A bat mitzvah girl holding the torah at Congregation Beth Israel
A child doing the hora at her bat mitzvah at the Mac Club in Portland.

searching for the perfect mitzvah photographer in Portland?

Andrea Zajonc Photography is here for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Your child’s mitzvah will be one of the most memorable days of their life. I bring an artistic, creative perspective to traditional photography, capturing the details and emotional moments that make the ceremony (and the party that follows!) unforgettable.

I’ve told people I have the best job in the world, a love of photography that has taken me across the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Working with me is a fun, professional experience that clients rave about.


A child reading from the torah during his bar mitzvah service at Congregation Nevah Shalom.



Readings, Speeches, and Blessings

A DAY OF Tradition

Photography coverage typically includes the family gathering for portraits followed by temple service.

With permission, I’ll quietly capture the readings and blessings. I’ll never use flash photography, and I’m highly skilled at capturing the emotions and important moments without interfering with the reverence of the event.

If your synagogue does not allow photography during the service, I will photograph the rehearsal.


The Celebration

Dancing, candle lighting, and fun


Whether your family style is classic elegance or trendy mocktails and TikTok, I’m there to capture details, candids, family, friends, and everything that will make your Bar or Bat Mitzvah as beautiful and unique as your child. 

We will have a blast!

Your photos will last a lifetime!

Guests raising a child up for the hora during her bat mitzvah party at the Mac Club in Portland.
Gorgeous table decor at a basketball themed bar mitzvah party at the Loft on 8th in Portland.


Photos—and More

Sneak Peaks, Galleries, and Albums

Sneak peaks will be available within a week, just in time for social media. I deliver complete galleries within 4 weeks, and all my clients have the option of working with me to create family albums or other keepsakes.

Contact me to discuss a customized proposal for your child’s perfect Mitzvah day!

“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.”

– Annie Leibovitz

What I enjoy most about Bar and Bat Mitzvah photography is the opportunity to work with the entire family. Parents and grandparents may want formal portraits and service photos, kids want amazing pics of themselves and their friends they can share on social media. It’s my job to weave together an incredible, high-quality experience that embraces the best aspects of tradition and fun.

Children dance and laugh during a bar mitzvah celebration in Portland.
Basketball themed bar mitzvah swag at the Loft on 8th venue in Portland.
A girl poses in front of her pink themed bat mitzvah party decor.
A girl reads from the torah with a yad during her bat mitzvah service at Congregation Beth Israel.
A child reads from the torah with her family standing beside during her bat mitzvah service at Congregational Beth Israel.
A family walks and laughs outside Congregation Nevah Shalom in Portland.
An outside photo of a bar and bat mitzvah photographer in Portland.

Meet Andrea Zajonc, Your Mitzvah Photographer

Family means everything to me, both yours and mine.

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs inspire me, and I love capturing the solemn reverence of the service, the pride of the family, formal portraits, unique party theme details and joyous candids of the celebration that follows.

My photos are like a time machine, and I want to make your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah as unforgettable as it is important to your family.