This past Saturday, I took this photo, an image I captioned: the kippah connection, from a different height and perspective. From a higher step, I posed the three siblings in order to show the head coverings (kippot). These were all hand made by the Mom. It was important to GO HIGH to take this photo, in order to effectively show the swag. Then, it only made sense for the three children to interlock arms around each other, and there we go. The kippah connection! A beautiful, timeless photo that shows all three beautifully hand knit head coverings and conveys the warmth of sibling love. From behind and up above! Photographing from a different perspective can add just the right touch to your images.
The Torah below is a nice backdrop. You can see it all takes place in the sanctuary, where the bat mitzvah, a 13 year old child, leads the congregation in prayer. I put the bat mitzvah in the middle… because well, that’s where it makes the most sense, especially in this photo. You can see her tallit/ prayer shawl hanging from behind as well.
When I arrived in the synagogue, I knew certain photos I wanted to take. But, every time I arrive, there are new adventures, new creative uses of my lens. And where do these photo ideas come from? From what the family brings to the event. And from my awareness of their special moments. I was so touched that this Mom had lovingly hand crafted all three of her children’s kippot. All three children are connected by their Mom’s unique hand made creations for her children.
When I first arrived on the scene, I noticed the unique kippah for the bat mitzvah. So, I asked the Mom: Did someone make that? And sure enough, she had! Wow. How special is that?! I asked her to show me the inside, because I know that often the maker of such a special ritual item will stitch a loving signature. There it was. So, I made sure to photograph not just the outside, but the inside of the kippah. Then, as I inquired, I learned that ALL THREE of THE KIPPOT of her children were HAND KNIT by the MOM. Now, THIS is something I need to photograph.. the kippah connection!
A special moment in the lives of her children. They will always remember. And so will we. We will always have this photo to remember this moment in time. And all because I noticed and asked the question. The Mom did not tell me that she had made the kippot. We got this photograph, simply because I had noticed and asked the right questions. A lesson for life. Ask questions! Notice. Be aware. Be in the moment and capture it. Because soon, that moment will be gone. That’s why we take pictures. To capture the moment and to remember.
For many more moments, please visit my website, and then click on galleries, to view bar and bat mitzvah events. Mitzvahs are my love! I do more of these events, than any other. I would love to be there at your simcha and make beautiful images together. Please follow the link on my website, or call or text at 952.217.0594 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get right back to you. Efficient, reliable, professional service with a smile. Mazel Tov! as you begin your bar / bat mitzvah journey! Enjoy every moment of this milestone in your child’s life.