When clients first come to me with a job, I always offer an in studio consolation and photo shoot. This is a way I like to make sure that the clients are completely comfortable with me when it comes time for the day of the actual event. In this case, the event was Lauren’s Bat Mitzvah. We started the day at Temple Israel where I used studio lighting techniques to produce the best photos in the time before the service. After the service, which wasn’t allowed to be photographed, I went to Mora Mora, a lounge in South Norwalk for the reception. I arrived early to take pictures of the setup and design, which was done by Arlene Rosenthal. Arlene and I go way back, and I’m always amazed by the fabulous work she does planning parties. Once Lauren and her friends and family showed up, the fun really began. There was music, dancing, and even a man dressed up as a larger than life robot, who would shoot lasers and get everyone onto the dance floor.