Ira Casel Photography
Best Photographer for Bar Mitzvah Temple Portraits
Best Pre-Mitzvah Portrait Photographer in NYC
Bat Mitzvah Party Photographer Livingston NJ
Top Westchester Mitzvah Photographer
Mitzvah Photography - Family Temple Portraits
Photographer for Candid Bar Mitzvah Synagogue Portraits
Best Summit NJ Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Emotional Bat Mitzvah Photography
Crowd Surfing Bar Mitzvah Boy
Best Bar Mitzvah Photographer in Westfield NJ
Mitzvah Photographer Who Captures Candid Moments
Best Westfield Bat Mitzvah Photographer Fashion Shoot
Bat Mitzvah Photographer Fashion Shoot Livingston NJ
Top Morristown Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Genuine, authentic mitzvah photography.
Candid Temple Pictures for Bar Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah Photographer - Crowd Surfing
Best Bat Mitzvah Photographer Short Hills NJ
Black and White Bar Mitzvah Family Portrait
Best Short Hills Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Mitzvah Photojournalist - Parents Watching Montage
Bat Mitzvah Portrait Photographer
Best Westfield Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Bat Mitzvah Dress - Livingston Beth Shalom
Real Candid Bar Mitzvah Pictures
Best Photographer for Bar Mitzvah Temple Portraits NJ
Bar Mitzvah Photojournalistic Candid Moments
Top Livingston NJ Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Pre-Mitzvah Portrait Photographer in Maplewood
Top Bar Mitzvah Photographer for Pre-Mitzvah Shoot
Beautiful Bar Mitzvah Temple Portraits Bnai Mitzvah
Top New Jersey Bar Mitzvah Photographer
Top Photographer for Bar Mitzvah Temple Portraits
Candid Bat Mitzvah Photographs
Bar Mitzvah Photographer - Horah Pictures - Cedar Hill
Bar Mitzvah Photography
Bar Mitzvah Photography Scotch Plains
Pre-Bat Mitzvah Portrait Photographer Montclair NJ
Fun Bar Mitzvah Pre-Mitzvah Shoot Photographer
Bar Mitzvah Temple Portraits South Orange NJ
Best NYC Bar Mitzvah Photographer
Bar Mitzvah Photographer Pre-Mitzvah Shoot
Best Photographer for Bat Mitzvah Party Pictures
GOA Family Bar Mitzvah Photographer
New Jersey Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Best Bar Mitzvah Photographer for CBI Bar Mitzvah
Bat Mitzvah Photographer for Pre-Shoot NYC
Emotional Bar Mitzvah Photography
Bar Mitzvah Mom and Dad Unaware of Mitzvah Photographer
Best Bat Mitzvah Photographer - The Stone House
Photographer Who Captures Emotion and Moments
Bar Mitzvah Boy Horah Pictures Cedar Hill CC Outdoors
Top Bat Mitzvah Photographer - Fashion Shoot Livingston
Best Bar Mitzvah Photographer - Club Pure
Best Short Hills NJ Bar Mitzvah Photographer
Best Livingston NJ Bar Mitzvah Photographer
NYC Pre-Mitzvah Portrait Shoot - Rock 'n Roll
Bar Mitzvah Photography at the Short Hills Hilton
Bar Mitzvah Photographer - Pre-Mitzvah Portrait - NJ
Best Morristown New Jersey Bar Mitzvah Photographer
Bat Mitzvah Fashion Shoot Photographer Hoboken
Top Westfield Bat Mitzvah Photographer
Best Bat Mitzvah Photographer Livingston Bnai Abraham
Vintage Baseball Pre-Bar Mitzvah Portrait
Best Bar Mitzvah Photographer Temple Bnai Abraham
Best Candid Bar Mitzvah Photography
Best Bat Mitzvah Photographer Springfield
NYC Bat Mitzvah Photographer-Bimah-Central Synagogue
The Best Bar Mitzvah Photographer
Home »
Ira Casel Photography

New Jersey Mitzvah Photographer

My name is Ira Casel and I am a New Jersey-based bar mitzvah photographer and bat mitzvah photographer. I also photograph bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs in New York (NYC) and the surrounding areas (aka NYC Mitzvah Photographer).

I create beautiful bar and bat mitzvah photographs with strong emotional content. My clients choose to work with me because of my beautiful lighting, my ability to see and capture genuine moments of interaction and for the wonderful client experience that I create for them.

Since launching my business in 2009, I have photographed 300+ bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and bnai mitzvahs throughout New Jersey, New York City, and Westchester County.

