Testimonials

Vania Farnsworth

Vania Farnsworth
Barak is an amazing photographer. We hired him for my daughter's bat mitzvah in Jerusalem in June 2017, and he was extremely professional and discreet. His equipment was set up before we arrived and he was ready to go. The photos are of an amazing quality, everything that you would expect of a professional, and more. He really captured the moment, the beauty he place and people's emotions. I highly recommend him, he is a true artist!
Vania Farnsworth Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Lauren Hammer

Lauren Hammer
Thank you, Barak, for the wonderful pictures from my son's Bar Mitzvah. It was so easy working with you, especially from New Jersey. From my first point of contact and many emails afterwards, you were always quick to respond. You were at Robinson's Arch early, in fact prior to our arrival, and you captured amazing pictures of my family that were then promptly sent to us. I am so happy that we chose to work with you. Your work is wonderful and my family will continually enjoy looking at the pictures from this special milestone day! Thank you, Lauren
Lauren Hammer Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Laura Lang

Laura Lang
Barak was everything I had hoped he would be when I hired him to photograph my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. He was responsive to emails, flexible with time and place, showed up on time, kept us calm, and took the most sensational pictures that truly captured the moment.
Laura Lang Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Danielle and Ariel

Daniel Baron
Barak was a fun and energetic photographer who was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. He shot beautiful pictures that captured the most special parts of our wedding day and the energy that was felt in the room. He especially went above and beyond in our after-wedding shoot and was willing to do anything for the perfect photos (even get stuck in the mud)! We highly recommend Barak to everyone!!
Daniel Baron Wedding in Jerusalem

The Sibley Family

The Sibley Family
Barak was awesome to work with for my son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel. He was organized and clear as we planned for the day from the US and wonderful when we met him in person at the event. He was thoughtful and creative with the photos and really wonderful to our entire family and to our friends. When we returned home he sent some pictures right away, then as promised, sent more amazing pictures and an extraordinary three minute video that really captured our day. His talent and kind nature made our Bar Mitzvah day a joy! Thank you, Barak, for helping ensure we will always remember our special day with your beautiful photos!!
The Sibley Family Bar Mitzvah at Masada

The Belavin Family

The Belavin Family

Firstly, I need to start off by saying that photography is my passion so finding the right photographer was an extremely important part of my boys B’nei Mitzvah. My consultant showed me four photographers and none of them met my expectations. So, I started searching online for someone who had the style I was looking for and came across Barak’s website. Immediately I knew he was the one. I emailed him right away and hoped he was available for our date.  Luckily for me, he was.

Corresponding with Barak was a pleasure. His English was amazing and his response time was fast, and he was patient enough  listen to all my crazy ideas and suggestions.

On the day of our B’nei mitzvah he was wonderful, working quietly and efficiently to capture all our precious moments.  When we got our sample photo’s a few days later, we were blown away. His attention to detail big and small was breathtaking.  My husband and I were thrilled.  A few weeks later we got to see the video he put together for us. It was magical. Telling the complete story of our special day in a very creative and emotional way.

I would highly recommend Barak for any functions.  He brings out the best in your special day.

Thank you so much for keeping these beautiful memories alive with your brilliant eye.

The Belavins

The Belavin Family B’nei Mitzvah, Jerusalem

The Liemburg Family

The Liemburg Family

I started planning my son's bar mitzvah from Holland. The first time I came across Barak's website I immediately knew I wanted him to create a beautiful memory of this special event. Luckily for us Barak was available and willing to take on this commission. He did not let us down. The pictures are beautiful, humorous and personal. Exactly as I hoped it would be. I can recommend Barak to anybody. I certainly will if I have a future event in Israel :-)

The Liemburg Family Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem

Vivi and Fernando

The Fainzilber Family
We got married in Jerusalem and Barak and his team were amazing! They are extremely kind and generous, but also very serious and compromised with the final result of their work. At a first glance, we got a little bit scared to get someone that we did not meet before (it was everything organized through the web), but five minutes after meeting with them at the wedding day it was clear that we made the best choice we could ever do. Now we have a wonderful memory of our wedding. The result is much higher than our expectations.... my wife cries in emotion everytime she sees our photos and the video of the wedding. Barak and his team knows how to extract the emotions and to add significance in every photo and video. We are extremely satisfied and glad to have Barak with us in the wedding. We recommend them to everyone who is looking for excelence!
The Fainzilber Family Wedding, Jerusalem

