Lisy & Ariel’s Wedding: November 5, 2017 Well this wedding was one wild and crazy affair, the perfect way to end the wedding season. Ben and I started photographing Lisy and Ariel getting dressed in their respective homes, and then we met up for an intimate ‘reveal‘ at Lisy’s parent’s home.  It was then off to… wait for it… the Ontario Science Centre for some… unusual wedding photos. We met for family portraits at the Parkview Manor and moved on to the ceremony.  Some post-ceremony schmoozing, and then they were off… to party like it’s the end of 2017.  Horah Gone Wild, heartfelt speeches, intimate father / daughter / mother / son dances, and topped off by a Flash Mob dance.  These guys know their moves, and those moves were out there for everyone to see.  Yeah baby!!  Guys, thanks for including the team in such a wonderful night.  Mazel Tov.   The Story of Lisy & Ariel’s Wedding: Selected Photos HERE All the Photos HERE (and there are many) and if you missed it… The Engagement Session HERE   •Pre-wedding Photo Venue: Ontario Science Centre •Ceremony Venue: Parkview Manor •Reception Venue: Parkview Manor •Her Rings:
[engagement]  Mirage Creations
[wedding band]  Mirage Creations •His Ring: Mirage Creations •Her Dress: Best for Bride •Her […]
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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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    Nikki & Daniel’s Wedding: Oct 1, 2017 So if you’ve never been to a Cowboy Wedding, you have to put it on your bucket list.  This one was a blast down to the mechanical bull… but more about that later, let’s go back to the beginning.  The morning started out just like any other wedding morning, Ben and I headed off to the elegant Richmond Hill Country Club to meet up with Nikki who was enjoying a hair and make-up indulgence.  I photographed the general revelry and then headed off to photograph Daniel where things were way more chilled… like the whiskey. We all met up for a ‘reveal’ outside said Country Club, and headed in for a special ceremony officiated by the lovely Rabbi Erin Polansky.  The whole day came together so nicely by event planner extraordinaire, Angela Zaltsman, A to Z Event Management. A delicious brunch ensued followed by some wonderful photos down by the bridge. Fast forward through the afternoon, and we’re now at the Rock ‘n Horse for the above-mentioned ‘cowboy wedding’. This extravaganza included barstools with saddles, cowboy hats, and the obligatory mechanical bull. One can only sum up the evening as…yea-ha!!!  Ben, Mitch, and I had a blast, thanks for having us saddle up with y’all.   The […]
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    Mara & Josh’s Wedding: Sept 9, 2017 – Camp Arowhon Algonquin Park This was one of my favourite weekends of the wedding season, spent at Camp Arowhon with Mara and Josh as it was their…. WEDDING!!!   Mara and Josh make a wonderful couple and this wedding really brought that to the fore.   Everyone stayed over in their own log cabin, and made it seem like we were all back at camp again, just like in our teenage years. Canoes were a-paddlin’,  climbing ropes a-hanging, you could go anywhere and do anything, unlike actual summer camp :-). The place looked fantastic, all decked out for a celebration to end all celebrations. The morning started with me wandering around camp and photographing whomever and whatever. I made my way to Mara getting dressed and then over to Josh. We had a special reveal on the dock and then crept a way to get some private photos before taking portraits with the family.  Finally on to the ceremony… yes, the ceremony. Quite an entrance was made by both parties, one aquatic and the other equine, just your typical entrance, y’know.  The party rocked like no other, this band blew the roof off the camp main lodge. The party went into the wee […]
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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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    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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    Nikki & Daniel’s Engagement: Sept 13, 2017 I met these guys in Cedarvale Park to get some pre-wedding shots, the wedding is in about a week we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get to know each other. It was such a nice day in the park, with the puppy in full flight; a whole new world. The leaves had not yet changed but that’s OK, things were still green from the summer. This will be a fun wedding next week, really looking forward to it.   Make sure the cowboy hats show themselves. Jonni   Selected Photos HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Sager Family Photoshoot: August 31, 2017 I came into town Thursday from up north to photograph the family of a friend for an almost-100th birthday bash.  Nice to see these guys again.   Photos HERE  
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    Nicole’s Post-Mitzvah Family Shoot: Aug 26, 2017 So finally many weeks after the spectacular bat mitzvah, we got together again to take some casual photos at the family home. A beautiful day spent with a lovely South African family north of Toronto.   All Photos HERE The story of the day HERE
