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Thomas Sanderson Photography

Williamsburg , VA

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Williamsburg, VA US 23185 (map)

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ABOUT US

Thomas Sanderson is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based in Williamsburg and serving the Virginia, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfok, Washington D.C., Maryland, and... Read more
Thomas Sanderson is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based in Williamsburg and serving the Virginia, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfok, Washington D.C., Maryland, and North Carolina markets. He is available to photograph your event anywhere in the world. Tom combines a photojournalism style, with a fresh, modern look. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Tom for our wedding photos and he was amazing from beginning to end. He customized his photo packages to fit what we were looking for. In our first consultation, we knew that we was right one by the way he was comfortable talking about the couples he has worked with in the past, and the vision he captured for each event.

My husband and I are the type of couple that are always a bit camera shy, and I have a small scar on my face that has made me self-conscious when taking photos in the past. Tom really made us feel so comfortable that we didn't even know the camera was there and he got really amazing photos. I appreciate the efforts he took in making sure we had great photos because we will never be able to have that moment again. Tom was even in the middle of the street at night, at the end of our reception, getting the perfect shot as cars were driving by and we made our grand exit.

As soon as the wedding was done, people were already getting excited to see the photos and we received a ton of compliments on how great they turned out.
We hired Tom for our wedding photos and he was amazing from beginning to end. He customized his photo packages to fit what Read more...
We hired Tom for our wedding photos and he was amazing from beginning to end. He customized his photo packages to fit what we were looking for. In our first consultation, we knew that we was right one by the way he was comfortable talking about the couples he has worked with in the past, and the vision he captured for each event.

My husband and I are the type of couple that are always a bit camera shy, and I have a small scar on my face that has made me self-conscious when taking photos in the past. Tom really made us feel so comfortable that we didn't even know the camera was there and he got really amazing photos. I appreciate the efforts he took in making sure we had great photos because we will never be able to have that moment again. Tom was even in the middle of the street at night, at the end of our reception, getting the perfect shot as cars were driving by and we made our grand exit.

As soon as the wedding was done, people were already getting excited to see the photos and we received a ton of compliments on how great they turned out. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give more than 5 stars for Tom, I would! I am beyond happy with the service I received from him. Tom worked with me to create a package that met my needs and budget. Now that the wedding is over, I cannot believe what great service I received for my money! My husband I met Tom for the first time for our engagement session, which went great. The day of our wedding, Tom was fabulous! He worked so hard to get wonderful shots. My wedding was outside in the heat and humidity, and Tom worked tirelessly to get our shots done, and done well! I can say that he worked every minute of our wedding day to ensure we would get the shots needed and wanted. Tom's work is simply amazing and I am so happy to have found him and had the chance to work with him!!
If I could give more than 5 stars for Tom, I would! I am beyond happy with the service I received from him. Tom worked Read more...
If I could give more than 5 stars for Tom, I would! I am beyond happy with the service I received from him. Tom worked with me to create a package that met my needs and budget. Now that the wedding is over, I cannot believe what great service I received for my money! My husband I met Tom for the first time for our engagement session, which went great. The day of our wedding, Tom was fabulous! He worked so hard to get wonderful shots. My wedding was outside in the heat and humidity, and Tom worked tirelessly to get our shots done, and done well! I can say that he worked every minute of our wedding day to ensure we would get the shots needed and wanted. Tom's work is simply amazing and I am so happy to have found him and had the chance to work with him!! Read less
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lisa
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Tom. Hw was calm, professional and pleasant from day one, and really made everything as easy as possible.

We found out about Tom through a woman at one of the bridal boutiques. After checking out examples of his work and having a Skype meeting, we knew it would work out great. Not only did all of our guests (and us) enjoy his easy-going personality on the day-of the wedding, the photos came out beautifully! There are so many photos to choose from! We love his creative eye and unique ideas. Tom also provided our photo booth, which our guests absolutely LOVED. We got to design our own background for the prints, which he was very flexible about.

Overall, the whole experience was seamless before, during, and after the wedding, and we are absolutely thrilled with the way our wedding will be remembered through the photos Tom took.
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Tom. Hw was calm, professional and pleasant from day one, and really Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Tom. Hw was calm, professional and pleasant from day one, and really made everything as easy as possible.

We found out about Tom through a woman at one of the bridal boutiques. After checking out examples of his work and having a Skype meeting, we knew it would work out great. Not only did all of our guests (and us) enjoy his easy-going personality on the day-of the wedding, the photos came out beautifully! There are so many photos to choose from! We love his creative eye and unique ideas. Tom also provided our photo booth, which our guests absolutely LOVED. We got to design our own background for the prints, which he was very flexible about.

