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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Talia's bat mitzvah

Rachael is as much a talented photographer as she is a fun and easy going presence. 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.  - Jen

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.  - Jen

anna & olivia's b'not mitzvah

Rachael is a total master -- she knows and appreciates how special these events are and incorporates photography seamlessly into the celebrations. Her pictures are gorgeous -- particularly the candids where you can really see Rachael's expertise and creative expression.  - Debra

Rachael is a total master -- she knows and appreciates how special these events are and incorporates photography seamlessly into the celebrations. Her pictures are gorgeous -- particularly the candids where you can really see Rachael's expertise and creative expression. She made the photography easy and fun and captured our family and friends in the way we know them.  - Debra

nate's bar mitzvah

Rachael Spiegel is the most gifted, talented photographer. She is fun and energetic and she has such an eye for the emotions and the story of each shot. She has a fabulous eye for detail, tremendous editing skills with quick turnaround time and I highly recommend her.
- Jenn 

Rachael Spiegel is the most gifted, talented photographer. She is fun and energetic and she has such an eye for the emotions and the story of each shot. She is easy to work with to boot. She has a fabulous eye for detail, tremendous editing skills with quick turnaround time and I highly recommend her.
- Jenn 

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. - Rebecca

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. - Rebecca

ben's bar mitzvah

My son's Bar Mitzvah was a magical day from the ceremony that morning to the party that night. 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!  - Melanie

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!  - Melanie

maddy & siddy's b'nai mitzvah

My favorite part of my kids' B'nai Mitzvah is seeing my children so happy. Rachael captured this in all her pictures. 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!   
- Julie

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!   - Julie

natalie's bat mitzvah

You can hire Rachael and know your photos and albums will be phenomenal.  - Sarah

You can hire Rachael and know your photos and albums will be phenomenal. We were having an "non-traditional" bat mitzvah service at someone's home, and I wasn’t sure how to make sure the photography work. But the photos were absolutely beautiful. Rachael worked the space brilliantly!  - Sarah

all about Rachael

In the past fifteen years, Rachael has photographed over one hundred and fifty 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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