Tag Archives: Bat Mitzvah

Sunset Bat Mitzvah Party on The Hudson

Saturday’s weather was perfect for a party cruise. I photographed a Bat Mitzvah party celebrating on a World Yacht sunset cruise around lower Manhattan, passing by The Statue of Liberty. The DJ for the event was Jerry Laskin Enterprises.

Great group of adults and kids and got some nice images on the outer deck  both around sunset and into the evening with The Statue of Liberty in the background.

Here are some images from the event. To see additional images on my website, click here.

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Beach-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Here are some images of a Bat Mitzvah party I photographed at 202 East on Manhattan’s Upper East Side this past weekend. Great party with a beach theme. The DJ, Jerry Laskin, whom I’ve worked with numerous times, had everyone dancing.

From Upper Manhattan to Chelsea Piers: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties

Scenes from a Bar and Bat Mitzvah party this past Saturday and Sunday: First, Saturday evening at Faculty House at Columbia University, a two-floor Bar Mitzvah party event.

Then Sunday, at Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson.

 

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West Side Bat Mitzvah 12-1-12

Just finished editing this Bat Mitzvah I shot back in December. Shot over 800 frames and then edited down to around 300 of the best shots so the family can choose which ones they want in their album and for prints.

 Great family from the West Side. Bat Mitzvah service was held  at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. The party was at Scaletta and everyone was dancing up a storm!

Riverdale, NY Bat Mitzvah Party

I shot this Bat Mitzvah party last month for a client’s sister. My original client lives in Riverdale, NY; her sister and family live in Israel.  About two years ago I  photographed the Riverdale family in both a portrait session and Bat Mitzvah party photos for her daughter. In August her sister’s family flew in from Israel to celebrate with their State-side family, and I was asked to photograph the niece’s Bat Mitzvah party.

Back when I shot the Bat Mitzvah party for the Riverdale side of the family, I met their Israeli relatives. Getting repeat business from a family is great for a couple of reasons: the family knows your work and there’s not much need for those “get-to-know-you” moments, as you tend to remember the various personalities and can dive right into capturing some great family interactions.

The Bat Mitzvah party was a very relaxed event in the Riverdale family’s backyard, where about 50 people were in attendance. There was a great loving energy from everyone, lots of young cousins playing around; and exuberant adults enjoying this milestone. While the Atlantic and Mediterranean separated these families, you could see that day how close-knit they are.

(Tech Notes: I shot the event using a Flashpoint beauty dish, a 6″ light modifier from Adorama, strapped on to my Nikon SB910 flash. The flash head  shoots into a deflector positioned in front of the  head and the light then bounces back into the dish and out towards your subject. The quality of light this provides a lot more punch, wrapping around a subject’s face, giving emphasis to the eyes and jawline. It’s a great portable unit that makes great light for photographing people in an event like this.)

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Danziger Bat Mitzvah Party 1/14/12

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Here are some images from this Stamford, CT Bat Mitzvah party I shot for Jerry Laskin Enterprises this past weekend. Great music and great group of kids!

Riverdale, NY Family Portrait Session

I did this portrait shoot recently for a Riverdale, NY family whose daughter was celebrating becoming a Bat-Mitzvah and had family coming in from various parts of the country and from Israel. Lots of cousins!