About Tom O'Neal - Marc Howard - TGO Weddings
Tom O'Neal is a maverick in the world of wedding and people photography, Tom has been capturing the magic of moments for years. His intuitive connection to people enables him to approach each unique event with a signature of its own. Reactive photography has been a part of O’Neal’s repertoire long before the term popularized.
Time is definitely on Tom O’Neal’s side. He entered the world of photography via the one on one work he did in the Rock and Roll era of the sixties and seventies. Privileged to have privately photographed famous musicians and celebrities, he learned how to observe and act on the moment. “I never work off a formula. I look for the individual character that tells the story with every session, event, or wedding. I put people in a relaxed state, and make it fun…”
“When I was photographing rock and roll, the music was a celebration of peace and love. Weddings are a celebration of life and love…it’s all about the celebration.”
Knowing that important lost moments can never be recaptured, he realized that some of the best shots occur at the least expected moments. He built his photography career on the art of anticipation.
Marc Howard began his photographic career training with several top photographers in the Monterey area. In 2001, he began working with TGO on various assignments. In the first wedding he photographed for TGO, the bride was a rocket scientist who wore a bright red dress. He realized then that each wedding has its own individual style to be captured. Since then, Marc has photographed hundreds of weddings from Acapulco to Napa, from intimate immediate families in the redwoods at the Santa Lucia Preserve to lavish affairs spilling out of the grand ballroom at Pebble Beach. Marc's work has been featured in In Style Weddings and various other publications. By combining his candid style with his knowledge of lighting and composition he describes his approach as blending fantasy with reality.
Born and raised in Pebble Beach California, Marc graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson and then earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree from Furman University in South Carolina. Marc has been married to his high school sweetheart for fourteen years and they enjoy spending time with their ten year old daughter.
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