On January 21st, 2017, I was hired as Ethan Wyatt’s Bar Mitzvah Photographer. The Bar Mitzvah took place at the Temple Sinai of Las Vegas. The location was absolutely beautiful, with a lot of neutral and natural lighting. The Bar Mitzvah had over 70 people attend. Ethan read from the Torah in front of all 70 people without any stage fright at all! Ethan is a competitive gymnast, so he’s very confident while performing in front of large groups of people.
About the Bar Mitzvah
During the Bar Mitzvah they took the Torah, and walked with it in a circle in the temple. Everyone was kissing it. After Ethan finished reading from the Torah, everyone threw candy on him. The reason that candy is thrown is to symbolize the beginning of a sweet life. There are many Bar Mitzvah Photographers in Las Vegas and I was honored to be chosen as their Bar Mitzvah Photographer.
Ethan and his family were very excited about the event and about their family photo session. In the beginning they were a little nervous, but after a minute they got used to the camera, warmed up, and had a lot of fun. In the synagogue there was a wall that looks like it was straight out of Jerusalem. The photos turned out beautiful, I was very lucky to shoot this Bar Mitzvah!
It was very important for me to take a photo with all of the grand kids and their grandmother. I’m sure any Las Vegas Bar Mitzvah Photographer would do that as well. A delicious birthday cake served for Ethan, since it was his actual birthday. They didn’t have any candles with them, so instead they just sang Happy Birthday in both English and Hebrew. Right after that, the waiter come with tons of candies and put them on the empty table. Within a few seconds, all of the kids ran to the table and started filling their pockets with the candies. Also, a delicious buffet with many types of different salads, lots of bread, cut up fruit, and some good wine. It was an amazing Bar Mitzvah.