Congregation Rodeph Sholom Bat Mitzvah – Jamie

I always look forward to photographing bar & bat mitzvah portraits inside the sanctuary at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. It is located on the upper west side of Manhattan and was completed in the 1920’s. A period during which many synagogues were built using limestone to create  cavernous interiors with many horizontal rows of long wooden benches.  If I am there at the right time of day – late afternoon in the Spring & Fall, earlier in Winter,  I love working along the bank of windows facing South. They  provide an exceptional soft light for portraits facing the Ark. Environmental interior portraits are a thing for me – I think it is important to incorporate and include the environment in a few of the photos  when I do “temple portraits.”  These photos will only get better with age. Jamie is a gorgeous girl and she was so relaxed, and I kept shooting and finding different angles to shoot from.  I especially adore the mother daughter portrait I took from the balcony. Jamie and her mom are very close and I think this is the perfect portrait for them.


bat mitzvah photography at Congregation Rodeph Sholom

formal bat mitzvah portrait in the Sanctuary at Rodeph Sholom nyc

Mother and daughter bat mitzvah photo at congregation rodeph sholom nyc

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