Shoshana Weisner
"Photojournalism is not a style," says Shoshanna Wiesner, owner and lead photographer at Stilltime Photography. "It's a way of seeing the world."

Shoshanna began her career as a professional photojournalist in 1999 when she graduated from New York's Pratt Institute. She drew on her fine art training to produce engaging cover shots for Philadelphia City Paper and other local publications.

In that same year a friend hired Shoshanna to shoot at her wedding alongside a traditional photographer to provide more creative images of the day.

"I had never considered the impact I could have in shooting weddings until I visited that friend a year later and saw my photographs enlarged and framed above the mantle," said Shoshanna. "The traditional wedding photographer's stuff had been pushed to the side. That's when I realized how much today's couples appreciate that their wedding deserves an artistic, documentary approach."

Shoshanna uses this approach to incorporate more than just the use of black & white photographs and unusual camera angles. She utilizes natural light as much as possible and manipulates artificial light for the most flattering results. Through her company Stilltime Photography, Shoshanna and her associate photographers will go virtually unnoticed as they catch candid moments between family and friends.

"At the end of the day, I am happy to have clients who enjoy the photography as much as I do."



TESTIMONIALS

Best of all, we felt as though you and Jen (assistant) were guests/friends, mingling through the celebration and catching all the best moments! Thank you for respecting our awkwardness with the “posed” photos – your formal shots were natural and fun to take!

Kerry & Mike


I met with several other photographers who were very overbearing and had their own ideas of how to do things. Shoshanna was very flexible and willing to look at photographs of my cousins' wedding to get an idea of the important events (Indian rituals) to capture during my wedding. On our wedding day, she definitely put me and my wedding party at ease and even got my husband to smile (He's not a big smiler!) She definitely caught many natural poses of our guests and ourselves.

Lina & Steve


The pictures turned out beautifully – a number of our guests have never looked so good! I especially liked the relaxed, natural quality of the photos: you were successful in giving us just what we wanted.

Amy Tecosky-Feldman, Bar Mitzvah Mother


Shoshanna’s photography combines both her unique perspective and technical ability to create an end result, which truly elevates the content of our publication.

Brian Hogan, Editorial Design Director
Philadelphia City Paper