Howdy, I’m Tom! I’m a Minneapolis wedding and elopement photographer who loves intimate imagery, adventurous souls, and great laughs. I like to classify as a hardy midwestern, only the cold and I don’t get along too well – and, if you put a hotdish in front of me I am completely sold. I drink my coffee black – yes, black – and laugh at virtually anything (Literally, say anything and I’m probably already laughing). I find solitude in the quiet moments and have a knack for telling stories through photography. I call Minnesota home, but no distance is too far – I am available for travel, worldwide. When I’m not behind the camera, I’m often spending time relaxing with my family, cooking and (sometimes) poorly executing a new recipe, or out enjoying the sights and sounds of a local coffee shop. As a photographer, I strive to keep my work honest and authentically focused on telling a unique story that is true to you. In all honestly, overly-posed, prom-esque photos totally suck. There’s also no sense in trying to tell your story by using the stories of others. I want to create imagery that feels like you, and so I shoot the story exactly how it unfolds. You have a connection that is completely unique to you, so let’s foster it. I absolutely love it when people let their guard down. Just trust me–let the wind blow your hair around & forget about trying to keep your dress from getting dirty. I’m all about what’s natural. I give direction to pull out your energy, quirks, and connection to one another, and those little in-betweens are what bring the “feelings” of your big day to life. I want you to let yourself laugh, cry, and remember what your love means to you because it is different than any other love. I promise those in-between moments are going to make the day so much more memorable! If you’re excited by life like I am, or if you’d just like to share your favorite hotdish recipe, I am ready for you! Let’s connect, get some coffee, and start telling your story!
What's it like to work with you?
I love to let moments unfold. I'm not the type to force you into a "perfect moment", rather I tell your perfect story by pulling out the natural moment through direction and chatting. I have a strong attention to details and the little in-between moments that tell how the day feels, so when you look back on your images, you'll be pulled right back into those moments. I love to get to know who I'm working with and to take a step into the planning process with you - I can't imagine you have planned a wedding before, and I can be the shoulder to aid you through the little moments you may find incredibly daunting. I'm not only a storyteller but someone who can help you to remember to breathe and enjoy it all too! I take time for more "formal" portraits, too - family photos are important, so don't worry about missing out on anything! But, my emphasis is on you and your story - that's what really inspires me!
Where are you based, and do you travel?
Home base is in Minneapolis, MN, but no distance is too far for me. If you're getting married outside of the greater Twin Cities area, don't hesitate to ask me how we can work together! I have serious wanderlust, and getting to combine that with telling a love story is so cool!