One of the best ways I’ve found for a 13 year old, with a mitzvah on the horizon, to feel comfortable in front of the camera, is a pre-mitzvah photo session. The lovely Emma was an absolute delight. We visited some of my favorite spots in Laguna, and my daughter made her a “Mazel Tov” banner to use as a prop for a few. I do love photographing bar and bat mitzvahs in Orange County and Los Angeles!
Emma, you rock!