Fall in wedding photographer-ly love with Philadelphia's Thomas Robert Clarke #Sponsors: Photographers#cat#hat#new jersey#pennsylvania#philadelphia#top hat April 6 | Megan Finley meganfinley This business paid a fee to be listed on @offbeatbride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. I knew that Philadelphia-based wedding photographer Thomas Robert Clarke would be a great addition to our collection of amazing photography sponsors when I read this: Hi, my name is Tom. I have an education in classic portraiture that I totally ignore in an effort to provide my couples with unique and engaging images. Ha! I just love that. Speaking of LOVE — keep reading to find out what high school, public radio, and cats have to do with why the "City of Brotherly Love" has fallen in major photographer-ly love for Thomas Robert Clarke. Thomas often uses the charms of the city as amazing wedding photo backdrops. You can tell from his website that Thomas is a bit of a "shoot it all" photographer — he rocks commercial shoots, weddings and portraits, as well as fine art photography. His advanced knowledge of all types of photography styles gives Thomas an added edge to his work, and gives you a more well rounded wedding album. The glasses, the veil, the artistic shrug, I'm in love with this bride and this photo. Thomas Robert Clarke is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Philadelphia brides have probably already seen Thomas' work around town. He has an ongoing revolving showcase at the Warwick Hotel in the Rittenhouse district, and WXPN (member-supported radio from the University of Pennsylvania) touted some of his work as "must see." He's also the highest rated and most reviewed photographer in the area on Yelp, and has been published in BucksLife Magazine and in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Oh nothing, just a bride walking down the street with a bass. Later Krissy gave this to her husband as a gift. If you don't want to take my word that Thomas is down with all types of characters and offbeat weddings, you can take his: As for how I cater to the non-traditional, it's just natural for me. I was the guy in high school who got along with everyone and nothing has changed. Musicians, artists, math nerds, sports geeks, motor heads, tattoo junkies, hipsters, big, small, black, white, Mac, PC, et al. With all that Philadelphia photography street cred, it's no wonder that the city's Offbeat Brides and grooms have found their match with Thomas. Those of you who aren't able to hire Thomas, I'm sorry, and here are some amazing photos of Thomas' cat to help cheer you up. Those of you in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, it's your time to get in on the Thomas Robert Clarke action! (After you see his cat, seriously.) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Rocket Dog wedding shoes NEXT Kate & Brian's outdoors and board games wedding Toggle comments [ 7 ] Leo is a star! Thanks Megan and Ariel for all the great things you wrote! Reply I love the quote "Hi, my name is Tom. I have an education in classic portraiture that I totally ignore in an effort to provide my couples with unique and engaging images.". It's so true and he's doing a great job at it! TFS! Reply Thanks Ashley! Did you comment the other day? I feel like you did but now I don't see it? Reply Hey Tom, Yeah I did. Are they deleting comment? I dont know. Reply Aha: mystery solved. Ashley's original comment was removed by an editor because it was not in accordance to our wedding biz commenting policies. Reply Not sure what's going on but yesive gotten a few notifications about nice comments that aren't actually here. At any rate thanks all y'all! Reply Yep, as I look back at all the comments that aren't here they are written by folks with their business name next to their name. Thanks for looking out Ariel! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.