Katy + Jordan eSession (Oct 2014)

We met at Rifle Camp Park (Woodland Park aka West Paterson) on Halloween. We had an hour to capture their engagement/Save the Date photos. The leaves couldn’t have been more beautiful. Katy and Jordan couldn’t have been happier to be (almost) alone together.

If you know how to get out of the way and make people relax, there is a moment in a photo shoot where the couple just engages each other and could care less that you are there. That happened almost immediately with Katy and Jordan so an hour was plenty of time to make amazing photos together!

I like my couples to just enjoy some time together in a cool or beautiful place –and I take photos. When they look back at the photos one day I just want them to remember a beautiful hour they spent together on Halloween not their engagement photography session.

See you two again on Sept. 26th, 2015 in Cooperstown, NY! There will be an Ommegang for me I take it?

Thomas

Best Engagement Photos


Gabriel & Luciana at 11 Days

I shot Joyce and Paul’s Save the Date photos in June of 2011 overlooking the NYC skyline at dusk. One year later (6/12) I shot their wedding in Edison, Hamilton and Princeton. What. A. Party. Joyce and Paul then got me a job shooting the retirement party of the Chairman of the Dept of Surgery at UMDNJ. It was there they told me Joyce was expecting and wanted me to shoot their newborn photo in December of 2014.

Well, Joyce had twins and 11 days later on New Year’s Eve I was taking photos of them again and their beautiful girl and boy Luciana and Gabriel!

Makes me feel loved. Thanks for everything you 4!!

Best,

Thomas

NJ Baby Photographer
PS: If you peruse the whole gallery there are photos of Joyce and Paul at their engagement session and on their wedding day!


Monument Valley Tribal Park


I was travelling to NM on biz and saw that Monument Valley was only a 4 hour drive from where I was working. Decided I’d get there early and spend at least a day in Monument Valley.

Now a 4 hour drive through the Southwest is not like a horrific 4 hour drive from NJ to Long Island in traffic or heading back to north Jersey from the Jersey shore on a holiday weekend. It is a drive with one fantastic vista after the other. Even when there aren’t magnificent rock formations and mountains, there is the austere beauty and restrained palette of the desert.

Anyway, so worth the long drive to and from. I did get a speeding ticket from a tribal police officer…still worth it!!

–Thomas
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Fine Art Landscape Photography


Alyssa + Drew

Alyssa and Drew were married a week after Hurricane Sandy hit NJ. It was hard to get to her parent’s house as so many streets were blocked or impassible due to fallen trees or downed utility poles and lines! Alyssa’s Dad had to talk me in over the phone. 

At the church the power was out and a pair of shop lights running on a generator illuminated only the very front of the church. The priest said I could not use flash. Then he said I was moving too much an he assigned me to a bench. That was a stressful ceremony.

The venue too was running on generators but all there went smoothly.

Fun couple, cool friends and loving families could not be cowed by the aftermath of a hurricane!

–Thomas

Warren County Wedding Photographer


Aspiring Scream Queen Cheryl

Cheryl is a local actress making a name for herself in indy horror films and retro glamour photo shoots. Cheryl wanted some strong headshots for her comp card and website.

Cheryl did her own make-up and hair and rocked the camera! Those RED lips!

–Thomas
Bergen County Headshots

Oakland NJ Photographers

–Thomas

www.AestheteStudios.com


Kim + Bubba in Matamoras, PA

I met Kim + Bubba at Kim’s brother Rich’s wedding 2 years earlier. I was so happy to work with her family at another wedding!!

Their wedding was held under a huge tent on her Dad’s property in Matamoras, PA a few hundred yards away from the Delaware River.

Tent weddings are the best weddings I am telling you know. Lots of fresh air, copious amounts of natural light (YEAH!!) and tons of people happy to be outside on a summer’s afternoon!

I had the best time –and I was working!

Add’l photos on Facebook –be sure to like us!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.537594729645873.1073741847.101520966586587&type=3

Best,

Thomas
Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Paige Elizabeth

I was lucky enough to shoot Nicole + Michael’s wedding at the Twin Brooks Country Club in Watchung, NJ.
http://twinbrooks.com/events/weddings/
Visit that page to see one of the shots from the day.That wedding was a watershed event. Every so often there is a wedding where you are given plenty of time, great locations and everything goes perfectly. New techniques work flawlessly, you are ALWAYS in the right place. You feel as if your abilities have risen to a new level. As a gamer I can say it’s like leveling up. Theirs was one of those weddings!

A couple of years go by and I hear from Nicole saying she is pregnant (cool) 17-year cicadas have over-run their backyard (cool) and would I be interested in shooting photos of their daughter when she is born. I was so happy that Nicole trusted me enough to take photos of Paige Elizabeth.

We make a good team –I hope there are more babies on the way!!

–Thomas

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com



Gina + Anthony

Gina + Anthony have known each other since 3rd grade! Wow!

They were married in St. Matthias church, right next to the school they both attended as children.

The reception was at the alway beautiful Forsgate CC in Monroe Township. Golf courses are always great to shoot on…FORE! That was close.

Family, friends and lots of kids at the wedding –what a great time!

–Thomas
Central NJ Wedding Photographers


Molly + Jay (Oct 2014)

Molly and Jay hired me to shoot their wedding >1 year before the date. We shot a wonderful engagement shoot about a year before the wedding in Ringwood State Park. One of the best places in No NJ, IMHO!! Their wedding was at the beautiful Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove:
http://www.iltulipano.com/

Jay was the rare groom who LOVES the camera never needed to prompt him to smile! Molly’s quiet beauty really complements Jay’s gregariousness.

We had a visit from the Cedar Grove Fire Dept some false alarm. We got some great photos with the fire fighters and fire trucks. I really appreciate what these folks do for us all.

What a fun night –hope to see you guys again soon!

See the whole preview gallery on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.742638152474862.1073741892.101520966586587

Best,

Thomas
Essex County Wedding Photographers