Category Archives: Family Portraits

Family Portraits at Blake Gardens, Kensington

I’ve been photographing Barbara, Greg and Alice since Alice was a few months old.  It’s so rewarding to see my clients become friends and watch the little ones grow.  I like that Alice has positive associations of coming to visit me and my studio and getting her annual portrait taken.  It makes me feel like a […]

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J Weekly Magazine Readers’ Choice–Shoey Sindel Photography

Readers of the J Weekly Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jewish magazine, have spoken 3 years in a row.  Yup, Shoey Sindel Photography was voted the Favorite Photographer of the East Bay. The article says, Berkeley photographer Shoey Sindel calls herself a storyteller of people’s lives, using photos to tell the tale.  She documents […]

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Walnut Creek bar mitzvah photography-Mazel tov Jacob

Jacob and his family celebrated his bar mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, CA.  Since there is no photography on Shabbat, I met Jacob, his parents and sister and his grandparents on Friday for a portrait session. Grandma was so amazing.  She learned a Torah portion to chant at Jacob’s bar mtizvah.   […]

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3 Generations and a Community Celebrate Nathan’s Bar Mitzvah

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Nathan Magid’s bar mitzvah as a guest.  No photos, no running around making sure I get all the important people and details of the day.  It is great being part of Berkeley’s Beth El community where I have many friends and where I have watched many kids grow up. […]

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