Let me start this blog entry by saying that this was a very difficult start to the long weekend. On Friday, as a favor to a co-worker who also happens to be my neighbor, I photographed the memorial service for his 13 year old daughter who recently passed away. It was an extremely difficult time for everyone in the church and if it were not for the "distraction" of my camera, I am not sure that I would have been able to keep any sense of composure. The biggest challenge was trying to shoot images while fighting all my own emotions.
And then...yesterday...another service for a 13 year old, but this time it was an upbeat celebration. It was my chance to capture Alex's Bar Mitzvah with him and his family.