Hello and welcome to my web site! If you're looking for
premium quality Seattle wedding photography at affordable prices
you've come to the right place! I've been a professional wedding
photographer since 1980, and have been the photographer at well
over 1000 weddings. For me, wedding photography is a dream job -
getting paid to go to parties and take pictures!
studios, I photograph every wedding personally, so when you see
my work you know that you'll receive the same quality at your own
wedding. All of my wedding photography packages include all of the negatives or digital files at no extra charge. And
unlike many self-styled "wedding photographers" I've
invested in all the equipment - medium format film cameras,
top-end professional digital cameras, portable studio lighting,
etc. - that is needed to take the best possible photographs under
virtually any conditions.
"Tom was absolutely wonderful as our photographer, and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire him again if we were to do it all over. I have (and will continue) to recommend him to my friends. Tom was friendly and made it clear that his advertised packages were just a starting point. He was extremely flexible and willing to create any kind of picture package we wanted.
He set aside the whole day of our wedding to work with us at our convenience. He took our pictures at three different locations and was willing to let us do the poses WE wanted, but was also ready with ideas when we wanted them. We felt our pictures reflected our personalities wonderfully. Tom was also wonderful at the reception...he was EVERYWHERE, yet never in the way...I was so pleased to see the special moments he managed to capture, and I had thought would be lost in memory.
After the wedding, he followed up with us several times to assure we were happy with our pictures...I really felt like Tom was more concerned about assuring we were happy, than he was about the pay check. THAT is what makes him stand out, I believe."
Audra and Nate
Not Just a Wedding Photographer!
As well as wedding
photography, I also do all types of portrait photography -
engagement photos, family portraits, high-school senior photos,
portraits of children, and even pets! I am also available to take
photos at special events, including wedding anniversaries, bar
mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, company parties, or children's birthdays.
I offer a variety of packages for either digital or film photography, and for those who don't find a good match with any of my regular packages I am happy to design Custom packages. Please visit my Weddings page for more details.
Destination Wedding Photography
While Seattle area wedding
photography is the majority of my work, I also do weddings all
over Washington - Aberdeen, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Gig
Harbor, Kent, Port Townsend, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima etc. And
if you're getting married outside Washington State I am available
to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding or
special event. See the Weddings page in my
site for details if you are interested.
"I can't say enough wonderful things about Tom!!! He was so easy to work with and helped me with things that I hadn't even considered until he asked me and brought them to my attention. He did exactly what I was hoping for and more! We received our pictures online within a week of the wedding and all were GORGEOUS! I would HIGHLY recommend Tom Ellis for any wedding, absolutely wonderful!"
Shannon and Kaleb
- both Digital and Film photography options available!
have your choice of formats for all of your photography. I can
shoot your photos using a either a pro-grade digital camera or a traditional film camera. If you prefer digital photography you will
receive all of your photos on a high-resolution CD, as well as
your choice of a variety of prints. The CD is the equivalent of
owning the "digital negatives" of your photos, and
allows you to make prints and enlargements either at home or at a
professional photo lab, as well as the ability to send your
photos to friends and family by email.
choose to have your pictures taken with film you can also have
all of your photos on a CD, in addition to the prints and
negatives that are included with my packages. All your negatives
are scanned directly to CD, so you have the best of both worlds!
You will still have the ability to make the high-quality prints
that only a negative can produce and you will also be able to use
your CD to email digital photos to friends, to set up your own
wedding web-site, or to view your photos on your computer or TV.
These CDs are available with all of my packages, including
weddings and special events, senior portraits, family portraits,
etc. For more information please see the Weddings page on my site.
"Words cannot express how incredibly pleased my husband and I were with Tom, but I'll try. He did both our wedding photography and our engagement pictures, and I'm so happy with the work he did for both. He is not only a supremely talented photographer, but is also a very kind and pleasant man to work with, and a consummate professional. He was there for us 110%, and we are so happy with the pictures he took. Also included in our package was a album and slideshow, both of which turned out beautifully. He is also fast, we received our wedding pictures the next week, with no lack in quality."
Lisa & Kelly
hosted on a password protected website
Digital package, or any Film package where you also order a CD of
your photos, I will place all of your wedding photos on a website
where your family and friends can view the photos and order
copies for themselves if they wish. This site can be password
protected so you can control who has access to your photos.
"Tom Ellis was fantastic. He was professional and helpful in the planning stage and really put us all at ease on our wedding day. He took great pictures of our bridal party and families and also captured many candid shots from the ceremony and reception. He documented the joy of the day without ever being obtrusive. He became part of the party and as a result didn't miss a moment. Our digital pictures were available within days and our album within a couple weeks. We would highly recommend him."
Erin and Floyd
Available - Slideshow of your wedding on DVD!
I can now make a DVD
slideshow of your wedding set to the music of your choice.
Viewable anywhere you can play a DVD, either your computer or TV!
You can pick the photos you'd like in your show or I can do it
for you. These slideshows are available with all digital packages
or any film package that includes digital imaging. To see a
sample (low-res) slideshow please visit THIS PAGE.
"Having Tom as our wedding photographer was a great experience. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field and not only was a great photographer, but was helpful in helping us figure out multiple other wedding details (day-of timeline, family photo situations, recommending vendors etc) and repeatedly offered to help with more then the expected photograph questions. He has a very easy personality to be around and helped keep us comfortable, calm and on schedule all day. I highly recommend booking your wedding (or other photo sessions) with Tom. He is not only an excellent, professional photographer, but he is a calm, friendly, and easy going guy, who just wants to capture your day as best possible."
Kristen and Chris
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