Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah ~ Capturing the Joy of Your Simcha!

Bar Mitzvah ans Mat Mitzvah PhotographerFor 25 years, I have photographed Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations in Minnesota. I have also celebrated my own son (in 2008) and daughter’s (in 2005) b’nei mitzvot. I consider myself as having great expertise in this area of photography and life. 🙂

My Bar and Bat Mitzvah photography is unique, I blend my love of Torah, avodah (worship) and gemilut chasidim (acts of loving kindness) with my love of photography, capturing photographs with a Jewish lens. From the Bubbe’s hand made kippah to the kiss on her granddaughter’s punim, I have an intimate and personal knowledge of the best shots, poses and moments of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah- from the sanctuary to the kiddush luncheon and celebration photos.

Breadth and Depth of B’nei Mitzvot
I have photographed bar and bat mitzvah celebrations at Temple Israel, Bet Shalom, Beth El, Shir Tikvah, Adath Jeshurun, Beth Jacob, Mount Zion, Temple of Aaron, and B’nai Israel in Rochester, MN. My home synagogue is Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul where I was a Past President and I like to call it my second home. Please visit Galleries to see all names of children and synagogues I have photographed. These galleries, will remain on-line forever, so you can always view your photos.

I bring a creative eye, a sense of humor and much patience to your event and to my job every day. Its really not a “job” per se; rather to me, it’s my passion and love. I love photography and I love Judaism and I receive great joy in putting the two together to create what I call the whole megillah. Mazel Tov and b’simcha! (with Joy!).

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Check Out These Preferred Vendors!

Catering

David and Sue at Spirit of Asia
spiritofasiacatering.com
612.724.4056

David Hill and Sue Morales- We use Sue and David and their tremendous staff for all our catering needs at Mount Zion Temple. They are also the recommended caterers at Beth El. The food (all types of food is available) is truly outstanding and they are an absolute joy to work with. The guests at our own son’s bar mitzvah could not stop raving about the food. They are the best! And, of course, they are kosher as well, should you need kosher 🙂

Venues

Pinstripes
www.pinstripes.com
Bowling, Bocce, Bistro
Janna O’Meara, Event Sales Manager
952.835.6437

Great facility in Edina. Many different room options for parties. Love the bowling/bocce facility/option! You can bring in your own food and entertainment. Call Janna ~ She is a joy to work with! This is truly a beautiful venue. Perfect too for a summer b’nei mitzvah with Centennial Lakes just outside the doors. What a backdrop!

Minneapolis Marriott West
www.marriott.com
952.544.4400

Convenient venue in St. Louis Park with plenty of fabulous party rooms. Wonderful hotel for guests to stay overnight. They have held many a mitzvah.

DJ’s

Howard at Total Entertainment
TotalEntertainmentDJ.com & kidsdance.com
952.933.8558

Howard Walstein is the DJ we used for both our daughter’s and son’s Bat and Bar Mitzvah celebrations. Howard offers the “Total” package– so even if you are a boy and you do not like to dance, he has the best games and prizes to entertain everyone. Howard is also the best in the twin cities at the hora, most likely due to his Jewish roots. 🙂 Total Entertainment has been serving families for over 30 years running! Kippahs off to Howard and their crew for 30+ years of phenomenal service in the Twin Cities Jewish Community and beyond!

Balloons, Signs & Centerpieces

Material Girl
materialgirlgraphics.com
materialgirlgraphics@yahoo.com
612.866.0353

Call Cindy today! It’s not just about the balloons anymore. Cindy delivers FUN in all shapes and sizes, and at all budget points. Cindy is a master at designing your perfect centerpiece for your luncheon and/or evening celebration. Need a sign or two? Signs are in! Call Cindy: She will take care of all your material needs… she is our Material Girl!

Entertainment

A Touch of Magic Entertainment
atouchofmagicentertainment.com
651.748.9442
lori@aaatouchofmagic.com

Call Lori Hurley today! Her family owned business has been providing the best entertainment in the Twin Cities for over 30 years! For company events, school parties, private parties and Bar and Bat Mitzvah events, A Touch of Magic Entertainment will give your celebration the unique fun party idea you have been looking for and that children line up for! From fabulous face painting, to comedy, clowns, balloons, henna art.. you name it! Lori and her great staff, including her own children, provide the best entertainment.

Magician

Norm’s Magic
MagicNorm.com
Magician-minneapolis.com
651.257.7116

Add some comedy entertainment to your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration with Norm! Norm gets everyone involved with his awesome, fun comedy show. He will dazzle you and the kids with his magical talents.

Videographer

Alan at On Location Video
onlocationvideo.net
763.550.9797

Call Alan Block, he has been in the business for 30 years. He does a lot of nonprofit work. Alan has done the video work for many Bar and Bat Mitzvah students where he had photographed their parents own weddings. Alan does mostly corporate work now, but has been known to take on the occasional Bar/Bat Mitzvah.