Tomas is simply an artist not a photographer. We hired Tomas for our engagement photo shoot. I could not believe how amazing Tomas was. He is such a friendly person and easy to deal with. He is very active and focused on his job. let me simply tell you this, he would do anything to get a nice shot. We were in february on the beach and it was really cold and Tomas had no problem getting into the water just to take some pics for us, realistically speaking no one else would do that. We were very happy with Tomas and are grateful to his effort also the pics turned out amazing and we were speechless. We cannot wait till the big day to have him again with us. He is worth more than you would ever pay him. if you are looking for a photographer, don't hesitate to hire Tomas Skaringa.
Tomas is extremely professional and talented. I looked at a ton of photographers, and I can say, without a doubt, that Tomas is the best of the best. My wedding was January 2nd, and he already sent us a "Sneak Peak" of some of the images by January 6th. The images blew me away. His work is absolutely phenomenal, and I am so looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.
With a hectic schedule as it can be on the wedding day, it is very important to have wedding professionals that will make your special event stress free and enjoyable. I was so lucky and blessed to have Tomas from The Big Affair as our chosen wedding photographer. Right from our initial meeting Tomas was very calm, polite and confident that he would be able to handle our photography needs and meet our expectations. At a first glance, my fiancé Julian and I felt like we knew Tomas for a long time, like a good friend of ours, although it was the first time we ever met him. And as a picky bride I wanted to be sure that we will feel comfortable with a photographer, who is going to spend with us one of the most important days in our lives and capture our special moments. So, our wedding went amazingly well. I truly didn't even expected it to be so enjoyable, since in the passed at my friend's wedding I saw how stressful the big day can get. And that is all thank to Tomas and his wonderful personality and professionalism. He helped us through the day, kept us calm and comfortable in any situations. Our wedding photos came out so beautiful, that I could not believe of myself looking at my portraits and other moments that our wedding photographer has captured. Tomas exceeded our expectations and captured our true love story that we will remember for many years!
When my husband and I were searching for a photographer for our wedding, we somewhat knew what we wanted, but trying to find a photographer was a huge struggle for us because it was our number one priority. We had come across so many other wedding photographers, but the style Tomas had was certainly unique in every way, which ultimately caught our attention when we saw a glimpse of his work. Tomas was everything we could have ever asked for and more from the very first time we met till the day of th wedding. He was kind, friendly and his knowledge for creativity with photos was the greatest impression. His level of commitment to perfecting our vision, exceeded our expectations on a professional and technical level. I would not trust anyone else for your one and ONLY day because of the PASSION he has for his work. If you do not know what you want, not to worry Tomas will take care of you and walk you through everything, more importantly you can trust his work even if you still don't have the slightest clue! We were beyond happy, blessed with how our photos came out and now we have lasting memories thanks to his magnificent work. Thank you again Tomas !
I could have been more happy having Tomas to capture our special moments! Since the beginning of our first meeting with him, he guided us through and even helped us to prepare for our big day. We found that Tomas is very passionate about his work and the photos he took of us were breathtaking, reflecting our personalities. The portraits he took of me were unbelievably beautiful and worth to frame and hang on the wall. I am so happy to have them, because it will remind me how pretty I was on my wedding day !:-) He managed to capture all the aspects of our wedding, including little details that are so important to us. Besides his amazing work, Tomas is very interactive and cheerful that helped to managed through stressful wedding day. Even our wedding guests were complimenting our photographer and how professional he was. Thanks to Tomas and his super talent, we had such a great experience and our beautiful moments secured for many years to come. That being said, I would highly recommend The Big Affair for any couple who are getting married, who wants to get the best images of their wedding and have the best experience with their photographer!
From the moment that my now husband and me sat down with Tomas we knew we could stop looking for our photographer; we had struck GOLD!. Tomas came to meet with us locally, showed us his portfolio and gave us a package that worked within our budget. He checked out the venue ahead of the big day and recommended his wife to me as the hair and make up stylist. As a team they are AMAZING! So calm, soothing, and oozing professionalism and skill. On site , on the day they were confident and friendly at the same time making sure to get the shots taken that we had requested. I have only seen a couple of teaser shots which Tomas kindly sent off to us just a day after the wedding and they are great! We highly recommend Tomas and his wife Agne as a knock out team for weddings.
Tomas did an amazing job with our wedding pictures. He was very detailed and patient with us, and the pictures really showed it! He spent time getting to know us and was very responsive to our requests. Also, he's very good at communicating and following through in a timely manner. We are very happy!
My wife and I completely enjoyed our experience with The Big Affair Photography from start to finish. Tomas has a great eye and is able to pick out the perfect shots. We couldn’t have asked for better pictures! As you can see from his sample albums, his photos have a timeless aesthetic quality; they aren’t gimmicky and won’t become dated. Moreover, Tomas has a great personality. He’s vibrant, enthusiastic, personable, and clearly dedicated to his art. He has a special ability to bring out the personality and the feeling of moment and people in the pictures, in addition to having an excellent artistic sense. We appreciated Tomas’ flexibility in choosing times that were convenient for us, even though we were very busy, and his professional relationship with us has become a good friendship. We highly suggest contacting Tomas and choosing The Big Affair Photography for your wedding.
