As a photographer, I love portraiture. B’nai mitzvah portraits have become much more creative than in yesteryear.
Traditional pictures, in which friends or family are essentially lined up, are great for capturing large groups. It’s also fun to break the mold in casual portraits by varying poses, settings, and interactions between the subjects. I often have separate portrait sessions with the celebrant weeks or even months ahead of their special day, then capture everyone else at the ceremony, during the candle-lighting / toasts / challah ceremony, and (of course!) at the party.