Welcome to Maryland, D.C., and Virginia's only photographer exclusively DOCUMENting Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

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Rachael Spiegel Photography specializes in modern B'nai Mitzvah photography. Our team is dedicated to telling the story of your simcha with stunning documentary images. We patiently wait to see moments unfold and illustrate the narrative of your family. 

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all about Rachael

In the past fifteen years, Rachael has photographed over one hundred and thirty B'nai Mitzvah celebrations. She adores the families, the kids, the parties and most importantly, the significance of marking a milestone in a young person's life. 

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Talia's bat mitzvah

Rachael is as much a talented photographer as she is a fun and easy going presence. Her commitment to capturing the significance of the B'nai Mitzvah through her photography is really quite remarkable. Love and warmth shine through the photos, which is not a function of the camera lens…rather they come directly from Rachael's own spirit.

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maddy & siddy's b'nai mitzvah

 Rachael Spiegel is an amazing photographer. She is wonderful to work with before, during and after the event! She is not intrusive, and yet manages to capture the event perfectly! I highly recommend her!

My favorite part of my kids' B'nai Mitzvah is seeing my children so happy. It is also so amazing to be surrounded by all the people you love in one room. Rachael captured this in all her pictures. Rachael Spiegel is an amazing photographer. She is wonderful to work with before, during and after the event! She is not intrusive, and yet manages to capture the event perfectly! I highly recommend her!

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amelia's bat mitzvah

Rachael and Joey managed to capture so many shots where you could feel the energy and essence of the event. I loved working with Rachael the month before Amelia's service when we did our family shots in the Temple. The whole experience was relaxed and enjoyable for all 5 of us.

Rachael and Joey managed to capture so many shots where you could feel the energy and essence of the event. I loved working with Rachael the month before Amelia's service when we did our family shots in the Temple. The whole experience was relaxed and enjoyable for all 5 of us.

When it came time to the party I didn't even know Joey was there. I would say that you could NOT go wrong hiring Rachael and I plan on using her for our next bar mitzvah. From beginning to end the experience was fantastic!

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Ella's bat mitzvah

Book her. I am 100% sure you will not regret it. I have never seen photographs like Rachael's. Our friends and family agree. There is something about her style and talent that is unmatched. She captured the precise moments within the moments. Every time I look at her pictures of our mitzvah, it brings me back to the exact feelings of the day. 

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josephine's bat mitzvah

Rachael was everywhere we needed her to be and she captured every significant moment with such beauty and subtlety. She was unobtrusive, captured every detail quietly, blended in with our guests, and was such a delight all the way around. 

This is one event that you want captured forever. Rachael is kind, patient, and has it well in hand. You will have photos that are as magical and wonderful as the lifecycle event she is recording.

Rachael was everywhere we needed her to be and she captured every significant moment with such beauty and subtlety. She was unobtrusive, captured every detail quietly, blended in with our guests, and was such a delight all the way around. 

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kate's bat mitzvah

I had a lot of choices when it came to photography. I have a lot of friends in the industry and while I think they all do fantastic work there was just that special *something* I connected to when I saw Rachael's work. Her work is fresh and clean and she does an amazing job of making posed photos look relaxed and natural. Plus, her calm, relaxed personality was much needed. Photography was the most important expense to me because it's the only thing that is left at the end of the day. You will not regret the investment or hiring Rachael.

There was that special *something* I connected to when I saw Rachael's work. Her work is fresh and clean and she does an amazing job of making posed photos look relaxed and natural. You will not regret the investment or hiring Rachael.

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ben's bar mitzvah

My son's Bar Mitzvah was a magical day from the ceremony that morning to the party that night. Rachael's photography told the story of the day. Ben's album is something that we will cherish forever, and we can't wait for Rachael to be there for Daniel's Bar Mitzvah!

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