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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Bar Mitzvah

Boy blowing out birthday candles for an article on how to plan the perfect bar mitzvah

Hi everyone!  To start off the week, I wanted to share with you a bar mitzvah I recently photographed at Attic Studios.  Ben turned the ripe old age of 13, and his family threw him a great party.  Far from the edge of boring, this bar mitzvah had all the key ingredients of a fantastic […]

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Yoel Turns 13: A Bar Mitzvah Photojournalist Tells All

Young boy in sunglasses dancing at a Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I recently had the pleasure of being the bar mitzvah photojournalist for Yoel’s 13th birthday celebration at the Greenhouse Nightclub.  The afternoon had tons of activities — from a magician to a great sushi buffet — that entertained guests of all ages.  Let’s get all the details in today’s blog post! 

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