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Top Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photographer

Congratulations! Your son or daughter is about to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Their bar / bat mitzvah photographs will last longer than the party, and allow you to connect with friends around the world.

If you're looking for the perfect photographer for your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Colorado or beyond, Jeff Finkelstein may be the right choice. Click here to have Jeff contact you now >> Or call 303.417.6200.

Rabbi Jamie Korngold's husband, Jeff Finkelstein, is a professional photographer (based in Boulder, Colorado), and can capture your bar or bat mitzvah ceremony memories in a way you'll love. Examples of Jeff's work are featured throughout the Adventure Rabbi website, including on this page.

You can see much of his event-specific photography work here >>

All Digital Photography. All bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah photos are shot digitally using professional-grade equipment. We can also retouch acne or bad skin, too. So if someone has a last minute breakout (due to pre-ceremony stress), we can make them look flawless.

Full, High Resolution Files. In addition, you'll receive the full, high-resolution digital files of your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah photos. With the high-resolution photos from your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, you can:

  • Upload your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah photos to a photo sharing site like Shutterfly
  • Add them to your FaceBook page
  • Take them to a local photo processing center (Target, King Soopers) and have them printed.
  • Create albums and slideshows online
  • Frame the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah
  • Have them blown up to 20x40 size or more, and print on canvas (gallery wrap style)

Meet Before To Discuss Your Style. Before your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, you'll meet with Jeff Finkelstein at our Boulder, Colorado office to discuss your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah photo desires. For example, some teens want an edgy / gritty urban look. Others excel in outdoor spaces, and want a natural look with mountains, streams and rock in the background. Depending on their personality, we can tailor the individual, group and family photography to match the personality and style of your ceremony.

Invitation Photos. We can also shoot photos before that you can use for Facebook, invitations or slide shows.

The best bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah images are ones that make them shine as an individual, and bring out their personality. Your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah day photos will be a unique reflection of your relationship and commitment to your child.

Jeff Finkelstein - Wedding PhotographerBio: Jeff Finkelstein is a Boulder-based professional photographer that specializes in weddings, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs (as well as action-oriented outdoor adventure photography). His images are featured on the Adventure Rabbi website, and have been published in hundreds of publications in dozens of countries. He has images on permanent display in museums in three countries, has received paid contracts from the National Geographic organization for his images, and will have thirty images featured in an upcoming book by Kar-Ben publishing. A member of the National Press Photographers Association, Finkelstein is not often seen without his camera.

Action Wedding Photography by Jeff FinkelsteinAction Photography. Do you want a photographer who can ski backwards through black-diamond ski runs while holding a digital camera?

As a former professional ski patroller, Jeff can capture some of the most challenging high-speed shots of action.

Or do you want someone who can climb mountains, rock climb, or shoot photos while on a bicycle? Not a problem...

Advantages of Being Married to Clergy. One of the advantages of hiring a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah photographer that's married to a person who officiates atbar mitzvah or bat mitzvah ceremonies (such as Jamie), is that Jeff is familiar with all aspects of the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah ceremony, and knows how to get the shots that you'll love. If a non-informed photographer, for example, doesn't know about the "little" moments, including blessings by the rabbi and more, you may miss out on shots that can't be re-created.

Do You Only Shoot Jewish Bar And Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies? No. The answer is that while Jeff Finkelstein photographs many Jewish weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs, he aslo shoots many non-religious ceremonies, backyard weddings, and ones of Christian or other faiths.

Pricing & Options for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photography in Colorado.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photography Pricing & Options:

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Photography in Boulder or Denver, Colorado: $1,200.
Includes: high-resolution photos, retouching, and photography for a three hour event. Includes uploading your bar or bat mitzvah images to a photo-sharing site such as Shutterfly and/or Facebook.

