These days, my wedding business has become so busy that it leaves room for very few other event shoots. But when Staci from Bliss Events contacted me about Zach’s Bar Mitzvah, I squee’d, clapped my hands and did a happy dance in my desk chair! Not only because I love Staci (working with her really is a dream) but because of this awesome event I’m about to show you. Staci painted a perfect picture of it for me – And when I met Zach and his family I was so over the moon happy that they chose me to document this very important event in their lives.

Zach is the most amazing 13 year old. He’s incredibly smart and charismatic and kind. I love that when asked what he wanted for his Bar Mitzvah, the only thing he wanted was a chicken coop (and chickens!). And that he and his family planned this very cool reception that really stayed true to Zach’s personality. The reception was held at Suzie’s Farm which is an active farm but also a really awesome, new, event space in South San Diego county. The staff were amazing. They set up a veggie-stamping station where guests could create custom art, a seed-planting station, and also gave farm tours where guests could pick their own vegetables and eat them right out of the ground, or take some home. Kids swung in the giant tree swing, played soccer in the fields, and hit up the photobooth to add their picture to the family tree. Hot Pstromi set the mood with really fun music, Waters Catering served really delicious food. And Zach himself served up Viva Pops for dessert. (They were a huge hit!) And because Zach has hosted a lemonade stand at the Garden Walk in Mission Hills since he was 6 there was an awesome special-edition lemonade stand.

To the Zollmans – Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a part of this important time in your lives and making me feel so welcomed right off the bat! Zach, your Bar Mitzvah was awesome! Mazel tov!

Team Farm-Mitzvah:
Photography: Laura Christin Photography
Coordination: Staci, Bliss Events, assisted by Jen and Taylor
Venue: Suzie’s Organic Farm
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Catering: Waters Fine Catering
Florals: Rae Florae
Photo Booth: Starlight Photo Booth
Popsicles: Viva Pops
Live Music: Hot Pstromi