Bar mitzvah photography has changed so much in the past twenty years due to better digital cameras, and the newer technology permits us to get more spontaneous and fun candid shots than ever. Digital cameras are so sensitive that they allow us to shoot in very low light and capture the lighting and ambience of the decor in the most natural of ways.
To do a thorough job, shooting bat mitzvah party photography includes many components, beginning with family portraits and sometimes the religious service. Once the reception starts, we cover the decor, cocktail hour coverage of the kids and the adults, then the speeches, toasts, video montage, dancing and kids having fun. Sometimes we’ll do some more family shots that are looser and more fun than the religious portraits, and gather specific groups of VIP friends together as well.
Having shot hundreds of bar, bat and b’nai mitzvahs in my career, I can honestly say that I love it. What could be more enjoyable than being in the midst of a happy and joyous occasion than this!? We photographers have a great job! See more of our bar mitzvah photography here: www.teribloom.com/barmitzvahs
I love being a bar mitzvah photographer here in NYC, and I love being a photojournalist because there is always such material to photograph at every job I shoot. I love this photo because it shows the bar mitzvah boy surrounded by his grandparents as he reads from the torah, the fact that its natural and un-posed makes it an even nicer picture to me.
There’s always something to learn about style, and these girls taught me a lesson about having confidence and attitude in this small city of New York. The bar mitzvah party was fun, everyone was dancing & here were two kids showing me their stuff!