Tips for Better Bat and Bar Mitzvah PhotographyBat and Bar Mitzvah Photography by Mango Studios

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Many families hire professional photographers to offer Bar and Bat Mitzvah photography, and for a good reason. You spend days and hours planning the perfect Bat and Bar Mitzvah party, and want everything to be flawless, right down to smallest details. Numerous days spent studying, while family, often traveling from near and far, make arrangements to attend the event. It is a very big moment in your child’s life and you want them to remember the celebration, the laughter and the joy for years to come.

Before you go ahead and hire a professional photographer here are useful things to consider to get the best Bat and Bar Mitzvah photography:

Select a photographer who can tell stories through their photos.

When your child looks back at their bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah in the coming years, they want to remember how the day unfolded, like a chapter in a story of their lives. From moments at a synagogue to late night partying, the photos should convey the mood and emotions your child experienced. They also should show the family love and connection as these celebrations are filled with emotional and happy moments.

When speaking with photographers and reviewing their work, look for this talent. Does their work tell a story and capture the essence of the big day?

Do they offer a pre-celebration shoot?

A pre-shoot could be very useful to make sure your child feels comfortable with the photographer, as many children are very nervous before their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. There are so many people in attendance and all eyes are on them. Having a pre-shoot will calm their nerves and help them get comfortable in front of the camera. It also can be fun if you include your other family members, pets, or friends in your pre-shoot!

Make sure your photographer knows how to work with children.

This is very important. Photographing children is very different from photographing couples on their wedding day. Many teens can be rambunctious and get tired of taking photos faster than adults.

A good photographer should know how to get their attention and build rapport with your child as quickly as possible.

When I’m taking portraits of my little clients, I often do not reach for my camera right away. Instead, I might talk to them about their school life or something they are really excited about, like the latest Marvel movie. Once I do my formal portraits, I will simply let them do whatever they want, as at this time they already feel good in front of the camera and can take some really fun candid portraits.

Make sure your photographer has experience shooting parties and events.

Once the formal family pictures are done, it’s time to party! Hands down, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah celebrations are often one of the best and most energetic parties I’ve ever been to. Our team has had its own share photographing various parties under different lighting conditions and is very skilled in adapting to any circumstance. Bar and Bat Mitzvah are usually very fast paced with a lot of things happening at the same time. There’s a hora and dancing, performances and fireworks, there are various contests and games. That is why your photographer needs to have lots of experience in event coverage to make sure they do not miss a thing.

Here at Mango Studios, our team has had pleasure to photograph many incredible Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations and personally, I really love them! It is because our team is renowned for our wedding photography, are we able to provide the most outstanding Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah portrait photography and candid event coverage of your family event. Behind every image we take are years of experience and a commitment to professionalism. Our skilled Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah photographers are guaranteed to deliver high quality Bar and Bat Mitzvah photographs that tell the story of your day.