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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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Emily’s bat mitzvah was a ton of fun.  We had a wonderful portrait session with her family and grandparents on Friday afternoon, as you can see from above.  Saturday night it was time to let it all out and have a good time at the Profile Event Center.  Emily had a lot of family in from out of town, so we started the evening off with some fun extended family photos and then let the evening lead the way.  It was a great dancing crowd with Beckie, Ross and the whole A-List crew putting on a fantastic show that keep the dance floor busy all night long.  It was nice to see so many friends in the crowd and everyone having good time.  Emily was pleasure to work with the entire weekend and made it easy to get lots of great photos.

Mazel tov to Emily and her family!  Enjoy the video highlights from her party and then follow this link to see all the photos from Emily’s bat mitzvah weekend.


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AriAri is a wonderful young lady whom I had the pleasure to photograph a few weeks ago.  We captured some great family photos earlier in the week at their synagogue and then Saturday night we celebrated her bat mitzvah with friends and family.  The Westin ballroom was decked out, looking fabulous for Just Dance with Ari!  Sarge and his Level 11 crew were on hand with the tunes for dancing and games, keeping the place jumping as they always do.  Great food, and a high-speed video booth also keep Ari’s guests entertained.  It was a fun evening of celebration for sure.

Mazel tov to Ari on her bat mitzvah and after your enjoy these photos and video you can follow this link to her online gallery .


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What a fun family!  It’s always been fun working with Sarah’s  family and this time around was no different.  Sarah is a sweetheart and was so easy to photograph.  We got some wonderful, fun photos at their portrait session.  Just picked out a few of my favorite to share here.  Mazel tov to her and her family on becoming a bat mitzvah.

Follow this link to see all the photos from Sarah’s bat mitzvah.

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Bat Mitzvah Portraits

2015 is off to a great start.  Once again I was able to work with Elyssa’s family to photograph her bat mitzvah weekend.  It’s been a few years since her brother, Brandon, had his bar mitzvah and both he and Elyssa have grown into fine young adults.  We had a great portrait session on Friday afternoon with the family and then Saturday evening it was party time at Calhoun Beach Club.  Winter Wonderland was the theme and the ballroom was beautiful.  Sarge and the Level 11 Crew was in charge of the games and dancing.  Grant Cohen was doing his wonderful caricatures and The Mobile Photowall crew was there also.  Good food, great company and a fantastic evening to help Elyssa celebrate her bat mitzvah.  Mazel tov to her and the family.

Enjoy the photos and video recap of the party.  Then follow this link to see all the great photos in Elyssa’s Bat Mitzvah Gallery.



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Jared_Bar_MitzvahI had a great time photographing Jared’s bar mitzvah a couple weeks ago.  It’s always been a pleasure working with his family and this time around was no different.  We did a brief portrait session before his service on Saturday morning and then I hung around to photograph and video the service.  He did a great job!  Saturday night was time for everyone to relax and hang out at Goldy’s Game Room at Coffman Union at the Uof M.  Bowling, Billards, board games and video games kept everyone busy.  It was a great way to wind up a busy weekend for the young man.  Mazel tov to Jared!

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


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