Mitzvah Pricing

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs are a special time for family and friends to come together to celebrate life and honor a son or daughter's life. They are a great time to take a beautiful family portrait and take photos of your children. Much like a wedding day they are filled with emotion and having great photos to document the beauty of all those feelings and relationships is priceless. Anticipation, dancing, horas, great food, tons of laughter and tears, make this a marker for your life and your children's life for decades to come. My approach and goal is produce beautiful portraits of you and all your family, (typically a few days before the actual events), then to discretely document the service, and the party in a way that is true, beautiful, and comprehensive. You can view a sample Mitzvah here:

Collection I- $6500

Collection one's approach the Mitzvah Photography is to start with an adequate amount of time to create great family portraits at the Synagogue and to document the key events of the party. It comes with a beautiful leather bound 20 page album hand made by West Coast Albums.  

  • 2 Photographers ( Blaine Siesser & Associate)
  • High Resolution Digital Files with Copyright Release ( Not Watermarked )
  • 2 Months of Online Viewing
  • 10x14 20 Page Album (Holds 20-40 images averaging 1.5  images per page (Pages counted just like pages in a book)) 
  • 6 Hours of Party Coverage 2 Hours of Synagogue Portraits
  • 1 Hour of Photoshop Editing


After years of photographing events for my clients I've found that budgeting for more than enough of time and for a beautiful showpiece book is the best approach.  I've become quite well known for my custom coffee table books in the Detroit area and I think having a book that holds up to 400 photos is a great way to really experience the party and the event again and again without feeling constrained when your ordering after the party.  Extra Photoshop time is lovely and a cool custom iPhone app is included that the kids love.

  • 2 Photographers ( Blaine Siesser & Associate)
  • 1 Assistant
  • High Resolution Digital Files with Copyright Release ( Not Watermarked )
  • 2 Months of Online Viewing
  • 1 50 Image Custom Smartphone App
  • 10x13 400 Page Couture Book (5600$)
  • 8 Hours of Party Coverage 4 Hours of Synagogue Portraits & Ceremony Coverage
  • 4 Hours of Photoshop Editing

A la Carte

  • Extra Hours 500$/Hour
  • Extra 10x14 Album Pages 90$/Page
  • 12x12 Hard Cover Book is $1100 with 20 Pages - Extra pages 60$/Page
  • Extra Shooters $1500/Shooter
  • Extra Photoshop Hours 150$/Hour
  • Analog Film 450 Frames - 2000$
  • Lifestyle Photoshoot in Metro Detroit - 1.5 Hours On Location -  1500$ with Digital Files
  • Iphone App $300

Print Pricing:

  • 8x10 & Smaller 80$/Print
  • Thank You/Holiday/Announcement Cards - Starting at 6$/Card
  • Lustre Print 1.20/Square Inch
  • Canvas 1.80/Square Inch
  • Framing .50 sq/inch - 1.50 sq/Inch
  • Oil on Canvas 2.00/square Inch
  • Example - 30'' x 40'' Framed Canvas with Oil Accents - 4.80/sq inch x 1200 inches = 5760$