Archive for the ‘Bat/Bar Mitzvahs’ Category

Brent’s 007 Inspired Pre-Bar Mitzvah Portraits ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhoto ~ New Jersey Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

I have seen many fun theme and decor ideas at Mitzvahs and weddings over the years, but this one was cute and inspiring. Who doesn’t love a good James Bond movie. So the first time we met with Brent’s mom and idea came to me to incorporate the theme into our informal portraits. The entire family had so much fun acting out their roles that we laughed the entire time.

This session is a perfect blend of casual, loving family photos and more formal and serious images. I love the results and I am super excited for the party on Saturday.


Blake’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits @Citizens Bank Park ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhoto ~ Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I am not even sure where to start with this insanely fun session at the Phillie’s stadium. Blake’s bar Mitzvah Party is coming up this weekend and we are super excited to be documenting it. Check out the custom jerseys the family created for his celebration.



Max’s Bar Mitzvah @ The Loews Hotel ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhoto ~ Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We recently celebrated with Max at the Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia. What a party!! Enjoy the images.

Synagogue: Adath Israel
Reception Venue: Loews Hotel, Philadelphia
Entertainment: Total Talent Entertainment
Event Design and Planning: Evantine

You can see more photos for this event HERE
You can see Max’s informal portrait session HERE

Anita’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits in Kennett ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Moderm Bat Mitzvah Photographerer

Monday, October 26th, 2015

These informal sessions prior to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration are a huge part of my process in working with the families. I enjoy really connecting with the kids and hearing all about their interest. Going through the Bat/Bar Mitzvah service and party is a huge growing up experience and I feel honored when families trust me to document all the important moments.

Meet Anita, we are anxiously anticipating her party in November. Our favorite sunflower field making an appearance in a session as well as the cutest little town of Kennett Square. Sometimes the best photos are captured in one’s back yard :)

Looking forward to the awesome celebration.


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