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We met up with the fabulous Emily, and her equally fabulous mom, Chris, on a chilly Fall day to shoot Emily’s Pre-Bat Mitzvah portrait session! As you can definitely see, she was a complete natural in front of the camera. We may be slightly biased, but we think she looks absolutely gorgeous in every single shot. ;)

black and white bat mitzvah portraits

This is definitely one of my favorites from the session.  Ben worked some crazy colored gel magic to create this awesome pink/purple background right in Emily’s backyard – LOVE it!!
outdoor bat mitzvah portrait session with the color pink





gorgeous head shots portraits of a bat mitzvah girl in Buffalo NY

This is definitely another one of my all-time favorites.  Teen Vogue, anyone?  She’s such a beauty!!
beautiful Fall portraits for pre bat mitzvah photo session by Ayres Photography


We definitely took advantage of the readily available piles of leaves…this next one is FUN FUN FUN!!

Emily looks amazing in every single one of these shots in the tall grasses…

…but THIS ONE…this one looks like it should be in an abercrombie kids catalog.  Future model, people…I’m calling it from now.  Just absolutely beautiful.
gorgeous bat mitzvah portraits taken in Spaulding Lake by Ayres Photography


This rack ‘o boats was pretty awesome, and adding some color to the scene really made things pop!  :)



Emily and Chris – it was wonderful to spend some time getting to know you both! Thanks so much for hanging out with us on such a chilly day! We are so honored that you chose us to document the day that you become a Bat Mitzvah. It’s going to be such a special day, and such a wonderful celebration – can’t wait!! :)

  • susan schreiber SAYS...

    emily you are a shining star in the making. what beautiful pictures so hard to choose my favorite. i love them all

  • Marleen DiMatteo SAYS...

    Em, What a doll. I think you take after your “Auntie M”. Just kidding honey your, your own special person. Can’t wait to see you all.

  • DEB GOLDSMITH SAYS...

    WOW Emily, you are so grown up and GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! each picture is nicer then the next. Glad I don’t have to choose which one because I have to pick them all! Can not wait to celebrate your special day with you. We LOVE YOU!!!!!

  • chris SAYS...

    You would have had to work hard to produce poor photos with such a lovely subject. However, they are quite good. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed seeing her and wish her well.

  • Genifer Goldsmith SAYS...

    I cannot believe how old Em has gotten. Each picture is prettier than the one before it. You cannot go wrong with any of them! The photography is absolutely beautiful…but the subject sure makes it easy!

  • Judy Hornick SAYS...

    Gee, I’m really glad I don’t have to choose only one!!! They are beautifully done, and the subject is a beauty on her own! Good luck keeping the boys from the door, Randy!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Pamela! :)

  • Pamela Paddock SAYS...

    These pictures aee gorgeous and so natural. It’s hard to believe Emily is so grown up. What a beautiful preview of the bar mitzvah pictures… the photographer is so professional and enthusiastic!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thank-you so much, Elaine! We look forward to meeting you at Emily’s Bat Mitzvah! :)

  • Elaine Sauk SAYS...

    What gorgeous photos. As Emily’s grandmother I wouldn’t know which one to choose. You have real talent.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Wonderful!! We’re so glad you love them! It was such a fun session! :)

  • Chris Strauss SAYS...

    Love the pictures…it is going to be tough to decide which pictures to choose!

    Thanks!