Nikki & Daniel Engagement Session: 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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    Cody’s Bar Mitzvah: Sept 7, 2017 I always enjoy photographing at Beth Torah and this morning was no exception. Shooting inside the sanctuary during the day is always a pleasure, warm light streaming in through the windows creates a glow like no other.  Cody was great; outgoing and dignified.  He recited his portion eloquently and with enthusiasm. There seemed to be no shortage of the same enthusiasm from his group of friends in the back row, enthusiastically throwing candy at the appropriate time… with much enthusiasm 😉  What followed was a delicious luncheon and heartfelt speeches from all. This is a great way to spend the morning, thanks for having me bear witness to the celebration.   The story of the day HERE All photos HERE   •Clothing (Mitzvah): RALPH LAUREN •Shoes (Mitzvah): GOEX •Clothing (Mom): GRETA CONSTANTINE  •Decor: BEE AND BEE DESIGN •Florist: JONG YONG FLOWERS •Invitations: VOGUE INK   •Makeup: ALICIA NICOLE  •Party Planner: ALYSSA DOUGLAS •Photographer: JONNI SUPER      •Transportation: DIAL A LIMO •Venue: BETH TORAH •Caterer: LEVY’S KOSHER CATERING •Rabbi: YOSSI SAPPIRMAN    
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    Marisa & Jeff’s Wedding: August 27, 2017  This wedding was beautiful, Marisa look stunning in her wedding dress and Jeff’s cobalt blue suit was striking. With a twinkle in her eye, Marisa’s reveal to Jeff outside Beth Torah Synagogue was truly special. We headed off to a park to get away from the masses and to shoot some outdoor photos, time well appreciated away from the craziness that was to come. Heartfelt speeches, warm regards, delicious food, and good music ensued. You guys are the best, congratulations.   The story of the day HERE All photos HERE   Photographers: Jonni and Ben Ceremony & Reception Venue: Congregation Beth Torah, North York  Hair Stylist: Toronto Beauty Group  Makeup Artist: Jessica and Amber from Toronto Beauty Group Floral Design: Florence Event Design Piano: Peter Kadar Caterer: Ace Kosher      
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    Serena & Andrey’s Wedding: August 18, 2017 This was one fantastic celebration at an amazing venue, Casa Loma. Ben and I started photographing in the morning, Serena and Andrey getting dressed and preparing for the day at the Adelaide Hotel in downtown Toronto. We then left downtown and headed to ‘the reveal’ which took place in the lush green gardens of Casa Loma. There were some tears, but that’s expected. The ceremony was rousing and exuberant. I like this minister, he had everyone on their feet clapping and yelling before the couple marched the aisle. After the celebration, the traditional tea ceremony capped off the pleasantries of the evening before a delicious dinner, heart felt speeches, and on to some crazy party action.  This was a fantastic start to the weekend, and an amazing party. Thank you for having us photograph and celebrate with you guys.   The story of the day HERE All photos HERE   Photographers: Jonni Super & Ben Gaum Videographers: LocoChico Productions Pre-wedding Photo Venue: Village Square & Rayhoon Persian Eatery (Burlington, Ontario) Ceremony Venue: The Conservatory, Casa Loma (Toronto, Ontario) Reception Venue: The Library, Casa Loma (Toronto, Ontario) Her Rings:  Tiffany & Co.  His Ring: Tiffany & Co.  Her […]
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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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    Nicole’s Bat Mitzvah: June 25, 2017 This was my last mitzvah of the season before summer camp and wedding season, and it was the perfect way to end the year. From the first photograph of the night so the last limbo, there was nothing too crazy or too wild which would not be tried. Nicole was amazing, spoke beautifully and carried the night with such grace. We took fantastic pictures outside before the party but she was just too anxious to see her friends so we cut it short, but who would’ve thought halfway through the evening, the fire alarm went off and we were all outside again. Hasn’t happened to me before but it made for a wonderful opportunity for Bounce Entertainment to bring out their two drummers and entertain the crowd as the sun set. Stunning! Fire alarm over, it was back inside to finish off the night in style.  This is such a warm South African family, (being South African myself, I feel I’m an authority and my opinion is valid), and these guys really hit a home run.  An wonderful party for an amazing young woman.   The story of the day HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Sarah & Abby 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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    Jack’s Bar Mitzvah: June 25, 2017 I met Jack and his family for a wonderful rehearsal and ceremony/lunch at Beth Tzedec Synagogue on Bathurst. So much fun, this is a lovely bunch. We met many months ago to discuss the events and things turned out fabulously.    Jack and his sister Kayla are delightful; joking, playing and generally carrying on like a pair of best friends. Jack is pretty smooth and dare I say tall for a 13-year-old… I’ve never met anyone with size 16 shoes.  I love photographing in the synagogue, it is so bright and offers so much in the way of interesting angles and perspectives. Love the silhouettes here that present themselves waiting to be captured. This was no exception and it did not disappoint. As usual, Beth Tzedec offers up a delicious brunch and the DJ on site, Phoenix, was remarkably good. Thanks guys, I hope you love the photos as I do.     The Story of the Day HERE All Photos HERE    
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    Ayla’s Bat Mitzvah: June 18, 2017 This is one laid-back South African family that I was very happy to photograph (being South African myself) at The Warehouse a few weeks back. Very chilled and not at all flustered, these beautiful sisters, and there are four of them, stole the show. Bat mitzvah girl was dashing and elegant in her evening dress. It was so nice to hear the speeches that show the importance of family and everyone getting along so well together. I’m sure this is one fun Friday night around the dinner table. Magen Boys once again, raised the roof, with a special appearance of the Chief Magen himself, and these kids did party well into the night.  Loved the drummer, very cool… and the limbo was the lowest I’ve ever seen at a party, and I’ve seen quite a few.  Thanks for the great night.   All Photos HERE The Story of the Day HERE   •Audio-Visual: Magen Boys •Clothing (Mitzvah): K. Barketti ( Ayla) •Shoes (Mitzvah): Le Chateau •Clothing (Mom): The Bay   •Decor: Smash •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys •Invitations: Zazzle   •Makeup: Estee Lauder   •Party Planner: Marsha Baker •Photographer: Jonni Super •Venue: Warehouse •Caterer: Modern Kosher ( MoKo)
