San Francisco Bay Area Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photographer Scott Lasky

Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography


Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography

San Francisco Bay Area Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photographer Scott Lasky
San Francisco Bay Area Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photographer Scott Lasky

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are monumental life events. Capture every moment of this special time in your young adult's life with special care and attention for to the honoree before and during the event, the traditions and incantations of the ceremony, and the celebration with family and friends afterward.

Scott has been photographing Bar / Bat Mitzvahs since 1989, and has now photographed over 1200 at practically every temple in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. With this experience, Scott knows what to expect, and will capture beautiful and exciting photos of your family throughout the day.

Scott stays relaxed to keep you and your family relaxed too. It’s amazing how often the extended family appreciates the little things like remembering their names. Scott is great at keeping everyone at ease the entire day, leaving you secure and comfortable to enjoy this important celebration.

Serving San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, and throughout the Bay Area!

Choosing a Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photographer

Bar / Bat Mitzvah are milestone moments. Scott knows that these involve an enormous amount of planning – and that the last thing you want is to be focused on photography. Choosing Scott, you will have a professional, experienced photographer who will allow you to focus on being in the moment. Here are many things to consider...

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Portfolio

Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography Reviews


Renata and David C.

“Scott is incredible! He is organized, thorough, and diplomatic when it comes to ensuring all those you want captured in your photos make it in. He has an ability to capture the "feeling" of the event and his photos are simply beautiful. I would highly recommend Scott for any event.”

Lisa and Corey R.

“Our family doesn’t do a lot of photos, and Scott did a great job gently wrangling all of us. My wife and others also mentioned how he did a good job getting photos of other people without getting in the way or making anything uncomfortable. We asked a for a bunch of other photos for families and groups and he was great at accommodating everything.” 

Ilana and Loren S.

“Oh Scott I loooooove them!!! Thank you again for capturing our event and making it not just one day but something we will share with our entire family and friends for years to come . You have a special gift my friend !! Looking forward to seeing you at Micah’s bar mitzvah and all our celebrations!”

Stacy and Loren H.

“Scott photographed two bar mtizvahs for my kids. After he did such a great job on the first one, there was no question about who we would hire for the second one. Scott is a total pro, he knows his stuff, and got some really wonderful pictures. He's also very easy to work with, which is not always an easy thing to find. Highly recommend him!”

Alli and Myles W.

“Thank you again for being part of Jace's Bar Mitzvah!  We were thrilled to have you.  The pictures are great! It was a really fun party and you did a great job capturing it!”

Susan and Ofer C.

“Scott captured the joy and significance of the day at our son's Bar Mitzvah, both the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. Scott is professional, responsive, creative, and personable. His photos caught my son's natural smile and the essence of his personality. Scott connected with him during the casual session, which let us get to know each other plus provided great photos to use leading up to the event. Scott managed to take all requested family photo combinations with expertise and finesse. We received the photos in a very timely fashion, allowing us to share the memories quickly. I've used the photos from Scott repeatedly, as he really made everyone look their best. I highly recommend Scott for any event.”

Betina and Adam B.

“I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous photos and the pleasure of working with you! I so appreciate your talent, eye, calm, and hard work to capture all of the joy that was gabby’s big day. SO grateful!”

Mark and Alicia H.

“Scott is an excellent photographer, very professional, and all-around great guy. He shot our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. Scott was very helpful as we were planning the event. And he was a superstar on the day of, tracking the flow of everything going on, getting great pics, and graciously helping out in small but important ways. Highly recommend Scott and we'll work with him again!”

Alison and Jeff F.

“Ok, I finally now have a minute to sit down and express my utmost gratitude. I HATE having my picture taken, but you made me feel so comfortable.The pictures are absolutely spectacular! Just phenomenal! I think you are the best gift the universe sent us! Thank you! With appreciation and gratitude”

Gordon and Sophia P.

“I just wanted to send you a brief note to say thank you for all of your hard work to make sure we got key family photos and for dealing with our group. Your humor, energy, and calmness made Sophia and I able to relax knowing we were in good hands for photos. Even my Aunt noted the next day how great of a photographer we had that knew Bat Mitzvahs” Can’t wait to do this again!”


“These are fabulous, thank you!” 

Anne and Brian R.

“These are wonderful! Thanks so much, makes us very happy.”

Marci N.

“The photos are fantastic. I really appreciated how easy you were to work with and yet very professional. It was such a relief off my shoulders at how closely you were paying attention to everything and capturing all the right moments. I did not take one photo with my phone the entire day, except at home. I wanted to be in the moment the whole day and not with my nose in my phone. And I clearly made the right choice! Thank you so much!”


“I'm looking again at Sam's Bar Mitzvah photos from 3 years ago. They are so FABULOUS! Thank you again for capturing the milestone even so beautifully.”


“Scott, this are fantastic!! Wow! You captured everything I wanted and you were so good about all the people, it was like you knew who they were and who went together. Thank you so much! I’m glad you had as much fun as us, I know you worked really hard. A million, million thanks!! We will send this around to the family now. Everyone will be so excited to see themselves. My brother says that the measure of a great photographer is the ability to make even those of us that are goofy looking look good! He was really impressed what you captured and all without getting in the way of the festivities.”

Esther and Jeff

“We engaged Scott Lasky for both my son’s Bar Mitzvah in 2012 and our twin daughters Bat Mitzvah in January 2017.  Scott was incredibly professional making sure everyone was included in the photographs.  It is very comforting having someone with extensive experience at an event when there are many moving parts.  The photographs were amazing and the service outstanding. I highly recommend Scott Lasky!”

Victoria C.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We really love the pics!”

Nicole and Amir R.

“Scott is a true professional.  He was the official photographer for both of my kids’ bar/bat mitzvahs.  Not only did he take beautiful photographs – at the service, at the Kiddush luncheon and at the evening party – he also helped guide our family through the events.  He was patient with late relatives, calm under pressure and helped capture memories for our family that will last a lifetime.  I highly recommend Scott as a professional and a wonderful person!” 

Daren and Mitch

Scott photographed my daughters Bat Mitzvah and did an incredible job of capturing the event. he dealt with two families sharing in this occasion and managed to photograph each of our family and friends beautifully. There were many kids, lots of loud music and distractions and Scott managed to work around all of it and deliver pictures to both families that really captured the beauty, spirituality, and fun of the entire service and party.

Carol and George

I can’t say enough great things about Scott Lasky as a person, and a photographer. He completely captured every detail of our magnificent day. He worked closely with our family, our temple clergy and the event planner at our party venue. He captures the small details, the look shared between a parent and their child to the smiling faces of all the guests. Scott is a trusted professional who produces excellent work.

Diane and Jeff

Thanks for dropping off the album. Pictures look great. Thanks for photographing a very special day for Benny. I so appreciate all your great photos and your help.

Esther and Bobby

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what a great job you did on Natalie and Jonathan’s albums. They are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for doing such an amazing job.

Maria and Alex Y.

“Thank you Thank you Thank you! The pictures are amazing- you captured every single moment of the Bar Mitzvah! These pictures seem alive! Hard to pick a favorite picture – we love them all!”