Bar Mitzvah in Chicago IL


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.

 

An example of  of working a large number of people, in a tight space and within a tight time frame

An example of of working a large number of people, in a tight space and within a tight time frame

The clients and their son.

The clients and their son.


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