Elise & Glen’s eSession at Ringwood Manor

So sweet and so in love…these two were so cute! We shot these at Ringwood Manor as I knew it’d be quieter than Skylands Manor and the NJ Botanical Garden. 

We look forward to their 2017 wedding in Sussex Cty!

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Arlene + Jeff at Royce Brook Country Club

I shot Arlene and Jeff’s engagement photo in Hoboken about a year ago and we had a magical sunset! Was happily reunited with them in Bridgewater and Hillsborough, NJ for their country club wedding at Royce Brook Country Club with my usual partner www.JedSmithPhotography.com !

Amazing people, venue and friends…everyone treated us like family! Jeff and Arlene were savvy enough to give us extra time for photography and MAN, did it pay off. 

Much love to you guys –all the best!

Thomas

NJ’s Best Wedding Photographers


Victoria & Tariq at the Westmount Country Club

Here are some photos from the Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park, NJ where I was 2nd shooter on a wedding in 2011! Shot with my 1st Nikon Fx camera the D700 for Robert Wayne photography.

I have only posted photos from the venue…not getting ready, etc, as I have a client interested in seeing my photos from inside the WMCC.

Best,

Thomas

Woodland Park Wedding Photographers


Jessie + Steve at Perona Farm’s Barn!

Amazing wedding! Strong love and bonds. Amazing families.

Mitch the Minister!!



A great day and night –love and thanks to JedSmithPhotography.com. With Jed and I, 1 plus 1 = 3!

Love,

Tom

Sussex County’s Best Wedding Photographers

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Jumping Spider, Phidippus audax

I caught this beautiful jumping
spider (Phidippus audax) in my yard a few weeks ago. I had been keeping it in a
jar and dropping in a fly every couple of days to watch it hunt. Members of
Salticidae, the jumping spider family, stalk their prey and leap on them from a
few cm away. They are not passive hunters like orb weavers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phidippus_audax

As a kid, my brother and I would
catch jumping spiders all the time. We called the spiders furries –that name
has an entirely different meaning on the web now (you can search that yourself
–no link for you).

Once captured, we’d create vivariums
for the spiders. Most commonly, we’d cut a window into a cardboard gallon milk
container and tape a piece of cling wrap over the opening. We’d add some twigs
and other flora and eventually would toss in a fly and watch the hunt. I had this in mind when I caught
this girl –sharing with my boys who are 9 and 11.

Interest was high for a few days and
then only I would be enthralled by the hunt. She didn’t always get the fly on
the first leap…but of course in a closed container the fly hadn’t a chance.

Today I decided to take some macro
photos of the P. audax. I really wanted to capture a nice focus stack. So to
slow the spider down I refrigerated it for 15 mins and then posed it on a
beautiful stone that I had chilled as well.

Unfortunately, that slowed her down
but she rarely held still for more than a couple seconds. I wasn’t able to grab
a good stack so I stopped down to f/22 for a little more depth of field and
shot with an off-camera ring flash suspended above the jumping spider.

Not what I had aimed for but the
journey was still fun and steeped in nostalgia.

Best,

Thomas

JerseyWeddingPhotography.com

New Jersey’s Best Wedding Photographers




Arlene & Jeff’s Hoboken eSession

Shot these photos back in November, 2015…Jeff asked me to keep them under wraps until he created and sent out their save the date card.


We had a cool and cloudy late Autumn day –jacket weather. Jeff &
Arlene had met in Hoboken and decided that is where they wanted to shoot
their engagement/Save the Date session. 


I ended up tripping and incurring $700 worth of damage to a lens (ugh!) but the photos and the couple were stellar. We were treated to a beautiful and otherworldly sunset that evening. Something we’ll all remember.

Best,

Thomas

Hoboken Wedding Photographers

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Annie Married Sean –& the USMC!!

Our first Marine wedding just happened 2 days ago at Studio 450 in Manhattan. Andrea married Sean on a New York City rooftop on a gorgeous summer afternoon!

http://www.studio450ny.com

Great people, great party and great food made for a wedding to remember! Oorah!!

Manhattan Wedding photographer

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Farah + Wiwat Rock The Venetian in Garfield, NJ

I always say we have the most beautiful brides but it is pretty clear that we also have the handsomest grooms! Farah + Wiwat were married at The Venetian last Saturday, June 18th. 

Wiwat tearing up while we awaited Farah for their first look was so touching I am tearing up now. Strong bonds between friends and family. The look on Farah’s face when they exchanged vows. Powerful emotions.

Unbelievably the Best Man’s grandmother lives next door to me. Chris and Wiwat spent a lot of time there growing up. Synchronicity?

Oh it gets better. My wife was at the orthodontist with my two boys today and found that Farah works there. Mechelle saw one of our photos of Farah on the wall! So this was kismet. It was meant to be and we are all the better for it.

Many thanks to all the vendors who helped make this a wedding to remember, including:

www.JedSmithPhotography.com –my photographic brother

http://www.venetiannj.com/ –The Venetian one of NJ’s grandest wedding venues

Best,

Thomas

New Jersey’s Best Wedding Photographers

www.JerseyWeddingPhotography.com


Kasey + Mike Get Married in Hoboken & Party in Queens!

Will add more details later –venue, planners, band, food, hair and make-up.

Best,

New Jersey’s Best Wedding photography

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