Bar mitzvah (or Bar Mitsvah or even Bar-Mitsvah) happens when a boy is 13. He reads a portion of the Torah for the week of his birthday, for which he prepares with a Rabbi for months beforehand. There is usually a big party to follow. That is where I come in. The photographer.
I like kids of all ages, but there is something very endearing about the age of 13. It’s the age when they [try to] toughen up and become adult, but also the age when many things make them laugh and they are still open enough to let you into their world.
Here are a few of my favorite spontaneous shots.