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Orange County Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photography & Video

OC Event Photos has documented over 1000 Orange County & Los Angeles Bar/Bat Mitzvahs since 2004. We have worked with the largest Southern California synagogues including Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, Temple Bat Yahm, University SynagogueCongregation B’nai IsraelTemple Beth Shalom, and Temple Beth David.


We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work that captures every aspect of your Mitzvah from the getting ready shots, the ceremony to the party, the dancing, candids, speeches, candle-lighting, family groupings, portraits and all the details in between! But that's not all – we also provide in-house custom-designed albums of the highest quality to retell the story and commemorate the entire event.

We've been doing this for so long, we know the rules and customs that come from photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs,  at reform, conservative and orthodox temples. 

Rabbis and cantors love us, as we shoot on the Canon R3, the amazing camera with a silent shutter. That's right--no camera clicks from us!

The camera also lets you shoot in ultra-low-light, so getting great shots in afternoon or evening services is a slice of cake. 

At our shoots, lighting is very important to us, and we also bring along a full collection of gear (to think it used to be just a camera and flash!) to make the room come alive. 

We like to focus the first half-hour on the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the immediate family--mom, dad and siblings, plus grandparents, then bring in the rest of the extended mispacha for the second half hour. 

After that, we go to the back of the sanctuary to document the service and then reunite at the party. 

Questions? We've been at at a long time, and have seen it all. We love to chat! Call us at 949-436-9357 or write

Our pricing starts at $400/hour for photography, and unlike the days of old, we don't charge you for getting access to your digital images. All the high-resolution images are yours - and we aim to deliver them within 2 weeks, often sooner. You'll get a downloadable link to save them to your hard drive, and a link to a section of our website where you can share the photos with family and friends--who can buy prints directly, if they so choose.

When you choose OC Event Photos as your Orange County Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah photographer, you’ll receive:

  • A professional, award-winning photographer.

  • Clear, friendly communication throughout the planning of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

  • A beautiful mix of journalistic-style photos and more traditional, posed portraits.

  • High-quality digital files of your photos so the celebration can be cherished for years.

Contact us to book your Bar or Bat Mitzvah date!

Call us at 949-436-9357 or write to

Our most popular package is $2500 for the following:

  • Full day event coverage

  • One photographer (add 2nd Photographer/tech +$1000  |  Videographer +$2000)

  • An online image gallery to share with your family and friends

  • General editing & retouching of your images, delivered in 2 weeks

Ready to book a photographer for your Mitzvah?

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