Category Archives: Bar Mitzvahs


Talk about rockin’ out! Josh Weintraub was live and onstage at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit in Dunwoody. After a great service at Dor Tamid, it was time for the show to start! Track 7 Events turned half of the space into a music venue and the other half was filled with artfully decorated tables for all of the family and friends.

Josh’s dad opened up with his gig band and then the star himself joined Dad on stage for a few of their greatest hits.

The party went late into the night and everyone moved to the beat for the duration. Check out the photos!

Max Adelman’s Bar Mitzvah at The Temple

What a great day of ritual and fun! As I waited for the family after  services, I could hear all of the comments about how well Max had done, how eloquent his D’var Torah had been.

From the Kiddush after services at The Temple to the horah at the Emory Conference Center later that night, the weekend the Adelman’s spent a year planning had become a fantastical reality.

Track 7 events turned the room into a wonderland of light and shadow, and Vibe Entertainment wowed the crowd and had everyone on their feet. While the adults enjoyed cocktail, the kids bowled at Wisteria Lanes– the retro party space at Emory.

Mazel Tov to Max!





Connor’s Bar Mitzvah- go team go!





Game on! What a fantastic weekend for the Flagels and Connor! From Friday night to his triumph at the Binah and then on to a fun filled sports themed Saturday at The Old Towne Club, Connor’s Bar Mitzvah scored. Luna Cygielman of Total Lunacy provided the decor and the chef’s at Old Town outdid themselves. Mazel Tov to all!

I’ve been busy…

photographing lots and lots of simchas so far this year! So busy that I haven’t really had a chance to blog. So here are a few of my favorites from this year, and please check back in a few weeks for tons of great photos!

Those casual photo sessions….

When I started Mitzvahmanphoto, I was determined to offer something that I felt was missing in the Atlanta photography market. I had seen zillions of signing posters and signing books, but I wasn’t seeing zillions of portraits. What I saw were just photos, taken whenever and wherever it was convenient for the photographer, and nothing that was a real portrait. A portrait isn’t just a “casual photo session”. A portrait reflects your child’s personality, interests and soul.

I spend a lot of time with each of my subjects, going over ideas and trying to come up with a theme that reflects who each of them are at this milestone event.

Figure out what you’d rather end up with- pictures from a “casual photo session”, or creative portraits that speak a thousand words about your child. Then call me- and I’ll show you what I mean. In the meantime, check out this sport fan’s portrait session.

Why I’m worth it…and why you are, too!

$400.00. $900.00.  It’s possible to hire a “photographer” these days for that amount of money. But what are you really getting?  Years of experience that will ensure cherished moments are forever  captured or someone who just decided to earn a little extra income by putting out their virtual shingle on the web?

Spending more means you get more- a professional photographer who has the artistry, experience and skill to create images that you will treasure, no matter what the situation.

A photographer who can transform what you see every Shabbat into a visual feast.

It’s worth it.

Israel- Personal work

An Israeli Bar Mitzvah!


This past December, I was able to visit Israel for the very first time! The occasion? The Bar Mitzvah of my nephew, William Wallock. It was an incredible experience to photograph William as he led services at the foot of the Western Wall. I can’t begin to tell you how special this was- I hope the photos speak for me.

To view these images, and any others on my blog, just click on the large photo, and mouse to the left or right to view the other images!

Josh’s Bar Mitzvah!


Josh Miller celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with a laid back and intimate weekend of events. Family and friends gatherer at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead for photos, and then everyone was off to the Atlanta Fish Market for Friday night dinner. Saturday morning found Josh at Shearith Israel. After his turn on the bimah, Josh and co departed for his home where a festive lawn party awaited!

Cody’s Bar Mitavah- AA and Andretti’s!

Cody’s Bat Mitzvah weekend was full of family, laughter and love! He did an amazing job at  Ahavath Achim on Saturday, and then the whole mishegos headed to Andretti’s for some R and R!