Chabad bar mitzvah during a pandemic.
First of all, mazel tov to Noah and his parents Melissa and Dani. Noah celebrated his bar mitzvah yesterday at home in the company of his friends and relatives via Zoom. Before COVID and shelter in place, I WAS going to be his official bar mitzvah photographer at the synagogue and at his celebration. Alas, […]
When planning a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding or other event it’s super tempting when a friend or relative offers to take the photos for you. Often times, the price you pay for saving money is getting crappy photos or missing the important shots.
While each bar/bat mitzvah is unique, there are similarities that make the day and rituals comforting and joyful to photograph.
As part of my bar and bat mitzvah packages I offer a complimentary Announcement Photo session in the months preceding the mitzvah. Like a wedding Engagement photo session, these Announcement sessions in that it serves 3 major purposes for bat/mitzvah and their family.
Shoey Sindel introduces a presentation box for fine art prints. These are perfect for family and child portraits, personal and boudoir, wedding, mitzvah photos.
Dahlia will be a bat mitzvah this Saturday at Berkeley’s Netivot Shalom. We photographed at her rehearsal.
Readers of the J Weekly Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jewish magazine, have spoken 3 years in a row. Yup, Shoey Sindel Photography was voted the Favorite Photographer of the East Bay. The article says, Berkeley photographer Shoey Sindel calls herself a storyteller of people’s lives, using photos to tell the tale. She documents […]
Marina is one of those bat mitzvahs that is talented, poised, confident, beautiful, interested in nature and attracts happy and kind people around her. Her bat mitzvah celebration was all of that–strong, beautiful, happy and attended by delightful family and guests. The family and I are no strangers: Susie and I go way back and I […]
I had the pleasure and honor of photographing Ariel’s bat mitzvah. This was no ordinary bat mitzvah photo shoot; it was for the rabbi’s daughter…no pressure there! Ariel’s family is so down to earth, sweet and funny as heck. Their family is full of huggers and there was a fair share of tears. And, […]