Thomas and his wife Agne were an awesome duo at our wedding this past May. More on that to come. We looked at many different photographer’s pictures and decided to give The Big Affair a call as their photos seemed to blend art and technique and Thomas seemed to really be able to captured some great candid moments in his online sets.
Our relationship started with a very pleasant exchange via voice messages and texts and Thomas even emailed me contact information on different vendors we could use for other wedding needs before we had decided to go with them. We then got together for a “get to know you” chat and came up with a very fair price…especially for the skill and teamwork of the two. Thomas did his homework, going to our venue ahead of time to check out how the lighting might look at different points of the day and to see which landscapes would provide the best backdrops.
On the day of the wedding, Thomas and Agne show up not only professional, but personable as well. They took some seriously awesome photos and we had many laughs along the way. It definitely kept the mood light and fun on what is typically a very stressful day. Here’s the really cool part…a day after your wedding, you start to miss the whole event and want to see some pictures…and in your email comes five or six pictures that Thomas has touched up as a preview of what is to come. Then about a week later, you get the photos uploaded on to his website and they are brilliant!!! Thomas is still doing some final touches on some pictures that we requested he touch up and we’ll be looking for that picture disk in the mail soon!
I would highly recommend Thomas and his wife Agne of The Big Affair for capturing the memories of your wedding or any event for that matter!!!
Thinh + Julie May 11th, 2013 @ Hummingbird Nest Ranch
We contacted quite a few photographers looking for someone to take photos at our wedding and selected The Big Affair because Tomas was extremely responsive, showed us beautiful examples of his work, and was able to work within our budget.
We had a great experience. Pre-event planning and meetings with Tomas were easy and productive, and he was a calm and fun presence on our wedding day. He put our guests totally at ease while he took their photos. And he posted our pictures in a really nice online gallery promptly after the event - We loved being able to share photos with family and friends so easily.
We would absolutely recommend The Big Affair and will happily hire Tomas again for other events.
My husband and I were thrilled with Tomas as our wedding photographer. As creative types ourselves (a writer and a musician) it was very important to us that our photographer be artistically talented and not just an amateur with an expensive camera. Tomas knows what he's doing. His photos are all thoughtfully composed and naturally well lit, and thanks to him we have hundreds of beautiful pictures we can't wait to frame.
Tomas was also a wonderful person to work with. He responded to every email promptly and patiently, and on our wedding day, when everyone was running around like crazy, he was a very calm presence.
We received some preview pictures 2 days after our wedding, and we received ALL our preview pictures in about a week and a half. They were ready before we'd even gotten back from our honeymoon!
The next time a friend of ours gets engaged, we will recommend Tomas and The Big Affair for their photography. We are very happy.
My husband and I are not particularly fond of taking pictures, but Tomas was able to make us feel immediately at ease. In addition, he was extremely patient with our families as they requested picture after picture. He sent us a few sample photos days after the wedding and the rest of the photos quickly thereafter. Most importantly, the photos are beautiful!! He did a great job running around the church and getting pictures from every angle. We highly recommend him and will be using him again for future events.
So I researched LA photographers that had great quality but were a little easy on the pocketbook. And WOW, The Big Affair had both of those qualties. When we got our photos back from our engangement shoot we were in awe of how beautiful they were. They were not just plain photos, but pictures that really captured our personalities and our character. We anticipated our photos for our wedding, and again they were so great. They not only took traditional photos for us, but also captured great moments of us and our guests, we had so much fun looking at them:) It was a blessing to have a photographer that when you look at your photos you are taken back to what special day that really was. Also Agne, did my make-up I was so pleased, she made me feel so beautiful and I got so many compliments. They are very professional, and very comfortable to work with. Also they have such great ideas for photos. I would 100% reccommend them
I hired Tomas to be our photographer for our wedding in October 2011 and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. Tomas has the rare combination of being a very good technical photographer as well as having a great artistic eye for great poses and angles. He has a very calm demeanor which makes you feel immediately comfortable. Communication wise, he would respond very quickly whenever I had any questions. Lastly, he had our wedding photos available very soon which was a bonus versus waiting the typical 3 months it takes for most photographers to have the photos ready. I strongly recommend Tomas as someone who will capture the most important moments in your life with class and style. You will not regret it!
Thank You Jamba & Jackie. You are such an amazing couple and we had an honor to be a part of you beautiful day. We wish you the best !
My husband and I had Tomas and Agne shoot our engagement photos and we were blown away with the results. From our first meeting with Tomas and Agne we could see how genuine they were. They took the time to plan out a shoot that was tailored to who we are as a couple, and made it a unique experience since we weren't looking for an average studio shoot! Tomas and Agne showcased our romance through their photos, and we are so grateful to have had such a tremendous part of our lives documented! Please get a glimpse of our shoot here: http://youtu.be/Y6a1aON20pQAs well as our live review: http://youtu.be/pOcI2PCvbDc
We booked Tomas as our wedding photographer after a very stressful incident where our original photographer could not be reached only a few weeks before the wedding and we were totally freaking out! Luckily Tomas stepped in seamlessly - he arrived early and stayed until the very end. We loved the photos and will definitely be keeping in touch with Tomas - we know one day he'll be taking our family portraits!
~Alice & Justin