Archive for the ‘Bat/Bar Mitzvahs’ Category

Melissa’s PreMitzvah Portraits @ Margate, NJ ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Modern Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Mitzvah Monday – meet Melissa and her family. We had a super fun Afternoon on the Margate, NJ beach and the Longport jetty. We are excited to celebrate Melissa’s accomplishments with family and friends in November. Mazel Tov!!

Tyler’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits ~ mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer @ Philadelphia Country Club

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Meet Tyler. He love sports mostly baseball and golf and he is pretty good at both. He demonstrated some pretty awesome skills on camera when we met him at home and at the Philadelphia Country Club. We are excited for his awesome party in October at the Artesano Gallery.


Max’s Bar Mitzvah Getting to know you session ~ mk Photo, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Mitzvah season is upon us and I can’t wait to meet all of the bright and talented youngsters this fall and capture their magnificent celebrations!

To start the Mitzvah Monday posts we introduce Max. We met Max at the end of the summer at his home to capture a few informal portraits before his Bar Mitzvah in September. Did he grew since we last saw him at his sister’s event a few years ago! Max was quite cool in his Vineyard Vines selection but he definitely preferred showing us his mad basketball and soccer skills.

Looking forward to the big party in a couple of weeks :)


Tayden’s Bar Mitzvah @Meadowlands Country Club ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

We captured Tayden’s right of passage with his incredibly close and supportive family recently. Dig that white jacket and black tie!

Some details:
Coordinator: Le Dae Event Group
Venue: Meadowlands Country Club
Videography: Luria Visuals
Music: All Around Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE

Tayden’s Pre-Mitzvah Session ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Portrait Photographer

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Tayden’s pre-Mitzvah portrait session included his wonderful closely-knit family! We covered his older brother Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah a couple of years ago and we will be there to celebrate and capture Tayden’s coming up next month!!

Ava Jewel @Green Valley Country Club ~Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Mitzvahs are a right of passage for many of our clients’ young sons and daughters and we love covering these energetic and beautiful celebrations!

One of the great parts of the Bat and Bar Mitzvah coverage process is actually the pre-Mitzvah photography session! This is where we get to know one another a bit while striking out and getting some fun fashion poses in! Not only are the sessions included with our Mitzvah packages, they make for great photographs to use on the Mitzvah invitations and the guest sign-in book at the celebration itself. Plus: it’s just plain fun! Even the shyest of kids love the opportunity to dress up and warm up to us, so that by the time the Mitzvah rolls around, we are all old friends and event coverage goes smoothly. Jana especially has a knack for pumping up our young new friends for their portrait sessions and sharing in their excitement and anticipation for the ceremony and celebration down the road.

Here is Ava Jewel’s vibrant Mitzvah celebration! We loved the cake that had a golden tiara on the top, and Ava’s lovely princess gown – wow!

Some details:
Venue: Green Valley Country Club
Band/Entertainment: NY Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
Don’t miss Ava Jewel’s rockstar pre-portrait session with us HERE

J. Pierce @Union League of Philadelphia ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Mitzvah Monday brings us the beautiful family of J. Pierce and this energetic, colorful, and WILD Center City Mitzvah celebration!

Some details:
Venue: Union League of Philadelphia
Event Design: Table Art
Lighting: Eventions
Video: Cinemacake
Entertainment: Starlight, NYC
Stationery: Two Paper Dolls

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE

Evan @Four Seasons Philadelphia ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Some details:
Coordinator: Evantine
Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Videography: Cinemacake
Dj: All Around Entertainment

Here is the coverage of Evan’s exciting right of passage!

Tori @ Atrium at the Curtis Center ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Some details:
Coordinator, Caterer, Cake: Cescaphe
Reception Venue: Atrium at the Curtis Center
Videography: Luria Visuals
Florist: Jamie Rosenthal Floral
Music: All Around Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
See Tori’s stylin’ Center City Philadelphia portrait session HERE
Don’t miss Tori’s Getting to Know You portraits in New York City HERE

Tori’s Pre-Mitzvah Session @Dylan’s Candy Bar ~ mkPhotography, New York City Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We spent a day up in the Big Apple for Tori’s portrait session and we went to the most amazing candy store we’ve ever been to. Have you heard of Dylan’s Candy Bar? The flagship store is on the upper east side and you have to go! It’s two or three floors of every candy you can possibly imagine, including a room of all the throw-backs, all the greats that we had as kids. We ALL got to be kids in a candy store for this photo session!