Lights Camera Action: Photographers, Videographers and Montage Experts

Lights Camera Action: Photographers, Videographers and Montage Experts

A lot of time goes into planning your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah and you’ll want to be sure to capture those milestone memories on film.

Hiring a professional photographer and videographer is an important decision in the Bar Bat Mitzvah planning process. Experienced professionals know which moments are important and how to be unobtrusive while still capturing family and friends in pictures and video.

Entrance videos and video montages are very popular these days and a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Often times your photographer or your videographer can help you with both or you can hire a company that just specializes in those type of videos. 

These experts understand the importance of capturing the smallest details and special moments of your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah.

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Chad David Kraus Photography
Contact: Chad Kraus, 917-532-3478, [email protected] 

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My passion for photography started when I was 12 and I traded in my lemonade stand earnings for my first camera. I pride myself on my candid and photojournalistic style to truly tell the story of the day. My studio was voted “Best of Westchester 2014” in Westchester Magazine. I have photographed well over 100 B’nai Mitzvahs and believe my passion shines through in the photos I capture.



A joyous Bat Mitzvah watching herself in the video montage  

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Lafayette Hill Studios
Contact: Paul Csihas, 610-828-1142, [email protected] 

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Lafayette Hill Studios has satisfied Bar Bat Mitzvah clients for over 30 years. In addition to top of the line Photography and Videography, we specialize in montages and concept videos. 


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Top Left Photo: A Brother and Sister pose for a Rehearsal Picture

Top Right Photo:  Remember what a beautiful elegant night you created

Bottom Left Photo: A proud Mom and a happy young man

Bottom Right Photo: On the dance floor all night

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Contact:  Shari Sollender, 973-945-0573, [email protected] Logo


Images4ever produces professional DVD montages that make your pictures come to life. We can scan almost any photo, include video clips, and set them to the music of your choice to create a beautiful, custom made photo/video montage that can be viewed anywhere. You will get a one-of-a-kind DVD montage that you will treasure forever.

Images4ever are storytellers. Your life story will unfold in front of you with dazzling pictures, creative backgrounds, video footage, music of your choice and personalized messages. We create a high quality DVD keepsake for any event. We are easy to work with and make the whole experience enjoyable.


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 Personal video was added to Kyra’s montage to make it extra special

Watch this montage here


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Casual Candids Photography
Contact: Joyce Heisen, 215-493-6792, [email protected] 


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Night at the Museum provided great photo opportunities for Casual Candids on May 25 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.  First, it is so nice for Max’s family to support a Philadelphia institution and second, a museum provides incredible spaces to eat, play, dance and even learn!  Casual Candids always utilizes the space our clients choose for portraits as well as candids and an interesting space gives us thrilling opportunities to be super-creative.  Max and his sister Morgan “Maxed” out all the nooks and crannies and spaciousness of the institute while our delighted photographers recorded every bit of the fun!


Top Left Photo: Max and friends playing the always fun game of Coke and Pepsi beneath Benjamin Franklin in Franklin Hall where the Beach Themed party was centered

Top Right Photo: Max and Morgan exploring the Flight Room in the Flight Center even before the party got started

Bottom Left Photo: Morgan and her friends experiencing electrical conductivity in the BioScience & Electricity Center

Bottom Right Photo: Max making an electric basketball shot surrounded by friends and scenes of Philadelphia at night


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Storyteller Productions
Contact:  Jenny Herrero, 914-458-2923, [email protected] 


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Storyteller specializes in creating “wow factor” montages of your special photos and videos, as well as professional video coverage of your event…all at an affordable price. From start to finish, our editors and videographers are motivated storytellers who work together to ensure the preservation of those once-in-a-lifetime events. With experience from professional networks including MTV, VH1 and A&E, our staff is equipped with the knowledge, friendliness and creative talent to transform your media into a sentimental time capsule, complete with 3D animation, music and time-shifting to produce an eye catching result…leaving your audience captivated until the very last second! 


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In celebration of his Bar Mitzvah, this young man wanted a family oriented slideshow, intertwined with several video clips that included his love of sports
View an excerpt of the video here

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Lifetyme Photo and Video
Contact: Jay Grosholz, 732-247-6622, [email protected]

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Lifetyme Photo & Video is a 2nd generation family-owned business in East Brunswick, New Jersey, that has been creating memories for over 50 years. Our photographers have an average of over 15 years experience, and they personalize each experience to capture the client’s special moments. Our specialty areas include: Wedding, Bar Bat Mitzvahs, social & corporate events, and portraits. We also promise a 3-day turnaround for all images. Ask about our video and DJ services.

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Our photographers provide a perfect blend of photojournalistic, traditional, and candid photography to capture your special moments and personal requests. What makes us unique is the true family aspect of our business: generations of families have grown up through our lens with 1st birthdays, Bar Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings and 60th Anniversaries. At Lifetyme, you’re family

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Pinsky Studio
Contact: Cathy Pinsky, 914-509-4502, [email protected] 


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Pinsky Studio is a full-service photo studio providing elegant photography to both families and businesses in the New York Tri-State area. Located in Bedford, New York, Pinsky Studio can capture your family, special events, corporate headshots or products with either beautiful daylight or traditional lighting. Cathy Pinsky and her team of professional photographers will capture and bring to life your images. They position each shot like art directors, adjust accessories like stylists and have a relaxed manor that rubs off on all their subjects. They not only capture your best smile, but the person underneath. Each shot is an example of why a picture is worth one thousand words.


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Top Left Photo: Beautiful Temple portrait taken at Westchester Reform Temple

Top Right Photo: This young man is lifted in the chair by his brother and other family members

Bottom Left Photo: Freezing the moment at his sister’s back yard Bat Mitzvah in Westport, Connecticut

Bottom Right Photo: This sweet Bat Mitzvah girl kisses her grandfather on the cheek during her portrait session at Shaaray Tefila


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