Amanda J. Cox Photography
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Premier Philadelphia Photos for Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvahs

As your son becomes a man on his Bar Mitzvah day, and your daughter becomes a woman on her Bat Mitzvah day - I want to be there to capture your family moments for generations to come.  Many synagogues have different rules regarding photography, and I will always discuss with you and the Rabbi ahead of time how we will document your event.  Many times we can start the day with formal family portraits on the Bimah, and create some of the images that will not be able to be captured during the commandment. It can be a very moving image to see your child holding the torah with the guidance of their Rabbi or Cantor. Then we will capture some pics of your son or daughter reading from the torah scrolls, often using a special Yad that was gifted to them for this occasion.  When it comes to your Mitzvah, I want to make sure all members of the family feel included so we will work ahead of time to make sure that we know all the formal pictures you will want and combinations of parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, or cousins who have come in special from Tel Aviv!  After the religious portion of the day is completed, it is time to party and celebrate a joyous day. Whether we are heading to Dave & Busters for the children to have the time of their life, or to the White Manor Country Club I will be there to capture all of your moments.

Bar Mitzvah Albums

After I deliver all of your images to you, we will take time to go through and pick out your favorites in order to build a beautifully crafted keepsake:

The Leather Book

My flagship product is made with old world craftsmanship and a whole lotta love. Covered in an array of luxurious European leathers, soft, supple lamb or gorgeous calf hide, this book looks like a million bucks…

The Linen Book

So you love The Leather Book but its just a little too… much. Wrapped in an elegant yet durable linen bookcloth, The Linen Book is for those times when you want a book that’s little more sophisticated but less formal than a leather bound book.


Synagogues that I love.....

Beth Sholom Congregation - designed by Frank Lloyd Wright so whats not to love? Located at 8231 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel - located in Rittenhouse Square at 300 S 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Temple Emanuel - Located at 1101 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Congregation Beth El - Located at 8000 Main St, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

Temple Brith Achim - Located at 481 South Gulph Road King of Prussia, PA 19406

Main Line Reform Temple - Located at 410 Montgomery Avenue Wynnewood, PA 19096