The bar/bat mitzvah rehearsal allows us to relax and photograph the family without interruption or time constraints. There are many sweet moments to be appreciated; the perfect opportunity to focus and prepare for the ‘Main Event’.
“Jonni, You have outdone yourself. These are so beautiful and capture the joy of our simcha perfectly.” (Take a look HERE)
Karen & Mike
The mitzvah Ceremony takes place usually on the Saturday morning or evening, and they are very cool to photograph. I always enjoy watching these young teens make their “rite of passage” into Jewish adulthood by being “Rabbi for the Day” as they conduct nearly the entire service for the congregation. It may bring back memories for you, it will certainly bring back memories for them.
“Working with you was fun… you were relaxed and fluid. You were able to work with us… if I wanted a group shot that you didn’t set up yourself, you were more than happy to accommodate us.” (Take a look HERE)
Loni & Jeremy
Photos of the families and kids; you can really appreciate the gentle transition into adulthood. No longer a parents’ little girl or boy.
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
All the Little Details
I thoroughly enjoy capturing beautiful details of the day. No matter how chaotic the scene, I will always make time to capture the details which the parents laboured and deliberated over to choose, create, or purchase, but likely will never remember; the day is usually a blur. “It’s all in the details” is true to life as much as it is to the success of a the simcha. The details fade, the sweet table is quickly devoured, and the centre-piece will quickly be surrounded by bags and cell-phones. Is it not the details that make each simcha unique?
“I absolutely loved how you got right into the action (in a non-obtrusive way) and captured some unbelievable candid moments. You knew where you needed to be and you were there. The photos are amazing.“ (Take a look HERE)
Tracy & Michael
Nothing like a good party to end the night, and they are wild or mild; dancing, DJ’s, general silliness, and of course the ubiquitous horah. Kids hoisted up on chairs, oh my! My goal is always to capture the pure joy and spirit in the evening. I want you to look back many years from now and re-experience the night; and show your children and grandchildren. Candid shots, most every one of them, but filled with intense celebration.
“Definitely worth every penny. We were so happy with the quality of photos and personality of photographer. Your calm temperament and ease relaxed the whole family, especially Dylan, on what could have been a very stressful day. You made it a fun and enjoyable experience.” (Take a look HERE)
Dawn & Todd
Bar & Bat Mitzvah Packages
My usual package is 5-7 hours, depending upon whether or not we document the ceremony, but enough coverage to ensure that the complete story of the day will be comprehensively documented in a stress-free manner.
About the Photography:
The Rehearsal/Ceremony includes family portraits, photos with the Torah, and any other photos relating to the ceremony.
I will always recommend photographing at the last Rehearsal to get pictures that would be impossible at the ceremony.
The Party includes portraits, speeches, details, candle lighting ceremony and any other aspects of the party that need to be photographed, and of course, dancing, celebration, and fun.
Rehearsal/Ceremony can occur on a different day from the Party, and at another venue.
All HIGH resolution digital files are provided to you on a memory stick; ready to print.
All HIGH resolution photos are uploaded for viewing in a password protected online gallery. There is a shopping cart for friends and family to purchase prints.
Set-up and take-down time is not billed, that is my responsibility.
I have put together the most common packages, please connect with me if you are looking for something else.
Rehearsal – 2 hours: $450
Family Portraits – 2 hours: $450
Ceremony – 3 Hours: $750
Ceremony with Dinner or Luncheon – 4 Hours: $900
Rehearsal with Dinner or Luncheon – 5 Hours: $1300
The Amazing Night Party – 5 Hours: $1400
Family Portraits and Ceremony with Luncheon – 6 Hours: $1300
Rehearsal or Ceremony with Party – 7 Hours: $1700
Rehearsal and Ceremony with Party – 9 Hours: $1980
Rehearsal or Ceremony with Party, and Family Portraits – 10 Hours: $2200
Rehearsal, Ceremony with Luncheon, and Party – 11 Hours: $2400
Rehearsal, Ceremony with Luncheon, Party, and Family Portraits – 13 Hours: $2600
Rehearsal, Ceremony with Luncheon, Party, Family Portraits, and Photos the Previous Evening – 15 Hours $2800
Extra photographic time: $75 per half hour
Starting at: $800
Packages start at 5 hours.
