Bar Mitzvah Photography at Marin Country Club -Elam

Elam waited patiently during the pandemic to have his Bar Mitzvah party and it was well worth the wait! He had so much fun with his friends and family at the Marin Country Club playing so many rounds of pinball and basketball as there were many arcade games rented for the occasion. There was also a lot of dancing and all the kids were just so happy to be together having a great time celebrating Elam! Congratulations and Mazel Tov!

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Bat Mitzvah at Unitarian Universalist Congregation Marin in San Rafael, CA

Paloma had to walk through a few disappointments as her Bat Mitzvah was rescheduled a few times due to Covid but she finally got to show everyone how hard she worked and all her family and friends came out to support her! It was a beautiful sunny day at Unitarian Universalist Congregation Marin in San Rafael and everyone was very happy as The CDC had just announced that people whom were vaccinated no longer needed to wear masks so everyone was mostly mask free and finally able to hug each other. I couldn’t be prouder of Paloma as she sailed through her Bat Mitzvah with ease and grace and the photographs show just that! Mazel Tov!

A portrait of the Bat Mitzah girl before the service
All of Paloma’s guests signed a heart and dropped it inside for her Bat Mitzvah sign in book which she can hang on her wall as a wonderful memory!
Paloma’s grandparents were present and read portions of The Torah during her Bat Mitzah Service
Paloma walks around everyone to let everyone pay respects to The Torah during her Bat Mitzvah Service
Paloma reads her intentions to make the world a better place during the mitzah

Domenique wipes away a tear during the Bat Mitzvah Service while listening to her daughter, Paloma

Dom reads a passage about how proud she is of her daughter

It’s Den’s turn to tell her daughter how incredibly proud she is of Paloma and she almost made it without shedding a tear. Almost!

Paloma listens intently and takes in what her parents share with her during the Bat Mitzvah Service
Happiness is about for Den and she couldn’t be more proud of her daughter at her Bat Mitzvah
The Rabbi congratulates Paloma on all her hard work and dedication in studying for her Bat Mitzvah and she is smiling from ear to ear!
The Torah is put away so everyone can now celebrate!
Delicious little petit four sandwiches and desserts were served after the Mitzvah service was over
And there was also an Ice Cream Taco Truck so the guests were very excited about customizing their own ice cream tacos

Some of Paloma’s friends enjoying ice cream tacos at the lunch reception

Congratulations Paloma! You did a great job at your Bat Mitzvah and everyone couldn’t be happier for you! Mazel tov!

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Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Kol Shofar Tiburon. Lily.

Lily had the best bat mitzvah party ever at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA. Sheryl Denker of Sheryl Denker Events and Design.   I mean look at the smile on her face in the photos as she celebrates with all her friends and family!  Honestly, there couldn’t be a sweeter girl in the world than Lily.  Even with the pressure of all her friends there, she played with her baby cousin and made sure everyone was attended to. Happy Bat Mitzvah and  I wish her the world and everything in it!  xoxo

 

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Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Kol Shofar Tiburon, CA. Kabat Family

Just look at the love between these two siblings in this Mitzvah Service photo.  Lily had her Bat Mitzvah rehearsal at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA and her big party is coming up soon!  So I get another chance to be the best Mitzvah photographer in San Francisco.  She’s such a sweet girl and I am so excited to watch her have the time of her life with her family and friends. Honestly, these kids inspire me to always try to see things as a photographer through their lens.  They have such an open and optimistic vision of the future.  I listen and then I did deep and try to capture the best and most honest moment all the while framing the photo with the use of available light, architecture and emotion so your bar or bat mitzvah photography will have  a unique and personal point of view.

 

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Bar Mitzvah Photography at Congregation Kol Shofar in Belvedere Tiburon

Jacob had his bar mitzvah rehearsal at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA. He was so thoughtful and did a wonderful job.  Looking forward to photographing his party tomorrow at the Presidio Golf Club in San Francisco.

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Dana’s Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Am and Rosewood Sandhill, Palo Alto, CA Photography by @Dana Hargitay

Bar and Bat Mitzvah photography is some of the most fun and expressive you will ever find event photography wise and I love documenting mitzvah ceremonies and parties to capture all the emotional photos that come out of it!

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So check out these fun moments we got at Dana’s Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos, CA  near San Francisco.  Then the smashing party was at Rosewood Sandhill in Palo Alto and it was so fun.  The Hora dance at the mitzvah party as you can see below from the photography  that it was super fun because well they made it fun!  Especially, Dana’s mom, Danielle.  She is a super hero and the love for her daughter is fierce!

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See what I mean about fierce love being captured in a bat mitzvah photograph of a mom and daughter?

Here are some more amazing party photographs I shot at the Rosewood Sandhill.  I had a blast and clearly so did this incredible family.  They are simply so kind and wonderful. I am honored to have gotten to know you being my camera and beyond. xo dana

 

Much love to this beautiful family!

The Best Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photography in San Francisco Bay Area by Dana Hargitay of enLuce Photography

Awe the Bat Mitzvah ….They make me wish I was Jewish ✡️ so I could have one for my son. I love photographing the horah, the service at the temple and the all the fun emotion between the kids! Bar and Bat mitzvah photography makes you think fast on your feet as these kids are moving at the speed of light! But It might be the most amazing thing ever for a kid to celebrate the bridge between childhood and adulthood. The service is very beautiful as each child talks about a moral or social issue they would like to focus on and then the party, well, it’s off the hook with everyone celebrating! 🎉🎉   Here are some Bar and Bat Mitzvahs I’ve shot over the year.  Each child I photograph makes me so inspired to be the best Bar and Bat Mitzvah photographer in San Francisco.