Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” R.J. Palacio, Wonder

I was so thrilled when my friend and neighbour asked me to photograph Liat before her Bat Mitzvah. Pre Bar/Batmitzvah sessions are up there in my top 5 client bookings! The session was just for Liat, no siblings or parents and we made this beautiful board for guests to sign at her party.


A family friend, on giving a speech to the Bat MItzvah girl, quoted R.J Palacio’s novel ‘Wonder’. I think it was such a wonderful book to choose to take messages from, as there are so many important lessons to learn from this story. And looking at this quote above, I wonder if i had a clue at age 12 about any of these things. But from spending time with her, and listening to the all the brilliant speeches and anecdotes, I can tell you that Liat certainly does. She has these qualities, coupled with an amazing sense of self, determination and a good helping of confidence to boot.

Mazal Tov guys. What a special weekend it was!

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