Overall, the whole experience was seamless before, during, and after the wedding, and we are absolutely thrilled with the way our wedding will be remembered through the photos Tom took. Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how thankful my husband and I are to have had Tom as our wedding photographer! We heard about Tom and his company when we attended my friend's wedding back in July 2010. After looking at my friend's amazing wedding pictures, I knew I HAD to contact Tom immediately! A few weeks later, we met and knew we wanted to book him for our wedding. Shortly after our meeting, we also booked him for our engagement photos as well. During the engagement session, he was SO comfortable to work with! At first we were nervous to pose in front of the camera, but he made everything so easy and fun. That day felt like we were just hanging out with one of our good friends from college for the day...completely stress-free. :) About a year later, it was time for the BIG day. Tom was a true God-send on the wedding day...keeping everyone to the timeline we set for the day. To say that Tom was wonderful on the most important day of my life is an understatement. He truly exceeded our expectations! Watching the slideshow of images after the wedding brought tears to my eyes because he truly captured all of the wonderful moments from our wedding...from my husband's expression as I walked down the aisle to the wild excitement on my maid of honor's face as she caught my bouquet and everything in between. As I look through each photo he sent us, I feel so thankful we chose him as our photographer. We will always be forever grateful for the wonderful moments Tom captured on our wedding day, and for his gracious and professional demeanor as well.
Words cannot describe how thankful my husband and I are to have had Tom as our wedding photographer! We heard about Tom Read more...
Words cannot describe how thankful my husband and I are to have had Tom as our wedding photographer! We heard about Tom and his company when we attended my friend's wedding back in July 2010. After looking at my friend's amazing wedding pictures, I knew I HAD to contact Tom immediately! A few weeks later, we met and knew we wanted to book him for our wedding. Shortly after our meeting, we also booked him for our engagement photos as well. During the engagement session, he was SO comfortable to work with! At first we were nervous to pose in front of the camera, but he made everything so easy and fun. That day felt like we were just hanging out with one of our good friends from college for the day...completely stress-free. :) About a year later, it was time for the BIG day. Tom was a true God-send on the wedding day...keeping everyone to the timeline we set for the day. To say that Tom was wonderful on the most important day of my life is an understatement. He truly exceeded our expectations! Watching the slideshow of images after the wedding brought tears to my eyes because he truly captured all of the wonderful moments from our wedding...from my husband's expression as I walked down the aisle to the wild excitement on my maid of honor's face as she caught my bouquet and everything in between. As I look through each photo he sent us, I feel so thankful we chose him as our photographer. We will always be forever grateful for the wonderful moments Tom captured on our wedding day, and for his gracious and professional demeanor as well. Read less
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MaureenRIC
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
f I could give Tom a 10 star rating, I would!! I'm so impressed with my experience with his company, and I felt I needed to leave a review. I reached out to Tom after seeing his pictures of a friend's wedding, and the second I called I knew I had made the right decision. Tom was absolutely wonderful to work with. We used him for our engagement shoot, rehearsal dinner and wedding. He drove all the way from Richmond to Charlottesville to take our engagement photos last fall because that was my dream and he said "whatever it takes to make it happen!" Talk about passion for your work, your clients and dedication to getting the perfect images. The photos were super creative and beautiful, and I was amazed at the things he captured that I wasn't even aware of during the wedding. I think he gave us an exceptional value for what we received. I would say he's 'middle of the road' in terms of what we found for prices in this area. Not cheap, but a lot less than others we interviewed, and Tom's work was easily as good as the more expensive photographers. Booking Tom was the best vendor decision we made, because after the wedding you only have your photos to remember the day by, so it's important.
f I could give Tom a 10 star rating, I would!! I'm so impressed with my experience with his company, and I felt I needed Read more...
f I could give Tom a 10 star rating, I would!! I'm so impressed with my experience with his company, and I felt I needed to leave a review. I reached out to Tom after seeing his pictures of a friend's wedding, and the second I called I knew I had made the right decision. Tom was absolutely wonderful to work with. We used him for our engagement shoot, rehearsal dinner and wedding. He drove all the way from Richmond to Charlottesville to take our engagement photos last fall because that was my dream and he said "whatever it takes to make it happen!" Talk about passion for your work, your clients and dedication to getting the perfect images. The photos were super creative and beautiful, and I was amazed at the things he captured that I wasn't even aware of during the wedding. I think he gave us an exceptional value for what we received. I would say he's 'middle of the road' in terms of what we found for prices in this area. Not cheap, but a lot less than others we interviewed, and Tom's work was easily as good as the more expensive photographers. Booking Tom was the best vendor decision we made, because after the wedding you only have your photos to remember the day by, so it's important. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Tom to do the photographs for our wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek in Richmond. The photos were perfect and our entire family was impressed with the job he did. In addition to taking the pictures, he helped organize the timeline for the entire day, and coordinated with our other vendors to make everything run more smoothly. He was really an asset to our wedding day, and I'm very happy to have found him through our wedding planner. I highly recommend Tom, and please contact me if you would like more details. He also did my bridal portraits at Maymont and they were just as fantastic as the wedding day photos!
We hired Tom to do the photographs for our wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek in Richmond. The photos were perfect and our Read more...
We hired Tom to do the photographs for our wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek in Richmond. The photos were perfect and our entire family was impressed with the job he did. In addition to taking the pictures, he helped organize the timeline for the entire day, and coordinated with our other vendors to make everything run more smoothly. He was really an asset to our wedding day, and I'm very happy to have found him through our wedding planner. I highly recommend Tom, and please contact me if you would like more details. He also did my bridal portraits at Maymont and they were just as fantastic as the wedding day photos! Read less
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Marci
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos turned out amazing!!! We're so glad we decided to go with Tom as our photographer. He was easy to work with, very flexible and professional, and very artistic. He also did my bridal portraits at Maymont, and they were fabulous as well. On the day of the wedding everyone enjoyed working with him, and he went out of his way to make sure all of my crazy photo requests were accommodated. We both highly recommend hiring Tom.
Our wedding photos turned out amazing!!! We're so glad we decided to go with Tom as our photographer. He was easy to work Read more...
Our wedding photos turned out amazing!!! We're so glad we decided to go with Tom as our photographer. He was easy to work with, very flexible and professional, and very artistic. He also did my bridal portraits at Maymont, and they were fabulous as well. On the day of the wedding everyone enjoyed working with him, and he went out of his way to make sure all of my crazy photo requests were accommodated. We both highly recommend hiring Tom. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom really took the time to understand our wedding vision and what we were looking for from our photographer. We met with several other photographers in the area, and he was the only one we really felt made a huge effort to make sure he understood our needs. His work was also much more artistic and exactly what we were after. We had him take our engagement photos, which we're totally in love with. On the day of the wedding we really enjoyed working with Tom. He was open to our suggestions and had plenty of his own. When we received the wedding photos we couldn't believe how great they were! I knew they'd be good, but he fully exceeded our expectations and blew us both away (and my husband isn't easily impressed, so that's really saying something.) We are beyond happy that we hired Tom, and of course we recommend him highly!
Tom really took the time to understand our wedding vision and what we were looking for from our photographer. We met with Read more...
