I love to learn about my clients and their lives. In part this is just a natural inquisitiveness. But it also helps me understand more about who they are as people and, in turn, I find I can photograph them in a more informed way.
Speaking to Sam’s mum the day before their pre-Bar Mitzvah family shoot, we were genuinely stuck for original ideas when she mentioned Sam’s love of drama and theatre. I mentioned the Roundhouse theatre in Camden when Lorraine realised that we might be able to arrange special access to the undercroft at the theatre.
Cue a totally different and very unique shoot with Sam, his brother Zach and parents in a very atmospheric spot.
Four weeks later I met up with them again for Sam’s rehearsal at Woodside Park Synagogue. You can see some of the images here. Next up is his Bar Mitzvah celebration at the stunning Mayfair Hotel in central London.
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About Richard Murgatroyd
Richard Murgatroyd is a UK based Bar Mitzvah photographer bring a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your Bat or Bar Mitzvah.
Roundhouse Camden Family Photography Bar Mitzvah by London Bar Mitzvah Photographer Richard Murgatroyd.