Bar and bat mitzvah photography usually involves photographing the family before the temple service, and one of the most important photos is always of the child holding the Torah scroll, as shown in this photo at Stephen S. Wise Temple. The child is usually nervous because they have to recite their Torah portion as part of the service, and the Torah scroll itself is very heavy. This means that these photos have to be taken quickly. Many Torah scrolls feature colorful covers, but on this day, the scroll cover was white, as the bat mitzvah service took place during the high holidays. Understanding how to quickly create cherished images under pressure is key to successful bar and bat mitzvah photography.