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About Shira

I am an international photographer based in New York, an award-winning member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) , ISPWP, and a member of the Best of Wedding Photography Association. My work has been published and acclaimed internationally, appearing in Brides Magazine, Anhelo (Japan), The Knot, and The Knot China. I have also been featured on many industry-leading blogs such as Grace Ormonde,Style Me PrettyWellWedEssenceBride's CafeBrooklyn BrideOneWedMerci NY and more. Originally from Israel, I have had the pleasure of photographing many American, French, Yemenite, Ethiopian, Korean, Indian and Moroccan weddings and events. Through my photojournalistic style, I aim to capture the spontaneity, joy, emotion and ambiance of the important day with photos that present an unfolding story. My incredible clients have taken me all over the world to photography their weddings; including India, Canada, the Caribbean, etc. I am free to travel throughout the US and internationally, and am available for a wide variety of events. Feel free to look at my website.

Also, here are a few testimonials from some of my wonderful clients.

My Blog

Welcome to my blog!   This blog showcases not only my work from many of the beautiful weddings I am privileged to photograph, but also reveals glimpses of my personality.    Here is an opportunity to share some great moments  as well as give clients,  guests and friends the chance to comment. I also hope prospective clients will be able to not only explore my photography and style, but will also find inspiring ideas, recommendations , and tips for their own wedding planning.   I myself got married three years ago and I remember how overwhelming it all was- especially picking the right photographer!  :-)

WPJA Award Winning

I was super excited to find out that two of my images were selected in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) contest category, Full Frame Black & White. It’s a huge honor to get recognition from the WPJA.

From WPJA.com:
The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

This picture was taken while Gabrielle and her Dad were in the car on the way to Church. I was sitting in front, always at the ready for my documentary coverage, but this particular and powerful moment between Father and Daughter, shortly before he was to give her away, gave me pause. I couldn’t help to not only observe, but also deeply feel the way they looked at each other – Gabrielle’s soft tears, restrained only by the need for composure, and the intense and tender emotion that can be glimpsed on their faces. I told them they were going to make me cry as I felt my own eyes becoming wet.

In this picture is a special moment between the Groom’s father and the Bride right after the ceremony ended. The day was so full of special, real moments. There is an overwhelming theme of heartfelt emotion that runs through the pictures. For instance, this one of Robert’s Dad, Bruce, who displayed great emotion throughout the ceremony. Especially in the deep hug he gave Nanci afterwards when they greeted their guests and received congratulations. What a beautiful way to welcome the bride into her new family!

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award Winner 2011

I’m very happy and excited to announce that I was selected in the top 5 percent for quality in wedding photography for the 2011 Weddingwire Bride’s Choice Awards. It is a real honor to receive this kind of praise, I am so grateful to my wonderful brides! Thank you to everyone who wrote a review! :)

From WeddingWire:
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce the 2011 winners of its prestigious annual Bride’s Choice Awards™. With more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community throughout the US and Canada, the 2011 award recipients represent the top five percent in quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.

Voted ‘Best in Wedding Photography’ at Bridepop

I was super excited to find out that I was voted ‘Best in Wedding Photography’ for New York at Bridepop.com. It’s such an honor to receive this title, and I have to thank everyone who took the time to vote for me. I appreciate it very much!

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award Winner

I was super excited to find out that some very positive reviews from my brides helped me earn the 2010 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. It recognizes the top wedding professionals from WeddingWire.

From WeddingWire:
This year’s winners represent the top five percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which consists of over 100,000 local wedding professionals nationwide.

It’s truly and honor to receive this, and I owe so much gratitude to my wonderful brides! :)




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I want to thank all of you who have added me as a friend on facebook and twitter. If you haven’t yet, please do so we can stay in touch and I can keep you updated on my life and work. I would love to get to know you better and keep in touch with all my friends, add me by clicking the logos below! Business has been crazy busy and this will help keep everyone up-to-date.