Tom really took the time to understand our wedding vision and what we were looking for from our photographer. We met with several other photographers in the area, and he was the only one we really felt made a huge effort to make sure he understood our needs. His work was also much more artistic and exactly what we were after. We had him take our engagement photos, which we're totally in love with. On the day of the wedding we really enjoyed working with Tom. He was open to our suggestions and had plenty of his own. When we received the wedding photos we couldn't believe how great they were! I knew they'd be good, but he fully exceeded our expectations and blew us both away (and my husband isn't easily impressed, so that's really saying something.) We are beyond happy that we hired Tom, and of course we recommend him highly! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Tom was easy from the first meeting all the way through the wedding itself. He was flexible when scheduling our meetings, which was important because I live out of town and have a busy work schedule. The wedding day flew by before I knew it, but I remember Tom being there early and ready to start taking pictures. He was really upbeat and had lots of ideas for the photos. He finished the photos for us quickly and I'm truly beyond happy with the results! He took so many fantastic photos and caught things happening that I had no idea were even going on because we were so busy. I received so many compliments on how professional Tom was compared to other vendors (who I will also be reviewing).
Working with Tom was easy from the first meeting all the way through the wedding itself. He was flexible when scheduling Read more...
Working with Tom was easy from the first meeting all the way through the wedding itself. He was flexible when scheduling our meetings, which was important because I live out of town and have a busy work schedule. The wedding day flew by before I knew it, but I remember Tom being there early and ready to start taking pictures. He was really upbeat and had lots of ideas for the photos. He finished the photos for us quickly and I'm truly beyond happy with the results! He took so many fantastic photos and caught things happening that I had no idea were even going on because we were so busy. I received so many compliments on how professional Tom was compared to other vendors (who I will also be reviewing). Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos turned out perfect!! They were very artistic and fun, and working with Tom was a great experience. He showed up early and I think he even stayed a little past our contracted time with him. He gave us way more photos than we expected, and my whole family was really impressed Witt the quality.
Our wedding photos turned out perfect!! They were very artistic and fun, and working with Tom was a great experience. He Read more...
Our wedding photos turned out perfect!! They were very artistic and fun, and working with Tom was a great experience. He showed up early and I think he even stayed a little past our contracted time with him. He gave us way more photos than we expected, and my whole family was really impressed Witt the quality. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Photography was very important to us so I really did a lot of research before selecting one. Tom's work was outstanding and we definitely made the right decision by picking him. He made suggestions for our outfits for our engagement photos, and made a really nice canvas print from one of the photos. On the wedding day, he was very professional but also outgoing and friendly. The photos came out amazing and we got more than we expected. If photography is important to you, I highly recommend using Tom!
Photography was very important to us so I really did a lot of research before selecting one. Tom's work was outstanding Read more...
Photography was very important to us so I really did a lot of research before selecting one. Tom's work was outstanding and we definitely made the right decision by picking him. He made suggestions for our outfits for our engagement photos, and made a really nice canvas print from one of the photos. On the wedding day, he was very professional but also outgoing and friendly. The photos came out amazing and we got more than we expected. If photography is important to you, I highly recommend using Tom! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
When we got our photos back we couldn't believe how great they were! We really felt like we were experiencing the day all over again. Tom really has a special talent when it comes to photography, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend using him for your wedding.
When we got our photos back we couldn't believe how great they were! We really felt like we were experiencing the day all Read more...
When we got our photos back we couldn't believe how great they were! We really felt like we were experiencing the day all over again. Tom really has a special talent when it comes to photography, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend using him for your wedding. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The photos are all you have left after the wedding, and for that reason I'm so happy I selected Tom to be my photographer. The photos are simply perfect. They just have a timeless feel to them, and the expressions are priceless. He was very professional to deal with throughout the entire process, and I was completely happy with his performance and service.
The photos are all you have left after the wedding, and for that reason I'm so happy I selected Tom to be my photographer. Read more...
The photos are all you have left after the wedding, and for that reason I'm so happy I selected Tom to be my photographer. The photos are simply perfect. They just have a timeless feel to them, and the expressions are priceless. He was very professional to deal with throughout the entire process, and I was completely happy with his performance and service. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
2/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We selected Tom to photograph our wedding at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, and are very happy with his performance. My husband is not really into photography, so for him to exclaim "wow these are outstanding!" then you know they really must be! We both felt Tom did an admirable job handling our rather large bridal party and families. Our families are fun, but more than a handful, and Tom kept everyone relaxed and quickly got us through the formal photos after the ceremony. During the reception he captured so many amazing shots of our friends and family, as well as pictures of us doing things that I don't even recall doing! A few drinks will do that to a bride! It was an amazing wedding and Tom captured our memories perfectly!!!
We selected Tom to photograph our wedding at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, and are very happy with his performance. My Read more...
We selected Tom to photograph our wedding at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, and are very happy with his performance. My husband is not really into photography, so for him to exclaim "wow these are outstanding!" then you know they really must be! We both felt Tom did an admirable job handling our rather large bridal party and families. Our families are fun, but more than a handful, and Tom kept everyone relaxed and quickly got us through the formal photos after the ceremony. During the reception he captured so many amazing shots of our friends and family, as well as pictures of us doing things that I don't even recall doing! A few drinks will do that to a bride! It was an amazing wedding and Tom captured our memories perfectly!!! Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Tom after a lot of searching, and photography was one of our top priorities. It's hard to explain, but he brought a special dynamic to our wedding, he felt more like a friend of the family as opposed to just another vendor. He took a lot of care in discussing the vision we had for our wedding day, and made certain he captured everything (and more) that was important to us on our wedding day. Tom was very responsive throughout the planning process, and offered a lot on insight on the wedding process, not just things related to photography. He was very professional at the wedding, which was very important to us. When we got the photos back we were amazed; they look incredible. they were artistic but not pretentious, if that makes sense. My mom commented that the photos were timeless, and I definitely agree. I'm sure when we look at these years from now, we'll feel like we are back in the moment. The wedding went by so fast, and as cliche as it is, the only things you have after the wedding are your pictures, and the top layer of the cake! So I highly recommend Tom!
We found Tom after a lot of searching, and photography was one of our top priorities. It's hard to explain, but he brought Read more...
We found Tom after a lot of searching, and photography was one of our top priorities. It's hard to explain, but he brought a special dynamic to our wedding, he felt more like a friend of the family as opposed to just another vendor. He took a lot of care in discussing the vision we had for our wedding day, and made certain he captured everything (and more) that was important to us on our wedding day. Tom was very responsive throughout the planning process, and offered a lot on insight on the wedding process, not just things related to photography. He was very professional at the wedding, which was very important to us. When we got the photos back we were amazed; they look incredible. they were artistic but not pretentious, if that makes sense. My mom commented that the photos were timeless, and I definitely agree. I'm sure when we look at these years from now, we'll feel like we are back in the moment. The wedding went by so fast, and as cliche as it is, the only things you have after the wedding are your pictures, and the top layer of the cake! So I highly recommend Tom! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom was our wedding photographers for our January 2014 wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores.  We had a decent budget for photography and found his pricing to be more than fair.  Tom's communication was excellent throughout the planning process.  I do not live in the area so we were unfortunately not able to meet in person before the wedding; however we spoke over the phone and through email and I had no doubt that he would be the perfect wedding photographer for us.

