There are so many great things I want to say about Isabella's Bat Mitzvah I don't even know where to begin. How about we start off with the reception venue at Versailles Banquets at Buffalo Grove. I lived just around the corner to this place and often drive past it. Never had I known what a hidden little gem it is for weddings and private events. In the short 30 minutes since we arrived for preparation, the staff completely transformed the room into a fantasy land. Isabella's mom Lora was the heart behind every little detail of the dance themed party. She has my ultimate respect in term of a mother and a designer. The room was breathtakingly perfect. Oh and the food! I was shocked by the attention to detail and the ingredients used. Fresh orchid on the veal? Yes please. This is not your typical banquet food.
Now about the seriously talented birthday girl. She has been taking ballroom dancing lessons for year and it shows in the performance she put on with her instructor. Her every move is so graceful and had the dancer's touch. I often have to tell subjects to pose with more form and drama. This was not an issue at all with this girl. She was a dream to work with as a photographer. I hope to have an opportunity to capture more life milestones in the future.
I could tell how hard Tony and Lora worked over seeing every little aspect of the planning to make this a special night for their daughter. It was a memorable night not just for the family but also everyone who attended. I sure will remember the sweet table, dancers on roller skates, photo backdrop, sparkling cake, and fun games of the night.