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Bat & Bar Mitzvah Photographer & Videographer London

Easy and fast is not your style. You’re here now, looking for a different,  the best Simcha, Bar Mitzvah photographer (and videographer) for your special event because you value the importance of this day. Because you need an experienced storyteller and creator to trust and rely on.

The connection you’ve made with your children defines you and you want to commemorate this special day for years to come. Your style is elegant, fashion, luxury, stylish, kind and humble. If this sounds like you, welcome to Peter Lane Photography and Simcha Media as you reached the right place. Welcome to the best Bar Mitzvah photography & videography storytelling team in London.

As our quality is unbeatable, proven by hundreds and guaranteed, most of our clients book 2 years in advance, so hurry up, get in touch.

Your recommended Bat & Bar Mitzvah photographer & videographer in London: Borehamwood, Hampstead, Finchley, Edgware, Elstree, Mill Hill, Hendon, Golders Green, Barnet

As you can see in our portfolio you’ll get hundreds or thousands of “nail the moment” emotional documentary photos, capturing the true emotions of the party uncut. Some formal family portraits, creative portraits of the Mitzvah boy or girl, together with tons of detail shots.

In order to show consistency, we made this gallery huge, with more than 500 photos. Starting with party documentary, going through fun, individual and formal portraits, and finishing with details and synagogue photos. For more info about workflow, pricing, etc. please follow the in-page navigation. Enjoy!

Check out our Bat & Bar Mitzvah dedicated Facebook Page frequently updated with photos, videos, and live people testimonials.

Bar Mitzvah Photographer in London, Manchester, New York, Paris, Borehamwood, Hampstead, Finchley, Edgware, Elstree, Mill Hill, Hendon, Golders Green, Barnet

After long years of study and hard work, your son or daughter will be taking an important step in their life. As their Bat/Bar Mitzvah approaches family and friends will joyfully share in celebrating this meaningful milestone in your child’s life. We will capture those wonderful memories and provide you with magnificent images of this special day to treasure and share with your family and friends. And, your child will be able to share this special day with their children!

The Quintessence of London Bar Mitzvah Photography

Ok, we know that you’re a busy person and don’t want to read all that so let’s go straight to the point. In the navigation links above and below you’ll find answers to your questions in F.A.Q., you’ll see sample highlights videos, tons of photos, raves about our work, and of course our rates and options. Peter Lane Photography specializes in Bat and Bar Mitzvah photography & videography. We enjoy photographing Bar Mitzvah and events in a photojournalist, documentary style of photography that captures the true nature and character of the Bat/Bar Mitzvah boy or girl. Also, enjoy photographing in a photojournalistic documentary bar and bat mitzvah and a combination of styles not only in London and Hertfordshire – Borehamwood, Hampstead, Finchley, Edgware, Elstree, Mill Hill, Hendon, Golders Green, Barnet, but also the rest of the UK like Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, etc. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality Bar Mitzvah photography & filmography and we’re always willing to travel to destinations near and far. Willing to travel to any Bar Mitzvah destination. Being a London Bar Mitzvah photographer for years is so much fun and we all love it! Here we want to showcase in random order a few recent Bat & Bar Mitzvah, together with a sample Mitzvah album. We’re here not just as your Bar Mitzvah photographers, but we’re here to help you find the best suppliers, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best Simcha Bat & Bar Mitzvah albums in UK and EU.

Enjoy our collection of top class hand made Italian Bar Mitzvah albums. Hundreds of options to choose from.

The Bat & Bar Mitzvah album

The album options are practically endless as you can see in our Wedding Albums section, and this one here is just a drop in the lake.

We work with the best world-class manufacturers offering handmade work with the best materials and the best longevity. Your album will be designed by a professional and experienced magazine designer and we’ll use an interactive online service allowing you to monitor the process and comment on your wishes. We don’t offer online make yourself albums as the quality, ask and we’ll explain why.

The exact album price is formed by the following variables:

– album provider/brand/quality, durability, and longevity
– type of paper
– number of pages
– type of cover and cover material
– size

All that put together makes the total so, the best time to discuss it is after the event because only then we all know how many photos, pages, etc. will be chosen. We can meet after the event and go thru all that options together and choose the best one for you covering the desired budget.