On the wedding day, Tom arrived on time and got to work right away.  Let me say that my husband is not the picture taking kind of guy.  Tom fit in with my husband and all his groomsmen like he'd known them for years and made my husband feel comfortable taking pictures.  A number of our guests that had a chance to talk with Tom mentioned just how easy to work with they thought he was.  After our ceremony, Tom enthusiastically ran across the street with us to the beach to take pictures in time for sunset. Keep in mind this was January, and freezing, and he had no hesitations in doing this for us.

About 3 weeks after our wedding, we had all of our pictures in hand.  I am soooo not photogenic, so I couldn't believe how good they turned out.  Tom absolutely exceeded our expectations and I can't wait to start working on the wedding album with him.
Tom was our wedding photographers for our January 2014 wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores. We had a decent budget Read more...
Tom was our wedding photographers for our January 2014 wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores.  We had a decent budget for photography and found his pricing to be more than fair.  Tom's communication was excellent throughout the planning process.  I do not live in the area so we were unfortunately not able to meet in person before the wedding; however we spoke over the phone and through email and I had no doubt that he would be the perfect wedding photographer for us.

On the wedding day, Tom arrived on time and got to work right away.  Let me say that my husband is not the picture taking kind of guy.  Tom fit in with my husband and all his groomsmen like he'd known them for years and made my husband feel comfortable taking pictures.  A number of our guests that had a chance to talk with Tom mentioned just how easy to work with they thought he was.  After our ceremony, Tom enthusiastically ran across the street with us to the beach to take pictures in time for sunset. Keep in mind this was January, and freezing, and he had no hesitations in doing this for us.

About 3 weeks after our wedding, we had all of our pictures in hand.  I am soooo not photogenic, so I couldn't believe how good they turned out.  Tom absolutely exceeded our expectations and I can't wait to start working on the wedding album with him. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom did our wedding photos and they look amazing! We didn't want any cheesy poses or anything like that, and he came up with some great ideas. He also helped coordinate things with other vendors (like getting our bouquets in time for the photos with my bridesmaids) and helped us come up with a realistic timeline for the wedding day. We had a winter wedding but Tom did an excellent job with the indoor portraits after the ceremony, they were very creative. I was amazed at the talent he has for capturing the little moments throughout the day, things we didn't even know were happening since we were busy with other things at the time. He's very accommodating and friendly, which is important since you spend a lot of time with your photographer on the wedding day.
Tom did our wedding photos and they look amazing! We didn't want any cheesy poses or anything like that, and he came up Read more...
Tom did our wedding photos and they look amazing! We didn't want any cheesy poses or anything like that, and he came up with some great ideas. He also helped coordinate things with other vendors (like getting our bouquets in time for the photos with my bridesmaids) and helped us come up with a realistic timeline for the wedding day. We had a winter wedding but Tom did an excellent job with the indoor portraits after the ceremony, they were very creative. I was amazed at the talent he has for capturing the little moments throughout the day, things we didn't even know were happening since we were busy with other things at the time. He's very accommodating and friendly, which is important since you spend a lot of time with your photographer on the wedding day. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I spent months looking for a photographer in the Richmond area to take pictures for our engagement and wedding. I really wanted to make sure I found the right person for us, as this is obviously one of the most important events in our lives. I came across Tom's site online and decided to give him a call. He spent almost an hour on the phone with me just discussing our plans and ideas for the day. Since this time in our lives is so special, I wanted to make sure we felt super comfortable with our photographer and that he understood the vision we were trying to create. Tom nailed it and was extremely professional, super creative and such a pleasure to work with. We have used a few photographers over the past couple of years (for family reunions, etc.) and I would recommend Tom over all of them. We have already booked him for our next family photo shoot and we highly, highly recommend Tom!!!
I spent months looking for a photographer in the Richmond area to take pictures for our engagement and wedding. I really Read more...
I spent months looking for a photographer in the Richmond area to take pictures for our engagement and wedding. I really wanted to make sure I found the right person for us, as this is obviously one of the most important events in our lives. I came across Tom's site online and decided to give him a call. He spent almost an hour on the phone with me just discussing our plans and ideas for the day. Since this time in our lives is so special, I wanted to make sure we felt super comfortable with our photographer and that he understood the vision we were trying to create. Tom nailed it and was extremely professional, super creative and such a pleasure to work with. We have used a few photographers over the past couple of years (for family reunions, etc.) and I would recommend Tom over all of them. We have already booked him for our next family photo shoot and we highly, highly recommend Tom!!! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We met time at a bridal show and were immediately captivated with his photos. We set up a meeting with him to view some more of his work, as well as wedding albums. He seemed like a perfect fit for us, and we hired him on the spot. It was a great decision! We did our engagement photos on the beach, and then for the second half of the shoot we went to a park that was sentimental to us both - it was where we went on our first date. The photos turned out gorgeous! We had a canvas print made from one of the engagement photos to display at the wedding reception. On the day of the wedding tom was also great. He helped all of us stay relaxed during some of the busier parts of the day, and he did an awesome job managing my huge family during the portraits (this was important to us because we wanted outdoor portraits even though we had a winter wedding). When we got the wedding photos back we were beyond thrilled, and we were really glad we picked Tom to capture our day!
We met time at a bridal show and were immediately captivated with his photos. We set up a meeting with him to view some Read more...
We met time at a bridal show and were immediately captivated with his photos. We set up a meeting with him to view some more of his work, as well as wedding albums. He seemed like a perfect fit for us, and we hired him on the spot. It was a great decision! We did our engagement photos on the beach, and then for the second half of the shoot we went to a park that was sentimental to us both - it was where we went on our first date. The photos turned out gorgeous! We had a canvas print made from one of the engagement photos to display at the wedding reception. On the day of the wedding tom was also great. He helped all of us stay relaxed during some of the busier parts of the day, and he did an awesome job managing my huge family during the portraits (this was important to us because we wanted outdoor portraits even though we had a winter wedding). When we got the wedding photos back we were beyond thrilled, and we were really glad we picked Tom to capture our day! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Tom Sanderson was one of the best things about our wedding. He took engagement photos, a bridal photo session (something my mom really wanted) and of course the wedding photos. One of the biggest pluses about working with him was how he made us feel at ease in front of the camera. We're both a bit camera shy but Tom was able to help us relax and bring out our personalities for the photos. He did the same thing on the wedding day, handling the entire bridal party with ease. The photos turned out beautiful and I couldn't be happier!!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends!!! Overall it was an outstanding experience and he definitely exceeded our expectations.
