I have another installment of my very exciting portrait project. I love my community and there are some amazing people making Rhode Island a wonderful place to live. I have decided to photograph the people who are really making “IT” happen here in my community in a (hopefully) creative and fun way that tells a story about who those people are and what they are doing for their little section of the world.
Rabbi Wayne Franklin is a wonderful man. He is the kind of man that you immediately feel comfortable talking with. I have spent many hours conversing with him, and soaking up his warm intelligence. What strikes me about Rabbi Franklin is his openness to explore. He is always ready to dig deeper and look closely at humanity. As a non Jewish person, I have burdened him with many questions that he has tirelessly answered, and I am grateful for his generosity of spirit. I am also impressed with not only the strength of his conviction, but the wealth of knowledge that he offers his congregation at Temple Emanuel in Providence. He is a scholar in the truest sense of the word, so when I photographed him I wanted his library to be included in our portrait. I think we created a beautiful portrait, and I am proud to share it with you now.
Here is a link to some of the other portraits I have created for this project
I photographed the Bat Mitzvah of Leah Franklin-Silva recently and it was a Super fun event! If you have never attended one there is a lot of tradition and history to live up to for a young person. Most of 3 hour ceremony is spoken and read in Hebrew. Leah did a wonderful job with it though and moved though the day with grace and confidence! Way to go! We were able to get a few photos with Leah and her family outside at the North Beach Club in Narragansett before the rain came. And when it came it REALLY came down… But at one point in the evening the kids and I snuck outside into the pouring rain for a photo!!! How fun!!!
Coastal Gourmet provided the wonderful food and as always did a GREAT job! Here is their website
I photographed a Bat Mitzvah on Sat Jan 29th at Temple Emanuel Here is their website
Congratulations to Zmira on completing this wonderful accomplishment!!!
This Temple is so beautiful, it is alway an honor to work here! That is one of the benefits of my job 🙂 working in cool places! Bonnie Gold of Gold Events transformed the function space in the Temple to a soc hop from the 50’s! GREAT JOB Bonnie! Here is her website
Everyone got into the spirit dressing up and having a fantastic time! What a fun night it was! AND it was my birthday, so I had an extra fun night!!!
Here are a few wedding, portrait and client photos from this past year in Rhode Island. It was a great year for photography! I grew as a photographer and got to know some wonderful people along the way!!!