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Denver Photographer at Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Colorado

September 11, 2014

Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Denver, Colorado

Today I’m sharing an awesome Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah celebration in Denver, Colorado. It’s been a few years since I had the opportunity to photograph a bar or bat mitzvah. The last time I did, my sister in law, Rachel, was standing in front of all of us reading from the Torah at her bat mitzvah service here in Denver. But just a couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity again to attend the bar mitzvah service for Max, who was turning 13 as well. He held his service at Temple Micah which is located in the heart of the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. This is quite an interesting synagogue as they share the space with the Park Hill United Methodist Church.

Bar Mitzvahs are a Special Time!

I love to photograph people around this age because it’s such a unique time in an adolescent’s life when suddenly they are no longer children and you get a glimpse into the person they’ll be as an adult. Lots of friends and family members traveled to Denver to celebrate with Max here in Colorado. The family decided to keep it simple and hosted a luncheon party for Max right after the service. It was a fun Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah party using the gym as the main party space for all of the games and dancing. There are so many great shots of them having fun at the party. I especially loved his grandpa’s dance moves. And there are some really great moments caught as they all danced to the famous “Sunrise, Sunset” song from Fiddler on the Roof.

Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Photography at the Luncheon Party in the Gym
Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Photos from the horah dance inside the Gym
Cute photo of a Jewish grandpa with his wife at his Grandson's Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Fun dance moves from a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Professional Family Portraits from a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Sibling portrait from a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Photobooth fun at Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Party in Denver Colorado
Cute candid photo of a guest at a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Candid moment at a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Fun party photos from a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Party in Park Hill Denver Colorado
Family snuggles together on the Dancefloor at a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver
Kids playing with photobooth props at Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver CO
Classic Portrait from a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
Classic portrait of a young man at his Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah in Denver Colorado
End of a Temple Micah Bar Mitzvah Service in Denver Colorado

For more information about Temple Micah located in the Park Hill Neighborhood of Denver, please visit their website HERE.

More photos from various Denver area bar mitzvahs on the BAR MITZVAHS page of my website.


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  1. These are fantastic! Handsome guy, and I love all the candid shots.

  2. Amber Aileen says:

    Aww, these are so much fun! What a wonderful event you captured for this young man and his family!

  3. These are fantastic!! I’ve never been to a bar or bat mitzvah, and looking at your shots I really get a good idea and feel of the event. Looks like they had a fun time too!