Get To Know Award-Winning Wedding & Mitzvah Photographer – Elana Goodridge

Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day.  We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?

Bat Mitzvah Service - Girl & Tallis by Elana Goodridge Photography

I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......

Baseball Bar Mitzvahs & Parties That Knock It Out of the Park

Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party

Baseball Theme Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, PartyTake me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!

A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!

Photos Above: Celebrations at Home, Perfect Party Orlando, Flickr, Pinterest

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New NYC Lounge & Nightclub – Amadeus Event Space

Conveniently located near Manhattan and Long Island, Amadeus Event Space combines a chic NYC vibe with added space and parking amenities at its new Queens venue. It’s more than a great location – Amadeus Event Space also features spectacular lighting and sound displays, a record number of video walls, amazing staff and delectable cuisine.

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NYC Lounge & Nightclub for a Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party - Amadeus Event Space

Amadeus Event Space – Mezzanine View with LED Chandelier

Every aspect of the lighting can be customized to create a unique color scheme for your special occasion. Your guests will be amazed by their high-tech audio/visual experience. READ MORE ......

7 Ideas for Mitzvah & Wedding Yarmulkes for Boys, Girls & Adults

Your Kippah can be Kool!  Yarmulkes, also known as kippot and skull caps, can be as much a part of your Jewish wedding or bat/bar mitzvah celebration as the decor, music, and other traditions. Your kippah design can reflect your personal style, match your color palette or theme, and can be a great way for the younger set to embrace the tradition if you get them involved in selecting kippot. There are even eco-friendly options and endless possibilities for personalization.

1. Show Your Style with High-Fashion Hand-Made Yarmulkes from Queen Esther Hair Covers

Embroidered Yarmulkes for Bat Mitzvah or Jewish Wedding

Embroidered Applique Yarmulkes by Queen Esther Hair Covers

Mavash Amid, the creative force and founder of Queen Esther Hair Covers, creates exquisitely embroidered designs featuring stunning appliques and beading. READ MORE ......

Tiffany Blue & Gold Equestrian Theme Bat Mitzvah in NY

Lily’s Bat Mitzvah was the perfect blend of youth and sophistication, with Tiffany blue details styling a horseback riding themed “Ride On” party.

Tiffany Blue & White Bat Mitzvah ColorsThe unique party was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, decorated by X-Quisite Flowers & Events, and photographed by Ellen Dubin Photography.

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‘I Love Lucy’ Bat Mitzvah in NYC

A Bat Mitzvah girl with vintage taste is the perfect excuse for a throwback party theme.

NYC "I Love Lucy" Heart Theme Bat Mitzvah PartyThis ‘I Love Lucy’ reception was a classic example of such an affair!  Lucy’s mom is super star event planner Robin Lathrop of BYROBIN. Robin also did the décor and worked right up until the party’s start! READ MORE ......