Working with Tom Sanderson was one of the best things about our wedding. He took engagement photos, a bridal photo session Read more...
Working with Tom Sanderson was one of the best things about our wedding. He took engagement photos, a bridal photo session (something my mom really wanted) and of course the wedding photos. One of the biggest pluses about working with him was how he made us feel at ease in front of the camera. We're both a bit camera shy but Tom was able to help us relax and bring out our personalities for the photos. He did the same thing on the wedding day, handling the entire bridal party with ease. The photos turned out beautiful and I couldn't be happier!!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends!!! Overall it was an outstanding experience and he definitely exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/7/2013
0.0/5.0
I contracted Mr. Sanderson to shoot our wedding because I admired his work. When I finally got to view my pictures online, I was a bit let down as I did not see the same quality in the shots or in post production. It's almost as if he did not care and quickly ran the pictures through a batch process with no actual touching up. To this day I have not received my actual pictures. He has refused to return my phone calls. He emails when it is convenient for him (I can only imagine) and with half-truths or lies (not sure which). I am upset because you only get to live this day once and all I have are fuzzy memories of a day that went by too quickly. It's impossible to reshoot a wedding. To even come close by shooting pictures of just me and my husband dressed up would cost a pretty penny. Heartbroken and shattered.
I contracted Mr. Sanderson to shoot our wedding because I admired his work. When I finally got to view my pictures online, Read more...
I contracted Mr. Sanderson to shoot our wedding because I admired his work. When I finally got to view my pictures online, I was a bit let down as I did not see the same quality in the shots or in post production. It's almost as if he did not care and quickly ran the pictures through a batch process with no actual touching up. To this day I have not received my actual pictures. He has refused to return my phone calls. He emails when it is convenient for him (I can only imagine) and with half-truths or lies (not sure which). I am upset because you only get to live this day once and all I have are fuzzy memories of a day that went by too quickly. It's impossible to reshoot a wedding. To even come close by shooting pictures of just me and my husband dressed up would cost a pretty penny. Heartbroken and shattered. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.1/5.0
Our wedding planner referred us to Thomas Sanderson, and unfortunately we contracted him to be our wedding photographer. We paid his fees upfront, before our wedding date, and since then, he has not delivered our photos. He had contractual agreed to deliver our photos in 5 – 7 weeks after the wedding date but this deadline has passed many months ago. We have tried to reach out to him innumerous time, but he does not return any of our calls, text message or emails. We are seeking legal actions at this point.
Our wedding planner referred us to Thomas Sanderson, and unfortunately we contracted him to be our wedding photographer. Read more...
Our wedding planner referred us to Thomas Sanderson, and unfortunately we contracted him to be our wedding photographer. We paid his fees upfront, before our wedding date, and since then, he has not delivered our photos. He had contractual agreed to deliver our photos in 5 – 7 weeks after the wedding date but this deadline has passed many months ago. We have tried to reach out to him innumerous time, but he does not return any of our calls, text message or emails. We are seeking legal actions at this point. Read less
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Breezell
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom was so great to work with and he took a million pictures . I was amazed at how many times i heard the shutter click. He was very nice the day of the wedding and he took us all over to get great shots.
He was very good at controlling the family and getting us to the party. I would highly recommend Tom!
Tom was so great to work with and he took a million pictures . I was amazed at how many times i heard the shutter click. Read more...
Tom was so great to work with and he took a million pictures . I was amazed at how many times i heard the shutter click. He was very nice the day of the wedding and he took us all over to get great shots.
He was very good at controlling the family and getting us to the party. I would highly recommend Tom! Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Tom was the easiest of our vendors to work with. From the start, he took a genuine interest in my vision of the wedding day, and what was really important to me in the photos. He showed an attention to detail that made me realize he really loves his job. It really showed throughout the day, and of course in the amazing photos! I think his easy-going personality helped us all relax on the wedding day, which showed in the photos. My friends were so impressed when I showed them the photos, and I couldn't be any happier. I can highly recommend Tom without any reservations.
Tom was the easiest of our vendors to work with. From the start, he took a genuine interest in my vision of the wedding Read more...
Tom was the easiest of our vendors to work with. From the start, he took a genuine interest in my vision of the wedding day, and what was really important to me in the photos. He showed an attention to detail that made me realize he really loves his job. It really showed throughout the day, and of course in the amazing photos! I think his easy-going personality helped us all relax on the wedding day, which showed in the photos. My friends were so impressed when I showed them the photos, and I couldn't be any happier. I can highly recommend Tom without any reservations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Tom Is amazing he was right there to get great shots of our wedding and reception. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone.
Tom Is amazing he was right there to get great shots of our wedding and reception. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone. Read more...
Tom Is amazing he was right there to get great shots of our wedding and reception. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/7/2012
0.5/5.0
I would NEVER recommend him to anyone. The week before my wedding he would not return my calls or emails. Finally, a bridesmaid of mine harassed him with a different number and he answered. He showed up and shot the wedding. Now it's 10 months later and he will not fulfill his contract, which he was paid in full ahead of time. He will not return my call, emails, or Facebook messages. All I want is what I paid for. After calling around I am not the first bride he has eluded...and I am sure I won't be the last!!!!!
I would NEVER recommend him to anyone. The week before my wedding he would not return my calls or emails. Finally, a Read more...
I would NEVER recommend him to anyone. The week before my wedding he would not return my calls or emails. Finally, a bridesmaid of mine harassed him with a different number and he answered. He showed up and shot the wedding. Now it's 10 months later and he will not fulfill his contract, which he was paid in full ahead of time. He will not return my call, emails, or Facebook messages. All I want is what I paid for. After calling around I am not the first bride he has eluded...and I am sure I won't be the last!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.0/5.0
Despite very positive first impressions and even good day of performance, I absolutely wouldn’t recommend Tom.