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    Satori’s Bat Mitzvah: May 13, 2017 I was a guest at Satori’s Bat Mitzvah and took my camera along as usual. Snapped a few pix during the ceremony from my seat and a few more of Satori and the family afterwards.   Photos HERE
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    Josh’s Bar Mitzvah: June 11, 2017 Josh’s bar mitzvah rehearsal and party was a fun and spirited two day event. We have the rehearsal on Sunday, and two weeks later we had the ceremony and party. The bar mitzvah ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Yossi Sapirman at Beth Torah, a truly inclusive and inviting service which left everyone in such good spirits. The party then move to the DANI Centre on Bathurst where Bounce Entertainment was ready to take everything to a higher level. Josh was great, the rehearsal was a fun time for everyone; much excitement to tell future generations.  The ceremony following was warm and authentic. Great job guys.   The Story of the Day HERE All photos HERE  
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    Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah: June 10, 2017 Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah rehearsal took place in the beautiful Beth Emeth Synagogue in Toronto; fantastic stained glass windows and a warm and inviting space. My favourite photo of the month was from this rehearsal, Harrison dressing the Torah, his face is reflected in the back of his Dad’s glasses. These guys were a fun group, Harrison’s two sisters are a delight, trying to keep up with them will be a chore in the future, I’m sure. Lot’s of running around. Harrison was calm and relaxed and that made for a smooth rehearsal.  I was done and Ben took over photographing the party… … Well you know when there are Maritimers involved, it’s going to be a good one.  I have known this family since we both lived out east, and it was nice to reconnect.  The eZone was a ton of fun and kids and parents took full advantage of the amazing activities it has to offer.  Harrison and his high-energy gang kept me on my toes the entire time, back and forth, in and out, ducking here and there, but always fun.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos HERE   •Cake: Le Délice Fine […]
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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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    Naomi’s Bat Mitzvah: June 10, 2017 I met Naomi’s mom as she officiated my nephew’s bar mitzvah a year ago. We hit it off and decided to work together on her daughter’s bat mitzvah. This is a wonderful family, we had a fun rehearsal at the Lodzer Centre a few days before, and then topped it off on Saturday night with a splendid party at the Pickle Barrel on Highway 7.  Bounce Entertainment was on hand to rock this venue, and kept the crowd going well into the night. Naomi was fantastic, such a little powerhouse. Pictures don’t capture adequately the beautiful song she sang for her father, you will have to track down the video for that. It was uniquely engaging. This brother-sister team have such a great rapport, good job parents.  Thanks for having me along.   The Story of the Day HERE All Photos are HERE   •Audio-Visual: CV media •Cake: Jennifer Grossman    •DJ Entertainment: Bounce Entertainment    •Invitations: The Pickle Barrel Markham   •Makeup: makeup@sigibloomberg.com  •Party Planner: The Pickle Barrel Markham •Photographer: Jonni Super •Videographer: CV Media •Ceremony Venue: The Lodzer Centre •Party Venue: The Pickle Barrel Markham  •Rabbi: Arlene Moshe
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    Lisy & Ariel 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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    Eli’s Bar Mitzvah Rehearsal: June 4, 2017 Eli’s Rehearsal took place at the fabulous new Forest Hill Jewish Centre on Spadina just north of St. Clair. The space is just fantastic to photograph in, natural light and bright. Eli was great, coming with me for a walk around the synagogue, reading from the Torah, posing with family, just about everything I asked him to do. This was a long three-hour session, and by the end, even though there was a hint of ‘fading away from hunger’, he still remained upbeat and positive. It was a pleasure to photograph this family. I’m sure the Saturday service was amazing.   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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    Solar’s Pre Mitzvah Party: June 3, 2017 Photographed by Ben One couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day for an outdoor photoshoot.  The sun was shining and the bat mitzvah girl looked stunning.  I had a great time with this fun and relaxed family. Even the dog got into the action and was a true natural in front of the camera.  Solar is sweet, she and her brother make a great team.  I’m sure the rest of the evening was amazing.  Mazal tov.   The Story of the Day HERE All photos are HERE   Makeup by: Sephora
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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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    Matias’ Bar Mitzvah: April 29th, 2017 I’ve known this family since I photographed Gabriella, the sister, about five years ago. This was her older brother Matias’ bar mitzvah at the Shir Libeynu Synagogue. I love the Shir Libyenu congregation; so unique and inclusive.  It was a joy to be back here again, very warm and spirited.  Matias was fantastic; he read well, spoke beautifully, and was a pleasure to photograph. I was able to photograph the ceremony and brunch but it was up to Ben to take care of the party… …The bar mitzvah took place at the beautiful Rosehill Lounge.  A hidden gem right in the middle of the city.  The beautiful exposed brick walls and dark wood finishes was a great space to photograph.  The family arrived and I could tell immediately they were going to be warm, fun and ready to have a great time.  Judging by the look on everyone’s faces they did not disappoint.   All photos HERE Selected photos HERE   •DJ Entertainment: Magen Boys •Photographer: Jonni Super & Ben Gaum •Venue: The Rosehill •Caterer: Encore Catering •Rabbi: Aviva Goldberg   
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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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