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 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 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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