This year I was asked, by a former high school classmate, to photograph her son’s Bar Mitzvah in Chicago, IL. While it is a fair distance from my home (3 hours), it was quite an honor to be part of a friend’s special day and my wife I make the trip.
The ceremony and reception took place in the Wildfire restaurant in downtown Chicago. While a very nice restaurant, the place proved to be challenging to shoot due to: the dark wood paneling, the lack of an ideal spot to shoot portraits and the narrow confines of the ceremony. Part of the excitement of on-location photography is troubleshooting issues so that the pictures look perfect.