We always get so excited when we get hired to photograph a Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah celebration. We just love all the key moments that take place on this important Jewish Celebration. For those of you that may not know, a Bar Mitzvah \ Bat Mitzvah ceremony is an important and time-honored rite of passage. When the young adult is called to the Torah for the first time, and often chants a portion of the Torah reading, or the haftarah (reading from the prophets). It is followed by their first aliyah, singing “Mazal tov un simon tov” and lots of smiles! A Bar Mitzvah | Bat Mitzvah certainly makes beautiful photos and is just an over all great event to capture as a photographer.
We shot this Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the beautiful Temple Isaiah a Reform Jewish congregation in West Los Angeles. It is a very popular Temple on the west side that is also great to photograph due to it’s unique design. As you can see from the photos it was a joyous event from start to finish. The great photos do not end at the Bat Mitzvah \ Bar Mitzvah ceremony but on the other hand continue at the party that is held at the venue on choice! This Bat Mitzvah party was held at the The Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles borderline to Santa Monica on the same day as the ceremony. It was just a fabulous celebration with a photo booth, music DJ, slideshow, candy bar, and lots of smiles! We can’t wait to shoot at this lovely location once again for another Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah!
Photos by Los Angeles Bat Mitzvah \ Bar Mitzvah photographer Alex Diaz and Josh Ponder