Abigael and Elizabeth's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah in White Plains, NY

Sometimes it is the most unexpected photography jobs that are the loveliest.  My friend Stan Weiss was hired to capture this beautiful Bat Mitzvah, but when he broke his collarbone he called me in as back up, and boy am I glad he did!

The event was run by Benay Events and as usual, Benay did an incredible job.  She has a way of transforming a venue that always amazes me and this time was no exception.  From the disco balls everywhere to the spot-on timing of the day to the awesome dance party, every aspect of this event was run to the T.  Have a look at the photos, see for yourself and take a moment to wish we were back in the warm weather - I know that’s all I can think about!

Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Elizabeth and Abigael's Disco Party Bat Mitzvah Photos by Chaim Schvarcz

Photography : Stan Weiss and Chaim Schvarcz
Event Planner : Benay Events

Batsheva Rubenstien's Bat Mitzvah at Factory 220, Passaic NJ

When you drive up to the location of Factory 220, you might wonder what to expect. Outside you may see abandoned buildings, but inside is the most incredibly versatile and convertible space. This was where Batsheva’s Bat Mitzvah was hosted, and boy was the space transformed.  Without any changes at all, the beautiful and rustic space at Factory 220 is warm and inviting, begging you to make it your own. With the lighting by Yitzy Wadiche and the decor and flowers by Papaya Events, the space was completely altered into the perfect setting for this epic Bat Mitzvah

Batsheva was so eager to have her portraits taken outdoors, using the unconventional surrounding areas as backgrounds. She was adventurous and excited to see what we could come up with, utilizing the abandoned school building and some huge puddles on the ground.  If there was any way to lighten up the groggy weather, Batsheva found it! She was such a joy to photograph, a real bundle of sunshine!

Taking photos of the Rubenstien family was an absolute pleasure. Their love for each other is so clear, and I could not help but notice how close Batsheva is with her parents. It was so special to witness that, and to listen to how they all spoke about each other in the speeches with such admiration. Going from that moment, to watching them dance together- different family members from different generations- was a sight to behold! I couldn't have been more honored to be there, capturing those moments for them.

Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva Bat Mitzva Event Upscale
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Mitzva upscale event
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
Batsheva Rubinstien Bat MItzvah at Factory 220 New Jersey photos by Chaim Schvarcz upscale event mitzva
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The Bat Mitzvah Team:

Venue and Food: Factory 220
DJ and Lighting: Yitzy Wadiche
Flowers: Papaya Events

Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey

Picture this: red carpet rolled out, cameras everywhere, interviewers asking what you’re wearing - this what was you got when you walked into The Evas.  That’s right, not The Oscars, The Evas! I love this Bat Mitzvah theme, Eva and all of her guests felt like real stars.  The production was so spectacularly thought out, I can’t think of a single way the evening could have been better or more fun for everyone there!  Every single person got involved in the fun, including Eva's mom and dad! They danced, ran and competed, all on top of hosting an incredible event for Eva - I nominate them for an award! (I couldn't resist!)

On this one, the pictures really do more than my words can. Have a look at the photos below, and let me know what you think in the comments! What would your ideal themed party be?

Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, set up
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portrait
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portrait
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portaits
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz