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    For over 20 years Jeffrey Schmieg Photography has been captuing the special memories of bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs with style and quality that keeps families coming back again and again.

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Arie’s bar mitzvah was quite the show stopper.  After Saturday morning services I met up with Arie and his family for a fun portrait session.  It was quite the session with lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.  Some had even come all the way from Brazil to help Arie celebrate his big day.  That night we all gathered again at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater where Arie put on a show, displaying his love for Broadway musicals.  The Theater was decked out to the nines and Total Entertainment was there to help set the stage with music and dancing later in the evening.  The hit of the night was Arie singing a song in front of the whole room and then the house really came down when his mom joined him on stage for a dance/tap number.  They were fantastic!  It was a great night for a very talented kid.

Mazel tov to Arie and his family.  Enjoy the photos and video recap and then follow this link to see all the great photos from Arie’s bar mitzvah.

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It was surf’s up for Jessica’s bat mitzvah.  She’s a wonderful young lady and it was a pleasure doing portraits with her and her family.  It was a beautiful morning so we even had a chance to get some great photos outside too.  Saturday night it was Hawaiian Luau time.  The Four Season’s Dance Studio was decked out with balloons, a Tiki Bar and Lei’s for everyone walking in the door.  The Level 11 crew was on hand energizing the dance floor and playing games for Jessica’s very enthusiastic crowd.  It was a very fun night to cap of a big wave weekend for Jessica.  Mazel tov!

Enjoy the video and then follow this link to Jessica’s online gallery.

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Robbie’s bar mitzvah was full of summertime fun.  It was so nice to work with his family again, capturing all the fun memories of his big weekend.  We did portraits on Friday at the synagogue and then again on Saturday morning before services.  Robbie did a fantastic job leading services.  I know his parents are very proud.  Saturday night then was time to relax on the shores of Lake Minnetonka for some camp style fun and celebration. With games like Gaga, Roof Ball, Capture the flag and Tug-o-war, Amy Zaroff + Events did a wonderful job planning and running the show.  Knocker Ball was new one to me with everyone climbing into these giant inflatable balls and having a good old time bumping and bouncing their way around the yard. Later in the evening Ross and the A-List crew fired up the dance floor with some good tunes and dancing.  Couldn’t have asked for a better summer evening celebrating a great young man.  Mazel tov Robbie!

Enjoy the video recap and then follow this link to see all the great photos from Robbie’s bar mitzvah.

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