A WedAward "Top-30 World Wedding Photographer” for 2016-2017


Todd Shapera is a sensitive and worldly photographer. His work mixes global photojournalism with wedding photography and Bar Mitzvah photography in New York, Westchester, and Connecticut.

Globally, Todd is among WedAward’s “Top-30 World Best Wedding Photographers” in 2016.

Nationally, he has been awarded Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award each year from 2014-2016, based on bridal reviews. Please see those reviews on the "Info" tab of this website.

Todd Shapera's photography has been featured in The New York Times' Vows column, New York Weddings, Destination Weddings, Well Wed, and Westchester Weddings magazine - where his work has been featured "Wedding of the Month" and "Wedding of the Year." His Bar Mitzvah portraits have frequently been cover images in Bar Mitzvah magazine.

Todd Shapera's global photojournalism in Africa and Central America is exhibited on SocialDocumentary.net - http://socialdocumentary.net/photographer/ToddShapera

In 2013, Todd was awarded an Africa photography fellowship following a global competition among 250 applicants. The judges credited his ability to capture the dignity of people in humble communities.

In the arts, for seven years Todd has photographed dance, performing arts and special events at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Kykuit Estate near Tarrytown. Large prints of his work were exhibited by the Fund at Kykuit from May-October 2015. He also created for the Fund two multi-media pieces documenting dance company residencies - Ballet Hispanico and Monica Bill Barnes.

Todd was a staff photographer for the U.S. team of 1,100 coaches and athletes at the July 2013 Maccabiah games in Israel. A large print exhibition of his work as featured at Temple Emanuel in Westchester, New York in January-May, 2014. Todd has also photographed back country powder skiing and lifestyle scnes for Rocky Mountain ski resorts in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. His adventure travel photogaphy has been published widely.

Todd has a M.A. from Colombia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He has taught photography workshops at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Estate - Kykuit, The Stone Barns Center, Kripalu and Omega.

Todd works out of a Hudson Valley farmhouse with his daughter, Emma, companion Libby, and two shelter dogs.

In a profile, Professional Photographer magazine wrote: “Todd Shapera is driven by a passion to capture the inner beauty and resilience of individuals just about everywhere on earth. He is linking disparate worlds through photography.”

Please contact Todds@cloud9.net, or 914-631-8353.