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



Randolph 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/

Transportation

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


Soccer Sports Photographer

Had a great time shooting the 1st ever Indian Hills HS alumni soccer event.

The IHHS Soccer Coach, Mike Calderon, is brother to long-time client Daisy Calderon so I have met Mike a few times already including Daisy’s Costa Rica wedding!

Anyway, I had a 300mm f/2.8 lens on loan from Nikon that I was to take whale watching…lens was perfect for shooting these matches as well.

I am not a big sports fan but taking photos of the event was great fun. Hopefully we can do it again next year!

Best,

Tom

NJ Sports Photographers

www.AestheteStudios.com


Your Life Photographer

I have taken photos with and for Daisy and Luis and family many times. Engagement. Costa Rica wedding. Maternity photos. Newborn photos. Birthday photos. Family photos. Holiday photos. You name it! I love them for trusting me so many times.

When Daisy told me she was pregnant again I was excited to learn they were going to hire me again, but just for newborn photos. I knew they likely wanted some maternity/family photos with their son Damian while they were still a family of 3.

Next snowfall, I texted Daisy with the idea of a quick shoot during the snowfall by the Ramapo River. Close to where I shot their engagement photos.

They came right over –arrived as I was finishing shoveling my driveway.

I brought my Nikon D5, 85mm f/1.4 lens and one off-camera flash which I covered in a plastic bag to keep it dry as it snowed.

We only shot for 15 minutes. It was a little cold, and Damian was getting bored.

That being said, we caught some sweetness. The lack of color in the Winter landscape led me to convert them all to B&W.

Love my clients.



Love your clients. They will love you back.

Tom

NJ Life Photographer

www.newjerseyphotographers.com


New Year’s Eve at the Venetian!

Last wedding of 2017 was also the 1st of 2018 –our first New Year’s Eve wedding!

Kristina + Dan had the night of their lives and we were happy to be there for them!

The Saddlebrook Marriott was a great place for everyone to get ready.

Morristown’s I do, I do helped Kristina find the PERFECT dress –amazing!

Amazing MUA and hairstylist! Holy Rosary Church in Passaic was brilliant!

The DJs and MC kept everyone dancing and having fun!

The Venetian of course, was an amazing venue. Great service, killer food and so beautiful a space!

Thanks to www.adamsilversteinphotography.com for adept 2nd shooting!


Now we have a few weeks w/o and wedding photography…some editing and album design to keep us busy.

Thanks to all of our clients for making 2017 so amazing –I trust we returned the favor!!

Best,

Tom

www.NewJerseyPhotographers.com

Preferred Wedding Photographer


New Year’s Eve Wedding at The Venetian

Sneak peak from Kristina + Dan’s amazing New Year’s Eve wedding a The Venetian in Garfield, NJ this Sunday into Monday. Last wedding of 2017 was also the 1st of 2018! Church was the gorgeous Holy Rosary in Passaic, NJ, gleaming and gorgeous inside! We love you Dan & Kristina –a larger gallery to follow VERY soon!

Best,

Tom

Passaic Wedding Photographers




Christmas Family Portraits - Oakland NJ

The DeCroce family stopped by for their Christmas Family photo session in late November. We shot these in my backyard with one studio light. The leaves were perfect, as was the light! In 15 minutes we had amazing photos of their boys for their Christmas card!


Could not have been easier!!

–Best, 

Thomas

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer

I haven’t worked w any clients more! Engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement, maternity, newborn and a few family sessions. These guys are friends, not clients!

My backyard looking great for family portraits through Nov 18th so far this year!

Tom

NJ Family Photographer

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Newborn Louis James-NJ Baby Photographer


Louis James stopped by with Mom and Dad today for
some photos. Adorable lil LJ was NOT having it but we worked in fits and
starts and created some beautiful photos of this gorgeous boy! Thanks
for stopping by!

I will see Mom and Dad in October for their Jersey Shore wedding!

Best,

Tom

NJ Newborn Photographers

www.JerseyBabyPhotography.com




Laura & Francis’s Central Park EPS

I bet even many New Yorkers have no idea there are waterfalls in Central Park. The North Woods section of the park was designed to evoke comparison to the Adirondacks and towards that end there is a stream, a ravine, waterfalls and miles of trails. Enter the North Woods and leave the Manhattan cityscape behind. You don’t hear the city but for the occasional distant siren that is quickly muffled into submission. This is a perfect urban oasis!!