Preliminary Photo Session, $425.
Includes: high-resolution photos, retouching, and photography for a session in Boulder, such as Chautauqua Park, or at our office in Boulder. Includes uploading your images to a photo-sharing site such as Shutterfly and/or Facebook.
Travel Beyond Boulder or Denver.
For bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah photography beyond Boulder / Denver, Colorado, or in the mountains (Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone) additional travel charge of $350 applies. Aspen-area ceremonies, due to the 3.5 hour drive from Boulder, incurs a travel charge of $750.
Need Extra Time? Additional hourly rate of $125 per hour applies for Friday night dinners, parties or other events.
Why this price for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Photography? First, unlike many other professional photographers, you won't have to pay for reprints of your images. You'll own all of the high-resolution digital files. Second, Jeff usually shows up with thousands of dollars of professional photography equipment. While top equipment doesn't guarantee great shots, in the hands of a proficient photographer, it sure helps. Third, while this price isn't as low as having a friend take photos with their camera, it's a lot less than the $5,000 - $10,000 charged by other photographers (especially when you factor in the after-event costs of paying for 8x10 images for your family and friends.

 

Testimonials:

What couples say about Jeff Finkelstein's photography:

Your images are amazing! You captured the day.
- Natalie & Dan

Thank you so much, Jeff! I love these photos more than I can explain!! Everyone does. I just can't thank you enough. It was such a beautiful, meaningful, joyful, loving intimate day and you captured every moment perfectly.
-
Cynthia

I can't believe how you were able to capture the love in our faces. The wedding photos radiate this most important day of my life!
- Beth

I've been dreaming of my wedding since I was a little girl playing with dolls. You made the day as stress-free as you could. My parents show everyone our photos on their new iPad!
- Rachel


Photos from a recent Bat Mitzvah:
Bat Mitzvah in Boulder, Colorado
 
Bat Mitzvah in Boulder - Chautauqua Community House
 
Rabbi Jamie Korngold at Bat Mitzvah
 
Reading Prayer book at Bat Mitzvah
 
Bat Mitzvah student
 
Carying Torah at Bat Mitzah
 
Carrying Torah around congregation during Bat Mitzvah
 
Bar Mitzvah ceremony in Boulder, Colorado
 
Rabbi and Bat Mitzvah student
 
Reading Torah during Bat Mitzvah
 
Reading during Bar Mitzvah ceremony
 
Parents of Bat Mitzvah student
 
Mom of Bat Mitzvah student
 
Dad of Bat Mitzvah student
 
cousin of Bat Mitzvah
 
Hagbah - holding Torah high
 
Hagbah during Bar - Bat Mitzvah Ceremony
 
Dressing Torah during Bar Mitzvah ceremony
 
 
Person in audience watches bat mitzvah read from Torah
 
girl wanders near door during bar mitzvah ceremony
 
Bat Mitzvah about to begin
 
Parents of Bat mitzvah student
 
Bat Mitzvah girl looks at father
 
mom kisses Bat Mitzvah daughter
 
Rabbi speaks to Bat Mitzvah
 
Rabbi Blesses Bat Mitzvah
 
Bat Mitzvah blesses the Wine
 
Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah - blessing over Challah
 
Younger brother of Bat Mitzvah carries Challah
 
Bat Mitzvah puts on Tallis
 
Remote Learning - skype - bat mitzvah
 
Grandmother blesses Bat Mitzvah student
 
man reads from prayer book Hebrew during Bar Mitzvah ceremony
 
proud Bat Mitzvah girl
 
Rabbi sings with Guitar
 
Bat Mitzvah student before the Jewish ceremony
 
words of wisdom for Bat Mitzvah student from Rabbi
 
Jewish bat mitzvah ceremony - alternative
 

Which Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
Program is right for you?

    OPTION 1:
    Individual Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program
    Option for Distance Learning and Destination Ceremonies
    (10 months, you pick the start date)
    On this page, read above

    Ready to register and sign click here>>

    OPTION 2:
    Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Class, Boulder Colorado
    (10 months, August - May)
    Click here>>

    OPTION 3:
    Bar and Bat Yisrael, a less intensive coming of age program without Hebrew
    Option for Distance Learning
    (12 weeks)
    Click here >>

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Bat Mitzvah Ceremony in Boulder, Colorado.  Photo by Jeff Finkelstein
All photos taken by Jeff Finkelstein.
Photo Credit: Jeff Finkelstein for Adventure Rabbi.

 

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OPTION 1:
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