Why A Pre-Mitzvah Shoot – Ira Casel Photography Shares Thoughts

Written by Ira Casel of Ira Casel Photography – Millburn, NJ

Why A Pre-Mitzvah Shoot?

The pre-mitzvah portrait shoot is great for a lot of reasons. Of course, we get to create some amazing images of the bar/bat mitzvah boy/girl, which are most often on display at their celebration. These photographs capture the bar/bat mitzvah kid as they really are at this moment in life and provide a counterpoint to the bima/temple portraits, which are more formal and religious in nature.

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Cutie Patootie Creations Designs Son’s Sports-Themed Bar Mitzvah

Planning a child’s bar or bat mitzvah should be fun but can also be a big challenge.  As a bar/bat mitzvah professional, Stephanie of Cutie Patootie Creations used her expertise and experience to plan and design her son’s perfect mitzvah celebration. The results are spectacular – and her son Jack couldn’t have been happier!

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Spring Theme Bat Mitzvah at Brooklyn Botanic Garden NY

Brooklyn-Heights-based Alexandra Partow Events planned a Bat Mitzvah held at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning new ecologically sustainable event space – The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Photography courtesy of Maggie Marguerite Studios.

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Basketball Theme Bar Mitzvah Party

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony FloridaWhen Justin Havas was getting ready for his bar mitzvah, he expected a quiet luncheon following the service and a dinner party reception with basketball decorations. Who could have guessed the surprises that lay ahead would have the entire day pay homage to his beloved sport, and sure – a little bit to him as well. READ MORE ......

Warm Up with Tropical Themed Bar Mitzvah

AJ’s Bar Mitzvah theme was Inspired by his favorite tropical dance house music and his love of family vacations in the tropics.  Showplace Floral & Event Design‘s creative team transformed The Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY to a tropical paradise filled with bold bright colors, flowers and fauna mixed with custom “pop art” graphics for his Bar Mitzvah celebration.

Showplace Tropical Floral Table Decor

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Wedding & Party Trend – Hanging Ceiling Decor

Paper Parasols Umbrellas & Lanterns

7 Ideas for a Beautiful Ceiling

When it comes to decorating a wedding, mitzvah or event space, always examine the venue from every angle.  Every nook, cranny, and surface is a design opportunity, and that includes the ceiling.  

In fact, the ceiling is ideal!  Guests won’t be expecting this, ensuring that “wow” factor!

Hanging Paper Parasols & Lanterns available at Luna Bazaar

A lot of event designers are making creative use of this often overlooked part of the room. The trend is to suspend decor elements from the ceiling on clear filament for the illusion that your decor is actually floating on air. There are lots of clever ways to use this technique. READ MORE ......

Candy Sushi – Creative Dessert for a Mitzvah, Wedding, or Kosher Party

Child or adult – who doesn’t love candy?  When we came across Esprit Events’ fun and creative dessert idea – candy sushi – served at a bat mitzvah, we couldn’t wait to share this innovative idea with our kid and adult fans.

Candy Sushi from Esprit Kosher Events

Candy sushi rolls are made with rice crispy treats, wrapped with fruit rollups and topped with a variety of candies to include kosher Swedish fish, rock candy, colorful marshmallows, sour straws, and  licorice to name a few.  Can you pick out some other candy? READ MORE ......

Design Your Photo Kippahs and Help Support Lone IDF Soldiers

Looking for an extraordinary one-of-a-kind, customized yarmulke for your upcoming bar/bat mitzvah or wedding? Forget boring logos!  With Pic A Kippa you can upload your own images and design a unique picture kippa!

PicaKippa Camp Theme

Custom Camp Themed Yarmulke for Ellie’s Bat Mitzvah

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