All About Annette
As an independent Buffalo Grove, Illinois photographer I can offer you professional photographs personalized to fit your needs. I travel around the Northwest suburbs to capture those special pictures that will enable you to remember life’s wonderful moments.

It is my best intention to make families comfortable during all photography sessions. We will go over YOUR expectations for what YOU want out of the photos.

  • Competitive prices
  • 4 X 6 non-watermarked Proofs
  • Prints on professional paper
  • Online Viewing
  • Creative, heirloom quality Albums 
  • All Albums proudly made in the USA
  • DVD with DIGITAL FILES included at no additional cost with any album purchase or may be purchased separately
  • 12×12 SIGN IN books available
  • Fully insured

Born and raised in Skokie, IL. My love for photography began in high school. photography continued in the early 1980’s when I attended college at Arizona State University. Most of my early photography focused on children. Children can be everything from very animated as they run in the yard to serene as they look at a butterfly. I also did a lot of nature photography in Arizona.

I have been married since 1988 I have three children. I moved back to IL in 1990, with my first child.  Professional photography took a back seat to motherhood for awhile. My background as a teacher and a lactation consultant has made me very comfortable working with children from birth to the teenage years. I got back to photographing events in 2000. By attending photography seminars and classes I am keeping current on trends and technology.

Mitzvah Photography became an official full time business in 2004. Every year I am honored to meet and photograph some amazing families. I have been to synagogues all over the Chicago area, Seattle, California, Arizona and even London England.

The best part about my job is when someone I have photographed comes up to me months or even years later with a huge smile. Often I will get a hug and a bunch of happy memories from their event. Even in Israel at the Dead Sea a grandma looked at me and asked, “I think you photographed my grandson’s bar mitzvah?” It took a few moments and then I realized that event was over four years prior. That made my whole day!


Call Annette Leibovitz at 847-913-5588 or e-mail her at mitzvahphoto@aol.com to schedule an appointment to discuss your photography plans.