Part of what makes event photography so special for me are the families and couples that I have connections with prior to being hired. The opportunity to work with Remi and her family at Temple Israel was born from recent photo projects with the Anti-Defamation League. The organization's Regional Director, Robert Trestan happens to be Remi's father and the connection he and I forged at the Anti-Defamation League photo shoot prompted Robert to bring me in to cover his daughter's big day. From the moment Remi, her brother, and their cousins burst out of the sanctuary, I instantly knew it was going to be a one-of-a-kind experience, right down to Sarah Silverman making an on-screen cameo appearance. Kindred connections doesn't really capture how lucky I feel to connect with families but Remi's Bt Mitzvah photos certainly speak volumes about my gratitude.