I actually come from the world of cinematography and film making, and have shot all over the country, from coast to coast. I have shot celebrity weddings and my work has been published in top-tier magazines and blogs.
Being born and raised on the Central Coast of California, I really took the scenery for granted until I began doing wedding photography in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur. Central California truly is one of the most spectacular destinations in the world to have a wedding.
I have a love for dynamic imagery, and my cinematic background and style lends itself perfectly to wedding photography. Throughout a wedding day I shoot a wide array pf organic, natural light photography mixed with contemporary off-camera lighting effects to achieve a modern "wow" result. If you are looking for flat, traditional wedding imagery, I'm probably not your guy. But, if you are looking for something powerful, dramatic and emotional that moves you, we can do something amazing together.
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Recommended by 80% of couples
Kayli · Married on 11/07/2017
Hire this man!!! Stop stressing, stop driving yourself mad with research, stop waffling between the insane # of choices there seem to be. Thomas Marchese Photography is the choice you need to make. Trust a loveable, slightly neurotic, but extremely thorough recently married woman who did all the research & made the best decision for her wedding: To hire this man.
The basics: Thomas is pretty much the coolest person ever. He is not only completely relatable & down to earth, but the utmost professional throughout the entire planning & event process. He doesn’t hold your photos hostage, or make you choose 200 & then charge you for anything else you want, or insist on a shot list so he can fluff his portfolio (which doesn’t need fluffing, more on that later)... Thomas delivered 719 - yes 719 - FULLY EDITED photos that make us look like the most bangin’ couple in the universe. We’re definitely not that cool!!! But you wouldn’t know it, because he made us look, and feel, like rockstars.
After feverishly calling photography studios that quoted me ridiculous gobs of money, I found Thomas Marchese here on Wedding Wire for our destination wedding and immediately wanted to fly up and meet him. He is kick-ass, talented, responsive, and AFFORDABLE!?!? Amazing. He didn’t nickel-and-dime us on the time either. He captured our day fully and completely, and even better than we knew it was in the moment. Every single one of my guests has an awesome shot I can now gift them.
Not convinced? This guy directed a documentary film that was nominated for the Hollywood Film Festival. Oh, and it WON Best Documentary in said film festival. If you don’t put stock in internet reviews you a) shouldn’t be reading this, and b) you don’t have to take my word for it, take the Film Festival’s!
Bottom line is my new hubby & I both could gush for 5 more pages about how kind, talented, humble, yet truly amazing this guy is - but the review is cutting us off. We love you Thomas - The Days
Keri · Married on 04/21/2018
Thomas is absolutely the best! My wedding photos are incredible! He is personable, fantastic to work with, and most of all an amazing artist. We are thrilled with his work! My husband and I now consider him a friend. Grateful we found him.
Jenna · Married on 04/08/2018
Thomas was our photographer for our wedding and he is by far the most talented photographer I’ve ever seen! He fully understands photography and his work is unique and absolutely stunning! I’ve recommended him to all our family and friends and will definitely be using him again! Simply amazing!