Stephanie Anestis Photography
Modern event photography emphasizes relationships and moments, and my goal is to capture this milestone authentically and joyfully. I want your photos to bring you back to the day years from now; you'll want to remember not just how everything looked, but how everything felt. Your child's achievement will become part of your family's legacy.
STEPHANIE HAS A GIFT
Having a great photographer for my son’s Bar Mitzvah was a top priority for me. If you have a teenager whose worst nightmare is being the center of attention and who HATES getting his picture taken, hire Stephanie. She has that special gift of getting anyone to smile for photos. Furthermore, her ability to capture candids at both the service and the party was nothing short of amazing. Her professionalism and talent is impeccable.
ALL ABOUT MITZVAHS
Usually I'll take family portraits before or after the ceremony, photograph the service itself (often from the back of the room, respectfully and quietly), and the luncheon and/or party afterward. But some synagogues don't allow photography, and everyone has their own way of celebrating. We can come up with a plan that works for you. I simply charge $400/hr+tax, and I can stay for as long as you need me (two hour minimum). This fee includes the full set of edited digital files, and most people add an album.
Stephanie is incredibly easy to work with. For our family portraits she lent calm to the experience, bringing out the best in everyone. In our candids she captured the essence of moments that allow us to relive the event in both feeling and emotion. My daughter’s Bat Mitzvah album is a true treasure.
Take a scroll through to see some of my Bar and Bat Mitzvah photos. It's so important that you absolutely LOVE the style of the photographer you choose!
Your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah album will become an heirloom in your family. Their children will treasure it in thirty years, and you will treasure it now. I custom design each one. There are lots of cover choices and options to make it uniquely reflective of your child's personality.
Albums start at $475
Multiple sizes and page lengths available. The pages lay flat and the cover can be debossed with text. The photographs are printed directly on the page with archival inks. They are beautiful! When it is time to design, I will show you lots of options.
WE ARE SO HAPPY
Stephanie was the photographer for our family's two Bar Mitzvahs over the past few years, and we couldn't be happier with the work she did. She is remarkable in her ability to capture intimate moments without being intrusive, and her warm personality brings out the best in her subjects. Stephanie is a pleasure to work with - she is incredibly detail-oriented, has a keen eye, and delivered us a perfect photographic record of these major life events. We highly recommend her!
YOUR MITZVAH PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS
how do we figure out how many hours we need?
Let's just chat! Call me or send me a message via the contact form below and we can talk through it. Every synagogue and family is different; we can make sure you have exactly what you need and nothing that you don't.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
The sooner, the better. I often have events on the books 18 months in advance, and I only photograph a small number of mitzvahs per year.
CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR mitzvah WORK?
Of course! Contact me via the form below and I can send you lots more examples of my mitzvah photography.
HOW DOES BOOKING WORK?
If we decide I'm the right photographer for you, I'll write us a contract and send you an invoice with a clear payment schedule. I typically require a $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date, 1/2 payment due by your event day, and final payment when photos are ready.
where can i see all your offerings?
Just contact me if you'd like to see my full product list! In addition to albums, I create beautiful prints and other products for my mitzvah clients. I want your photos to be part of your family's legacy.
BOOK WITH ME
I would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, just ask them in a message to me below!
Serving Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, & beyond