Ethan: Bar Mitzvah

Last Saturday, I photographed my first Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Denver. Ethan was a perfect gentleman and honored his parents, family, friends with respect during the celebration of his hard work over the last year.ethan_bar_mitzvah_1.jpg ethan_bar_mitzvah_3.jpg ethan_bar_mitzvah_2.jpg   ethan_bar_mitzvah_4.jpg ethan_bar_mitzvah_5.jpg ethan_bar_mitzvah_6.jpg ethan_bar_mitzvah_7.jpg

straight-up inspired by the original Johnny Cash:

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My favorite photojournalistic image of the day, shot with the trusty Nikon D700 with the 70-200mm at 200mm, f/3.3 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 640 at 8:40 in the a.m.

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Ethan and his parents treated guests to a baseball-theme Bar Mitzvah reception held at the Marriott Denver South in Park Meadows, decked out in red, white, and blue.

bar mitzvah photographer denver Ethan and his parents treated guests to a baseball-theme Bar Mitzvah reception held at the Marriott Denver South in Park Meadows, decked out in red, white, and blue.

Ethan and his parents during the reception:

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Killer show by Dance Trax Entertainment. Stellar second-shooter image by Matt Steaffens:

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6 Responses to “Ethan: Bar Mitzvah”

  1. Gino Siller — October 6, 2009 @ 5:30 am (#)

    I am so jealous!!!! What a cool event. The Jewish religion has so many beautiful customs….

  2. edie widoff — October 6, 2009 @ 1:12 pm (#)

    RJ, These are fabulous! Can’t wait to see the rest!
    Thank you! You capture the essence of the day perfectly!

  3. Angela Gold — October 6, 2009 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    WOW – AMAZING photos!!!! I sure wish I could have made it there to celebrate with you… I thought about you a lot on Saturday. So proud of you, Ethan. I can’t wait to see what you will accomplish in the future!

  4. Deborah — October 10, 2009 @ 4:12 am (#)

    These are beautiful, FABULOUS images, in the way of composition, color, depth of field and the feel for the scenes. I love them ALL but my favs are 1-7.

    Wow.

  5. Deanna — October 19, 2009 @ 6:44 pm (#)

    GORGEEEOUS!

  6. Wrap — January 14, 2011 @ 8:40 am (#)

    Very nice Bar Mitzvah images! The one with the boy jumping is priceless! These photos are funny, memorable, and beautiful, great job!

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