I do not recommend any professional
photographers or studios. Although I can form opinions based upon what I see when they take their
pictures, I never see the final results. Therefore, I do not feel qualified to judge
their work or make recommendations.
However, I use
a couple amateur photographers that do what I feel is very
good work, which could even be considered excellent work for
amateurs. And their prices are downright reasonable. Unlike other
photographers that will seek or even require commitments for
expensive photo album packages, these amateurs only take the
digital pictures, in a high-quality format, and mail you a CD after the event. You are
then free to do whatever you want with the pictures, including
presenting the CD to a photography studio to make an album, bringing
them to a photo processing center for enlargements and prints, or
even asking me or them about these options.
The following is a sample of
the work of one of these fine amateurs. I plan on including more samples as more
clients give me permission to use their photos in this manner.
This interesting shot was taken
before the guests arrived. It is a shot of the mirrored ceiling.
If not for that previous shot,
you might think that this one was taken thru a glass floor one
flight up. This is Sarah, the Bat Mitzvah girl, reading her speech,
taken from 'above' by shooting the mirrored ceiling.
I have pointed out both of these mirror shots because, even though
this photographer calls herself an 'amateur,' how many amateurs
would have thought to take a shot like that?
All of the amateurs I use have a very keen eye and get a wide
assortment of interesting, unusual shots, as well as the expected shots.
As is the custom at Jewish
events like this Bat Mitzvah, the honoree is raised in a chair
while the guests dance in a Hora.
The colorful streamers you see are from a
streamer cannon I typically use once per event.
Very popular at youth events
are give-aways such as these inflatable sneakers. Other items can make a big impact
at weddings if desired. Visit My Party Store for more info.
It kills me how cute and photogenic
the Bat Mitzvah girl is.
I saw my amateur photographer take
this shot. I was worried that she was taking photos where the background had better
illumination than the subject. I guess with the right equipment, the old rules no longer
apply. Apparently, my 'amateur' knew more about photography than I did - which is another
reason why I recommend her.
If you like what you see, let
me know and I will get you in touch with one of these very professional,