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    Max’s Bar Mitzvah: August 21, 2017 Well this was a lovely way to spend a Monday morning. I met Max and his parents at the Kehila Centre for a truly special Bar Mitzvah. We met early in the morning, managed to get some fantastic pictures in the garden before things got crazy… mitzvah style. Inside, the gorgeous chapel at synagogue was the perfect backdrop for this celebration. I love photographing here, so bright and spacious. Max did a great job reading from the Torah and performing just as he should.  A delicious lunch and lively hora followed.  I really love this family, so warm and giving, totally evident by what their guests and friends had to say about them. My only regret, I may not get to see them until Max’s wedding… quite a few years away. 😉   The Story of the Day HERE All photos HERE       
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    Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah: August 7, 2017 Jonah’s bar mitzvah morning started out beautifully. The family has a wonderful little roundabout near the home which was the perfect backdrop for photos. We caught the best morning light, and then it was off to the Beth Emeth Synagogue for a quick rehearsal followed by the ceremony. Jonah was fantastic; read his portion beautifully and played the part just like the young adult he has become. Brunch was delicious and plentiful, and the dancing was boisterous and lively, all thanks to an amazing one-man-band. This was also the first time I saw someone balance a chair on the chin while dancing.  Thanks for having me photograph you all, it was a pleasure. Looking forward to the next one.   The story of the day HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Sarah & Abby’s B’not Mitzvah: June 24, 2017 These twin sisters were such a delight, they totally made my week and my weekend. Along with the younger brother Jack, who is totally adorable, we had a great time at the Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens.  An outdoor photo-shoot for the family, then into the Habonim Synagogue for some Torah pictures, and finally wrapped it up on Saturday night for a party room gathering extraordinaire; this wasn’t just any condo party room, this place was amazing. The girls were great, I had a fun time behind the camera while they had an equally good time out front. Laughing, smiling, and giggling was definitely the order of the day.   The story of the day HERE All photos HERE    
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    A Work of Heart – Forest Hill Jewish Centre: June 20, 2017 Both Ben and I photographed this wonderful art auction and charity event at the Forest Hill Jewish Centre two weeks ago. Just a wonderful night for a great cause, enjoyed by all.   All photos are HERE
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    Lisy & Ariel’s Engagement Shoot: June 28, 2017 Just spent a fantastic engagement shoot with Lisy and Ariel in Graffiti Alley in Toronto.  These two kids are special, so looking forward to the wedding.  See you soon, guys.   The Story of the Day HERE All photos HERE    
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    Jake’s Bar Mitzvah: May 27, 2017 Jake’s bar mitzvah rehearsal took place in the in Beth Tzedec Synagogue On Bathurst Street just south of Eglinton. This is a grand synagogue, one of the largest in North America, I believe. The kids were great, Jake and his brother definitely making the most out of this simcha.  A good looking family and easy to photograph, they came across as playful and warm. I was only able to shoot the rehearsal but Ben was there to capture the night party… … and what a blast it was.  A super original swank downtown venue, Megan Boys entertainment, and a cool family… it was a recipe for a perfect evening and it did not disappoint.   I had so much fun at this event.  All of the family and friends in attendance were determined to make this a night one that nobody was going to forget.  Its not often you attend a bar mitzvah where the parents and adults are ‘out-partying’ the kids.  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this celebration.  What a blast!!   The Story of the Day HERE All photos HERE   •Clothing (Mitzvah): Crawford •Decor: MB Designs – Marla Brown •DJ Entertainment: Magen […]
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    Eli’s Bar Mitzvah: June 3, 2017 I photographed Eli’s bar mitzvah rehearsal at Beth Torah, Yossi Sapirman’s beautiful synagogue on Dufferin near Lawrence. I love this venue, specially during the day, the light come streaming in and bathes us a warm glow.  Eli was great, his parents I’ve known for a number of years, and I’ve been looking forward to meeting the kids and photographing them in a traditional settings. The rehearsal went flawlessly, the kids definitely played it up for the camera, with much brotherly jesting back and forth.  The Friday night dinner prior to the Saturday mitzvah was a celebration of food, humour, and good times. The dinner was held at Sopra Upper Lounge, and it was simply put… delicious.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos HERE   •Clothing (Mitzvah): Crawford Boys Clothing •Shoes (Mitzvah): Shoe Company •Clothing (Mom): Ted Baker  – Nordstrom (via Tamara Glick , personal shopper) •Clothing (Dad): Nordstrom     •Florist: Periwinkle •Makeup: Sunil Prakash – The Lid Lounge •Hair: Sunil Prakash – The Lid Lounge •Party Planner: Vivian Ringwald-Levine (2Steps Ahead Events) •Photographer: Jonni Super •Venue: Beth Torah •Caterer: Food Dudes •Rabbi: Yossi Sapirman •Shabbat dinner: Sopra Upper Lounge  