The Kagan Family

The Kagan Family

Barak is an awesome videographer and creative genius. We searched long and hard to find an outstanding videographer to capture my wife's Bat Mitzvah at the Wall so all our family and friends in the States who couldn't be there live, could appreciate this moment. Barak delivered a beautiful short video to us very quickly which exceeded our expectations. I have been a semi-professional photographer my whole life and if you're looking for exceptional work at a fair price without any hassles, hire Barak!

The Kagan Family Bat Mitzvah, Jerusalem

The Spunt Family

The Spunt Family

Barak was an amazing and lucky find for our son's Bar Mitzvah ceremony in Israel. Talented, professional, creative and easy to plan and work with. He has a wonderful skill at storytelling through his photos and video clips. Highly recommend!

The Spunt Family Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem

Sandra and Ron

The Merliere Family

Barak is an amazing photographer. My husband and I were very lucky to meet him through his website because it was truly a pleasure to have him with us on our wedding day. Barak was very relaxed, patient, discreet and professional, and he took the most incredible pictures! Before the ceremony, he took me and my husband to a lovely forest near our wedding venue so we could have a unique "You & Me" photoshoot. We were absolutely blown away when he sent us the first pictures! During the wedding, Barak made sure to take pictures of all our guests, especially of our family and close friends, and he was so lovely that everyone asked for his contact details. We now just received our wedding albums and we are so happy with the results, I've never seen a better work than what he made for us! Everyone around us is complementing both the pictures and the quality of the albums, they are very elegant and made with good taste, so we are really happy to keep the best souvenir of our big day! We've recommended Barak to all our family and friends, and I would truly recommend it to you too.

The Merliere Family Wedding, Jerusalem

The Osias Family

The Osias Family

My son had his Bar Mitzvah at Robinson's Arch this past June. I found Barak's information from a Google search. The pictures on his website were beautiful, so I figured I would reach out to him. He responded immediately. His prices were very reasonable, especially compared to the ones my tour company recommended. He kept in constant contact leading up to the big day. He was there before us that morning. He was kind, considerate and the ultimate in professionalism. During the ceremony, you didn't even notice he was there, but the pictures proved otherwise. He got the most beautiful shots of our extended family of 12!! We also ordered the highlight video. I still watch it almost daily!! I definitely recommend the highlight video, priceless! We are considering returning in three years for our other son's Bar Mitzvah. No question, we would hire Barak again. Beyond pleased with the experience!!

The Osias Family Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem

The Matatoff Family

The Matatoff Family

We traveled from NY to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah at the Kotel. I have read the reviews for Barak and visited his website. I looked at the gallery and was very impressed with how he captured the expressions of bar mitzvah boys during their ceremonies. I decided to contact him for a quote and availability. I got a very prompt reply and made a quick decision to hire Barak for our special day. On the day of the ceremony Barak was punctual, greeted us with the warm smile and made us feel at ease. He is truly talented, skilled, personable and easy to work with. Highly recommend Barak and truly grateful to him for amazing photos and very touching video clip!

The Matatoff Family Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem

The Sokol Family

The Sokol Family

We Chose Barak Aharon for our Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem, from one very high recommendation and by viewing his phenomenal website. But when we met him.... You could tell he was passionate about taking photos and that he had a keen creative eye. His attention to detail was phenomenal. He noticed things most people would overlook. He took pictures of us, my family and friends and they all reported how great he was to work with.

Barak made my husband and I, and especially our children feel at ease while taking photos with him, and his ideas for shots were so creative.Barak showed so much enthusiasm and positive energy throughout the day. Always Smiling : )))))

He showed that he truly loves what he's doing and he puts his heart into his work.
He is a true artist who shows he can think outside the box, making for outstanding memories of the day, its surroundings, the people, the emotions, and the happenings.
We highly recommend Barak Aharon as a photographer for your special day

The Sokol Family Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem

Adi and Devin

Adi and Devin

When we were looking for a photographer, it was important for us to find someone who could connect with and capture both of our cultures, American and Israeli. We wanted to find someone artistic yet balanced and professional. Barak was exactly the man we were looking for!


