One of our favorite places to photograph Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in the South Bay is Congregation Ner Tamid in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The conservative temple “on the hill” has a beautiful sanctuary and adjoining social hall/party room, with catering by the great Chef Peter Carpenter.
When we photograph at the temple, we meet the families on Friday afternoons for rehearsal photos, and then meet up again for the Saturday party.
We work hard during the rehearsal to make the photos look as real and in the moment as possible.
Above, portraits of Brandon and Mia for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs at Congregation New Tamid in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.