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    Naomi’s Bat Mitzvah: May 27, 2017 Naomi’s Bat Mitzvah Rehearsal took place at Bait Rayim at the Reisman Centre on Bathurst. This synagogue always plays into a photographer’s hand; beautiful white walls create a stunning backdrop which bathes everyone in warm white light.   The chapel is so inviting and allows for a fun photo shoot. I must add that Naomi and her sister Alana were quite special at this simcha.  They both looked stunning during the rehearsal and partied well into the night. Speaking of the party, this took place at the Eagles Nest Golf Club north on Dufferin. I have photographed here before and was very happy to be back again. This too is a photographers dream, sweeping green manicured lawns create a backdrop which could only be envied by photographers of yore.  This was a truly a wild and crazy Argentinian party to end all wild and crazy Argentinian parties, going all the way to 1AM without stopping to breathe.  Just when I thought thought things were slowing down… around 11pm, they kicked it up another notch. Magen Boys once again, made this dance floor come alive, and lived up to their name.  My only regret is that both daughters are now past mitzvah […]
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    Father’s Day Photography Special   So Father’s Day… and you don’t have a gift. Might I suggest something? GIFT #1: The first is a FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT to honour your dad. This can be the family, just the kids, just the dad, whatever you want. Check out some family fun HERE.   OR…   GIFT #2: Give your dad a one-on-one “HOW THE HECK DO I USE THIS NEW CAMERA?” lesson. I love teaching this class, we sit down for an hour, and go through everything on the camera: how it works, how to use it, how to take your camera off the auto setting – just what are all these buttons for, why are there so many, what the heck do they do? Basically a one-on-one master class with an experienced, knowledgable and fun teacher. Ask your dad to take a photo of you with his camera, if it’s still on the auto setting, then this is the gift for him. If you click HERE, you can see my photo gear, this is what I’m talking about, anything here is fair game.   Father’s Day Special, $150 for one gift, or $250 for both.   I will extend this […]
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    Open Tuning Music Festival 2017 The open tuning music festival is a music festival that takes place in MY neighbourhood, this is the 4th year. I offered my studio and expertise to photograph the performers of this years festival, it’s been delightful to meet up with the artists as they come by the studio and have their photos taken.  The artists photos are available for download.  The files are all high-res, feel free to use them for promotion. June 10th, 2017 promises to be another spectacular day of music, dance, laughter, and fun.   Photos are all HERE  
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    OneFamily – A Taste for Life: May 24, 2017 I had the honour of photographing the OneFamily Fund dinner, “A Taste for Life“, at the stunning Artemano gallery earlier this week.  This is the second year I photographed the event, and it surpassed last year’s dinner. The gallery is gorgeous; exquisite modern reclaimed wood furniture set in an idyllic breathtaking space.  From the delicious food to the smooth jazz, the evening was bound to be first class.  This subject for the evening is heavy yet uplifting, OneFamily Fund is committed to providing hope and support to those in Israel who have been affected by terrorism.  The short movie and speeches were inspiring and uplifting, and connected all in attendance in solidarity. It was a pleasure to be a part of the evening.   All photos are HERE to download.
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    Aiden’s Bat Mitzvah: May 6, 2017 Be forewarned… if you are going to a Bain event, you better be ready to party!!  This family does not stop for anyone or anything.  From the moment I got there till the moment I hobbled home, the party was still going strong. Jonni had to take over as I was DONE!!  The Uptown Loft is one of our favourite places to photograph; this Magen Boys venue sure packs a punch.  The vibe, the energy, the food…..always a killer party.  Aiden looked beautiful in blue and presented her mitzvah exquisitely.  A highlight of the ceremony was Aiden and Haley singing quite beautifully together in harmony. (The accompaniment wasn’t too shabby either.)  This was, as is usual with the Bains, quite a heavy hitting affair. You’ve all been to the Bain weddings, now get ready for the Bain mitzvahs.     Selected photos HERE All photos HERE   •Decor: Smash Event Design •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys – Daniel Carson •Florist: Smash Event Design •Invitations: Ladybugs Creative Stationary •Makeup: Orly Waldman •Hair: Kozeta Salon •Photographer: Jonni Super & Ben Gaum •Videographer: Redstone Video •Venue: Uptown Loft •Rabbi: Denise Handlarski –  Oraynu •Photobooth: Event Circle
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    Northland Alumni: Banquet in the City – May 17, 2017 I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the Camp Northland fundraising dinner on Wednesday evening. Got to see so many people from so many years ago, everyone looks a little bit older, maybe a little less hair, but just as warm as ever.  Such is the Camp Northland style. A great night for a great cause.     All the photos are HERE, download away.          
