Investment & FAQ
What are your Mitzvah photography rates?
As I build my Mitzvah portfolio (and I’m no slouch in the live event arena, just check out the Showbiz & Celebrity Headshots, Celebrity Music, and Corporate Events & Executive Headshots sections on my website) I’ll be offering the limited time “too good to resist” Mitzvah photography rate of only $1500.
This will include ALL of the high res printable digital images available for download. My corporate event rates are SIGNIFICANTLY higher and my Mitzvah rates will soon greatly increase to match them. Lucky for you your kid is of Mitzvah age now!
The Limited Time $1500 Mitzvah photography package will include:
- A 1 hour pre event collaborative consultation at my studio or over the phone with the Mitzvah celebrant and family to discuss what makes your celebration unique.
- 5 hours of party event photography coverage. Additional photography time can be added on if need be (inquire for rates).
- 1 hour synagogue/temple photography for family portraits and staged ceremony photos. If photographing during the service is not allowed - either on the same or alternative day. Please add on $295 if photographing the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
- 300+ professionally digitally mastered high-resolution images. This will be mostly color and some select images converted to black & white.
- A password protected online gallery to share with family & friends as well as the downloadable high res gallery will be available within 4 weeks of your event.
What’s your 'style' of photography?
I consider myself a storyteller excited to use my camera to photograph the uniqueness of YOUR story. I’ll capture all your intimate and monumental moments combining both photojournalistic and portraiture styles.
Some synagogues/temples allow photography during the actual service. For the ones that don’t those portraits will be staged in advance. The party will be photographed with the right mix of candid, spontaneous and more formal shots according to your preferences. Not to worry, I won’t take old fashioned table shots - CONFESSION - I was the 13 year old at the table rockin’ the awesome Jew-fro back back in the 80’s!
What locations do you cover?
New York City, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Note: A travel rate increase of $200 will occur for Tri-State locations beyond 1 hr from NYC. My corporate and entertainment photography has found me traveling all over the United States and I anticipate offering this service by 2020.
Where are you located?
My beautiful photography studio is located in the heart of the world famous Garment District in NYC.
How do I book you to photograph our Mitzvah celebration?
First let's chat, as I want to learn what’s unique about you, your family and of course the star of the show your Mitzvah boy or girl. Once you are ready to book “your’s truly” I’ll email over the contract and a non-refundable retainer of $750 is due to secure your date. The remaining balance of $750 is due 30 days prior to the event date. Call my studio at 646-734-4762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What payment options do you accept?
Checks, cash, Venmo, Paypal and chocolate (especially the English variety)
(note a 3% paypal fee is applied to credit cards)
Mitzvah Add Ons:
Do you make albums?
As much as I appreciate digital images there is nothing better than a printed photo. In this case … YOUR MITZVAH PHOTOS!!!
After extensive research I’ve settled upon what I consider the best album on the market ... the gorgeous Signature album. This beautiful handmade genuine leather hardcover album has a flat spine and square corners giving it a more modern look.
Once you have chosen the photos to be included (with help from me, if you like), I’ll get to work and the album will be finished within 4 weeks.
10x10 with 40 pages/sides (20 spreads) $1500
12x12 with 40 pages/sides (20 spreads) $1950
I also offer smaller identical “Grandparent” albums so they can enjoy reliving the memories too!
We love albums and we also really love large prints … can you help?
I offer beautiful archival prints in an array of different sizes. Did you say billboard? No problem … Let’s blow your photos up Time Square size!
Can I get printed proofs?
Printed 4x6 proofs of your entire gallery with a white-border, $299
Do you offer a pre-Mitzvah portrait shoot for Mitzvah kids?
Yup. Not every Mitzvah kid can say their photographer has worked with Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Dwayne Johnson, Derek Jeter, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Demi Lovato, Zac Efron and Jennifer Lawrence. Well in advance of the actual Mitzvah date we will plan a fantastic bespoke photo shoot. We can shoot at my studio, on the streets of NYC or Central Park. I’m always open to your ideas too. Let's collaborate and I’ll share rates based on our final concept.
Are Mitzvah Display Prints an option from our Mitzvah Kid’s portrait shoot?
Absolutely. From our portrait session I can make you a signing board or framed signing print, and printed images on foam-core to decorate the party. Let’s discuss your needs and I can advise on pricing.
Contact me directly to discuss your Mitzvah event at 646-734-4762 or email@example.com and take advantage of the special limited time until March 2020 rates I’m offering to build my Mitzvah portfolio.
Lights, camera, action - Get ready for your Mitzvah close up!