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Equine Portraits ~ Jordyn’s Pre Bar Mitzvah Session ~ Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer ~ Jana Bannan

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Jordyn’s Equine pre Bat Mitzvah session at Worcester Stables is one of my long time favorites. I knew we would get along perfectly well the first time I met Jordyn’s mom Debbie and she mentioned that J was a lover of horses and an avid rider. There was nowhere else but at the barn where she trains that I wanted to photograph her getting to know you session. After a few mandatory snaps in a dress, it was time for equine attire and horses. Jordyn lit up and absolutely loved introducing me to all her favorites in the barn – horses that is – and demonstrating her skills riding and jumping Buddy. I loved documenting her talents with equal enthusiasm.

I love making such connections with the Mitzvah children that I photograph and their families. It makes for beautiful memories and images that will hopefully stay with the family for years.

We are looking forward to documenting Jordyn’s Bat Mitzvah this weekend. It promises to be a great party.



Zara’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits ~ Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer ~ Jana Bannan

Monday, May 16th, 2016

We are sharing a wonderful pre-mitzvah session today in anticipation of Zara’s Tendenza event this weekend. Can hardly wait to document another even for the family.


Ritz Carlton Philadelphia Bar Mitzvah ~ Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer ~ Jana Bannan

Monday, April 11th, 2016

We started our 2016 season with a spectacular party at the Ritz Carlton , Philadelphia. See the beautifully rich decor by Jamie Rothstein Floral Design .
Brad and his family had a wonderful service at the AdathEmanu-El synagogue and a super high energy party with entertainment provided by Anthony and team from Hot, Hot, Hot

Synagogue: AdathEmanu-El
Venue: Ritz Carlton , Philadelphia
Party Design: Jamie Rothstein Floral Design
Entertainment: Hot, Hot, Hot

Brad’s Philadelphia Pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ by Jana Bannan ~ Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Friday, March 4th, 2016

We are ready for another fantastic party tomorrow. We are looking forward to spending the day with Brad and his family and capturing his celebration at the Ritz Carlton .
Did anyone say basketball in the middle of Broad Street?

Can’t wait


Goldie’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ Jana Bannan, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Friday, February 5th, 2016

We are super excited for Saturday to work with Goldie and her family. Let 2016 begin with a great party!


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

Libby’s High School Senior Portraits ~ mkPhoto Senior Photographer ~ @ Tatnall School

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Libby is a senior! I can remember her driving past on her four wheeler and asking Luci out to play like it was yesterday. We photographer both her older brother and sister’s senior portraits and we couldn’t wait to see what a accomplished young adult Libby has become. She is quite a soccer star!
Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

mike & jana

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 :)