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    Samara’s Bat Mitzvah: April 30th, 2017 Sunday night I was back again with Vivian (party planner extraordinaire) and Mitch (videographer supreme) at The Factory photographing Samara’s Bat Mitzvah. I love this location, a very hip downtown look in North Toronto.   I’ve known Samara’s parents for quite a while, but it was a pleasure to finally photograph these guys as they ‘got down and partied hard’.  We had a great opportunity for some photos outside before everyone arrived, Samara looked stunning in white.  From from what I hear, she swings a pretty mean baseball bat. The evening was spectacular, Samara was fantastic, recited her Mitzvah portion with style and grace.  As usual, Superfly Entertainment rocked hard late into the night.   All Photos HERE Selected Photos HERE    •Cake: Baked With Joy and Dutches of Dough •Clothing (Mitzvah): Style Lab •Clothing (Dad): Ed’s Fine Clothing •Decor: S & H Design Co. •DJ Entertainment: Superfly Entertainment    •Invitations: S & H Design Co.  •Makeup: Nina Benbihy •Hair: Maya Cabessa Hair •Party Planner: 2 Steps Ahead Events •Photographer: Jonni Super Photography •Videographer: Mitchell Belman Loco Chico Productions    •Venue: The Factory Lounge •Caterer: Encore Catering
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    Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah: April 29th, 2017 This is my second round with these guys, I photographed Stevie’s bat mitzvah a few years ago and it was a so much fun to reacquaintance myself with both the family and my dear party planner friend, Vivian from 2 Steps Ahead, did a spectacular job tying the night together at the spectacular Four Seasons Hotel.  Rachel looked so good, danced up a storm, and had the time of her life.  We were up on the sixth floor with a gorgeous view overlooking the city. Magen Boys were in full swing raising the roof as usual, David holding down the MC position.  This party went into the wee hours, and set the stage for a very tired Sunday morning, I’m sure..   All Photos HERE Selected Photos HERE   •Audio-Visual: Magen Boys •Cake: Jodi Denberg •Decor: Bee and Bee Foral & Event Design •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys •Florist: Mimi and Ry •Invitations: Elyse Hildebrand     •Makeup: Koko and Co •Hair: Koko and Co •Party Planner: Vivian Ringwald Levine •Photographer: Jonni Super •Videographer: Mitchell Belman     •Venue: Four Seasons Toronto    •Rabbi: David Cooper •Other Stuff: Photo Booth
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    Sima and Joe Rosen – 50th Wedding Anniversary: April 8, 2017 Photographed by Ben What a night for a 50th…. Its not everyday you get to help celebrate and capture the joy and love of a 50th wedding anniversary.  When an old buddy called and asked if I would do the honours of capturing the special evening for his parents Sima and Joe, I knew I’d be in for an amazing evening. The party took place at the famed Paese Restaurant in Toronto.  The food was fantastic, the traditional folk band was high class, and the love in the room was overflowing.  Thanks again for letting me be a part of this wonderful evening.  Here’s to another 50 years Sima and Joe Rosen.   All Photos are HERE    
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    Joey’s Bat Mitzvah: April 8, 2017 This was a truly special and delightful weekend for me, it’s not often I get to see my teenage photography subject stand up in front of a crowd and belt out a couple of classic jazz numbers, very surprising but amazing.   Joey did it with style and grace belying her age. Rabbi Elyse Goldstein runs an engaging service at City Shul and this rehearsal was no exception, in between the “serious must do’s”, the gang rose the occasion, and that occasion was pure fooling around. This family was all about fun; appropriate when necessary but letting loose when they could. Revival was a lovely venue to photograph in, both inside and out; quaint yet stylish.  Thanks for having me join you for the night, it was the highlight of my weekend.   All photos HERE Selected Photos HERE   Vendors •Audio-Visual & Videographer: MGX Productions •Cake: Chocolate Messenger Smash Cake •Decor: Balloons on Bloor •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys Entertainment •Florist: Mimi & Ry •Invitations: Papercandy     •Makeup: Liz Roberston •Hair: Liz Robertson •Party Planner: Gloria Benaim •Photographer: Jonni Super •Cake Pops: The Cupcake Shop      •Venue: Revival Bar •Caterer: Fat Pasha/Wilder & Rose •Rabbi: Rabbi Elyse Goldstein •Photo Booth: Guestlist Entertainment •Tattoos: Little Miss Henna  
