The Big Picture: Photographers, Videographers and Montage Experts

The Big Picture: Photographers, Videographers and Montage Experts

In the Big Picture of the Bar Bat Mitzvah planning process, hiring a professional photographer and videographer is one of the most important decisions.

Your child’s special day will fly by in a wink of an eye so you’ll want to be sure you’ve hired professionals to capture the moments of this important milestone.

Entrance videos and video montages are very popular these days. Often times your photographer or your videographer can help you with both. Selecting photos for the videos can be a fun trip down memory lane and the final product is a wonderful keepsake.

These experts understand the Big Picture and the importance of capturing the smallest details.


Stripes long
Contact: Jay, 646-241-7672 or 650-580-6567, [email protected]

Are you in the middle of planning your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah and are looking for something completely unique for your child’s entrance or montage? Or maybe just a special gift that expresses your love and good memories through hip and humorous lyrical word play? Allow us to introduce the latest in fully customized entertainment: GiftRapped. Give the gift of rap for your child’s special day and have your child’s party be the talk of the town! For additional GiftRapped samples, check out our YouTube channel

Here’s how it works: You provide us with suggestions and inspiration for the song and send in pictures for the slide show. We will create a fully customized song and professional slide show or video for your review within 3-5 business days. Get Gifted Today! GiftRapped has been featured on The Today Show, in Thrillist, UrbanDaddy and on Groupon

 Watch this Bar Mitzvah song here


Stripes long

Cari Miller Photography
Contact: Cari Miller, 203- 722-4509, [email protected] 


Cari Miller logo


Cari Miller Photography is a full service studio offering top quality fine art prints, canvases and albums. Each album is created by a professional designer leaving you with a final product that is special and unique. We offer acrylic covers that are truly a work of art. Each mitzvah package includes a USB of all your images in high resolution.  In addition, your images will be posted on our lab so you can share them with family and friends. Cari is the head photographer on all her jobs. Her assistant photographers are professionals with many years of experience. She and her staff will work with you and your family to capture your memories so you can always “remember.”

Cari Miller Photography Composite

 It’s about spontaneity and surprise. I strive to capture those timeless moments.
My laid back approach will put you and your family at ease.

Family Sessions * Mitzvahs * All Special Events


Stripes long


The Montage Maven
Contact:  Jackie Marek, 914-220-0050, [email protected]


Montage Maven Logo

The Montage Maven is a production studio that specializes in creating novel and memorable video montages using photos and video clips. With over 10 years of experience and a creative team, our talent enables us to create extraordinary movie montages for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16’s, and Engagements, which tell stories of their own. From basic to classic elegance, and producing only HD quality videos, The Montage Maven team will work side by side with you to transform every unique idea into an unforgettable piece of entertainment. also provides Videography and Live Streaming of events for those absent from these special moments.

 Montage Maven composite

With the use of our green screen studio we were able to help the Bar Mitzvah boy find his way through his “Field of Dreams”
Click here to watch the video 


Stripes long


Stephen Andrews Photography
Contact: Stephen Strutt, 516-780-9100, [email protected] 


Stephen Andrews logo new


Stephen Andrews Studios is a professional photography, video and design company dedicated to capturing your special affair the right way. We are a boutique studio and we pride ourselves on working with you from beginning to end. We also offer photo favors, custom printed invitations and rsvp websites. To see samples of our photography, video, customized montages, and designed posters and albums, please visit our website at, or you are welcome to stop by our new, beautiful studio location in Plainview, NY.


Stephen Andrews Photography composite

Top Left Photo: A warm family portrait before a Bat Mitzvah event 

Top Right Photo:  A fun family location shoot jumping into their pool

Bottom Left Photo: Party fun and smiles at a Mitzvah 

Bottom Right Photo: Throwing dad up for the Horah! 

Stripes long

Contact:  Shari Sollender, 973-945-0573, [email protected] Logo


Images4ever produces professional DVD montages that make your pictures come to life. We can scan almost any photo, include video clips, and set them to the music of your choice to create a beautiful, custom made photo/video montage that can be viewed anywhere. You will get a one-of-a-kind DVD montage that you will treasure forever.

Images4ever are storytellers. Your life story will unfold in front of you with dazzling pictures, creative backgrounds, video footage, music of your choice and personalized messages. We create a high quality DVD keepsake for any event. We are easy to work with and make the whole experience enjoyable.

Images4Ever themed blast 

Images4ever decided to do something a little different with this montage.  We found that this boy had a lot of similar pictures, doing the same thing, at different ages in his life.  We decided to combine these pictures and display them together.  We chose a song, for this section, that had more energy and was fun to listen to without the words. We also decided to add some cute TV and movie clips to make the montage fun to watch.  The guests really enjoyed the montage.

Watch this montage here

Stripes long


Lafayette Hill Studios
Contact:  Ben Yoblick, 610-828-1142, [email protected] 

 Lafayette Hill Studios NEW logo


Lafayette Hill Studios has satisfied Mitzvah clients for over 30 years. In addition to top of the line Photography and Videography, we specialize in montages and concept videos. Does your child have a favorite TV show or movie that they would want to star in? An introduction video is the perfect way to bring a Mitzvah into the party room. 


Lafayette Hill Composite

Click HERE to watch a greeting video that rivals Billy Crystal at the Oscars as Lindsey takes a walk through 5 of her favorite movies, which leads to her grand entrance into the room.

Other Samples: PhotographyVideoMontagesInteractive Montages, and Concept Videos


Stripes long


Ira Casel Photography
Contact:  Ira Casel, 973-580-4594, [email protected] 


Ira Casel Photography logo

Beyond a mere record of the day’s events, mitzvah photographs should capture the genuine moments in between the obvious, expected shots.  The images must embody the emotions and personalities of their subjects, revealing the subtleties of individual human experience.  The proofs should evoke gasps, grins and tears.  Authentic expressions, gestures and interactions should leap off the pages of the album.  The pictures should give you goose bumps.  This is what mitzvah photography can be.  This is Ira Casel Photography.


Ira Casel Photography composite

Top Left Photo: Good friends sharing a good laugh

Top Right Photo: A tender moment during family portraits

Bottom Left Photo: Bat mitzvah princess 

Bottom Right Photo: Bat mitzvah girl lost in the moment

Stripes long

3 Lil Sisters Productions
Contact:  Heather Weyrick, 347-763-0498, [email protected] 


3 lil sisters logo

Documentaries about YOU!

3 Lil Sisters Productions creates indelible documentary films that your guests will love and you will revisit for years to come. As a meaningful alternative to traditional Bar and Bat Mitzvah slide shows, we offer a fun and fresh approach. Our mini documentaries feature original interviews, artfully shot footage and your photo archives. We bring a wealth of experience from the world of television and documentary production to craft your own special story as a compelling film.


3 lil sisters photo blast

This film was produced for Liron Dubin’s Bar Mitzvah, and it was such a privilege to get to know this sprawling and unique family. One of the best things about our job is meeting all kinds of new people and helping them tell their stories


Stripes long


Posted in Mitzvah Ideas, Video: Entrance/Montage