He is and has been horribly unresponsive, despite multiple emails. I experienced this before the wedding, and it became even worse after the wedding. Most recently, in when we received the DVDs of our wedding photos, I discovered that over 100 were missing (I knew this because he had sent a link to view the photos online). It’s been three months, and I still haven’t received new DVDs (as promised) that include the missing photos. I’ve emailed repeatedly and not received any response.

I’m not asking for a lot. Just the common courtesy of responding to an email, and getting a product you’ve been paid for right.

While the actually photography was good, the overall experience has been very lacking.
Despite very positive first impressions and even good day of performance, I absolutely wouldn’t recommend Tom.

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Despite very positive first impressions and even good day of performance, I absolutely wouldn’t recommend Tom.

He is and has been horribly unresponsive, despite multiple emails. I experienced this before the wedding, and it became even worse after the wedding. Most recently, in when we received the DVDs of our wedding photos, I discovered that over 100 were missing (I knew this because he had sent a link to view the photos online). It’s been three months, and I still haven’t received new DVDs (as promised) that include the missing photos. I’ve emailed repeatedly and not received any response.

I’m not asking for a lot. Just the common courtesy of responding to an email, and getting a product you’ve been paid for right.

While the actually photography was good, the overall experience has been very lacking. Read less
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annie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
1.4/5.0
I write this review on 1/28/14, our wedding was over 1 and 1/2 years ago and I have still not received my photo album or canvas print that we paid for up front. Do not use Tom Sanderson Photography, although his work was tremendous he does not follow up on his end of the contract. I've attempted to get in touch with him many times over the past year to get our products that we've paid for, and he has not responded. We are seeking legal action.
I write this review on 1/28/14, our wedding was over 1 and 1/2 years ago and I have still not received my photo album or Read more...
I write this review on 1/28/14, our wedding was over 1 and 1/2 years ago and I have still not received my photo album or canvas print that we paid for up front. Do not use Tom Sanderson Photography, although his work was tremendous he does not follow up on his end of the contract. I've attempted to get in touch with him many times over the past year to get our products that we've paid for, and he has not responded. We are seeking legal action. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
3/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Tom was so great to deal with and we are so happy that we chose him. He got right on the dance floor and got all the shots of my friends and family having a great time . He is a true artist!
He did our engagement photos and took us all over williamsburg to the great spots I was overwhelmed with emotions when I saw our photos! We requested our photos quick because we where moving and he got them to us in 2 weeks! Thanks so much for capturing my day!
Tom was so great to deal with and we are so happy that we chose him. He got right on the dance floor and got all the shots Read more...
Tom was so great to deal with and we are so happy that we chose him. He got right on the dance floor and got all the shots of my friends and family having a great time . He is a true artist!
He did our engagement photos and took us all over williamsburg to the great spots I was overwhelmed with emotions when I saw our photos! We requested our photos quick because we where moving and he got them to us in 2 weeks! Thanks so much for capturing my day! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We contracted Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement photos and everything came out perfectly! He was very professional, the photos looked amazing, and we feel he went over and above what we expected from him. He was also great when it came to helping us decide on the timing of our ceremony and reception. He was super easy to work with and bounce ideas off of, and he did a great job making us and our bridal party feel comfortable in front of the camera. We are so pleased that we decided to book Tom!!
We contracted Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement photos and everything came out perfectly! He was very Read more...
We contracted Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement photos and everything came out perfectly! He was very professional, the photos looked amazing, and we feel he went over and above what we expected from him. He was also great when it came to helping us decide on the timing of our ceremony and reception. He was super easy to work with and bounce ideas off of, and he did a great job making us and our bridal party feel comfortable in front of the camera. We are so pleased that we decided to book Tom!! Read less
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Designerjenny
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a winter-themed wedding and hired Tom to handle the photography. We interviewed several photographers and he was by far the best! We found his prices to be very competitive and his work was just beautiful. Our photos turned out amazing, and the whole experience of working with him was as good as we could have imagined. We found out about him through our wedding venue, who highly recommended him, and we're so glad they did!
We had a winter-themed wedding and hired Tom to handle the photography. We interviewed several photographers and he was by Read more...
We had a winter-themed wedding and hired Tom to handle the photography. We interviewed several photographers and he was by far the best! We found his prices to be very competitive and his work was just beautiful. Our photos turned out amazing, and the whole experience of working with him was as good as we could have imagined. We found out about him through our wedding venue, who highly recommended him, and we're so glad they did! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom shot our New Year's Eve wedding in Richmond and we were SO impressed by his service and quality of the photos. He was very easy to work with throughout the whole process and seemed more like an old friend than a vendor (which made us feel more comfortable with him than any other vendor we hired). He made us feel at ease in front of the camera both during the wedding and while taking our engagement photos. I'm glad we opted to do the engagement photos, as it was a good way to get used to being in front of the camera before the wedding. When we saw the wedding photos we were floored! It felt like I was reliving the day over again; they were all just so beautiful! Hiring Tom was one of the best wedding decisions we made, and we are more than satisfied with him!
Tom shot our New Year's Eve wedding in Richmond and we were SO impressed by his service and quality of the photos. He was Read more...
Tom shot our New Year's Eve wedding in Richmond and we were SO impressed by his service and quality of the photos. He was very easy to work with throughout the whole process and seemed more like an old friend than a vendor (which made us feel more comfortable with him than any other vendor we hired). He made us feel at ease in front of the camera both during the wedding and while taking our engagement photos. I'm glad we opted to do the engagement photos, as it was a good way to get used to being in front of the camera before the wedding. When we saw the wedding photos we were floored! It felt like I was reliving the day over again; they were all just so beautiful! Hiring Tom was one of the best wedding decisions we made, and we are more than satisfied with him! Read less
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joanne
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom is amazing
Hey went above and beyond to make my wedding pictures over the top.
He was right on the dance floor capturing all the fun and expressions of my guest.
Tom made me cry like a baby when I saw how beautiful my pictures where my mother was crying with me .
You need to hire Tom today he is amazing!
Tom is amazing
Hey went above and beyond to make my wedding pictures over the top.
He was right on the dance Read more...
Tom is amazing
Hey went above and beyond to make my wedding pictures over the top.
He was right on the dance floor capturing all the fun and expressions of my guest.
Tom made me cry like a baby when I saw how beautiful my pictures where my mother was crying with me .
You need to hire Tom today he is amazing! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom was WONDERFUL! He got out photos back to us VERY QUICKLY. Could not be happier with Tom.
Tom was WONDERFUL! He got out photos back to us VERY QUICKLY. Could not be happier with Tom.
Tom was WONDERFUL! He got out photos back to us VERY QUICKLY. Could not be happier with Tom. Read less
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William
Wedding:
10/1/2011
1.8/5.0
I used Tom to serve as our photographer at my daughters wedding last year. We are coming up on the anniversary date of the wedding and still don't have the wedding photo book that we paid for as a part of the package. He is not responsive to our phone calls, e-mails or attempts at personal contact. I would not recommend him to anyone for anything at this point. I plan to contact an attorney within the next two weeks to take legal action for breach of contract.
I used Tom to serve as our photographer at my daughters wedding last year. We are coming up on the anniversary date of the Read more...
I used Tom to serve as our photographer at my daughters wedding last year. We are coming up on the anniversary date of the wedding and still don't have the wedding photo book that we paid for as a part of the package. He is not responsive to our phone calls, e-mails or attempts at personal contact. I would not recommend him to anyone for anything at this point. I plan to contact an attorney within the next two weeks to take legal action for breach of contract. Read less
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MRourke1984