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    Josh’s Bar Mitzvah: March 25, 2017 Josh’s bar mitzvah took place at the stylin’ Sala Caboto in Toronto. This was a pretty cool venue for a bar mitzvah, slick and stylish. Magen Boys raised the roof and partied late into the night. The usual characters were in attendance; the amazing Kyryll was spinning on his head ‘out of control’, a whole lot of dancers, and the fab Justin as DJ, all were in fine form.  Josh was great, he is a charismatic and charming young man who, if the speeches were all true, is one fine athlete.  His posse of boys were warm, funny, and spoke lovingly of their friend.  This was a great party guys, thanks for having me along.   All photos HERE Selected photos HERE   Audio-Visual: SoundX Entertainment Cake: Loblaws DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys Makeup: Kozeta Salon Hair: Kozeta Salon Photographer: Jonni Super Specialty Food: SugarPop Rentals Venue: Sala Caboto Caterer: Sala Caboto Rabbi: Mel Koenigsberg  
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    Gabriel’s Bar Mitzvah: March 25, 2017 Gabe’s bar mitzvah took place on Saturday morning at the Reisman Centre dutifully officiated by Rabbi Erin Polansky from the Neshama Congregations.  Rabbi Erin leads a wonderfully inclusive, contemporary, and inviting service for her congregants.  We all played a bit of musical chairs to get the family portraits photographed but in the end the results were spectacular and everyone did their part. These two brothers are cool, unfazed, and up for anything. The ceremony was followed by a fantastic brunch back at the house which was packed wall-to-wall with friends and family.  My fave, matching purple Converse sneakers.  Thanks for having me out guys, great morning.   All photos HERE Selected photos HERE   •Photographer: Jonni Super    •Venue: Schwartz Reisman Centre •Caterer: Geraldine Shemeul •Rabbi: Erin Polansky
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    Chloe’s Sweet 16: March 25, 2017 The green room was locked……the arrangements were delayed…..stress started to mount… but it was clear early on that nothing was going to hold this family back from having an amazing sweet 16 party.  Mother and daughter looked absolutely fantastic, and Chloe held her radiant glowing smile the entire night.  The Capitol Theatre was spectacular, the food was top-notch, and the DJ’s from Bounce were super high energy.  No detail was overlooked or too small from the fancy high end chocolate gift boxes to the fruit cocktails.  This made for an unforgettable evening. Thanks again for letting me be a part of and photograph this amazing event.   Photographed by Ben   All photos HERE Selected photos HERE Selected pre-sweet 16 shoot HERE   Audio-Visual: Sole Power Cake: Goodbye Gluten Clothing (Chloe ): Esti Boutique Clothing (Mom): Want Boutique DJ Entertainment: Bounce Entertainment  Florist: Bob’s Garden Hair: Runway Hair Studio Photographer: Jonni Super Videographer: Jake Rajsky Venue: The Capitol Event Theater  Caterer: Chase Hospitality  Photo Booth: Event Imaging 
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    Maddy’s Bat Mitzvah: March 23, 2017 Maddy’s bat mitzvah rehearsal and ceremony was held in the beautiful Beth Shalom synagogue in Toronto last week.  Maddy was a delightful, well spoken, fun kid who comes from my warm and loving family. Along with her sister, they played up the rehearsal beautifully, and then Maddy performed the ceremony with confidence and grace. It was such a nice way to spend Thursday morning.   All Photos HERE Selected Photos HERE   Clothing: J’adore Florist: Mimi & Ry Invitations: Ladybugs Creative Stationary Hair: Koko & Co Caterer: Uptown Catering Rabbi: Aaron Flanzraich  
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