After viewing his website and a half-hour phone conversation, we felt a great connection with him immediately. Barak was on time with a smile and great energy. During the event, he and his crew did an amazing job of blending with the crowd and not being in our faces, but always there when we wanted him. In the midst of our wedding and all its excitement, we really appreciated that Barak found opportunities for us to take photos with family and important guests. This turned out to be so important.


The photography package arrived quickly and was prepared to the smallest detail, with beautiful personalized packaging! The movie clip was absolutely amazing!! Our self-confidence boosts every time we watch it! The photos were exactly what we hoped they could be. Barak created the perfect blend of important photos of guests, action shots, and artistic wide-range and macro shots to paint the atmosphere of our evening. We really cannot think of anything negative to say about Barak or his work. We were very selective in choosing our photographer and we could not have been happier with our experience. We recommend Barak to anyone, domestic or foreign!

Adi and Devin Wedding in Israel

Aura and Ariel

Aura and Ariel

I found Barak's contact details on myday. From the beginning, he was very professional, responsive and reliable.

He always took the time to answer all our queries, and to give us advice. He acompanied us all throughout the wedding preparation. On the big day, Barak was on time. He did a great job and captured our best moments.

A couple of weeks later, he already sent us a bunge of photos that we can share with family and friends, which is great! The photos and the videoclip were sent in a very timely manner. Pictures are amazing, very special and of high quality.

I highly recommend Barak and thank him for giving us such good memories of our wedding.

Aura and Ariel Wedding in Israel

Janet Giesser

Janet Giesser

Barak was instantly helpful & professional. from our initial back-and-forth via email to his help using paypal - he was terrific, efficient and lovely. having never been to israel before, he also offered input on our event location and timing. he was warm, friendly, professional and took beautiful photos. he was in touch quickly with an initial "album" online, followed by a robust cd. his photos are wonderful. i cannot recommend him highly enough! Just fantastic.

Janet Giesser Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Sara Hawkins

Sara Hawkins

Barak photographed my daughter's Bat Mitzvah and I couldn't be happier with the entire experience. He was the consummate professional from start to finish. While he has done many B'nai Mitzvot, capturing the essence of teens is a challenge. It's an awkward time for them, and unlike a wedding, there are a number of personal development issues that can present challenges for the photographer. Barak has a unique ability to see inside and capture the essence. Barak's knowledge of where to get the best photos was one of the key reasons for working with him. From the first email he immediately put me at ease and understood some of the challenges I was facing in planning a long distance simcha. When we finally met in person it was like reconnecting with an old friend. He didn't rush his work and it's evident in the finished photos. When I looked at the photos I was surprise at how much he captured the intimacy of our small ceremony yet saw that a crowd was growing and sharing in our simcha. Once the ceremony began I didn't even see Barak, yet the photos definitely show that he was close and capturing the joy and emotion on each of us. His personality is so kind and gentle. Capturing the inner spirit of a 12-year old girl is likely one of the more challenging things for a B'nai Mitzvah photographer. Barak did that with ease. It was just days after the ceremony when the Rabbi asked for our photographer's contact information because he appreciated the respect and professionalism Barak showed. An orthodox Bat Mitzvah, while becoming more common, is still not as common. Yet Barak treated it as if it was the most important event he's ever shot. I planned my daughter's Bat Mitzvah from the US. And when I opened up the beautiful package from Barak with the jump drive of her Bat Mitzvah photos, I cried. The package was so beautiful and personalized, exactly like the service Barak provided from the beginning. If you are looking for a photographer in Israel, I could not more highly recommend Barak. His professionalism, flexibility, and genuine kindness shines through in all he does. If you're wondering about equipment, Barak has everything needed to capture the best of you. He schlepped from near the King David Hotel to the Kotel (Family section), from the upper bima to the lower bima, into the Jewish Quarter and through multiple corridors and he did it with joy, a smile, and a genuine desire to help document this memory for our family.

