.  Take care guys.   The Story of the B’nai Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   Cantor: Moshe Sadan Photographer: Jonni Super Caterer: Sonny Langer Flowers: Mimi & Ry
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    Isabel’s Bat Mitzvah: Oct 29, 2017 This was one amazing party at the Eglinton Grand on a beautiful Sunday evening in October. I’ve known Isabel’s dad for many years now through music and such, but it was really great to get to know the family this time around. The Eglinton is a special place to have a party; a huge room with fantastic character and flair, and the Magen Boys rocking the house.  The Eglinton also gave us opportunity to shoot on the street, which adds something unique to the night.  Isabel is quite a character; confident and good humoured.  We had a wonderful rehearsal at Beth Sholom just as we did the party… and this party was a special one for me as some of my friends were there too.  Thanks for having me photograph you guys, looking forward to the next one. Thank you Josh for working up the Beatles/Barkin Photo   The Story of Isabel’s Bat Mitzvah HERE All the Photos are HERE   •Audio-Visual: Magan Boys •Cake: Cakes by Robert •Clothing (Mitzvah): The Bay •Shoes (Mitzvah): The Bay •Clothing (Mom): The Bay •Clothing (Dad): The Bay •Decor: Barkins did it •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys •Invitations: Josh Barkin •Jewels: Mammon Diamonds •Hair & Makeup: Barkins •Photographer: Jonni Super •Specialty Food: EDO •Venue: Eglinton Grande •Caterer: Eglinton Grande •Rabbi: Aaron […]
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    Elan’s Bar Mitzvah: 25-29 Oct, 2017 Photographed by Ben Right from the get go I could tell this was not going to be your average 3 day family photo shoot.  With an off the wall father, fantastic bar mitzvah boy, amazing brother and sister, and a mom that holds the entire thing together, the Goldberg’s could really have a TV show to call their own.  The 3 day shoot included the rehearsal and ceremony at Temple Sinai, and party with the Magen Boys at the infamous E-Zone.  By the end of it all, I felt like I was part of the family.  I must admit, it felt a little weird that I wasn’t going to be seeing them again the next day.  High energy from day one till the end; laughs, smiles and good times had by all.  Thanks for letting me be part of the family, if only for 3 days.    The Story of Elan’s Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Cakes by Robert •Clothing (Mitzvah): Ed‘s Fine Imports •Shoes (Mitzvah): Browns •Clothing (Mom): The Bay •Clothing (Dad): Ed’s Fine Imports •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys •Invitations: Zazzle.ca •Photographer: Ben Gaum •Specialty Food: Desserts by Sonny Langers   •Venue: Temple Sinai and EZone •Caterer: […]
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    Seth’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 26, 2017 Sometimes a clients attention to detail can be tricky when photographing an event, however in this case, Seth’s mom was an absolute artist and a pleasure to work with.  The entire family was cool, laid back, and up for any combination of photos I wanted to try.  Rehearsal and ceremony were officiated by the wonderful Rabbi Yossi Sapirman, at the Beth Torah which has quickly risen to the top of my list of amazing places to shoot.  Its a fantastic venue with beautiful lighting and even better people to work with.  The post-ceremony luncheon was adorned with amazing details and one of the most spectacular buffets I have ever photographed, eventually enjoyed by all.  Thanks for having me join the party.   The Story of the Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Makeup: Felicia McCabe •Hair: Melba at Jalouse Hair    •Photographer: Ben Gaum     •Specialty Food: Barista – Eventful      •Venue: Beth Torah •Caterer: Ta’am Tov Catering •Rabbi: Yossi Sapirman •Music: Charlie Finlay Jazz Trio
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    Gabe’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 21, 2017 Photographed by Ben It wasn’t until I saw the grandfather of the Bar Mitzvah boy sit down at the piano to rehearse just before the ceremony that I realized this family had been life long friends with my family growing up.  I had already had such a fantastic time with them during the rehearsal shoot that the family connection made the night that much more fun.  The party took place at the Faculty Club at U of T.  It’s a venue I had never photographed at before but the room impressed me as I walked through the front door.  The old school feel of the space ended up being a perfect match for the new school energy of the party goers.  A fantastic time was had by all as everybody partied into the night with huge smiles on their faces.  So much fun!!!   