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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So my dad is in town… we decided to leave him with the kids and skip town. 48 hours on our own – no naggingView full post »


We’ve been counting the days to the last day of school – and it’s tomorrow… I know the kids areView full post »

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day – Like every year – I try to explain to my kids that really, it should be mothersView full post »

today I was fat – tomorrow morning I’ll be thin.

This is a very personal post. Read with caution. Every day when I get dressed, I look in the mirror. I don’t lookView full post »

How To Find Your Ideal Client

I used to get a lot of junk emails every day… A LOT – My new year’s resolutions was unsubscribing toView full post »

whatever it takes

I am considered amongst my clients as a very patient photographer, with a special connection to kids, who gets them toView full post »

I’ve known them for what

I’ve known these girls for what seems like forever. If forever means since I have had kids, that’s prettyView full post »

being high

I am kind of tall, and I have big and wide feet, and a sensitive back – which basically means I never ever wearView full post »

siblings without rivalry

I spent most of the summer back home, in Israel, and a lot of that time with my brother and his family…and on oneView full post »

Malibu Beach Inn Getaway

When my friend said to me the magic words “I’d love to watch your kids for a weekend” I didn’tView full post »

Coral tree Cafe

When I first moved to America, and settled in Los Angeles, I thought the last place I would live is the VALLEY… IView full post »

Efrat Dor

This is Efrat Dor – a naturally gorgeous Israeli actress who was visting LA for a few months for Pilot Season. SheView full post »

personal cookies

A facebook friend asked today “The question is how do you balance it? Business, a job and personal work? When wasView full post »

Be My Valentine

As I get ready to attend another Valentine Knoll Shoot in Orange County I look back at last year’s Knoll shootView full post »

If I photographed seniors

I don’t really have an official Seniors photography side of the business… nor have I officially photographedView full post »

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