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The Jewish Photographer of Choice for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Sitting down with the parents of a bar or bat mitzvah and discussing how the bar and bat mitzvah day unfolds is one of the most fulfilling times of my professional life. Growing up Jewish, attending numerous bar and bat mitzvahs in my youth and having gone through the process with my son; it never gets old. In fact, chills always run through me as I relive the experience with my child and with others over and over again as we prepare for their child’s bar or bat mitzvah.

All family members and friends flock near and far to watch and be part of a child becoming a man and a woman in the eyes of the Jewish tradtion. It is now their responsibility at this very young age of 13 to be in charge of passing on the Jewish laws and traditions. That’s what a bar and bat mitzvah stands for.

And afterwards, such a celebration! Rejoicing in happiness. The cup runneth over! The excitement bubbles over and at the end of the day, we have a man and a woman emerging from their years of study. We have qvelling parents and qvelling grandparents, and we carry on the 5,000 year old tradition!

Mazel Tov!

Kind Words

Kind Words

I’m a photographer, and when it came to getting updated professional headshots, there’s no one I wanted to capture my personality in pictures other than Joan. I was familiar with her work as she previously took portraits for my organization. She is professional, thorough, and gets great results. I am so happy with my portraits, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for terrific photos at a very reasonable value! Thanks Joanie!

Mark Kotzin