All packages include THREE video edits.
Long cut, 1-2 hours. Short cut, 35-60 minutes. Highlights, 3-5 minutes.
Videography Rates / 5hrs:
1 camera operator: $1600
1 camera operator + assistant / 2 angles: $1850
2 camera operators + assistant: $2250
RAW footage: $950
Extra videography time: $65 / half hour
Pre-produced slideshow starting at $300
A beautiful album tells the story of the day, and becomes an important family heirloom, one that you will show your grandchildren. Most clients choose to purchase an album as part of their initial package in order to take advantage of the 15% savings on pre-purchased products. My preference is a Square album, however, both Portrait (tall) and Landscape (wide) albums are options. The average book is between 15-25 spreads.
“You exceeded my expectations! You came in, met my family, nothing ‘threw you’ – you put everyone at ease, there were no stressful poses. You made both the actual event as well as the post-event photo and book choosing super simple!” (Take a look at Bradley’s Album HERE)
Stacy & Don
Lay-Flat Standard Albums
Feature photo-printed pages which lay flat with no central gutter down the middle.
These pages are firm yet flexible. The cover can be leather, linen, silk, or a photo. These are ideal for a bar/bat mitzvah or a parent/grandparent album. These albums make great thank you gifts, and are available as exact or similar duplicates of your main album.
Albums start at $590 12×12 album for 10 spreads. Additional spreads cost $15 each. A 10×10 album starts at $550 for 10 spreads, additional spreads cost $12 each.
Flush-Mount Signature Albums
These are our most popular albums; classic and stylish.
Covered in leather, linen, or silk. The album features firm pages with archival printing on the finest photographic paper available. These are ideal for wedding or bar/bat mitzvah albums, and look stunning on the living room table.
Albums start at $760 12×12 album with 10 spreads. Additional spreads cost $19 each. A 10×10 album starts at $670 for 10 spreads, additional spreads cost $14 each.
Flush-Mount Premium Album
Leather or specialty covers, and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
These pages are firm, and do not bend. A simple black album in the finest soft leather will always be classic. Raised lettering can be used to highlight your names, or date, and give your album a subtle, modern feel. These are ideal for weddings, and will definitely make a statement.
Albums start at $810 12×12 album with 10 spreads. Additional spreads cost $22 each. A 10×10 album starts at $720 for 10 spreads, additional spreads cost $16 each.
Press-Printed Books feature thin, flexible pages and silk or photo covers.
These books provide an economical way to display your favourite images, and they are offered as more compact guest books usually one photo to a page or the larger album shrunk down. These are albums that grandparents will love.
Albums start at $410 12×12 album with 10 spreads. Additional spreads cost $17 each. A 10×10 album starts at $380 for 10 spreads, additional spreads cost $11 each.
A vibrant alternative to traditional printing; crystal clear acrylic.
Images are printed directly onto precision-cut acrylic substrate or photo paper mounted on acrylic with high-end archival inks and covered with opaque fabric backing. Acrylic prints are like looking out a window! Bright, vivid colours and crisp details are viewed through a glossy, glass-like surface, giving the impression of life-like depth and dimension. The combination of quality inks and tough acrylic make acrylic prints one of the most durable ways to display your photos. Acrylics are virtually immune to spills and stains. Prints come with pre-drilled corner holes and four brushed aluminum spacer mounts. The print is held securely a short distance from the wall as if it’s floating.
Artisan Canvas Prints
Turn your photos into painting-like classical works of art, hand crafted and meticulously detailed.
Material is gallery-grade poly cotton-canvas stretched snugly over a solid wood backing frame. The frames are light but strong, 1.25 inch thick wood. Canvas prints are printed with vibrant colours Giclee printed on a textured surface, then laminated to resist moisture and fading. Canvas prints come ready to hang with stainless steel mounts included. Spacers on the bottom of the frame ensure your canvas print will hang evenly on the wall.
Professional Giclee Printing (ready to frame)
Art Prints, printed on Epson Enhanced Matte or Epson Premium Luster