Your pre-teen only comes of age once—how do you want those precious moments captured? After all, your child has spent the first 12 or 13 years of their life preparing for what comes down to one magical day of celebration, rooted in centuries-old rites of passage. From the nervous recitation of the Law, to leading a discussion on the d’var Torah, and into the laying of tefillin, this is a moment that’s just as important for you as it is for your child. A bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah segues into a new chapter—make sure it comes complete with stunning "illustrations."
It’s easy to get caught up in any number of small details. Are all the blocked rooms at the hotel confirmed? Is your daughter sure she has her Tanakh recitation piece memorized? Do you have the tallit ready? However, nothing is more important than having the right photographer (or team of photographers) on hand to immortalize every life changing moment. From the rabbi’s Shabbat service to the special toast from Grandma Beth, one out of focus image or red eye can ruin an otherwise perfect day.
You and Your Child Deserve the Best
Not all photographers are created equally. One may have a skilled hand at portrait photography, but that doesn’t mean they have what it takes to take gorgeous shots of a fast-moving Hora dance. This special day requires the unique skills and passion only a mitzvah photographer can provide. You deserve someone who understands and respects the traditions and customs.
After all, everyone—including you—will be so wrapped up in the celebration that it’s easy to forget the details. How did your child’s face look when they spoke their portion of the Haftarah without a hitch? Remember the moment when your mother wiped a bissel of rugelach off your son’s face? Or how grand the gift table looked?
The day will surely rush by in a blur, but that doesn’t mean your photography needs to follow suit. This is the album you and your child will treasure for a lifetime—all the way until their 83rd birthday and second bar mitzvah. It’s the images you’ll send to family members and loved ones. It’s equal to a thousand words, so make each one count.