Shira Z. Photography – Long Island, NY Newborn, Baby, Child, & Family Photographer bio picture
  • Welcome to my blog! I'm Shira, I'm a wife, and mom to 2 gorgeous little girls. I love to photograph spontaneous, adventurous families being carefree! I want you to let your children be themselves and have fun. Cuddle and kiss them as much as possible so I can capture the love you all have for each other!

    Please take a look at around the blog and contact me with any questions.  My most recent work can be found here and on my facebook page. I'll also be posting updates, promotions, and a bunch of photos of my girls :)   So feel free to check in every once in a while to see what I've been up to!  There's a comment section below each post where you can leave any questions, or thoughts on what you see. I'd love to hear from you! 



Jillian And Fabrizio | Long Island Wedding Photographer | Shira Z Photography

Here’s a little sneak peek of a wedding I photographed last weekend. The reception was held at the Groom’s Family restaurant Aqua Santa in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I have never seen so much food at a wedding before and it was delicious!! Congrats Jillian and Fab, I hope you had a great time on your honeymoon!

They were making cigars towards the end of the night, it was really cool to watch…

Last Days Of Summer | Long Island Family Photographer | Shira Z Photography

I have so many new sessions to post but I thought it was time for a more personal post for a change! I’ve been much better about taking more photos for myself so I figured I’d share a few.  I can’t believe its October already. I had such a great summer that went by way too quickly as usual! The last few weeks were pretty crazy. We had to evacuate our home when Hurricane Irene hit so we spent the night at my Sister-in-laws house out East and Talia had so much fun with her cousins!

I tried to quickly take a few photos around town when we got back the next day. We had some flooding in 2 of our bedrooms and needed to replace the floors but we got pretty lucky thank goodness!

Quicksilver Pro came to Long Beach this year! I don’t know much about it besides that it was a big time surf competition which brought lots of cute guys to town and a fun surf shop on the boardwalk:)Apparently there were supposed to be some concerts, skateboarding, etc. that got cancelled after the hurricane. We went to check it out but never woke up early enough to see the actual competition. It was still fun!

We took Talia to the Bronx Zoo for the first time with her Bff Lexi!

They were playing Dora in 4D, I couldn’t get enough of the girls in their glasses.

more fun at the zoo…

Lexi checking out the gorillas! They were really cool, definitely my favorite part of the day!

We had our family photos taken by the amazing Zoe Berkovic ! These are just a few favorites..

Talia started Nursery School and Gymnastics! She is finally starting to like school (it took a few weeks!!). I am really hoping her teacher will help move things along with her potty training. Talia told me the other day that she doesn’t want to go on the potty because she likes being a baby!! oy. Anyway, she looooves Gymnastics!

I’m so lucky to have a great group of friends and this year was our 3rd Annual Girls Weekend! We went to Newport, RI, it was so pretty! We did lots of shopping and eating and even got to watch a little 90210 like old times:)

And just a few more photos I took while at the beach/park…

Adi took this one:)

My mush in her ridiculous Dora sunglasses lol.

Next on the agenda are some apple or pumpkin picking photos! That and lots of holiday sessions! Can’t wait!

Nicole GOctober 17, 2011 - 12:23 pm

You have a true gift!!! Not only are all of your photos GORGEOUS!!! You shoot the aftermath of a hurricane and it looks beautiful! You photographed my nephew and niece two years ago and if I’m ever blessed to have children, you’re my photographer of choice!

adminOctober 17, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Thanks so much Nicole that means a lot!!

LeslieOctober 17, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Beautiful family and beautiful photos!

Jennifer WojtusiakOctober 18, 2011 - 8:13 am

Shira, just absolutely stunning photos. Thank you for sharing your personal story! Love you!!!!

Peg BreuerNovember 6, 2011 - 5:10 pm

I loved all of these!! so cute! xo

Oh Henry! | Long Island Baby Photographer | Shira Z Photography

I could eat him up! I had such a nice time with this little 3 month old and his Mom in my studio. Turns out we went to college together and have lots of friend in common and didn’t even know it! J- Thanks for letting me photograph your little boy, it was so great to meet you both!!

JulianneOctober 12, 2011 - 11:38 am

Thank you! We had such a great time and the pictures are amazing!

Jesse PafundiOctober 24, 2011 - 10:41 am

Beautiful images. Love the few of them interacting. Great work!

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