Shira Weinberger is a New York based photographer and an award winning member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).
Her work has been published and acclaimed internationally, appearing in Brides Magazine, Anhelo (Japan), The Knot, and The Knot China.
Originally from Israel, she has had the pleasure of photographing many French, Yemenite, Ethiopian, Indian, and Moroccan weddings and events. Through her photojournalistic style, Shira captures the spontaneity, joy, emotion and ambiance of the important day with photos that present an unfolding story.
It is Shira’s desire to bring a fresh perspective to the beautiful people she works with. Telling people’s stories fully and authentically from a unique artistic perspective is her true passion. Through hard work and effort, she captures those natural, unanticipated moments that are the essence of real emotion. She believes the quality and sensitivity of her work are what have contributed to a growing list of clients.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Shira. The following awards have been earned by Shira from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
This is a well organized frame, elevated by the look on the bride
Great expressions. Strong graphically.
Weirdly timeless. Is this 2012 or 1952? No matter, the bride is the center of attention, in her mind at least, and that’s what this photo shows so nicely. Again, who knew hands were so important in wedding photography (and not just hands with rings on them).
The photographer took advantage of nice light that helped highlight the tear in the woman's eye.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
This image truly made me laugh. I love the fact that only two people in the entire scene seem to notice the chair. ,
In a scene that echoes the hauntingly beautiful Leonardo da Vinci painting of "The Last Supper," the bride has become an iconoclastic symbol, shrouded in her veil, surrounded by her entourage - she is beguilingly engaging and sublimely coy beneath the lace. This is a wonderful photo that makes us ponder the universality of "to be given" and "who takes." It is an image that transports the viewer to the precipitous edge of wonder.
This picture’s a lot of fun. I hope she made it down safely.
This image is obviously imbued with intimacy, the kind of romanticism any bride and groom would hope for in a photograph. But, it's usually not enough to simply photograph a tender moment. The hidden elements are the mechanics of visual literacy and this image speaks for a few simple reasons. First, of course, is the moment. None of our efforts as photographers amount to much, other than a pretty picture, without finding a great moment. Second, is how the leading lines of the bride's arm (lower right) and the darkened edge of the lamp (upper left) lead us to the moment. Third, the moment is framed by the bright lights at left and right and within the frame of the mirror itself. Finally, color plays a powerful role exuding warmth to the scene that "mirrors" the warmth of the moment.
Wedding Photography Packages
UNLIMITED wedding day coverage by Shira Weinberger
2nd professional photographer (8 hours)
Unlimited digital photography
DVDs with complete set of high resolution images (no watermarks)
DVD hand-made presentation case
Online slideshow with music for sharing images with friends and family
Online Proofing and image ordering for guests
Portfolio of 300 5 x 7 professional prints in a custom presentation box
All necessary post processing and retouching in Photoshop
Boutique service and careful wedding day timeline review,,