Sara Hawkins Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Lipaz and Gil

Lipaz and Gil

We found Barak on Myday.co.il. He was extremely professional and talented. Easy to work with even with the challenge of being in a different country. His pictures stood out because they did not rely on filters or tints, just natural, clean and vibrant photos. Barak went above and beyond to capture exactly what we wanted and we love reliving the moments of our big day through his photos. Barak has such a passion for photography and we highly recommend him to capture your dream wedding.

Lipaz and Gil Wedding in Israel

Tal and Guy

Tal and Guy

We met Barak two months before our wedding – from behind the camera at another wedding.

He came to meet with us in Ramat Gan all the way from South one Friday afternoon. The meeting was so great, it took a whole hour as we talked and got to know each other. Barak explained in great detail how the day would work from the photography end of things (from A-Z, including contingency plans for late arrivals!). Right away, we felt that we were in such professional care that we decided to go for it! This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made in our wedding.

Barak is a winning combination of talent, dedication, and humility that made us feel at ease, calm, and even care-free on a day that was actually full of little stresses.

We got pictures that we will treasure for all our lives – I don’t think we will ever get tired of them!

Barak was such an important part of the event, but he blended in without making himself or his work the focus – and still achieved amazing results! A few our guests even reported seeing him behind a bush, tree, or wall capturing a candid moment without intruding on it. It was truly impressive!

We are so happy with our choice of photographer, and of course, we continue recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. He is truly amazing!

Tal and Guy Wedding in Israel

Abi and Gilad

Abi and Gilad

From our first meeting to receiving the albums, we were impressed with Barak's professionalism and talent as a photographer. He proved to be the perfect chose when it came to capturing memories to last a lifetime from our special evening. We would highly recommend Barak for your next event.

Abi and Gilad Wedding in Israel

Sivan and David

Sivan and David

We're speechless; no words to describe our satisfaction with Barak and his unique professionalism.

Right from the start, Barak was able to connect to us and we were immediately comfortable with what he had to offer.  Not only was Barak highly professional, but also highly likable and wonderful to work with. From the entire photo roll, to the video trailer and raw footage, everything was of the highest quality.  Barak was able to offer both a tremendous artistic style of photography as well as the traditional shots. We also received all of the photos and videos just shortly after the wedding. We would recommend Barak and his staff to anyone who wishes to capture their special day.

Sivan and David Wedding in Israel

The Stern Family

The Stern Family

We hired Barak Aharon to photograph our daughter's bat mitzvah in Israel simply because we loved the pictures on his website gallery.  Clearly, we took a risk not knowing Barak personally.  Needless to say, we were beyond thrilled with the entire experience!  From the start, we wanted pictures that told a story about our child and our family.  We didn't want pictures that looked boring.  We wanted to be able to feel the simcha through the pictures long after our return home.  From the moment we started communicating, I knew in my heart that Barak was an artist and a perfectionist with a gentle soul.  I never noticed him throughout our ceremony, yet the pictures are as if he were praying among us.  After the service, our daughter had so much fun with Barak!  He tailored a photo-shoot of our daughter, an aspiring ballerina who embraces her Judaism and treasures the honor of becoming a bat mitzvah at The Kotel.  The pictures are breathtaking!  Barak far surpassed our greatest expectations! It's impossible to narrow down the pictures into a few favorites because we have about 500 favorite pictures!   Hire him immediately, you will love your journey through his artistic photography on a daily basis!  Don't even hesitate for a second - we began as strangers and now he feels like family!

The Stern Family Bat Mitzvah in Israel

Tzlil and Yohai

Tzlil and Yohai

We met Barak at my brother’s wedding, and when we saw the way he works and his obvious talent, I knew that we wanted him as our wedding photographer. As we for to know Barak, we witnessed first- hand his talent, professionalism, and flexibility. Our wedding photography session felt fun and easy. We didn’t have a clear idea of where we wanted to go and have our pictures done, so we gave Barak free range in the location and also here he hit the nail on the head. Maybe it’s obvious at this point, but beyond choosing locals, Barak is unwilling to compromise in the quality of the photos – something that comes to him very naturally. As a result, we didn’t end up with usual pictures that most people get. He captured intimate, realistic moments of happiness without ever asking us to pose for the camera. In summary, we really want to thank Barak for his investment in our big day, his commitment to detail, and his endless professional patience.

