Mary & John Tie the Knot in Middlesex County

Awesome wedding with awesome people. I spent my teenage years in Middlesex county so it was good to be back to shoot a wedding. Mary + John were referred by past clients Kailtin + John (thanks guys!!) and I got to see them at the wedding too.

We had maybe the best day of the Summer so far! Cool with low humidity and brilliant sunshine. Had such a great time with Mary + John’s friends and family –the best of people. I hope there are other family members to yet get married –I wanna hang out w these people again!

Loved the venue and grounds –really quite a gem. Killer band made for a rousing party. Cool working w Chris from Digital Memories –he lives less than 2 miles away from, me and we’d never met before! Jed Smith as always the best photographer I know. Love having you in my corner, brother!

Venue // The Estate at Farrington Lake // www.theestatenj.com

Flowers // Roberts Florals // www.robertsflorals.net

Entertainment // Morning After Band // www.morningafterband.com

Cinematographer // Digital Memories // www.digitalmemorieseventvideo.com

2nd Photographer // Jed Smith photography // www.JedSmithPhotography.com

Best,

Tom

East Brunswick Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com



Maternity Shoot in the Gloaming

Happy to be invited to shoot wedding photos for Juanita + David –especially since I was their wedding photographer about 13 mos ago! Such a sweet couple –could not be more polite and pleasant to work with. Joshua is such a good kid!

We shot these photos around (and in) Mt. Hope Pond. We had a very short window on a very hot day but Sol laid down some sweet color on the surface of the pond and we tolerated the heat for ~ an hour to get these photos. Shirt was soaked through with sweat but no regrets! Whole family loves the photos. Who knows…watch this space in about 5 weeks for newborn photos!

Best,

Tom

Rockaway Photographers NJ

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Glen Spey NY Wedding Photographer

Happy 7th Anniversary Megan & Ben! B&G had a beautiful wedding at the Mountainview Manor in Glen Spey, NY. Sadly, I haven’t been back to the venue since. I loved it there!

I think I am more skilled as a wedding photographer than I was 7 years ago. Still there is much I love about these photos! I had a great rapport with Megan + Ben having shot a sunset eSession at the NJ Botanical Garden in Ringwood, NJ. It is great working with lovely, sweet people!


–Tom

Mountainview Manor Wedding Photographer

www.AestheteStudios.com



Rndolph Newborn Photography - Cora Rose

Katy and Jordan had a baby! Beautiful lil Cora rose, 8 days old in these photos! I set up and created these photos in and around their home.

I shot Mom and Dad’s engagement and wedding photos. Good to be back with them and I really appreciate their love and trust in my abilities!

All the best, Tom

Randolph Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Union NJ Baptism Photography Session

A preview from Joshua’s big day –baptism and christening party.

Josh was happy all day albeit sleepy from time to time!

St. Michael’s in Union hosted 9 babies for baptisms this Sunday…there was quite a crowd around the baptismal font!

Party after was at The Castle in Roselle Park. Great service and food. Lots of kids enjoying each other’s company and curious to see there photos on the back of my Nikon D850!

Loved working with these families and hope for an opportunity to see them all again!!

–Tom

NJ Baby Photographer

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com


Magicicada Brood VII - Onondaga Hill, NY

When I was a little kid, I had a small insect field guide. In that guide was a photo of the red-eye periodical cicada (Magicicada spp). Plying the alleyways and infrequent parks of Jersey City, NJ I never did see one. When I turned 14, we moved to the ‘burbs. Carteret, NJ. Seemed like the country to my brother and I. Much more green and more opportunities to check off more insects in my field guide!

When I was 15, I finally met the periodical Cicada! Some Brood II specimens emerged in my parent backyard. I was thrilled to finally see them. The population was small. None of the loud chorusing you hear where there are huge, dense populations.

Not everyone was so excited. I was talking with my friend Brian. A magicicada landed near his feet on my patio. He lifted his foot to stomp on it.

