I first heard from Jackie on August 2nd, looking for a wedding photographer for her and Michael’s Oct 23, 2022 wedding. Even though I spelled her name wrong in my reply (Jskie?) We finally connected for a Zoom call on August 1st. I knew immediately they were going to hire me. Our calls have been rambling, relaxed,conversations full of laughter. I am smiling now as I write this!
Mike said Lake Minnewaska was his favorite place in the world and he wanted to shoot their engagement session up there. 1:15 is a longish ride for an eSesh but I had been to this emerald of a lake surrounded by limestone cliffs and knew it would be great for the photos and a great place to finally meet Jackie & Michael. We met in the parking lot…”Bring it in,” Mike said, and gave me a hug as did Jackie. We proceeded to walk around the lake and take photos when we hit a beautiful, inspiring spot. The view over the mountains looking away from the lake was the prettiest autumnal display I had ever seen…it was moving. We had to wait for people to leave…but once they did we took some photos and celebrated for a bit, taking it all in.
Too fucking cool!
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Short wedding in Vernon, NJ yesterday. Sweet, intimate backyard, tent wedding! The foliage was resplendent!
Thanks and congratulations Nat + Dave!
All the best,
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I shot my first Poughkeepsie wedding yesterday at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel! A sweet 1st look in the garden behind the hotel. A ceremony presided over by an uncle. Last, Gracelyn + Joseph had an epic party with ATTITUDE! I wanted to post a preview gallery ASAP. Hope to add some of the amazing vendors soon!
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Been awhile since I posted review snips to my blog. Here is what Brides, Grooms and their families have to say about me on The Knot!
Thanks for the great review!!
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Congrats to Colleen and Richard! Getting ready at the Morristown Museum was a stroke of genius. We got to take photos in a gallery that was not set to open to the public for a couple more weeks. 1st look in the Museum on stairs festooned with flowers. St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Parsippany for the wedding. Dinner was at Churrascuria Plataforma in Manhattan.
An intimate fun wedding spanning two states –thanks again Colleen + Richard!
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A most amazing “Tent” wedding in Airmont, NY last night. I was blown away buy the luxury, elegance, and attention to detail by event designer Eric of @AuroraRose.Events. Eric is Erica’s cousin and pulled out all the stops.
Erica and Brandon were so chill and cool. During one teleconference Erica insisted they didn’t want too may photos as there were not photogenic. After this gallery makes the rounds that spurious claim will clearly be proven false.
Love to Erica & Brandon, back safely in Brooklyn after their odyssey into the wilds of Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY.
Event Designer: @AuroraRose.Events
Dress Store: @KlienfeldBridal
Dress Designer: @maggiesotterodesigns
Bride’s Shoes: @BellaBelleShoes
DJ: Dan Bolger @partywithlb
Hair Stylist: @lilly_hair
Groom’s Tux: @menswearhouse
All the best,
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I jumped at the chance to shoot Cara + Nick’s wedding at the Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne, NJ. Beautiful outdoor setting on a summer day, followed by a back yard tent reception. Food made by your Mom with all the love she could muster –and that is a lot. Cara’s Dad Greg hired me and I am so grateful Google helped get this awesome family to me .
As Dad Greg spoke to the assembled guests he said, “…and I’d especially like to thank Tom, the newest member of our family.” I was dumb-founded and teary-eyed. Thanks Dad!
Love your clients and they’ll love you back.
So happy to be invited back to Barb and John’s home for newborn photography. I missed their wedding –they were married in the USVI –but I took some fab maternity photos for Barb (psst…go to the end of the gallery…) and I took photos of their 1st child, Lily Grace. Thanks for having me back –love you guys!
Congratulations to Barb + Joe. Anthony was a great maitre’ d and the Tides Estate, as always, knows how to host a fabulous wedding!
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Maria, Tyler, their friends and family could not have been more fun.
The Chandelier at Flanders Valley is a beautiful venue with gorgeous grounds. A stream runs through the back of their property!
All the best –Tom
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