Tzlil and Yohai Wedding in Israel

Aviva and Adam

Aviva and Adam

Working with Barak from start to finish was an effortless pleasure.  He knew exactly how to capture our special day and best of all, we didn't need to instruct him exactly on what we wanted - he sensed from meeting us and our families what to take, when and how.  He made sure to make the day calm, smooth and stress-free.  In addition to being extremely easy to work with his pictures and video were both professional and beautifully captured each unique moment of our wedding.  We're so grateful for his amazing photos!

Aviva and Adam Wedding in Israel

Tam & Hieu

Tam & Hieu

Barak was amazing to work with. He is extremely professional, prompt, easy going, and artistic. My fiancé and I live in the states and visited Jerusalem with friends. We wanted to have our engagement photos taken in Jerusalem and Barak captured our pictures in the center of Jerusalem from overlooking the city walls through inside the walls walking through street vendors. Barak was accommodating to our requests as we wanted our photos to showcase Jerusalem. Therefore, he took us inside the Old city walls and captured our photos in churches, street vendors, and various Holy sites. Within the next day, we received a link to view the photos online and he indicated more photos than we expected to be sent to us. We had an amazing time working with Barak. His style is natural and he wanted us to be ourselves in the shoot. In addition, he is very prompt in all inquiries as we communicated through emails. I was very impressed with his photos and professionalism. We love all the photos he’s taken of us as I can truly say it describes our personalities and our moments together in Jerusalem. Thank you again!!!

Tam & Hieu Engagement Photos in Jerusalem

Danielle and Eitam

Danielle and Eitam

I am truly at a loss for words when having to describe how incredibly happy we are with the entire experience from start to finish with Barak. We found Barak through word-of-mouth and selected him to photograph our wedding and engagement pictures after seeing several albums of his previous work - it was exactly the style of photography we envisioned for ourselves - clean, natural, colorful - nothing looked staged or forced and it also didn't look like wedding pictures went through Instagram filters! That was very important to us. Barak's work looks timeless - the bright colors and black-and-whites will look beautiful from now until always. We can now look back on our wedding photography and it will look beautiful and classic no matter what year it is. We have thousands of wedding pictures to select from to create our wedding album and it is no easy task - we really love almost every single picture there! Every special moment was captured perfectly - with all the emotion felt on that day. We truly mean when we say that we chose the best photographer for us. Barak has such an easy-going and pleasant personality to have around at a time that could be stressful for some. His presence at the wedding was never forced - he was always there at every important moment and yet no one ever felt it. That is something very important. We actually had several guests of the wedding compliment Barak (to us) and were interested to book a job with him in the future! The icing on the cake is how timely and professional Barak is. He truly goes above-and-beyond. He drove quite far to hand deliver our engagement and wedding photos and enclosed everything in such a beautiful way - that was a gift in itself. All that remains after a wedding are the photos - and we are so lucky to have chosen Barak to capture that special day in our lives.. and we have gorgeous photos to prove it.

Danielle and Eitam Wedding in Israel

Lee and David

Lee and David

We simply cannot state how thrilled we are with Barak; his professionalism, his amazingly artistic eye- it was more than we had hoped for! Traveling from the States, we were apprehensive about using a photographer we found online with no personal references to reassure us. Looking at the pictures on his website we knew Barak was the photographer we wanted. We could not have made a better choice. Not only are our wedding pictures gorgeous, but more importantly, they truly capture the romance and intimacy of our special day. Our only disappointment is that he's not here in the States for all of our photography needs. He is truly an artist.

Lee and David Wedding in Israel

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I am a photographer in Israel with over ten years experience making people feel comfortable having their picture taken and bringing clean, creative coverage to personal and business events. I also offer several types of video coverage. To find more about how I can support your event, feel free to shoot me an email.
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I photograph weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem and nationwide, events, and business portraits all over Israel. For more information about pricing, please click here for weddings, here for bar and bat mitzvahs, and get in touch if you have questions about business photography.
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