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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 Pretty, WellWed, Essence, Bride's Cafe, Brooklyn 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. I have photographed in New York's most legendary spots like the Waldorf-Astoria, The Plaza, The Pierre, Gotham Hall, the Hamptons, and more. 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 five years ago and I remember how overwhelming it all was- especially picking the right photographer!  :-)

Lisa & Brian Wedding | Pierre Hotel NYC

It has been a while since I have blogged and I have promised myself to make the effort to start up again. The reason of course is that all my spare time, well at least the time I would have for blogging and reflecting on all of the weddings I am privileged to shoot, is taken up by caring for my darling little Arielle (now 14 months). If I thought the demands of wedding photography were sometimes intense, the challenges of motherhood are sometime even more of course. Nevertheless, it has given me a deeper more meaningful perspective on my work. When I am shooting a couple, I used to think perhaps of being entrusted to capture memories and to preserve them. Now, to some degree I feel just as much a witness to the beginning – to the families and babies that are born of a loving family- to the memories yet to come.

In Lisa and Brian, I see a connection that will strengthen with the years and be the foundation of a wonderful family to come. In that regard, I cannot help as well but see the flowers and arrangements- as stunningly beautiful as they are – and arrayed in such an elegant venue, as a bit more of a backdrop than I did before. Not that the splendor of the affair has diminished (or that you should skimp on the florist ;) , but this Mother’s eye is drawn more than ever before to looking at what is really important.

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Andrea Freeman did a fabulous job as expected.
Flowers: Tantawan Bloom is a not a florist but a plant genius

























Kate & Brett Plaza Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

Thank you Carats & Cake for choosing another of my weddings to feature!   Please check out  Kate & Brett’s Plaza Hotel Wedding

Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.

 

 

Suzanne & James Napa Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

I’m very excited that Carats & Cake has listed Suzanne & James’ Napa, California Destination Wedding as one of my featured works!

Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.



Shara & Daniel’s Wedding | New York City


























Sneak Peek of Kacey & Ben’s Engagement Shoot | San Francisco

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Kate & Brett’s Wedding | The Plaza Hotel NYC

Venue: The Plaza Hotel

Makeup: Sally Duval

Floral Design: Tantawan Bloom

 






























































Kate & Jared’s Wedding | The New York Palace Hotel