The guests that are having the most fun at a Bar Mitzvah are definitely the little kids. They get to eat cake and dance around, what could be bad about that!? They are so animated and gosh darn cute, and the best part is they love to get their photo taken. Sure, teens like to get their photos taken too. But then they start making crazy faces and do weird hand symbols, who knows what they’re implying. The adults will get their pictures taken too, but they are very happy when I leave (haha). Younger kids will show you their genuine emotions and how much fun they are having, and those tend to be the best photos.
My daughter Emma is growing up so fast and is now a young woman. She had her prom a few weeks ago and it was quite the photo-op. It was really beautiful to see all the kids dressed up and looking so dashing. Since there was no official photographer I decided to photograph all these pictures with my fancy point and shoot (Canon gx 1), because I didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to myself with my big DSLR. Despite using a point and shoot, the pictures came out great. I was able to shoot RAW, which means the photos retain all their information to make it easier to edit. It was amazing some of the camera hardware that the parents had. There were so many parents taking pictures of their kids posing and hamming it up. It was so funny and such a delight to see.
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