Barmitzvah photography in North London


Barmitzvah photographer in Hertfordshire and North London. Packages start from £249.

I was delighted to be asked to the photographer at this Barmitzvah in North London last month. A barmitzvah is an important moment in a Jewish boy’s life, marking the time that he becomes a man. It is also an excellent reason for a brilliant party. And this was a corker! The party was held at The Clissold Arms in East Finchley. The pub is a perfect venue for a party with its large bar area, large garden and two separate function rooms.

The Party

drummer at a barmitzvah, photographed by barmitzvah photographer alannah Hebbert

This young man is an excellent drummer, and provided the music for the party with his band, ‘The band with no name’. They were such a talented bunch of teenagers, and really got the crowd dancing.

Whilst the kids played/ran riot/had the best time inside, the adults caught up in the garden. An outdoor bar and delicious canapés got the party started.

The Dancing

As darkness descended outside, it was time for what is undeniably my favourite part of any Jewish party to photograph. The Hora dance is so much fun to photograph – the joy, the exhilaration… and of course the mild threat of injury…

The Speeches

Next up, the speeches. Traditionally, there are speeches from the boy’s family and friends, and a speech from the boy himself. The guests were treated to witty and loving anecdotes and even a rap. The main man then gave a speech thanking his family. He delivered it with confidence and panache far outweighing his thirteen years. What a superstar.

Sweets, popcorn, candy floss and puddings followed…

The Finale

Finally, more music to round off the night – a set accompanied by our guy on the drums; and then a DJ set to keep everyone going until the end of the night. And of course I got to have a little dance myself.

What a night! I could have stayed for hours longer! It really is a treat to make a living out of going to fabulous parties.

Are you looking for a documentary photographer for your son or daughter’s Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah in Hertfordshire or North London? Get in touch and let’s chat about what I can provide for you.

Alannah Hebbert – barmitzvah photographer in Hertfordshire and North London


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