I’m just finishing up a two-album set for Devin Chernin at Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa. I photographed Devin’s sister when she had her day and I’ll do his little brother in a few years. I also photographed their cousins. I like to joke that I’ve photographed the grandparents of those kids more than I have my own family. :)

Devin has a Super Hero theme for his party which was awesome because I’m a huge nerd at heart. I’m not saying I have boxes of comic books in my closet but… well, I have boxes of comic books in my closet.

The reception was at the Renaissance International Mall which has emerged in recent years as a very popular place for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. It holds a special place in my heart because the very first wedding I ever shot had the reception there. I know it well. :)

Devin had so many great images to choose from for his album that we had to make a double-album set (his sister was the same).

These pages are double-page spreads. So each one stretches across two pages and lays flat with no gutter when the book is open. Devin also choose a photo-cover for each album and I noted where those are.

My logo doesn’t appear in the book of course. That’s just on these images for copyright protection..

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This is the cover of the first album, front and back


This is the cover of the second album, front and back..

Devin also had our photobooth at his party. That’s where these were shot..

Edit: The albums have arrived!

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