Riley’s Bar Mitzvah, Mavericks Conference Center, Half Moon Bay

I am so thankful for the life I was given… but there are times I wish I could live a completely different life just so I can have the experience of what I am witnessing… I tend to feel this way every time I capture a Jewish celebration.  But I can’t, so I will remain grateful for at least being able to witness and capture such culture and tradition of a beautiful heritage.  This celebration was of a young boy turning into a man.  The songs sang, the chants recited, and the festivities to be had were all reasons why I couldn’t stop smiling all day.  Riley’s family hosted this celebration at the beautiful and scenic spot of the Mavericks Conference Center located in the the fishing village of Half Moon Bay, CA.  The ceremony itself lasts a little over an hour which combines song, symbolism and reciting of ancient writings.  It had everyone participating in this celebration and everyone smiling…despite the less than warm temperatures.  After this joyous ceremony it was party on full of an outside band, passed hors d’oeuvres, a photo bus, a pool table, video games, and a club style lounge that was set up for a DJ and music for later in the evening.  It was perfect!

 

Senior Portraits

I love this stage of life.  The world is their oyster… they can do anything they want in life… its a clean slate… and its a crossroads to a new journey that really needs to be captured!

Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California

There are so many factors that makes this wedding venue just magical. It could be the awesome location which is a small fishing community snuggled in between mountains and ocean. It could be all the options to really customize your day from a lawn wedding, beach wedding or a classic ball room wedding you really can’t go wrong… pair that with options for your celebration party and you have an all inclusive magical event. But in all honesty, I think what really sells me on this amazing venue is how awesome the staff is at the Oceano Hotel. They truly bend over backwards to make your event stress free and memorable from the way they interact with the couple to the way they include the other vendors into their team, its definitely a recipe for a successful and stress free day.

LGBT aka Love

I hate even labeling this, but for the sake of search engines I will. Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transsexual, or Heterosexual — when you take all the labels away and really look at what two people are experiencing, it really is all the same… love.

I love being a part of any love story, any way it’s told… end of story.