I was too excited about these photos to wait until I edit the entire event, so here are a few shots from Jenna's Bat Mitzvah
Dmitriy Babichenko Photography
A few days ago I had the privilege to photograph Stuart Day at his Allentown shop for my "Communities" project.
Stuart Day has been working in high end lutherie for over a decade; he is formally trained in the construction, repair and period correct restoration of all stringed instruments. He's gained notoriety in north America, Japan and some parts of Europe for his hand crafted acoustic arch top and flat top steel string guitars and offers professional level repair and restoration services out of his shop in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege to photograph Jen's and Will's wedding. Both Will and Jen are naturals with the camera - it was almost impossible to take a bad photo (or a photo without Jen laughing). As always, Jenny Karlsson was an amazing second shooter - she took all the photos of the groomsmen getting ready. She also saved the day during the ceremony - I had a little mishap climbing down from the wall at the Aviary and it took me almost 10 minutes to get back to the garden.
Jen and Will - thank you guys for being such easy-going, awesome clients!
When I met Yana and Michael for the first time, I was amazed at how well they clicked together. It was truly my privilege to capture their day and their love story. Huge thanks to Dan Speicher for helping me with this wedding and for taking so many amazing photographs. And, of course, couldn't have done this without my sister Olga, who diligently lugged bags, lighting equipment and even had her debut shooting video:)
I met Jillian and her family a little over a year ago when I photographed her brother's Bar Mitzvah. It's not often that I see siblings that get along as well as Jillian, Josh and Drew! Jillian's Bat Mizvah was one of the funnest events I've ever photographed. The party took place at the Heinz History Center; the theme was winter wonderland. Barbara Rosenberger (event planner) and Micki Cohen (designer) made the place look absolutely amazing! Kim Palmer photographed the party with me as a second shooter and she did an absolutely beautiful job - thank you so much for your help!