This is the first time that I have photographed at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto, CA. Not only did I have a great time shooting pictures of Sophia and her family, but the Temple had some great colors to work with.
Since this was a rehearsal and not the real service, I was allowed to move around and get real close. This was fun for a change! I was able to capture my "classic yad shot" without even setting it up.
Sophia loves her cruiser bike, so her dad and I planned to bring it to the rehearsal and get some pictures of her with her favorite thing.
They wanted an "action shot" so we waited for the end of the day and captured this about 30 min before sunset. Slow shutter speed and panning action really worked here.
We were having a good time capturing images and Sophia asked if we had enough light for a shot of her on the swing. So...off we went to the play area and got this last shot of the evening.