What makes for a great Bar or Bat Mitzvah party?

I’ve gotten this question posed to me from a few clients in the past looking for my opinion and experiences.  As recently as yesterday I had a prospective client ask me for my feedback on the subject for his son’s Bar Mitzvah in 2016.

What I’ve always felt in having witnessed tons of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs is that having a great DJ Entertainment company with a fun and outgoing MC and motivators to keep the kids (and adults!!!) engaged is priority #1.  That is of course if you are having that type of party.  I’ve shot a number of fantastic Mitzvah celebrations that hardly had any dancing – but had great games and puzzles and trivia.  But if you are looking for a dance party celebration – then you obviously need to invest wisely in your entertainment company.

I’ve got several that I truly enjoy working with and feel they do a top notch job but aren’t “factories”.  Check out ESPDancetime DJ, and Jimmy Dee Entertainment.  And definitely let them know that Chad David Kraus Photography sent you their way!

Of course the other vendor you should be putting at the top of your list is your photographer.  And I’m not just saying that because it is my business and my passion.  I’m saying it because when it is all said and done – when your guests have gone home and the music stops playing and the decor has been taken down – all your memories from the day and the history for future generations are going to be captured by your photographer.  The photography from your son’s Bar Mitzvah or your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah is what you will have to hold on to and look back on the day with fondness and smiles and much naches!

So give us a call or send an email when you are ready to talk about photography for your child’s and your family’s big day!

-Chad David Kraus
Chad David Kraus Photography
Voted Best of Westchester in Westchester Magazine 2014 & 2015.

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