On Sunday, shot a very special event at Manchester City’s Stadium, Etihad; Benji’s Bar Mitzvah. This is the second Bar Mitzvah in four years we have had the pleasure of shooting for this lovely family, and we are delighted to have now played a small role in both Benji and Harry’s Bar Mitzvah.  

Shortly after our arrival at the venue, we headed to the pitch side to take all the important family shots before the arrival of the guests. With the light quickly disappearing and the weather turning for worse, we used our external flashguns to light the portraits and we shot all the formal photos in quick time, and headed back to the venue to capture the rest of the evening.

And it was around this time the family and friends started to arrive at the venue. Once the drinks had been served to the guests, Benji was announced and welcomed to the room. It was then that the famous Israeli dancing begun. We absolutely love shooting Israeli dancing and capturing the madness and joy of the celebration. Below we will let the photos speak for themselves.

Shortly after the dancing, the meals were served. We continued capturing candid photographs of the guests in our usual un-intrusive manner.  Following on from the dinner, it was time for speeches in the following order: Benji’s Mom, Benji’s friends and finally the Bar Mitzvah Boy, Benji.

As quickly as it begun, our shooting time was over. Within 48 hours of the end of the event, we delivered the high resolution edited photos to our client and we had the amazing feedback from the family: “ They are absolutely beautiful. What a fantastic reminder of our special evening. Thank you SO much!!”