The Story of the Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Adam’s Bar Mitzvah: October 7 & 8, 2017 Adam’s Bar Mitzvah took place at the stunning Maple Downs Country Club in Richmond Hill. The rehearsal the day before was beautiful and the ceremony on the Sunday even more spectacular. You can’t go wrong photographing at this venue; green everywhere in early October. I’ve known Adam’s parents for 20 years and it was great to reconnect with them. Sunday started with Adam and me walking around the club, photographing and having fun, before we eventually met up with the family and headed into the ceremony; Adam was fantastic, enough said.  The tennis themed lunch was delicious, the amazing Kenny Munshaw holding down the musical end, and everything tied together beautifully by Karen Garscadden from Karen G Events.  So good to see you guys after so many years, definitely looking forward to the next one.   The Story of Adam’s Bar Mitzvah HERE Tali’s Selected Photos HERE All Photos HERE   Event planner – Karen G Events Adams outfit and shoes – North Boys Music (piano) – Kenny Munshaw Decor – Brittany from Decor and More Cake – Baked with Joy  Venue – Maple Downs Golf Club  Photographer – Jonni Super
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    Braden & Alexa’s Pre-Mitzvah Fun: Oct 13, 2017 So off I go walking with my friend and his family, both kids will be having their b’nai mitzvah next year. We head down to Graffiti Alley in Toronto for a couple of hours and just had fun. Nothing more to say except that I’m totally psyched for the celebration and party next year, it will be FUNtastic. See you guys soon.   Our Walk Through Graffiti Alley HERE All the Photos are HERE
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    Adam’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 7, 2017 I photographed Adam at the Maple Downs Golf & Country Club on the morning of his bar mitzvah. It was a beautiful day and of course the surroundings lends itself to photography. Adam is a lovely young man, carries himself well and is so polite. The ceremony was officiated by Erin Polansky of the Neshama Congregation who always delivers an inclusive and warm ceremony. This was a lovely day to spend with the family, thanks for including me.   The Story of Adam’s Bar Mitzvah is HERE All the Photos are HERE  
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    Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 14, 2017 Ethan’s bar mitzvah was the second time I’ve visited my photography upon this family. They are a wonderful couple with two amazing kids and I am very happy and fortunate to have photographed this event. Ethan looked pretty sharp at the rehearsal, and even more so at the party.  He has fully come into adulthood since the last we met. The night was spectacular, with Bounce Entertainment pulling out all the stops… and I loved the GoPro chest harness from the get-go.  Thanks for having me out guys.   The Story of The Bar Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   Cake: Mom’s Inspired Creations  Clothing (Mitzvah): Suit from Moore’s, shirt and tie from North Boys Shoes (Mitzvah): Clark’s Clothing (Mom): Evening dress- Adrianna Pappel, service dress- Calvin Klein Clothing (Dad): Custom Suit from Vietnam Decor: Jenn DJ Entertainment: Bounce Entertainment Invitations: Tiny Prints Makeup: Orly Waldman  Hair: Teresa Bonavota Party Planner: Jenn Photographer: Jonni Super  Venue: Presidente Banquet Hall  Rabbi: Corey Weiss
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    Cole’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 7, 2017 Cole’s Bar Mitzvah rehearsal and luncheon was a joy and a celebration. I took care of the rehearsal while Ben took care of the Saturday party. I love the synagogue, Temple Sinai. Bright and colourful inside, and the garden outside just lends itself to beautiful outdoor photography right in the middle of Toronto. These two brothers were all jokes and smiles, just enjoying the day and letting loose. I had a great time with you guys, thanks for having us photograph y’all.   The Story of the Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Florist: Fairlawn Market •Makeup: Candice Torch •Photographer: Jonni Super & Ben Gaum •Venue: Temple Sinai •Caterer: Sonny Langer •Rabbi: Michael Dolgin
