MONTAGE

If you are considering a montage and video for your party, I do recommend that you look for a photography studio that can provide all three services . We encourage our clients to utilize images from our complimentary pre-party studio shoot in their montage and video as well as baby pictures. You will need a lot of help with these products from organizing the photos for the montage to  scanning them and cleaning them up for the piece.  We hold your hand through this process and offer a lot of assistance.

4/8/13

Take a look at this great portfolio of images of Mitzvah montages. We’ve also incorporated a selection of reaction shots where we’ve captured some unique candids of guests enjoying the presentation. Click here for the Mitzvah Montage portfolio. 

My montage was a monster project, as you can imagine.  My daughter has been photographed by me since the day she was born and I had over 100,000 images to go through.  I was able to narrow my montage down to 407 pictures and it was 20 minutes long!!!! If you dare, here is a peak at the most amazing montage my editor Jeremy  created for my daughter! I have cried, laughed and enjoyed this piece many times before, during and after her Mitzvah.  I also found a creative way to tell the story of our montage in the actual Bat Mitzvah album! I love the way it came out!  Hope you like it, too!! Click on the Play button below to see my daughter’s montage.

 

2/5/13

Here are some suggestions for songs for your montage that my editor, Jeremy, provided to me when I was in the music selection phase. Check it out!

Songs for Mom
“In My Daughter’s Eyes”- Martina McBride
“Somebody’s Hero”-Jamie O’Neal
“Just a Girl”- No Doubt
“Thank You Mom”-Good Charlotte
“Greatest Love of All”- Whitney Houston
“I Hope You Dance”-Faith Hill
“Perfect Fan”- Backstreet Boys
“Because You Loved Me”-Celine Dion

Songs for Dad
“Ain’t No Other Man”- Christina Aguilera
“Daughters”- John Mayer
“Landslide”- Fleetwood Mac
“My Little Girl”- Tim McGraw
“Butterfly Kisses”- Bob Carlise
“Daddy’s Hands”- Holly Dunn
“I Loved Her First”= Heartland
“How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”- James T

VIDEO

I feel videography is an absolute MUST at Mitzvah celebrations!  Photographs are very personal and capture a moment in time, while video is pure entertainment and kicks in at the end of the party when photography can’t capture all the great music you had at your event! Speeches and tributes from your child’s friends that night are captured forever if you have video as well as photography! From the crazy DJ action to the adults trying to keep up with their children and their dance moves, watching your child’s Mitzvah video definitely brings you back to relive the party.  I have included a video music selection list to help those of you at this stage that may need some suggestions!

Cocktail Hour/Portraits:

The Beatles “In My Life”
Colbie Callait-“Brighter than the Sun”
Foo Fighters-“Learn to Fly”
Bruno Mars- “The Lazy Song”
Donavan Frankenreiter-“Life, Love & Laughter”
Coldplay “Viva La Vida”
Coldplay “Clocks”
G Love and Special Sauce-“Peace, Love, Happiness”
KT Tunstall “Suddenly I See”
Van Morisson – “Brown Eyed Girl”
Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta a Feeling”
Owl City – “Fireflies”
Jack Johnson – “Better Together”
Jack Johnson – “Upside Down”
Green Day- “Time of Your Life”
Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten”
John Mayer- “No Such Thing”
Yael Naim- “New Soul”
Selena Gomez-“Who Says”
Arcade Fire- “Wake Up”
One Republic- “Good Life”
Peter, Bjorn & John -“Young Folks”
Fun ft. Janelle Monae “We Are Young”
One Direction- “Up All Night”
Fun-“Some Nights”
Alicia Keys- “This Girl is On Fire”

Highlights:

The Wanted- “Glad You Came”
Miley Cyrus- “The Time of Our Lives”
Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe”
Havana Brown-“We Run the Night”
Flo Rida – “Club Handle Me”
Flo Rida-“Good Feeling”
LMFAO-“ Party Rock Anthem”
David Guetta- “Without You” featuring Usher
Usher- “OMG” featuring will.i.am
Journey-“Don’t Stop Believing’”
Bon Jovi- “It’s My Life”
Bon Jovi-“We Weren’t Born to Follow”
Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are”
Black Eyed Peas-“Boom Boom Pow”
Britney Spears- “Till the World Ends”
Katy Perry- “Firework”
Pink- “Raise Your Glass”
Black Eyed Peas – “The Time – Dirty Bit”
Black Eyed Peas- “I Gotta Feeling”
New Radicals- “You Get What You Give”
Jennifer Lopez “Get On the Floor”
Maroon 5 “Moves like Jagger”
Taio Cruz-“Dynamite”
Lady Gaga- “Born This Way”
Florence & the Machine- “Dog Days are Over”
Avicii “Levels- Radio Edit”
Nicki Minaj-“Turn Me On” *pay close attention to lyrics*
Alexandra Stan -“Mister Saxobeat” *pay close attention to lyrics*
La Roux- “Bulletproof”
Karmin- “Crash Your Party”
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
Chris Brown “Turn Up the Music”
Nicki Minaj- “Starships” (Radio Edit)