A Beautiful Cape May Wedding

Though from northern NJ Justine + Anthony decided to get married in Cape May. A wise decision! They booked me in a cozy cafe in northern NJ in January…there was snow on the ground.

I was so excited to shoot a wedding on the beach in Cape May that I made a custom one photographer (me) package to ensure we could make it all work. 

 The day started with a ~3 hour drive from my home in northern NJ…1st photo was of the Cape May Exit 0 sign on the Parkway (not in this collection).

I began me shooting in earnest at a house Anthony’s parent’s rented in Cape May (their first time there). The groomsmen and Anthony’s family were getting ready there. Luckily they had Cynthia (of the wild hair) to help them!  

Hotel Alcott was the next stop –there the ladies were getting ready. How much do you LOVE the bridesmaid’s dresses?! Justine’s amazing dress was the perfect weight and style for a warm wedding on the beach. It was a little hot but all discomfort was forgotten as these sweet two began exchanging vows!

A horse and carriage ride and a quick shoot on the beach saw us back at the Hotel Alcott where Alan and his staff even made sure I had a great meal.

The party was a blast and it was like I was part of the family –thanks for all the biscotti, BTW. It was a long drive home!

–Thomas

Cape May Wedding Photographers


Wharton Wedding - Juanita & David Pt II

The rest of Juanita and David’s extra big and extra juicy wedding preview is here!

David and Juanita got married in Wharton…then we went to 2
different parks before the reception at Skylands in Randolph. I LOVE
Hedden Park for photos! Juanita was so excited to keep shooting –her
enthusiasm for photography was a match for my own!!

Great families and friends, lots of love and excitement.

The
Hedden Park locations I scouted with groom David a week or so before
the wedding so we knew exactly where to go on wedding day.

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Flowers - Marilyn’s Flower Shoppe - www.facebook.com/marilynsflowershoppe

Tuxes - Men’s Wearhouse
www.facebook.com/MensWearhouse

Air Express Limo
www.facebook.com/pages/Air-Express-Limo

Wedding Cake - Calandra’s
www.facebook.com/calandrarestaurant/


Michael Scalisi DJ
www.facebook.com/michael.scalisi

Skylands in Randolph
www.facebook.com/Skylandsecc

Wedding Dress
www.facebook.com/B-J-Custom-Tailors-625000584198290

Thanks again for hiring me, David and Juanita!

Best, Thomas

New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Randolph Wedding - Juanita & David Pt I

This awesome couple got married in Wharton…then we went to 2 different parks before the reception at Skylands in Randolph. I LOVE Hedden Park for photos! Juanita was excited to keep shooting –her enthusiasm for photography was a match for my own!!

The minister at St. Bernard’s would not let me move around…I had to remain in my pew for the entire ceremony. This was painful and a challenge. 

The Hedden Park locations I scouted with groom David a week or so before the wedding so we knew exactly where to go on wedding day.

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This is the 1st half of the gallery.

Thanks to all the incredible vendors!!

Flowers - Marilyn’s Flower Shoppe - www.facebook.com/marilynsflowershoppe

Tuxes - Men’s Wearhouse
www.facebook.com/MensWearhouse

Air Express Limo
www.facebook.com/pages/Air-Express-Limo

Wedding Cake - Calandra’s
www.facebook.com/calandrarestaurant/


Michael Scalisi DJ
www.facebook.com/michael.scalisi

Skylands in Randolph
www.facebook.com/Skylandsecc

Wedding Dress
www.facebook.com/B-J-Custom-Tailors-625000584198290

Thank you Junaita & David for hiring me to shoot your wedding.

Part II tomorrow!

Best,

Thomas

Randolph Wedding Photographer


Horseshoe Crabs Mating, Delaware Bay

Spent Friday evening through late AM Sat in Heislerville, NJ on Delaware Bay. Right by the East Point Light House there. Our annual trip to witness the annual ritual of horseshoe crabs coming into the surf to mate and lay eggs as they have been for…get this…450 million years. 

On Friday we were there again before sunrise. Reed, my 12 year old son got up at 4:45 AM to come with me. I would have gotten better photos w/o him there but dammit I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was so sweet that he wanted to join me there!


Late morning we headed to Cape May for lunch and then to Wildwood for a few hours on the Boardwalk. A perfect couple of days. Next year we’ll have to plan for more than one night!