OMG no,” I screamed and pushed him away. I told him of it’s long, dark life sucking juice out of roots for 17 years and it’s short weeks in the sun, singing to find a mate. I gently picked up the cicada and tossed it into the air. It took flight in a gentle upward arc, the sunlight shimmered upon it’s gossamer wings. Then a bird swooped down and ate it. Ces’t la vie, eh?

Anyway I have seen a few broods in different states over the years and when I learned that Brood VII would be emerging south of Syracuse around Onondaga Hill, NY, I knew I’d have to make the trip. I first tried on a vacant lot but was chased away by local residents. I then contacted Saul, owner of Griffin Hill Brewery as I has seen a story about Cicadas on his property.

Saul was incredibly gracious –I spent a few hours wandering his property photographing this most intriguing insect.

Before I left a shot a few family portraits and bought some beer which I have yet to imbibe. 

A most worthy odyssey.

–Tom

www.NewJerseyPhotographers.com


Caitlyn + Paul - Franklin Lakes Wedding Photographers -

We had the best time with Caitlyn, Paul and their families last weekend. I get to take photos of amazing people, who are in love, having the best night of their lives. 

How great is that?


Credits

2nd Photographer

www.JedsmithPhotography.com

Cinematography

https://www.facebook.com/studio94video/

Dress

https://www.facebook.com/demetriosbride

https://www.instagram.com/demetriosbride/

Venue

https://www.facebook.com/Indian-Trail-Club-266106374083/

https://www.instagram.com/indiantrailclub/

Florist

https://www.facebook.com/laurelwoodesigns/

https://www.instagram.com/laurelwooddesigns/

Trsnsportation

https://www.facebook.com/NJLimoBus/

https://www.instagram.com/njlimobusllc/

–Tom

Franklin Lakes Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Mallory Pearl - Bergen County Baby Photographers

On July 2nd, 2016 I shot Andrea + Sean’s wedding! it was my 1st Marine wedding and it was a blast. OORAH!!

I was excited to hear from Andrea recently –even more excited when she asked me over to her Mom’s in my neighboring town of Wyckoff, NJ to take some photos of her and her 7 month-old baby girl Mallory Pearl! How cute is that name?!

I had Mom, Aunt Allie and Grandma all helping me keep Mallory happy and looking my way. We had so much fun! Only had planned on the tub shot –everything else I improvised on the fly. I was inspired by the all the love.

Thanks ladies –next time we gotta include Sean!

–Tom

Wyckoff Baby Photographers

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com




10 Day Old Luca Alexander

So happy for Daisy + Luis  –so happy to be taking photos of their growing family. Luca Alexander is so beautiful and the way his big brother Damian kisses him and sweetly talks to him to soothe him. It is so sweet. Love the photo of the boys together most of all…I bet Daisy and Luis will too!


After taking photos of the boys, I set up a light and a beauty dish outside for some family photos. We heard a big ruckus in the shrubs at the back of their yard and a 300+ pound bear emerged. As soon as he saw us he made a hard right and I didn’t have a good angle for a photo. From quite a distance away I grabbed a shot of the bear crossing the street.

–Tom

NJ Baby Photographers

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com






Surprise Marriage Proposal Photographer


My photo partner Jed
asked me to shoot his surprise wedding proposal to Amy on Saturday, 3/31/2018. I
was excited, honored and a little bit nervous. Though we scouted the Central
Park location a week ago, Jed was so nervous he was facing the wrong way
when he asked…maybe that was best as I got a great photo of Amy’s surprise.

Jed was pretending to get ready for a family shoot. Pulled his camera
out of the bag to take some test shots w Amy and danging from his lens
was a ribbon and engagement ring. At first Amy thought is was vegetation
hanging from his lens then she saw the sparkler!!


Meanwhile I was
wearing a hoodie w hood pulled down so that Amy wouldn’t recognize me.
She thought I was some shady guy looking to get close and steal Jed’s
backpack!

So cool to have been a part of this! Love to you both!

–Tom

NJ Surprise Proposal Photography

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com