Capturing every precious milestone in a child’s life is the number one priority of any parent. So, it’s no surprise, that a bar/bat mitzvah photographer is a non-negotiable vendor to hire when it’s time to start planning this milestone celebration. And, by non-negotiable we mean, there is no way you are not going to hire a photographer to capture the formal moments and fun at the party!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photographer range in price depending on their level of experience and availability. You should budget for between $3,500 and $5,000+ for a bar/bat mitzvah photographer on the day of your child’s mitzvah celebration. This will likely include formal photographs, family photos at the synagogue and party photos at the big party.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photographers often specialize in this specific style of photography – meaning they will market themselves specifically as a bar/bat mitzvah photographer rather than just a photographer or wedding photographer – because bar/bat mitzvahs are truly so different. The photographer needs to know about religious traditions to capture, etiquette when working in a Jewish temple, be able to engage with adults, but mostly be able to have fun with the kids.
Photographing children is a delicate art because often children are shy and possibly uncomfortable in the front of the camera. The best bar/bat mitzvah photographer will be able to make your child feel at ease and bring out their natural personality in photos. When meeting with the photographer for the first time, besides reviewing their portfolio and reading testimonials from their past clients, make sure you and your child feel comfortable with the photographer’s personality and style. Often this initial celebration of your son or daughter’s launch into adulthood will be the very beginning of a lifelong relationship with this photographer and they will be back to photograph their wedding someday too!