Best,

Thomas

NJ Wildlife Photographer


James + Timothy’s Staten Island Wedding

We had a great time w these guys, their families and friends!! Thanks to Jed Smith photography for being my spark plug!

www.JedSmithPhotography.com


Nicotra’s Tea House Garden 
- http://nicotrasballroom.com/tea-house-garden/


DJ
Michael Gregorio of Platinum Weddings - www.Platwed.com

Flowers/Centerpieces
Blossom Time Florists - 
https://blossomtimeflorists.com/

Videographer
Michelle Crafton of Reel Brooklyn - www.reelbrooklyn.com


PhotoBooth:
DigiSnaps
- www.digisnaps.com/

Tuxes:
Tuxedo World of Staten Island
- www.tuxedoworldsi.com/


Please review Jersey Wedding Photography on The Knot!

www.theknot.com/marketplace/jersey-wedding-photography-oakland-nj-264613


Thanks for hiring us James and Tim and thank you Keith for referring your friends our way.

Much love to y’all!!

Best,

Thomas

Staten Island Wedding Photographers




Kristen + Chris’s Jersey City Wedding

Venue: www.libertyhouserestaurant.com

Flowers: www.AnnaRoseFloral.com

DJ: www.dtrentertainment.com

I met Kristen and Chris at Chris’s brother Jeff’s wedding. We had a phenomenal day and made amazing images for Arlene + Jeff so when Chris and Kristen decided to get married they came to me and hired me immediately. 

It is always fun to work with the same family more than once –showing up at the wedding like another friend. Chris’s parents jokingly told me they have on kid left to marry off. 

On K+C’s wedding day it POURED all morning up until 3PM. More than an inch of rain. There was some flooding here and there. Their wedding wasn’t until 5:30 PM and I never get rained on all day so we were able to have the ceremony outside and then shoot our portraits in the immediate area surrounding Liberty House. 

When it got dark we had a light rain –perfect for a few shots to freeze the rain drops behind the bride and groom!!

Liberty House did a fantastic job –thanks for the Chilean sea bass!

Nicole Contessa of Anna Rose created some gorgeous florals.

It wouldn’t have been half the party w/o Dave of DTR Entertainment at the helm!

It was a great day for all of us!!

Best,

Thomas

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Kaitlin + John: Love in Morris County

I used to work with Kaitlin in another career. I was delighted when she contacted me to book an eSession and her wedding. 

We shot Kaitlin and John’s eSession along the Palisades almost a year ago. Great photos and great fun. Their dog even joined us for the 1st part of the eSession!

Wedding was at the excellent Park Avenue Club on 4/21/17. We shot the 1st look and portraits at Loantaka Park in Morris Township. My new go to for bridal portraits for sure. 

I couldn’t have done it w/o Jed Smith photography –my unofficial lil brother! Here are the other great vendors who were the team behind the Bride & Groom!


AW Flowers, Kearny

Park Avenue Club@parkavenueclub

Palermo’s Bakery@palermosbakery

Invitations: Zara Design Group @zara_design_invites

Officiant: Gerry Appel, Matawan

Band - The Kicks (107 Productions): @kickslivemusic

Ceremony Music @alan.rigoletto

Hair - Kelly McCormick @kellymccormickhair

Dress - Hayley Paige, IG @misshayleypaige

Guy’s Ties - Mrs. Bow Tie IG @mrsbowtieuk

MUA: @Carolynsmakeupartistry


All the best, Tom!

NJ’s Best Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Gina + Josh’s DUMBO Brooklyn Wedding


I shot Gina’s sister Danielle’s wedding 4 years ago in So Jersey. I was so happy to be invited back to spend time with the family again for Gina’s wedding in Brooklyn!!



What an amazing time we all had! Here is a sneak
peek of some of my favorites. As Always, thanks to my spark plug
and partner Jed Smith Photography proving again that 1+1=3 !!

Best,

Tom

Brooklyn’s Best Wedding Photographer

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Brayden Troy’s Newborn Photography Session

Had such a good time taking photos of Brayden Troy for Meidy and Troy! Easiest newborn shoot in ages…and he is so adorable! 

Looking for ward to shooting Meidy + Troy again –at their wedding!

Best,

Tom

NJ’s Best Baby Photographers

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com


Liam Jake at -8 Days


We shot Dani + Ali’s wedding Nov 2014:

http://www.jerseyweddingphotography.com/Blog/AliDanielle

I was so excited to be asked to take newborn photos of their 1st child a few mos ago.

Liam Jake was born 8 weeks early. I shot these photos for Moms Ali +
Danielle today, but Liam wasn’t due until April 9th. Was really good to see them and their
beautiful, beautiful beautiful…Beautiful boy-oyy!


We love our clients.

–Thomas

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com