Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
My bar and bat mitzvah photography career began years ago, slowly. I delighted (and still do) photographing my two sons and their friends and classmates. I spent years doing so purely for my own enjoyment and to be able to share my work with fellow parents at the Jewish Day School. As my skills grew, my “Day In The Life” books brought in thousands of dollars in fundraising auctions. Eventually parents in the community began to plead with me to photograph their childrens’ big “simchas”. And so was born a wonderful career.
I was bar mitzvahed in 1972 in the San Fernando Valley. Like many others of my tribe, I experienced the trauma of a catastrophic hormonal disarray, resulting in a five foot ten inch kid who went from soprano to tenor midway through the 3rd aliyah and who couldn’t carry a tune to save his life in either range. In spite of that experience, I have enjoyed every one of the hundreds of bar and bat mitzvahs I’ve attended since then.
I still get choked up when I hear a mother or a father salute their son or daughter, and I continue to search for the perfect photographic tool which would allow me to photograph a hora while holding onto a leg of the chair.
I will tell the story of your son or daughter’s bar/bat mitzvah with a deeply-rooted respect for all the traditional and non-traditional moments that make up these special days of your family’s life.
My pledge to your family is to faithfully capture this great “simcha” in hundreds of glorious photographs. Each of these photographs will be equally at home on the web, in an email, on a t-shirt, in one of my signature storybook albums, or in a frame over the fireplace.
All of my photographs are made with the highest technology digital camera equipment, and processed in my state-of-the-art digital lab. My 20 years of software engineering experience has given me a distinct technological advantage over any other photographer in this area. My techniques are cutting edge, and my photographs reflect my skills.
I encourage you to visit my studio in Burlingame to view my work, and I look forward to celebrating with your family and friends.