How to Find a Venue for Your Event

Band performing at a bat mitzvah for an article on ‘How to Find a Venue’

Got a family event to plan that does not involve vows or the exchanging of rings? If you have no idea where to start the planning process for your family event, then you have hit the jackpot with today’s blog. In this article you will find out how to find a venue along with a list of things you should consider before ever laying down a deposit.

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Tips From a Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Hora dance by bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

June got off to a busy start, not with a wedding, but with Bryan’s bar mitzvah. The ceremony, held at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights followed by a bar mitzvah celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, was completely planned by Bryan’s mother, Amy, and it went off without a hitch. If you have such a family event on your calendar, enjoy these tips from a bar mitzvah photographer so that your celebration can go as smoothly as Bryan’s.

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A Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah at 26 Bridge

The hora at a Brooklyn bar mitzvah at 26 Bridge, by Brooklyn bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy Saturday to you all, and happy birthday to Zack, who celebrated his 13th birthday yesterday! The celebration was held at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn, with roughly 135 guests. The venue, which is basically a large open space with exposed brick walls, was the perfect place to set the hip-hop-themed event.

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Bella’s Bat Mitzvah at Covo Restaurant

NYC bat mitzvah portrait

Yesterday, I had the sincere pleasure of photographing Bella’s bat mitzvah at Covo Restaurant.  The love of family and friends was all around at this special celebration.  Ora, Bella’s mentor and friend, helped to officiate the ceremony and provided the guitar accompaniment.  The biggest hit of the day, however, was Bella herself singing.  She has a beautiful voice which I’m sure we will be hearing more of in the future.

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How to Host the Perfect Bar Mitzvah

Photo of guests mingling for a story on how to host the perfect mitzvah by NYC bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  To start off the week, I wanted to share with you a bar mitzvah I recently shot at Attic Studios.  Ben turned the ripe old age of 13, and his family threw him a great party to celebrate.  Far from the edge of boring, this bar mitzvah had all the key ingredients of a fantastic event: good food, lots of dance music, and plenty of space for guests to mingle.

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