Dan Hilton
Dan Hilton 9Eleven Events
Peter and his team always create such wonderful photographs and memories for our clients. Always reliable, friendly, professional and more importantly deliver photos and videos within a short time frame after the event. Clients are always amazed by the shots and footage created.

Jonathan Waterman
Jonathan Waterman award-winning wedding and events toastmaster
I have worked Alongside Peter several times in the passed. He is very client service orientated, professional, listens to clients’ needs, and delivers a superb portfolio…

Keep up the great work..

Nicci Zybutz
Nicci Zybutz Bar Mitzvah mother
When the function is done and dusted all that left are sweet memories that only an experienced professional can capture! PETER LANE, leaves you with the fairy dust!! His photos capture the feeling of the moment, his work is pure art!!

Gideon Mark
Gideon Mark Bar Mitzvah father
We used Peter Lane to photograph our daughter’s Batmitzvah last August, together with his wife they took fantastic and innovative photos capturing all the best moments and ones that you thought a photographer would never get near to! What we liked as well as his polite manner was that he and his wife always seemed to be in the background but managed to capture everything, in an unobtrusive way.

We have and would be happy to recommend Peter Lane photography to family and friends.

Andre Chris
Andre Chris Enfield Conservative Association
I’m writing with regards to the excellent photography services provided by Peter Lane, in both a personal and business capacity, over the past five years. 

Peter is reliable, creative and an absolute pleasure to work with. He interacts with his clients well, bringing out the best in them and capturing the essence of each moment.

Being President of the Enfield and Southgate Conservative Association, I often hold high-profile events and Peter has recorded the proceedings for publicity purposes. He has worked with many high-ranking politicians including Boris Johnson MP, Kenneth Clark CH QC MP, and more recently, Zac Goldsmith MP, Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Business, Jeremy Hunt – Secretary of State for Health. 

I would highly recommend Peter’s photography services.

Yours truly, 

Mrs. Andre Chris

Rose Gray
Rose Gray Bar Mitzvah mom
Peter is truly the most amazing photographer!! Amaaaaaazing pics and a pleasure to work with. Highly Highly recommend him!

Alyona Muchinskaya
Alyona Muchinskaya Quintessentially
I met Peter Lane in Moscow in 2008 and was calling him the Russian Testino because of his extraordinary genius for photography and perfect Russian. All clients addressed to him just rave about his talent and warm human personality. I’m pleased to know and recommend Peter.

Do you cover Bar Mitzvah in London only?

No. We cover London, Manchester, the whole country, Paris, New York, Israel and internationally. We do however have to add on a charge to cover expenses and on rare occasions accommodation costs however we try to keep these costs to a minimum by only charging the cost of the transport and daily bread.

How in advance to book your services?

Majority of our clients book their children't Bar & Bat Mitzvah about 2 years in advance together with the rest of the high value suppliers. We have short notice clients, depends on availability.

Why is so important to book photo & video from one vendor?

Yes it is important because photographers and videographers have experience working together and know each other's style. They will try to complement each other not to compete.

Do you give the digital files?

Yes we do! All of them are yours, edited, print ready in hi-res, having "Home Use Rights" which means that you can print them wherever you want.

Can you hold the date for me?

We can not hold a date for you without a signed agreement and deposit. A signed agreement and a deposit of 30% are required to reserve the date for you. Dates are filled on a first come-first served basis. So don't wait, as some prime dates are already booked 2 years in advance.

Do you have insurance?

Yes. If your venue requires insurance, please let us know within two weeks of the wedding so our insurance company has sufficient time to process and provide that document.

When can we get the images?

We try to deliver up to 2 days after the Bar Mitzvah, because we know how important for you is to enjoy and share the images with friends and relatives.

When do you arrive ?

Typically, if we shoot the video which happens most of the time we arrive an hour earlier, so the video team have enough time to se up lights, microphones, etc. We use the time to find the best spot and start with the family portraits and individual portraits of the Mitzvah boy/girl. This is the time of course when we can have photos of the venue set and ready with all details and decorations you've paid for.

Do you film/photograph Bar Mitzvah only?

No. We film and photograph any kind of Simcha, special events including Weddings, Anniversaries, Commercial, social media short films, conferences and corporate events, etc.

