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The same photojournalism that I bring to weddings is brought to your child's bar/bat mitzvah. If you want cookie cutter mitzvah photography you won't find it here. Your kid is unique. Your family is unique. Shouldn't you photos be as well? I am not going to shoe horn anybody into a preconceived notion of what a mitzvah photo should be. I'm going to look for mitzvah photos that show who your kid is. The portraits can be anywhere you like- shul, a park, playing video games, whatever and wherever. Moms, I promise at least one smiling picture- showing teeth not guaranteed.
My child doesn't sit still. How on earth do you think you are going to get a family portrait of us? This is pretty much the question every parent asks me if they have a toddler or preschooler. Ya gotta move fast, stay low, and go with the flow. These portraits are not your Olan Mills portraits. These are portraits of your kid- as they are. Keep it simple. Find a fun place to be. And make it interactive.
If you ask the average person for some adjectives to describe "orthodox" I am pretty sure mosh pit, sheer unadulterated enthusiasm, crazy how on earth are more people not injured dancing, and simply moving would not likely be their choices. I know these adjectives to be true and at the same time lacking in depths to which they are. Storytelling at its best. Chapters of tish, kabbalat panim, chuppah, and dancing. From moments of intense introspection to parades of joyous guests. The wedding is every Jewish holiday wrapped up into one amazing day.
Almost two decades of working for publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post have prepared me to photograph the most important events, if not in the world than certainly in yours. As a photojournalist I have learned that moments- large and small- will tell the story how your family began for generations to come. My wedding photography has been recognized for excellence by FotoWeekDC, ISPWP, and WPJA. check out reviews of michael's photography on WeddingWirecontact 202.744.8447 about blog call