Jonah and Noah | Bar Mitzvah | Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jonah and Noah’s Bar Mitzvah was a delight to photograph. We did portraits before the service and then later that evening I met up with them again to capture their celebration at The Clique bowling alley.  These twin brothers were so fun to work with as was their whole family. The party was so much fun and those kids had that whole place hopping, literally! So many great vocalists in the bunch too…a few grabbed the mic and sang to the birthday boys. So much fun! Here are a few favorites from their day.


temple emanuel grand rapidsGrand Rapids Bar Mitzvah Family Photography

This may be one of my favorite family photos I’ve ever taken. Love how close and sweet this family is with each other.

Grand Rapids Bar Mitzvah Photography

Congrats gentleman!

Amanda Kamppinen:

West Michigan born and raised. I call Grand Rapids home but I make many excuses to be lakeside. I will always be trying to make you laugh. It's my way.

Fun Facts:

Favorite band:

The National

Favorite Food:

Mall Pretzels

Favorite Podcast:

The Neighborhood Listen

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