3 Tips For Finding a Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photographer

Selecting a Photographer for Your Family’s Mitzvah
Written by Ira Casel of Ira Casel Photography

When music stops and the lights come up, the food’s been eaten and the decorations have been dismantled, all that you have left of your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah are your memories – and the photographs. Your photographer will create the only tangible reminder your family has of this milestone day.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah PhotographyPhoto: Ira Casel Photography

Photographs will bring you back to the joy of the day, over and over. Choosing a photographer who fits your family’s aesthetic and personality is one of the most high-impact decisions you’ll make during your mitzvah planning process. READ MORE ......

Video Game Bar Mitzvah Party by Sweet Dreams Photo Video

Bar Mitzvah Photography NJ, NYZachary celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends in a technology themed party. The Minecraft video game is one of Zack’s favorites and provided inspiration for the day’s entertainment and décor. Memories of the special day were captured by fun-loving JB from Sweet Dreams Photo Video. READ MORE ......

5 Tips For The Perfect Surprise Engagement

Cutest couple Stephanie Kay and Nathan Shrock were engaged this past summer. Nathan did an amazing job of surprising Stephanie, not just with the proposal itself but by booking a photographer to get the amazing moment and day on film. He even packed a bag of additional clothes for her to change in to for the secret shoot! What a guy!! If an engagement is in the cards for you, we advise taking a cue from Nathan (and us!) with the following five tips. Thank you to Kristeen Marie Photography for capturing this amazing event.

1. Book a Photographer to Capture The Surprise

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A Traditional Jewish Wedding in NJ from Abacus Studios

The wedding of this beautiful couple was captured by Abacus Studios. The bride and groom exchanged nuptials at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, a conservative egalitarian synagogue in Springfield, NJ.

Jewish Wedding NJTemple Beth Ahm Yisrael’s beautifully decorated shul provided plenty of natural lighting and warm décor to compliment the couple’s wedding ceremony.

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Name & Logo Inspired Bar Mitzvah at Life…The Place to Be

“Hangin’ With Hunter” in Westchester

A huge trend in the current Bar and Bat Mitzvah circuit is doing a theme and subsequent decor, logo, cake and favors based on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah boy/girl’s name! Hunter Goldman’s Bar Mitzvah, held this past January in Westchester, NY is a great example of that trend and how to make it upscale and personalized. With a dazzling reception held at Life…The Place to Be, food provided by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and photos by Londin Photography, Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was surely one to remember!

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Jenna & Jason’s Sparkling Engagement Shoot

Engagement Photo SparklersWhen Jenna Gerber and Jason Derr got engaged, they knew capturing their pre-marital bliss was definitely on the agenda! Manda of Manda Jean Photography joined Jenna and Jason at Pennsylvania’s Locust Lake State Park for a sparkling engagement shoot where she says the couple made her job easy! READ MORE ......

Garden Theme Jewish Wedding

Romantic Jewish WeddingWhen planning a Jewish wedding, one of the first aspects a bride will decide upon is her colors. This can certainly be helpful, but there are other ways to go about it. If you can decide on a mood or a setting that you want to capture, that can set the tone for all the other plans to come. Photography by The Collection. READ MORE ......

Invitation Trends – Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16

Top 5 Trends in Invitation Design

Wedding Light Strands Invitations | MitzvahYour invitation isn’t just an announcement of the who, what, when, and where.  It conveys your style and gives guests a glimpse into your celebration. It’s the first taste people will get of your Jewish wedding, b’nai mitzvah or event.  

Popular Invitation Styles for 2013, according to Wedding Paper Divas:

  • Ultra Modern
  • Vintage Deco
  • Photo Invitations
  • Something Blue and
  • Dreamy Destinations READ MORE ......