Month: February 2017

Bar Mitzvah Photographer: Ethan Wyatt’s Bar Mitzvah

On January 21st, 2017, I was hired as Ethan Wyatt’s Bar Mitzvah Photographer. The Bar Mitzvah took place at the Temple Sinai of Las Vegas. The location was absolutely beautiful, with a lot of neutral and natural lighting. The Bar Mitzvah had over 70 people attend. Ethan read from the Torah in front of all 70 people without any stage fright at all! Ethan is a competitive gymnast, so he’s very confident while performing in front of large groups of people.

About the Bar Mitzvah

During the Bar Mitzvah they took the Torah, and walked with it in a circle in the temple. Everyone was kissing it. After Ethan finished reading from the Torah, everyone threw candy on him. The reason that candy is thrown is to symbolize the beginning of a sweet life. There are many Bar Mitzvah Photographers in Las Vegas and I was honored to be chosen as their Bar Mitzvah Photographer.

Ethan and his family were very excited about the event and about their family photo session. In the beginning they were a little nervous, but after a minute they got used to the camera, warmed up, and had a lot of fun. In the synagogue there was a wall that looks like it was straight out of Jerusalem. The photos turned out beautiful, I was very lucky to shoot this Bar Mitzvah!

It was very important for me to take a photo with all of the grand kids and their grandmother. I’m sure any Las Vegas Bar Mitzvah Photographer would do that as well. A delicious birthday cake served for Ethan, since it was his actual birthday. They didn’t have any candles with them, so instead they just sang Happy Birthday in both English and Hebrew. Right after that, the waiter come with tons of candies and put them on the empty table. Within a few seconds, all of the kids ran to the table and started filling their pockets with the candies. Also, a delicious buffet with many types of different salads, lots of bread, cut up fruit, and some good wine. It was an amazing Bar Mitzvah.

Wedding Photographer in Las Vegas: Kaila & Ethan

Kaila and Ethan recently had an amazing wedding ceremony at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV. Their wedding took place on Saturday, January 14th, 2017. They hired me as their Wedding Photographer in Las Vegas to take photos on their important day.

Kaila and Ethan Pre-Wedding Story

The young couple have been together since December 2013. Their first date was when Ethan took Kaila to lunch at a local bagel shop. On June 4th, 2016, they got engaged. Even though they both went to Northern Michigan University, they didn’t meet there, and they never knew each other during school. Kaila met Ethan when he was a Greco-Roman wrestler training for the Olympics. Kaila graduated with a Biology degree, and a passion for all animals- specifically parrots. She got a job offer as a parrot caregiver at Best Friends Animal Society, which was in Utah. Ethan would do anything to be with her, and he proved that by giving up his job as a corrections officer, leaving his family and friends, and moving across the country to be with Kaila. Before the wedding, they hired me as their perfect Las Vegas Wedding Photographer. My mission was to capture their love they have for each other. Ethan said that wherever Kaila is, that’s where his home is, and it doesn’t matter where they live.

More About Kaila And Ethan

This beautiful couple loves to travel together, and try new things. They especially love trying different ethnic foods together. Ethan is obsessed with the Green Bay Packers, while Kaila could care less about sports. Ethan proposed to Kaila on top of the Bunting Trail in Kanab, which overlooks the town. As they were standing there taking in the scenery, Ethan told Kaila that she will never get lost with him (the back story behind that is that one time when Kaila went hiking by herself, she got lost in the cliffs), and Ethan asked her to marry him. Of course, Kaila said yes!

Soon after that, they started planning the wedding, booked me to be their Wedding Photographer in Las Vegas, and got married in the new year. I wish them happy life together!