I Love to photograph Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s

Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac Michigan

Fun shot of the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan

My friend, Andrea Solomon, is an event planner in West Bloomfield and a few years back she encouraged me to start photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.  As an event planner Andrea has planned hundreds of weddings and mitzvahs over the years.  So, it came to pass that I expanded my event photography business beyond weddings, retirement parties and anniversary parties to also include mitzvah celebrations.

I will be ever grateful to Andrea Solomon for giving me the push necessary to get into such a great event photography specialty.  The shot above was from a recent party held at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI.  I always arrive early for an event photography engagement to scope out the building and the decorations, etc.  The sky was amazing this particular evening and the sun was lighting up the side of the building with an amazing warm glow. This is one of several shots that got my evening off to a rocking start.  I could shoot in their all day!  The architecture and the lighting are wonderful.  It is a great place to host an event.  The perfect combination of edginess but with all the amenities necessary for a first class outcome.  I have been there when they were partying in the enclosed outdoor patio which is another great place to grab some nice candid shots while guest enjoy the fun and sun (or stars).

I would love to take a high school senior down to the Crofoot Ballroom as part of an urban exploration day.  I’ll have to look into that.  The shot above is the result of combining 9 separate exposures together to realize a finished image that could not possibly be accomplished in one shot.  If you are interested in learning more about this type of photography check out my workshops.

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