I had never been to the North Woods before. I really haven’t been in Central Park much north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I am in Laura & Francis’s debt for introducing me to this beautiful slice of Mr. Olmstead’s emerald jewel! Seriously –I owe you! I loved it here and will be back.

Oh, I took pictures while we all enjoyed the day and the photos are a reflection of the sublime few hours we spent together. The thing I love most about an E-Session is getting to know my couples on relaxed terms with the luxury of time. Come wedding day we are all friends and share trust and memories of a sublime morning in the North Woods.

Best –Tom

Manhattan Wedding Photographer

www.NewJerseyPhotographers.com


Autumn in High Point State Park NJ

Took my boys up to High Point SP in Sussex County, NJ yesterday. Felt it had been too long since we were outdoors and wanted to head out while there were still leaves on the trees.

High Point is only an hour from home and much of the drive is quite pretty. When I was a kid my Dad always got us outdoors so I am continuing that mission.

It is often a challenge to start out but once we get somewhere we all have a great time.

I am an insect lover and it was a treat catching a giant water bug. Looking forward to some insect macros!

Instead of watching football and Netflix…or maybe in addition get out and enjoy the natural places. It is an investment in your kids!

Love, Tom

Wantage Wedding Photographer


NJ Portrait Photographer in Ringwood SP

I have only known Satig for a short time –but she is always talking about her sisters. If is clear that they are all close and care deeply for each other. I get it –my brother is my closest friend and I relish the time we spend together.  

I offered to shoot a portrait of the three sisters who I jokingly called the Weird Sisters an homage to Shakespeare’s MacBeth. We headed to the NJ Botanical Garden in Ringwood SP for the shoot. I love it up there, and everyone I bring loves it too. In photography it too is often location, location, location!

I decided to shoot most of the photos with off-camera lighting. One monolight bounced out of an umbrella. I often used the sun as a backlight. 

I felt close to these women and I think they to me and I think I truly captured their love for each other. It was great to be there and for a couple hours I was part of the family.

Best,

Thomas

NJ Portrait Photographer

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com



Michelle + Ryan’s Westchester Wedding


Amazing day w amazing people on the banks of the Hudson River. Shooting wedding photos with friends and clients who feel like long-time friends in the Fall in Westchester County –how lucky am I?

I met Michelle and Ryan at their friend’s wedding. Always cool to come to a wedding knowing many of the guests. Special thanks to Greg for the amazing 22oz bottle of his home-brewed Raisin’ Hell –a most delicious and potent brew!!

Wedding was just 4 days ago –it was hard to only pick 100 photos for this gallery but I think I need to save another 800 or so for the B&G!

Thanks to all the amazing vendors who made it easier to get great photos:

| 2nd Photographer: www.JedSmithPhotography |
3rd Photographer: www.davegarphoto.com/ |
Invitations: www.minted.com |
Venue: www.theknot.com/marketplace/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-tarrytown-tarrytown-ny-369670 |
Hair: www.bridalbysamantha.com |
MUA: www.annalieseandcompany.com/stylists/ |
Bridal shop: www.idoido.com |
Wedding Dress: www.essensedesigns.com |
Bride’s Shoes: www.caparrosshoes.com/ |
Suits: www.menswearhouse.com |
Bridesmaids: www.davidsbridal.com |
Bakery: www.homestyledessertsbakery.com/ |
DJ: ljdjs.com |
Florist: @Denyse Farrell Roy on FB |

Best,

Tom

Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Hudson Valley Wedding Photography

Sneak peak from Michelle + Ryan’s amazing Hudson river Valley wedding.

Much love to this awesome couple off to New England on their Honeymoon!

Westchester Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com



Elise + Glen at Black Bear Golf Club!!


What an amazing day! 86 was a little warm for late
September but we ain’t complaining. Big fun, bigger love and the best of
Sussex County!!
Congrats and much love!!

2nd Shooter:
Jed Smith Photography

Venue:
Black Bear Golf Club, Franklin, NJ

Hair:
The Scissor Joint, Newton, NJ

DJ: Anthony Priore for EMG
Elegant Music Group

Wedding Dress:
The Wedding Store at Liz Clinton

Florist:
Highland Flowers & Gifts

Officiant:
Paulo Freire

Much love to Elise + Glen hope to see you at a friend’s wedding soon!

Best,

Thomas