We had the great pleasure in photographing Jacob’s Barmitzvah at Sopwell House.

His Village fete themed celebration was balmy and fabulous at the same time!  Complete with funfair and food stalls, a brass band and uniquely themed photo studio, it was the most personalised Barmitzvah we have ever photographed. Guests arrived to the day time celebration unaware of the fun they were about to encounter.  Drinks and canapes were held in a replicated pub ‘The Crown’ a favourite pub from Yorkshire where the family have strong links and visit frequently.  Pinball, pool and other retro pub games kept them amused before a BBQ sit down lunch and speeches.

Jacob proudly rounded off the speeches with announcing the Village Fete was open.  With perfect timing, the sun broke through the clouds and everyone moved outside to explore the array of stalls, including bat the rat, hook a duck and the very popular tombola!  The brass band played, candyfloss was served and guests enjoyed a fun, relaxed and completely enjoyable afternoon.

The families ideas were brought to life by the fabulous Uptown Events

Enjoy …












Village fete themed barmitzvah


So lovely to receive the below a couple of days after the shoot:

Dear Ian and Emma

As ever thank you for being just marvellous! Thank you for tolerating our complete madness. I am sure that you will have captured the feeling of the day!

We had such a great time!

We are very excited to see the photos!

Thank you for all your hard work!

lots of love

debbie, andrew. alex and jacob x