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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!  :-)

If you are up for celebrating your new found love amidst old world glam, there can be no better venue than the The Metropolitan Club, that stunning Stanford White designed monument at 60th and 5th Ave in Manhattan. It was there of course that Emily and Bill were happily married on July 8.

In her sparkling eyes and vivaciousness, Emily exudes a theatrical energy. This is matched as well by her clear love of vintage clothing, mixed to be fun and modern. I always love someone who can look into the most joyous parts of the past and bring them into the present. A love of nostalgia serves one well in a marriage, for the years will pass and those happy moments of lives lived and shared will create a personal and unique nostalgia of one’s own upon which to reflect and smile.

It was very clear how much Bill loved his bride. In his vows, he shared how he wanted to help her fulfill one of her dreams to have a theater. If only all vows would be cemented not just in for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, but with such a thoughtful promise and true desire to make the other person happy in life. And indeed in a toast, one of Bill’s friends did note how much Emily enriched his life and no doubt vice versa.

It was a real privilege to capture this lovely couple and, let it be said, especially on the dance floor 🙂 Few ‘immediately before the wedding dances lessons’ were needed here- as Emily and Bill clearly knew how to hit the floor with energy and verve. So, beautiful, talented, joyful, and now man and wife. As Gershwin said “who could ask for anything more?”

Special thanks as well to Joe at Josesph Todd Events who pulled it off brilliantly and Glori Mundi for the gorgeous floral creations to photograph.

Vendors:

Florist: Atlas Floral Decorators 

Videographer: First Day Films

Invitations: Alpine Creative Group, Type and Love Paperie

Cake: World of Chantilly

Planner: Exquisite Affairs Productions

Band: Nafshenu

Lighting: Frost Lighting 

Hair: Styles on B

Makeup: Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry

Caterer: Table One 

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Thank you Carats & Cake for featuring Hilary and Mark’s Wedding at The Metropolitan Club ! Check out Hilary and Mark’s The Metropolitan Club Wedding on my blog to view more photos from their wedding!

Thank you to all the vendors:) . It was a dream team to work with you all!

Vendors:

Venue: Metropolitan Club NYC
Wedding Planner: Vanda High
Floral Designer: Glori Mundi
Cake: Enchanted Icing Cake

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