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom Sanderson photographed our wedding, and I'm so happy we decided to hire him. The photos were so beautiful and he captured everything we wanted and more. For the quality of photography received, I feel his prices were very reasonable compared to his competitors in the area. At first we decided to save a little money and not get an album. After seeing the pictures from the wedding, there's no way I could pass on an album. They were that good! Instead of doing engagement photos, my mom suggested I select the bridal portrait session. We went to Norfolk Botanical Gardens and Tom knew all the best spots to get amazing shots there. The bridal portraits were so good that my mom has a canvas print of her favorite hanging in the family room. I can't say enough good about working with Tom - it felt more like working with a close friend as opposed to a vendor. That made us feel way more comfortable in front of the camera on the wedding day!
Tom Sanderson photographed our wedding, and I'm so happy we decided to hire him. The photos were so beautiful and he Read more...
Tom Sanderson photographed our wedding, and I'm so happy we decided to hire him. The photos were so beautiful and he captured everything we wanted and more. For the quality of photography received, I feel his prices were very reasonable compared to his competitors in the area. At first we decided to save a little money and not get an album. After seeing the pictures from the wedding, there's no way I could pass on an album. They were that good! Instead of doing engagement photos, my mom suggested I select the bridal portrait session. We went to Norfolk Botanical Gardens and Tom knew all the best spots to get amazing shots there. The bridal portraits were so good that my mom has a canvas print of her favorite hanging in the family room. I can't say enough good about working with Tom - it felt more like working with a close friend as opposed to a vendor. That made us feel way more comfortable in front of the camera on the wedding day! Read less
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kimjo1986
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We booked Tom for our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos, and we couldn't be more pleased with the results! He was very professional and easy to work with, and went out of his way to work with our hectic schedules. For the quality of work he produced for us, I feel like his prices were more than fair. On the wedding day he made both of us feel relaxed in front of the camera, which isn't easy to do as we are both a bit camera shy. He also blended in seamlessly with our family and friends, which made the candid shots just amazing! We highly recommend him!
We booked Tom for our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos, and we couldn't be more pleased with the results! He was Read more...
We booked Tom for our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos, and we couldn't be more pleased with the results! He was very professional and easy to work with, and went out of his way to work with our hectic schedules. For the quality of work he produced for us, I feel like his prices were more than fair. On the wedding day he made both of us feel relaxed in front of the camera, which isn't easy to do as we are both a bit camera shy. He also blended in seamlessly with our family and friends, which made the candid shots just amazing! We highly recommend him! Read less
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JPK52811
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom was hands down the best vendor we had at our wedding. He was professional, unobtrusive and was a very calming presence during a very hectic day. Tom's father passed away right before I was supposed to do my bridal portraits and he still came and did my bridal portraits the day after his dad's funeral because he didn't want to cancel (I didn't know this at the time). Our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits and our wedding pictures are all beautiful. I highly recommend using Tom.
Tom was hands down the best vendor we had at our wedding. He was professional, unobtrusive and was a very calming presence Read more...
Tom was hands down the best vendor we had at our wedding. He was professional, unobtrusive and was a very calming presence during a very hectic day. Tom's father passed away right before I was supposed to do my bridal portraits and he still came and did my bridal portraits the day after his dad's funeral because he didn't want to cancel (I didn't know this at the time). Our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits and our wedding pictures are all beautiful. I highly recommend using Tom. Read less
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Kdun1287
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
After interviewing several photographers and looking at what felt like a million photography websites, we simply couldn't find anyone who we felt compared to Tom! And we're so thankful we went with our gut felling and decided to hire him. He was easy and fun to work with throughout the whole process, and even helped suggest a few additional local vendors for us. The photos were absolutely stunning, and I still get emotional when I view them almost a year later. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone getting married!
After interviewing several photographers and looking at what felt like a million photography websites, we simply couldn't Read more...
After interviewing several photographers and looking at what felt like a million photography websites, we simply couldn't find anyone who we felt compared to Tom! And we're so thankful we went with our gut felling and decided to hire him. He was easy and fun to work with throughout the whole process, and even helped suggest a few additional local vendors for us. The photos were absolutely stunning, and I still get emotional when I view them almost a year later. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone getting married! Read less
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Reese10981
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The photos Tom captured at our wedding are just beautiful! We couldn't have made a better choice for our photographer. He captured the day just as we envisioned it. Tom was very easy to work with and professional, and helped out with things that weren't even his responsibility. I feel he is very reasonably priced for the quality he delivers. We also had several guests at the wedding comment on how professional and unobtrusive he was. It was a great experience and we're so glad we decided to hire Tom.
The photos Tom captured at our wedding are just beautiful! We couldn't have made a better choice for our photographer. He Read more...
The photos Tom captured at our wedding are just beautiful! We couldn't have made a better choice for our photographer. He captured the day just as we envisioned it. Tom was very easy to work with and professional, and helped out with things that weren't even his responsibility. I feel he is very reasonably priced for the quality he delivers. We also had several guests at the wedding comment on how professional and unobtrusive he was. It was a great experience and we're so glad we decided to hire Tom. Read less
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land
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so impressed when Tom gave a a sneak preview of my wedding
Tom took some amazing shots of people that I had not even seen at my reception and caught moments that are so dear to me that I started crying
when he showed then to me. Tom is very quiet and professional and got great shots of my beautiful bouquets... Thanks Tom! My sister is going to use you .
I was so impressed when Tom gave a a sneak preview of my wedding
Tom took some amazing shots of people that I had not Read more...
I was so impressed when Tom gave a a sneak preview of my wedding
Tom took some amazing shots of people that I had not even seen at my reception and caught moments that are so dear to me that I started crying
when he showed then to me. Tom is very quiet and professional and got great shots of my beautiful bouquets... Thanks Tom! My sister is going to use you . Read less
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Amber M.
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We came across Tom's website when searching for photographers for our wedding and were impressed by his work. On meeting Tom we both immediately felt at ease with him and thought he would be able to mingle unobtrusively with our guests and take some great candid shots - we were right! He was also accommodating in getting special family shots too. I decided to have engagement photos instead of bridals, and I'm glad i did. It really gave a chance to get used to being photographed before the wedding, and I really think it made a big difference on the wedding day itself. I highly recommend Tom and hope to have him photograph us again when we start a family in a few years!
We came across Tom's website when searching for photographers for our wedding and were impressed by his work. On meeting Read more...
We came across Tom's website when searching for photographers for our wedding and were impressed by his work. On meeting Tom we both immediately felt at ease with him and thought he would be able to mingle unobtrusively with our guests and take some great candid shots - we were right! He was also accommodating in getting special family shots too. I decided to have engagement photos instead of bridals, and I'm glad i did. It really gave a chance to get used to being photographed before the wedding, and I really think it made a big difference on the wedding day itself. I highly recommend Tom and hope to have him photograph us again when we start a family in a few years! Read less
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JLuv
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement session, and everything turned out great! He was easy to work with, and helped everyone relax for the photos. He was very unobtrusive during the day, yet captured such great memories for us! The photos were beautiful and very creative, and the album design was great as well. Photography was a very important part of the wedding for us, so we wanted to make sure we hired someone great, and we definitely made the right decision to hire Tom.
We hired Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement session, and everything turned out great! He was easy to work with, Read more...
We hired Tom to photograph our wedding and engagement session, and everything turned out great! He was easy to work with, and helped everyone relax for the photos. He was very unobtrusive during the day, yet captured such great memories for us! The photos were beautiful and very creative, and the album design was great as well. Photography was a very important part of the wedding for us, so we wanted to make sure we hired someone great, and we definitely made the right decision to hire Tom. Read less
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mary.watsonMD
