Rutgers Gardens Family Photo Shoot

Love a family session in a beautiful spot like Rutgers Gardens! Combine a family session with an engagement session and it’s magical!

In addition to marrying Melissa, a beautiful and strong woman, Mike married a family including to gorgeous twin girls.

Life is wonderful, eh?

All the best,


New Brunswick Wedding Photographers

Allison & Steve’s Ringwood State Park eSession

Allison & Steve were referred by some mutual friends. A referral from friends is golden –organic marketing. Friends don’t steer you wrong so couples referred by a friend almost always hire you!

We met in my local Starbuck’s and had a spirited discussion w lots of laughs. Steve is always laughing and his laugh is infectious. Before we knew it an hour had gone by –we finally got to inking the contract. 

Allison and Steve’s wedding in 2019 will be at the Art Factory in Paterson, NJ. The Art Factory is a reclaimed textile mill. I have shot some fine art work there in the past. A really cool location –I love their vision.  

For their Save the Date / eSession we chose to shoot in Ringwood at the NJ Botanical Gardens and on the grounds of Ringwood Manor. IMHO there is no better place in northern NJ for Fall portraiture! Be advised if you are a photographer you need a permit for paid work…and for that permit you need to provide proof of insurance.

Looking forward to seeing Allison and Steve in 2019 for their wedding!


Ringwood Professional Photographer

Laura + Francis at The English Manor

Awesome day Oct 20th with these guys, their families and friends! Laura is a marathon swimmer who has swam around Manhattan. Francis is a Tough Mudder who favors terrestrial challenges. Thus we have #surfmarriesturf!

Lots of kids at the wedding –I LOVE a wedding with kids. So much more love and energy.

1st look at the 2nd Bridge in Divine Park in Spring Lake…Francis was wowed and the Greens and Blues (Team Bride and Team Groom) were SO excited.

Off to the elegant English Manor for ceremony, reception and a spirited party!

Always great to see the best of people have the night of their lives!!

Venue: The English Manor

2nd Photographer: Jed Smith Photography

Videography: Studio 94

Bridal Salon: Klienfeld's Bridal

Wedding Dress: Danielle Caprese

Day of Planner: April K of Details Made Simple

DJs: Jay of Elite Entertainment

Men's Suits: Generation Tux

Hair: Tonya Kenney Goins

MUA: Paige of Hair Em (Leonardo, NJ)

Ceremony Music: Tribute String Quartet

Invitations/Programs: Typetanic Fonts

All the best, Tom

Ocean County Wedding photographers

Debra & Geoff at The Tides Estate!

I met Deb and Geoff over coffee in a DD in Wyckoff. Deb was getting married for the 2nd time, Geoff for the 1st and they were clearly devoted to each other.

I don’t shoot many one photographer weddings but they were on a tight budget and I REALLY liked them and wanted to be there for the wedding. So I crafted a package to fit their needs. We were all so happy to sign the contract. 

A few weeks later, it was time for the wedding at The Tides Estate in North Haledon. Loved the venue and it is on 10 minutes from home.

Debra’s adult daughters had poignant things to say about how the love their Mom and are protective of her but knew when they met Geoff that he was the right man for their Mom…and for them.

Love a fairy tale ending –don’t you?


North Haledon Wedding Photographers

Jersey Shore Wedding - Heather & Jim

Had great time down the Jersey Shore yesterday with Heather and Jim and their amazing friends and family! Here are 41 photos to share far and wide! 

 Venue - Crystal Point Yacht Club ||
Hair - Savvy Hair Loft
|| MU - Farah Skye Beauty
|| Bridal Shop - Hollywood Bridal
|| Dress - Maggie Sottero
|| Groom - The Black Tux
|| Cake- Tinton Falls Bakery
|| Band - Hoi Polloi
|| Florist - Flowers by Melinda

An amazing positive energy at this wedding. Glad I was along for the ride! Props to the amazing band, Hoi Polloi among the best wedding bands I have ever heard!



Jersey Shore Wedding photogrphers

Joss + Lenny’s Backyard Wayne NJ Wedding

I have known Lenny a long time so when he fell madly in love with Joss (and she with him) I was hoping he’d ask me to be their wedding photographer as I have done a lot of photo work for his family…weddings, newborn shoots, family portraits…you name it.

Well they did and I shot the wedding a few days ago in his parent’s backyard in Wayne NJ under a tent.

I was with Joss while she prepared including make-up and hair with the amazing @juliestyles_ (IG). My friend and partner Jed Smith photography attended to photos of the guys getting ready…and everybody grooming the backyard for the wedding.

We had a clear hot day and lots of powerful emotions. A sweet ceremony with hand-written vows in Spanish and we headed off to nearby Packanack Lake for from B&G portraits.

We all partied into the night and crept home dehydrated, content and happy. Love to Joss & Lenny. Looking forward to the newborn session in 39 weeks…LOL!



Wayne NJ Wedding Photographers

Ringwood Manor eSession: Caitlyn & Paul

Wanted to get these photos posted –on FB but not here. Great Fall eSession at Ringwood Manor last October.

Love taking my clients to Ringwood Manor, Skylands Manor and the NJ Botanical Garden. I love it up there and know they will too.

Photography in a beautiful place can be so inspiring!!


Ringwood Wedding Photographers

Cosplay Photo Shoot: A Witcher

My nephew and friend Aaron stopped by our house on the way back home (Jackson, NJ for him) from the NY Renaissance Faire. He wanted to show me the cosplay he was working on and to just stop by.

Aaron is a Witcher –a character from Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and the great video game series (best played on PC, BTW).

Thought we could create some cool photos in the light rain so I popped a speed light on a light stand, put a trigger on my Nikon D850 and we headed out for a 10 minute photo shoot.

Considering how little planning and time went into this effort I am pretty excited about how the photos came out. We should revisit this when the cosplay is done. Although I don’t think a cosplay is ever done!

Gets me to thinking…a wedding with swords would be pretty cool, right?

Best, Tom

NJ Cosplay Photos

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 //

Flowers // Roberts Florals //

Entertainment // Morning After Band //

Cinematographer // Digital Memories //

2nd Photographer // Jed Smith photography //



East Brunswick Wedding Photographers