In the jewish religion, when a girl reaches 12-years-old she becomes a “bat mitzvah” and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same rights as an adult. She is now morally and ethically responsible for her decisions and actions. “Bat Mitzvah” also refers to a religious ceremony that accompanies a girl becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Often a celebratory party will follow the ceremony and that party is also called a bat mitzvah. We loved having Maya in the studio for some Tampa portraits for her Bat Mitzvah, how gorgeous is this girl? I have been photographing her family for many years now, it is so exciting to see her grow up; she rocked her studio session.