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom was fantastic throughout the whole experience, and I would definitely recommend him to any couple! We opted for the engagement photos, which came out great. He really captured 'us', and made us feel at ease. That wasn't easy to do considering my husband doesn't like being the focus of attention. On the wedding day, he acted not only as our photographer but as an experienced wedding professional. He helped out when a few things went wrong with our time line and our DJ was clueless as to a solution (I'll review the DJ next). The wedding photos turned out AMAZING, and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. He was highly recommended by our planner, and he came through with flying colors!
Tom was fantastic throughout the whole experience, and I would definitely recommend him to any couple! We opted for the Read more...
Tom was fantastic throughout the whole experience, and I would definitely recommend him to any couple! We opted for the engagement photos, which came out great. He really captured 'us', and made us feel at ease. That wasn't easy to do considering my husband doesn't like being the focus of attention. On the wedding day, he acted not only as our photographer but as an experienced wedding professional. He helped out when a few things went wrong with our time line and our DJ was clueless as to a solution (I'll review the DJ next). The wedding photos turned out AMAZING, and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. He was highly recommended by our planner, and he came through with flying colors! Read less
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LindsayVCU2007
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Tom by a friend of the family, and after meeting with him we knew he would be able to capture exactly what we had in mind at our wedding. The engagement shoot at Norfolk Botanical Gardens turned out awesome, and our package included a canvas print that we displayed at the reception. On the wedding day, Tom took the most beautiful photos and captured the little thing we didn't even realize were happening around us. My husband has a large print of our first dance in his office, and my parents have a shot of our first kiss over their fireplace. I can't emphasize enough how pleased we are with Tom's work, and his professionalism during the entire process. He was also able to recommend several vendors that we decided to use, and they turned out great as well.
We were referred to Tom by a friend of the family, and after meeting with him we knew he would be able to capture exactly Read more...
We were referred to Tom by a friend of the family, and after meeting with him we knew he would be able to capture exactly what we had in mind at our wedding. The engagement shoot at Norfolk Botanical Gardens turned out awesome, and our package included a canvas print that we displayed at the reception. On the wedding day, Tom took the most beautiful photos and captured the little thing we didn't even realize were happening around us. My husband has a large print of our first dance in his office, and my parents have a shot of our first kiss over their fireplace. I can't emphasize enough how pleased we are with Tom's work, and his professionalism during the entire process. He was also able to recommend several vendors that we decided to use, and they turned out great as well. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Smiller80967
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Tom Sanderson Photography was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding vendors. When we saw the photos I instantly felt like I was back in the moment. The day goes by so quickly, it's like a blur. So it was very important to us to hire someone that would really capture the little moments of the day, along with the family photos, etc. Tom was very accommodating at the wedding, fulfilling the zillion photo requests that my mom had. In addition he captured the feel and theme of the event just the way I wanted to remember it. He really got my vision. Yes, I would definitely recommend having him photograph your wedding!!
Working with Tom Sanderson Photography was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding vendors. When we saw Read more...
Working with Tom Sanderson Photography was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding vendors. When we saw the photos I instantly felt like I was back in the moment. The day goes by so quickly, it's like a blur. So it was very important to us to hire someone that would really capture the little moments of the day, along with the family photos, etc. Tom was very accommodating at the wedding, fulfilling the zillion photo requests that my mom had. In addition he captured the feel and theme of the event just the way I wanted to remember it. He really got my vision. Yes, I would definitely recommend having him photograph your wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/3/2010
0.0/5.0
DO NOT HIRE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!!
I paid Tom Sanderson just under $3000 to photograph and video my wedding two 1/2 years ago and NEVER received my pictures or video. I reached out to Tom many many many times and have not heard from him since November of 2010. I have done nothing short of beg him to return my phone calls as we paid in full and did not hire anyone else to take pictures or video of my wedding day.
It has been a heartbreaking experience and I beg anyone that is considering hiring this FRAUD to reconsider. My pictures from the most special day of my life are lost.
DO NOT HIRE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!!
I paid Tom Sanderson just under $3000 to photograph and video my wedding two 1/2 Read more...
DO NOT HIRE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!!
I paid Tom Sanderson just under $3000 to photograph and video my wedding two 1/2 years ago and NEVER received my pictures or video. I reached out to Tom many many many times and have not heard from him since November of 2010. I have done nothing short of beg him to return my phone calls as we paid in full and did not hire anyone else to take pictures or video of my wedding day.
It has been a heartbreaking experience and I beg anyone that is considering hiring this FRAUD to reconsider. My pictures from the most special day of my life are lost. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Thomas
Wedding:
5/12/2010
4.8/5.0
I 100% agree with the review above me. Tom made my wife feel very comfortable when taking the pictures. He is very professional and friendly. I highly recommend this!
I 100% agree with the review above me. Tom made my wife feel very comfortable when taking the pictures. He is very Read more...
I 100% agree with the review above me. Tom made my wife feel very comfortable when taking the pictures. He is very professional and friendly. I highly recommend this! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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I want my wedding album Tom
Wedding:
4/10/2010
1.0/5.0
The experience of having Tom Sanderson shoot our wedding started off great. He took great pictures from the bridal portraits to the wedding itself. However it has been 9 months since our wedding and have still not received our wedding album and prints. When we have tried to contact him we get no response every time. We have called, emailed, and texted all to no answer. Unfortunately it has gotten to the point where we will have to involve legal services. I would definitely NOT recommend using Tom. If you do decide to use him make sure you do not pay the full amount until you have received all that the contract stated.
The experience of having Tom Sanderson shoot our wedding started off great. He took great pictures from the bridal Read more...
The experience of having Tom Sanderson shoot our wedding started off great. He took great pictures from the bridal portraits to the wedding itself. However it has been 9 months since our wedding and have still not received our wedding album and prints. When we have tried to contact him we get no response every time. We have called, emailed, and texted all to no answer. Unfortunately it has gotten to the point where we will have to involve legal services. I would definitely NOT recommend using Tom. If you do decide to use him make sure you do not pay the full amount until you have received all that the contract stated. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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goofballgrl
Wedding:
8/2/2009
2.9/5.0
I would advise against using Tom. We contracted with him to photograph our wedding. Although the pictures were great, he arrived late for the wedding. We also contracted with him to do an engagement session, half of which were the bride and groom, and the other half of which were bridal portraits. It's been over a year, and despite numerous attempts to contact him, he has stopped responding to our calls and e-mails regarding the fact that we have never received these bridal portraits. Overall, he was very flexible, agreeing to changes and doing different things, whatever we asked. However, we didn't take bridal portraits the day of the wedding because we had done them as part of the engagement session; therefore, I don't have any bridal portraits. Although the product was very good, Tom has been very bad about responsiveness. Again, I would not recommend him for your wedding if you want to be certain that a) it all gets covered and b) that you get all the pictures you paid him for.
I would advise against using Tom. We contracted with him to photograph our wedding. Although the pictures were great, he Read more...
I would advise against using Tom. We contracted with him to photograph our wedding. Although the pictures were great, he arrived late for the wedding. We also contracted with him to do an engagement session, half of which were the bride and groom, and the other half of which were bridal portraits. It's been over a year, and despite numerous attempts to contact him, he has stopped responding to our calls and e-mails regarding the fact that we have never received these bridal portraits. Overall, he was very flexible, agreeing to changes and doing different things, whatever we asked. However, we didn't take bridal portraits the day of the wedding because we had done them as part of the engagement session; therefore, I don't have any bridal portraits. Although the product was very good, Tom has been very bad about responsiveness. Again, I would not recommend him for your wedding if you want to be certain that a) it all gets covered and b) that you get all the pictures you paid him for. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Thomas Sanderson Photography responded with the following comments:

this user has stated incorrect information as I was never late for her wedding, nor have I ever been late for a wedding. Please investigate this review. Thank you.

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