I am Şoşana (“Shoshana”) Kohen Çikurel. My passion is to capture and tell the stories of my wonderful and romantic couples from all around the world, in the Washington DC metro area.

My Story

By heart, I am a storyteller, working behind my lenses. I started by photographing people I met during my travels and capturing their unique stories. I continued by capturing the priceless moments of our first daughter, and that is when I decided I wanted to become a professional photographer. Her first steps, her joy while throwing leaves up at the park, and more. Every time I looked at the images, I relived the moment, felt the same emotions; a priceless experience. My passion in photography transitioned into my profession.

My New Outdoor Studio!

My outdoor studio offers my clients the ability to combine traditional studio images (e.g. backdrops) with real nature backgrounds typically available in nature settings. We made a short 4K video about the experience below! Please call if you have any questions!

The outdoor professional headshot experience! You are also welcome to the studio!

My Upgraded Indoor Studio!

The indoor studio offers my clients the ultimate level of comfort necessary for some of the trickier sessions such as newborn photography (which requires a lot of patience) and the messy cake smash sessions! We offer numerous backdrop options for professional headshots, just let us know what your preference is, and we will set it up before your session! We recently upgraded the flooring for smoother images, but also have backdrops long enough to cover the floor. We clean our studio after each session, and we do not book back-to-back studio sessions. Have a peek at one of newborn sessions in the 4K video below!

Why events and weddings as main focus area? 

I live and breathe events, weddings and engagements as they offer the opportunity to witness and capture deep emotion! I am constantly experimenting with how I portray emotions (in other words, tell your stories) with my images. Without passion, a photographer cannot succeed in events. 

I practice photojournalistic wedding photography with a touch of traditional wedding photography to provide couples with a good balance of images of candid moments that unfold throughout the day, and traditional posed images couples generally like to have with their families and friends.

Photojournalistic wedding photography requires skill and experience, as the photographer needs to constantly adjust camera settings, compose and frame images throughout the day as your wedding story unfolds. 

If you like my style, my photography work, and are looking for someone you can fully trust to capture your wedding or engagement, please do  reach out! 

– Shoshana 

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So what is your next step? Just call me or email me and tell me about your project! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Email: Shoshana@momentsbyshoshana.com

Call: +33 (6) 32 49 79 03

Stay Connected!

Connecting with real people and getting to know about their unique stories is the most fulfilling aspect of my profession. Please do find me online and say hello!

this is me!