Fall in wedding photographer-ly love with Philadelphia's Thomas Robert Clarke

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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.)

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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