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    Zale’s Bar Mitzvah: Oct 7, 2017 Photographed by Ben I knew them way back in the day….when they were just Berg/Berk in high-school.  Now they’re Berg/Berk with a beautiful, energetic family.  Its always such a blessing photographing an event for people you’ve known for a long time.  I had such a great time getting to know their kids and families and seeing old friends from back in the day.  Thanks for letting me be a part of the celebration.   The Story of the Mitzvah HERE All the Photos HERE   •Cake: Smash Cake by Chocolate Charm •Clothing (Mitzvah): North Boys      •Shoes (Mitzvah): North Boys      •Clothing (Mom): Want Boutique      •Clothing (Dad): Suit and Shirt Made by Club 10 Tailors      •Decor: TWSS Balloons – Jacqui Cohen       •Invitations:  zazzle.com – Sam made them!        •Makeup: Candice Torch      •Hair: Candice Torch      •Party Planner: Cate at Ezone     •Photographer: Ben Gaum       •Specialty Food: Double Chocolate Fountain (Desserts), Zuchter Berk Kosher Caterers         •Venue: Ezone and Beth Sholom     •Caterer: Uptown Gourmet Catering      •Rabbi: Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich and Cantor Eric Moses   
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    Eli’s Bar Mitzvah Rehearsal: Oct 3, 2017 I really enjoyed time with his family, this is the second of two delightful young boys that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing, it was the day of Eli’s rehearsal at the beautiful Adath Israel.  I bumped into these boys during the year at other mitzvahs, but it was nice to finally have them in front of the camera all to myself. I’m sure the Saturday morning was fantastic, good job Eli.   The story of the day HERE All photos HERE
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    Jared’s Bar Mitzvah: Sept 5 & 10, 2017 Jonni: I photographed Jared’s bar mitzvah rehearsal  at the wonderful Beth Torah synagogue. I love shooting here during the day, the light is fantastic and the room is warm. These guys were all about jubilant displays of affection with no holds barred. We finished up at the synagogue and then went to the park to wrap it up. I was done and Ben took over to photograph the luncheon. Ben: I love these types of celebrations!  Instead of a big party, they decided to have their closest family and loved ones over for a beautiful catered brunch at their home for the afternoon.  The totally relaxed, unscripted and mutual love for everyone in the room is always such a pleasure to photograph.   The Story of the Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE
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    Coby’s Bar Mitzvah: September 7, 2017 Photographed by Ben Well its been a long time coming!  I was there to see Coby born and was honoured to be there to see him become a man under Jewish law.  He did an absolutely incredible job that made me well up with pride (from behind the lens).  What an amazing experience to shoot an event for one of your closest friends.  Can’t wait for the next one.  Thanks for having me out, guys.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos are HERE
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    Jonah & Jordyn’s B’nei Mitzvah: Sept 9, 2017 Photographed by Jonni & Ben This was a fantastic rehearsal photo session, these kids were both stylin’ and chill at the Temple Sinai Synagogue. We had some family fun photos against the beautiful rock backdrop, and then went into the sanctuary for some mitzvah photos against the stained glass. I was done and Ben photographed the Saturday luncheon…. …What no doubt started as a very very long drive for this jewish family from Timmins, Ontario, culminated in a beautiful and elegant b’nei mitzvah.  The love this brother and sister combo had for each other as well as the rest of the family was evident from the first picture.  A great time was had by all, thanks for having us out.   The Story of this B’nei Mitzvah HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Grodzinski Bakery    •Decor: TWSS Balloons •DJ Entertainment: Fern Lindzon    •Photographer: Jonni Super & Ben Gaum •Venue: Temple Sinai •Caterer: L’Eat Catering
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    Chiara’s Bat Mitzvah: Sept 9, 2017 Photographer: Ben Chiara looked stunning right from the start.  Our photoshoot in Alexander Muir Park was special, it’s such a wonderful place to shoot.  The whole family was in fine spirits before the main event.  This group really knows how to throw a party, and they sure did. The Uptown Loft is always warm and inviting, and as usual the Magen Boys raised the roof. I could tell it would be pure energy right from the start.  The family did not disappoint as they partied long into the night.  You know when the parents are dancing harder than the kids….its going to be a fun evening… and it was.   The Story of Chiara’s Bat Mitzvah HERE All the Photos HERE   •Clothing (Mitzvah): Little Ones      •Decor: Smash Event Designs •DJ Entertainment: The Magen Boys    •Invitations: Cathy Vogel •Makeup: Kirsch Cosmetics •Hair: Dani Hair Studio •Party Planner: Sarah from the Uptown Loft •Photographer: Ben Gaum     •Venue: The Uptown Loft •Caterer: The Uptown Loft
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