Your son or daughter´s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is another one of those special occasions in life that need professional photography services. Artisan Photographics has photographed these events for over 20 years.
We create posed portraits at the synagogue and capture candid moments through the birthday celebration. As a company we are very familiar with Jewish traditions and rituals, making sure all significant moments are captured for you, from the Motzi to the candle lighting ceremony, to the exciting Hora dance!
We treat these very important days in the life of your child with the care and respect it deserves; after all, it is a right of passage for a young man or woman entering into adulthood. This is a once in a lifetime event for your child.
1) Plan any new style ahead of time
Whether your event will be formal or casual, your Bat / Bar Mitzvah child may decide to try out a new look for the occasion. This is her time in the spotlight, and they may want to use it to highlight their independence. This new look could mean a dramatic haircut, a switch from glasses to contacts, or any appearance changes that are different. Our recommendation is that you try the style modification a couple of weeks prior to the Bat/Bar Mitzvah itself. This way, your teen has time to get accustomed to her updated appearance.
2) Arrive early
When we photograph, we always arrive a bit early to set up, and get a sense of the room conditions for the day. Unexpected delays such as traffic or unplanned activity might change the schedule. A few minutes will help. The same goes for your extended family, if they are to be included in family portraits at a set time. It is a good idea to give them an arrival time 30 minutes or so before you actually need them
3) Wear complementary colors
When everyone is color coordinated and looking their best, family photos of the small family the photos are amazing. One way to complement each other visually is by color selection. An accessory such as a tie or handkerchief that brings out the hues of the clothing is a nice touch, and shows well in photos. The color pairings can be very subtle. The most important thing is that everyone feel like their best selves.
4) Make the most of your photography time
The Bat Mitzvah celebration will be full of excitement and distraction. Most of the time, we will be photographing on the go, moving around, and capturing the activity as it happens. There will be times where we want to ask you for a photo, or make sure that we sit down for family photos according to the timeline. You will be very happy after the fact that you have the photos to remember the occasion, so take the time to let us photograph you.
5) Enjoy yourself
Once the Bat/Bar Mitzvah event is actually here, the best thing you can do is have a enjoy it. All the big decisions have been made! Now, it’s time to relax. If you are happy and low stress, your pictures will show it. When you are having fun everyone is in a great mood and enjoying the festive occasion. That is what is about. Family and close friends celebrating your child’s Mitzvah.