To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.”  

– Ecclesiastes 3:1

More important than being a photographer who was hired to provide photo coverage of the event it is the fact that we are guests at the house of worship. Therefore, we develop a cordial, respectful relationship with the person in charge of the proceedings. Listening with the intend to follow his/her instructions is one of our priorities from the start. In order words, at Cisco Photography make sure our actions are not just to fulfill the expectations of our client but also to comply with the rule explained to us by the person providing the guidance.

On the day of the event, we follow the instructions given by staying where We am assigned and behave with outmost respect to everyone at the ceremony. In most Synagogues We had worked over the years touching a camera during the ritual is prohibited. Therefore, we recant the special moments after completion. Moments like the Aliyah; when the child is standing at the Bimah (reciting the Bracha) along with the Rabi and or with parents are images that stay in my mind during and after the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. In other situation by request of the client I do the photography at another date. Whatever the situation, the ultimate goal at Cisco Photography is to provide a professional photo or video coverage our client expects and deserve while maintaining a lever of respect for the guests.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Tips

1. Choosing a venue that takes a little more chunk out of your budget can equal it’s self out with less needs for decorations. 

2. Ask friends and family for help and keep things organized and everyone in the loop with apps like Trello.  

3. Make sure to check our synagogue’s policy with regard to taking photos during the service.  

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