This is the first time that I have photographed at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA. The Temple is surrounded by windows which lets in a fair bit of ambient light, but what really makes this place special is the colors behind the bihma.
They have many Torahs and each is covered in beautiful tapestry pieces with colors that just pop in camera.
As a photographer, there is nothing better than photographing a really nice kid (and J.B. was awesome) in this type of setting.
I was able to capture images from the service from the back of the Temple using a Canon 100-400mm L Series lens. The Canon 5D Mark II can grab these frames at ISO 2500 with almost no digital noise. I love that!