BAR MITZVAH PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Bar Mitzvah

The day of his bar mitzvah, at 13 years old, the Jewish boy becomes definitely part of the community. From this special day, this boy who has now become an adult, begins wearing black boxes with hebrew parchments inside: these are called tefillin. He can now pray with the quorum of ten people that defines a community.

The Kotel

People from all over the world come to the Kotel – the Western Wall – in Jerusalem to live this unique moment! Why? Because the Kotel is a symbol that represents the link between the past and the future. The Western Wall is the only remnant of the structure that was below the Temple. And it remains the most sacred site of Judaism.

Believe it or not, the Kotel is definitely a place that creates genuine emotions. I have seen people far away from any connection with religion crying at the Kotel… and it was hard for them to explain why…

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The light

For someone born outside Israel, the most striking thing here is the light and the brightness of this incredible city: Jerusalem. It is simply astounding… and I believe it is unique! Apart from the Kotel, I particularly enjoy the special atmosphere of the Jerusalem synagogues. There is often much light inside… and anyone can really feel warm.

Here is a selection of pictures taken from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. There are so many great spots to organize a bar mitzvah or a bat mitzvah in Israel…

I hope we will have soon the pleasure to meet behind my camera 🙂

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As a bar mitzvah photographer, I always try to capture the special moments and especially the emotion. The bar mitzvah is a really significant milestone for a young jew and his family. 

Shooting pictures in Jerusalem remains a privilege !  


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For sure, bar mitzvah are not only ceremonies… Photographing bar mitzvah parties allows to catch so many emotional moments : the bar mitzvah singing, the delight of parents, the true joy of friends.

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Here are some examples of bat mitzvah portraits in some of the nicest Jerusalem gardens from Bakaa to San Simon.


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