Bar and bat Mitzvah Photography- by Shani Barel – Serving the Great Los Angeles Area » modern photography with a twist of sarcasm

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There are some temples that don’t allow photography on the Saturday of the Bar MItzvah – and that’sView full post »

B is for books….and more

B is more than just a first letter of a name. It’s for Bat Mitzvah, Brains, Beauty, Brawn, Baseball, Butterflies&#View full post »


Sometimes, as parents, (I feel) we forget to have fun…gone are our late night drinking, partying dancing days&#View full post »


Big H had been Zoe’s friend since the first day of school – that was more than three years ago. They haveView full post »

Today is the first day of 2011

Today is a beautiful date – and since kids went back to school after three weeks at home ( and solidified forView full post »

my mini me(s)

A lot has been written about raising children. I have many books about it, and I have read all the titles. Yes, I haveView full post »

On a Rainy Afternoon

Scheduling an outdoor shoot in California is usually a low risk bet. Even in December. So when I was told that ourView full post »

Hunting Season is open

Or is it 12 days of Christmas…either way, after a long day of work, it is all worth it to have a late lunch withView full post »

Homage to Irving Penn


Oh My Gosh is right – It has been a MONTH!!!! of no posts…no facebook, definitely no tweeting…andView full post »


Ever wonder what you did with your time before? I mean before you got busy, when you THOUGHT you were busy…well, IView full post »

Pretty In Pink

When I was 13 we learned the facts of life from “The breakfast club” “16 Candles“, and of courseView full post »

It’s the Jordan

Jordan is a sweet young boy turned man…if you consider 13 a MAN… but teenager, young adult, thirteen-er,View full post »

Man’s best friend

Sometimes words cannot express feelings and that’s when photos come in handy. But if I did have to use words, I&#View full post »


YAY! My own kids are back at school! It has been a LONG summer, and even though they were at camp for 8 weeks of theView full post »


Have you ever watched “Little House on the Prairie” or are you too young to know? Well, it used to be one ofView full post »

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