What style do you shoot?

When we shoot Bar Mitzvah we try to be artistic photojournalists, capturing those unique and inspiring moments that create the true impression of the event. We photograph the event as it happens, unobtrusive documentary allowing the photos to reflection your boy/girl's and everyone's personality and emotions. We capture the interaction inside your family, also between your family and your friends. The only time we may direct or pose is before the guests to come for the family shots.

How many photos do you take?

The right question is - "how many different photos will we have" as we don't chaise the numbers but the story telling quality. It depends on a number of factors and these include: the number of photographers, whether the event is big or small and of course the dynamics of the Bar Mitzvah party. Since we photograph digitally, we do not limit the number of photos we take during your wedding day. As each party is unique, we will photograph as much as we feel necessary to capture the great moments of your Mitzvah. On average we give 1500 photos minimum.

How does the relationship between the photographer and videographer work?

If you book our photography & video bundle you'll benefit with same key final product. Please take a look at our photography portfolio. Speaking about the cats and dogs synergy as they characterize photographers and videographers, well, we believe that photography is always more important as it captures the moment and we try to show respect to our colleagues but same time to do the job in the best way possible. The reason we are there is to capture your event the best we can and that will only happen if the photographer and videographer work together with this aim in mind.

Are you familiar with Bat & Bar Mitzvah?

For the last few of years we've booked more Bar & Bar Mitzvah than weddings and yes, we have the experience and feel quite comfortable.

How do we book?

Once you have confirmed your intentions, we'll send you an agreement to sign. After signing the agreement and sending our copy back to us along with a deposit of 1/3rd of the agreed amount, we'll consider the day reserved for you.

When do we meet?

It's usually best to have our pre-Bar Mitzvah meeting 2-3 weeks prior to the event, the closer the better really as its nice to keep the rapport we build up from the meeting and take that into the Mitzvah so you feel more at ease. We always try to arrange a face to face meeting where ever possible but sometimes due to logistics this may not be possible. In this instance we can have the next best thing...a Skype chat. If your not comfortable with chatting over the net we can always have the meeting via telephone. The main aim is to get to know each other and to obtain all the info I need so I'm fully prepared for the big day.  

How do we view our Bar Mitzvah images?

All of your photos are posted on a private online gallery. This gallery can be shared with friends and family across the globe. This unique service allows you the freedom to view your files in the comfort of your own home when ever you choose. The gallery has multi purposes, it is very handy not for sharing only but as a speedy proofer when we start designing the album. Having checkout function your guests can easily find themselves and order their downloads and prints, which can be on paper, canvas, frames, T-shirts, puzzles, etc.

When is the final balance due?

3 Weeks prior to the Bar Mitzvah date.

How long does the video take to complete?

To create a film to the standard we produce takes time so we set the completion date at 1-4 months from the event date. It doesn't take 4 months of actual editing however, as we film a lot of events in a 5 month period and with each edit taking up to 2 weeks of work we quickly build up a backlog. We don't rush our edits, we spend the time carefully crafting your Mitzvah film to ensure we create the best Bar Mitzvah video possible. Your video is to last you forever and we want it be something you will always want to watch and be proud to show your friends and family, we edit with this in mind. It does require patience on your part but I can assure you its worth the wait!

Payment methods?

Bank Transfer, Cash.

How long do you keep a copy of our Bar Mitzvah footage?

Once the video is signed off and you have received your final copies we will keep the raw footage for 2 months after which time it will be deleted. We will however keep copies of your final discs in case you wish to order more copies in the future.

Not answered your question?

Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to go over any other questions you may have.


Click on the 3 options below to see what’s included.

All 3 options – Documentary, Premium, and Celebrity are customizable to fit your requirements and budget. You can mix and match.

A good starting point is the Premium Collection, the choice of 90% of our clients. Modern, Contemporary, and best value.

Celebrity Collection – top quality, a selection of top professionals for picky clients.

Documentary Package – fits best midweek events, with most affordable options. It’s based on a single photographer or videographer coverage. NOTE: because of the dynamics of a Bar Mitzvah party, you may expect missed shots, camera shakes or blockage, without a backup or different vantage point coverage. These are the risk of a single-person documentary coverage. Documentary video edit is chronological.




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