Welcome


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


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

In the past fourteen years, Rachael has photographed over one hundred 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. This combination of documenting such joy mixed with the responsibility of conveying the importance of the service is what made her fall in love with photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. 

In the past fourteen years, Rachael has photographed over one hundred 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. This combination of documenting such joy, mixed with the responsibility of conveying the importance of the service, is what made her fall in love with photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. In fact, she shoots nothing else, making her the only photographer in the country to specialize exclusively in B'nai Mitzvah photography. 

After earning a degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications, Rachael worked as a photojournalist at newspapers around the country. She covered the sensitivity of breaking news, kept pace with professional athletes, and created compelling images in ordinary situations, all of which gives a unique perspective to her B'nai Mitzvah photography. 

As a mom herself, Rachael looks for intimate moments between parents and their children. This allows her to connect with her younger clients on a personal level and capture images that take a parent's breath away.  

Rachael grew up in Baltimore and lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with her husband Ryan, son Jack, daughter Dalia and dog Ollie. 

After earning a degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications, Rachael worked as a photojournalist at newspapers around the country. She covered the sensitivity of breaking news, kept pace with professional athletes, and created compelling images in ordinary situations, all of which gives a unique perspective to her B'nai Mitzvah photography. 

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MEET ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER JOEY . . . 

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In the past thirteen years, Rachael has photographed over ninety B'nai Mitzvah. She adores the families, the kids, the celebrations and most importantly, the significance of marking a milestone in a young person's life. This combination of documenting such joy mixed with the responsibility of conveying the importance of the service is what made her fall in love 

Associate photographer Joey Pulone worked as a graphic designer until the birth of his children changed his outlook on everything. In one instant, Joey became less fearful of children and more compassionate about the world and his own community. He also decided to get serious about his lifelong love of photography. Joey's passion turned to obsession as he began studying all forms of photography with a voracious appetite. 

A father of a 15-year-old son and two daughters who are 13 and 11 respectively taught Joey how to relate to wildly different personalities and demeanors of children. Every child is so unique and there's a different toolset and energy Joey brings to the table with every new relationship. Without having three children of his own, Joey never would have developed these skills and been able to relate to kids the way he does now.

Joey is always amazed at how different every event can be and how every group of people has a common cast of characters. Capturing these characters within there own unique story is fascinating, invigorating, and a great challenge. 

Joey lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his knockout wife, Debbie Ruth, and three kiddos Max, Liv, and Sofie.

with photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

After earning a degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications, Rachael worked as a photojournalist at newspapers around the country. Covering the sensitivity of breaking news, keeping pace with professional athletes, and creating compelling images in ordinary situations brings a unique perspective to B'nai Mitzvah photography. 

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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.

Our style is photojournalistic and unobtrusive. We spotlight your family's personality and do not stage photos or direct your guests. That's what makes documentary photography our passion. 

Based in Montgomery County, Maryland, we regularly shoot in Washington D.C. and Virginia and are also available to travel worldwide.

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.

Based in Montgomery County, Maryland, we regularly shoot in Washington D.C. and Virginia and are also available to travel worldwide.

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Complete packages range from $3000 to $6200, with the average client investing $5000 in event photography, formal portraits, high-resolution digital files and a 60 page heirloom album. 

All complete packages include a portrait session, event photography, an online gallery of digital proofs hosted for two months, an á la carte credit, and an in-person album consultation. The á la carte credit allows you to customize your package with albums, prints and wall art.

"Design your Own" packages start at $2000 with Rachael and $1700 with an associate photographer. Please get in touch to view a complete pricing guide and get a custom quote for your family's celebration.

Complete packages range from $3300 to $7000, with the average client investing $5500 in event photography, formal portraits, high-resolution digital files and a 60 page heirloom album. 

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Your customized experience does not end when your the party is over. After your images are hand selected and fine tuned, your proofs are posted for online viewing. 

Once you select your favorite images we invite you to our home studio for your album consultation. We will view your images on our big screen and work together to make your final image selections and choose a cover fabric that complements your photos.

Your handmade album will showcase your favorite images and become a family heirloom that your children and grand- children will enjoy decades from now.

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