I was excited, if not a little nervous, about shooting my very first Bat Mitzvah a few weeks ago! Luckily it didn't take long to realize there was little to worry about. Not only are Violet's parents neighbors and friends of mine, but they have an extended network of pretty fabulous people. As Violet crossed into her new role, her community gathered offering all their love and support. What a blessing, because if I remember correctly, this age can be pretty tricky to navigate. But any concerns were quickly calmed as I watched Violet occupy the space between kid and adult with grace and joy. All the kids had a blast and the adults seemed to be having a pretty good time too. Dancing, food, games, karaoke . . . sign me up! Thanks again for having me guys, hopefully this won't be my last foray into this wonderful tradition!