Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photographer Cleveland

Hi, I’m Kobi, a Cleveland-based photographer passionate about capturing the joy, tradition, and coming-of-age spirit of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

My goal is to capture lasting memories that tell the unique story of your child’s special day. I work in the greater Cleveland area as well as travel for destination events.

Telling Your Story Through Photos

I believe in a natural, documentary-style approach.

I’ll capture the genuine emotions and unscripted moments throughout the day, from the family portraits and the meaningful ceremony to the unforgettable hora (the traditional celebratory dance).

You’ll have a treasure trove of cherished memories to look back on with a smile for years to come.

Your Vision, My Expertise

I’m dedicated to working closely with you to understand your vision and preferences.

Whether you prefer a classic and timeless aesthetic or a more modern and vibrant style, I’ll work with you to ensure your child’s personality and the overall atmosphere of the day shine through in the photographs.

Capture the joy of your child’s Cleveland Bar/Bat Mitzvah with Kobi.Studio.

Candid photography that captures memories to last a lifetime

I’d love to chat and discuss how I can capture the magic of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Contact me today to schedule a consultation and discuss your vision.

Please fill out and return the Model-Release Form before your photo shoot day, it is preferable to submit this release online to minimize waste and keep the planet clean.



45-minute session – Leading up to event photos for invitation, sign-in board or slideshow.

One outfit change

10 edited high-resolution digital files (including basic color correction)



2 hours of coverage (additional hours $250 each)

Family portraits before party

Albums or prints priced à la carte



6 hours of coverage

Family portraits before party

2 16×24 canvas wall prints

Additional albums or prints priced à la carte



Cleveland Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photos Q&A

Are you available on the date of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

While I maintain a busy schedule, I do my best to accommodate as many celebrations as possible. Please reach out to me with your desired date, and I’ll be happy to check my availability and discuss options. Please note that I do not work on Shabbat.

What is your experience with photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?

I’ve been working in photography since 2012, gaining extensive experience in event photography, including parties, birthdays, weddings, and of course, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Can you show me examples of your previous Bar/Bat Mitzvah photography work? Do you have a portfolio or website I can view?

Absolutely! You can visit my portfolio to get a general sense of my photography style. If you would like to see any specific examples that are not showcased on my website, please feel free to contact me.

What is your photography style? (e.g., traditional, candid, artistic)

My approach blends candid and photojournalistic styles, capturing genuine emotions and spontaneous moments throughout the day, while ensuring some classic family portraits and group shots to cherish.

How many hours of coverage do you typically provide for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

I recommend a minimum of 3 hours.

Do you offer packages, and what do they include?

My packages typically offer coverage for several hours, encompassing the ceremony, family portraits, and key moments of the reception or party. We can customize the duration based on your specific needs.

Can we request specific shots or poses?

Absolutely! I encourage open communication and welcome your input on specific shots or poses you’d like captured during the event.

Will there be a second shooter or assistant?

Depending on the package you choose and the size of your event, a second shooter or assistant might be needed. We can discuss this further during our consultation.

Are you familiar with the venue where the Bar/Bat Mitzvah will take place?

If you share the venue details beforehand, I can research it and familiarize myself with the space, lighting conditions, and potential photo opportunities.

How do you handle low-light situations, like during the ceremony or evening party?

I’m well-equipped to handle low-light situations using professional equipment and techniques to ensure high-quality images throughout the event. If you know ahead of time that your event will be in a dark environment, please make sure to mention it so I can set up for your event appropriately.

What is your backup plan in case of equipment failure or unforeseen circumstances?

I carry backup equipment and have established contingency plans to address unforeseen circumstances. Your special day is a priority, and I’m prepared to handle any situation that might arise.

Do you have experience working with children and families?

I have extensive experience working with children of all ages and enjoy creating a comfortable and fun environment that allows them to express themselves naturally during the photoshoot.

How soon after the event will we receive the photos?

You can expect to receive your edited photos typically within 2-3 weeks after your event.

What is your editing process like?

My editing process aims to enhance the natural beauty of your photos while maintaining their authentic feel. I offer various editing options, and your preferences will be considered during our consultation.

Are there any additional fees, such as travel or overtime charges?

Travel within the Cleveland area is typically included in my packages. However, for events outside the area, additional travel fees may apply. Overtime charges can be discussed based on your specific needs.

Can guests order prints or digital copies directly from you?

Yes, guests can easily order prints and digital copies from me.

Do you offer albums or other photo products?

I offer a variety of high-quality album options and other photo products, allowing you to preserve your memories in a tangible format. Starting at $650.

What is the booking process like, and do you require a deposit?

The booking process is simple! Contact me to discuss your date, preferences, and any questions you might have. A deposit is required to confirm your booking.

Can you provide references from past clients?

I’d be happy to connect you with satisfied clients who can share their experience with my services.

How far in advance do we need to book your services?

While I recommend booking your date as soon as possible, especially for popular dates, I encourage you to reach out and inquire about availability even if your event is approaching.

Do you have experience with Jewish traditions and customs related to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?

I strive to capture the essence of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration while maintaining sensitivity to its religious significance. I am Jewish and have had a bar mitzvah myself. I have also photographed several bar and bat mitzvous before.

Will you be able to capture both formal family portraits and candid moments throughout the event?

Blending both formal family portraits and capturing candid moments throughout the event allows me to create a well-rounded collection that tells the complete story of your child’s special day.

How do you handle photo retouching or special editing requests?

I offer basic retouching to enhance your photos, such as adjusting brightness, contrast, and color balance. For more extensive editing requests, we can discuss additional options.