For every mitzvah family, I create expressive pre-mitzvah portraits, dramatic synagogue portraits, elegant décor images, and compelling photographs of the celebration that bring my clients right back to the emotions they felt that day.

I work with mitzvah families all over the New Jersey-New York area. My mitzvah clients live in Millburn, Short Hills, South Orange, Maplewood, Livingston, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Summit, Randolph, Montville, Morristown, Tenafly, Closter, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Larchmont and Manhattan.

If you’re looking for heartbreakingly beautiful images that bring tears to your eyes and a photographer who helps make the whole mitzvah process easy, stress-free and fun, then I'm the mitzvah photographer for you and your family.

Clients and guests often tell me that I am the hardest working photographer that they’ve ever seen. I promise that on your family’s mitzvah day I will give my all to create gorgeous, authentic, emotional images that will become family heirlooms, just as I have done for other families throughout New Jersey and New York.

During the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah party, my working style is to remain unobtrusive. During ceremonial parts of the party such as the candle lighting, motzi or speeches, I’ll be front and center photographing the proceedings. At most other times, dressed like a guest, I’ll blend into the crowd to create images that will make you wonder how I captured the moment without being noticed.

I seek out the genuine moments in between the obvious shots. I strive to capture the emotions and personalities of my clients and their loved ones, so I can deliver authentic images that evoke gasps, grins, goosebumps and tears. Very often my clients will tell me that they didn’t really notice me at the mitzvah party, but when they needed me, I was right there.

I understand the needs and concerns of parents making a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, and since I attend so many mitzvahs, I am always willing to offer advice and ideas about venues and other elements of the celebration. I can help you figure out the timeline of the day as it relates to photography and will make suggestions of groupings and ideas for your family formal portraits.

I have made two mitzvahs as a parent, so I understand and appreciate how meaningful and emotional the event can be and how helpful it is to work with professionals who take pride in making their clients’ lives easy and their milestone events go smoothly.

Find out if I'm available on your mitzvah date.

Mitzvah Venues in New Jersey

I've photographed bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs in hundreds of venues in New Jersey and New York. Examples include:

  • Cedar Hill Country Club
  • Club 466
  • Club Pure
  • Crestmont Country Club
  • Factory 220
  • Florentine Gardens
  • Glen Ridge Country Club
  • Green Brook Country Club
  • High Lawn Pavilion
  • Maplewood Country Club
  • Meadow Wood Manor
  • Montclair Golf Club
  • Orange Lawn Tennis Club
  • Preakness Hills Country Club
  • Red Bull Arena
  • Shackamaxmon Country Club
  • Space
  • Temple Beth Ahm Yisroel
  • Temple Emmanuel Closter
  • The Crystal Plaza
  • The Grand Summit Hotel
  • The Grove
  • The Hilton at Short Hills
  • The Hyatt Morristown
  • The Manor
  • The Racquets Club at Short Hills
  • The Richfield Regency
  • The Sports Academy
  • The Stone House
  • The Westin Governor Morris
  • The Westminster Hotel
  • The Wilshire Grand
  • Vibe

Before the Mitzvah

Take a look at example photographs from my pre-bat mitzvah and pre-bar mitzvah portrait shoots (the "pre-shoot") here

Pre-Mitzvah Portraits

You can see some of my mitzvah family temple/bimah portraits right here

Synagogue Portraits

Interested in seeing more of my bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah party photography? You can see more by clicking here

Mitzvah Party Photography

Headshot Photographer

As a New Jersey headshot photographer, This portfolio showcases a sampling of my recent work as a New Jersey head shot photographer. There are a variety of head shots and business portraits in different styles and with different backgrounds. Some are environmental portraits and some are shot on seamless backgrounds. It's important to have an experienced professional photographer create your head shot/business portrait. Whether you are a physician, attorney, architect, therapist or other professional, business owner or executive, your head shot will be the first impression that many people have of you. A high quality head shot conveys an image of professionalism, polish and attention to detail. Take a look at my headshot photography here Headshots

Corporate Photographer

As a corporate photographer working in New Jersey and New York, I️ specialize in capturing the emotion, human interactions and rich detail that bring dimension to the story of an organization. You can see some of my corporate photography including healthcare, industrial, education, retail and headshot work here Corporate Photography

NJ + NYC Photographer - 23 Edgewood Terrace, Millburn, NJ 07041 - (973) 580-4594 - - Copyright © 2023