Experienced Global Photojournalist
About Todd Shapera
Headline: Todd Shapera Wins WeddingWire's Couples Choice 2014 Award - Designates Top 5% of Photographers in Wedding Wires' national network based on client reviews.
In New York wedding photography, Todd Shapera is an artist who distinguishes himself with beautifully lit, elegant, lifestyle wedding photography. An important added dimension is the attentive way Todd Shapera connects with brides and grooms, as well as their wedding parties and families.
In recognition of this relaxed, personal approach, the prestigious website WeddingWire recently named Todd Shapera’s wedding photography for its selective WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for 2014.
This award recognizes Todd Shapera Photography as among the top 5% of wedding photography professionals in WeddingWire’s national network, as determined by recent reviews from brides and grooms.
Among other recognition Shapera’s wedding photography in New York City, Westchester and Connecticut has been published widely - in New York Weddings, Destination Weddings, Well Wed, and Westchester Weddings magazine. In fact, Westchester Weddings has featured Todd Shapera’s wedding photography numerous times as "Wedding of the Month" and "Wedding of the Year." Most recently, he was included in the 2014 annual wedding issue with a wed photos that the editors dubbed “A Winter Wonderland Ceremony in Tarrytown.”
Todd’s wedding photography is recommended at many prestigious Westchester, New York venues including Abigail Kirsch’s Tappan Hill Mansion, Trump National Golf Club, American Yacht Club, Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, Wainwright House, New York Botanical Garden, Tarrytown House, Scarsdale Country Club, and Sleepy Hollow Country Club, among others.
As a global photojournalist for some of the world’s leading foundations, Todd Shapera draws on his story telling when photographing weddings. In 2013, he was awarded an Africa photography fellowship following a global competition with 250 applicants. It was awarded by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and SocialDocumentary.net. The judges credited Shapera’s ability to capture the dignity of people in humble communities. Earlier, in 2012, he documented a $500 million U.S. AID and Winrock International project to rehabilitate war-ravaged Northern Uganda.
In the arts, Shapera was commissioned by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to create multi-media pieces documenting two dance company residencies - Ballet Hispanico and Monica Bill Barnes - at the Pocantico Center near Tarrytown, New York. His work was recently included in ArtsWestchester's dance photography exhibition, "Grace in Motion".
Todd has a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.A. from Colombia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Please see his wedding photos at www.ToddShapera.com
His WeddingWire reviews can be seen at http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/todd-shapera-photography-pleasantville/949d5934baf17853.html