HI THERE! WE’RE HAPPY TO MEET YOU!
Tree of Life Films and Photography is made up of Tom and Jennifer, a passionate husband & wife wedding photography and cinematography team. Our approach to photographing, filming and editing is unique as it is influenced by our background in film, photography, design and fine art. We tell your story and capture the true emotions and energy of the day all while being as unobtrusive as possible.
We love Love and we’re hopeless romantics (yes, sometimes we shed a tear while capturing your wedding day). It’s very important for us to get to know our couples. Very often, our couples become our friends and we love that. We can’t wait to meet you!
P.S. We film and photograph anywhere and we love to travel!
photo by The Hursts
We love LOVE! We’re a mushy and passionate couple. We actually got into the wedding industry after we received our own wedding film and photos. We remember what it was like searching for wedding cinematographers and photographers that created something that not only moved us but also reflected the personality of the couple. We wanted something that would be “us” and specifically created for us. And now, that’s exactly what we do…
We are extremely passionate about what we do. Our couples tend to have photography and cinematography at the top of their priority list. We never want to be considered a checklist item for our couples. We want our couples to be just as excited about us being there as we are!
We want to get to know you and build a friendship prior to your wedding day. This is one of the most important moments of your life and we are honored to be a part of it with you. Also, we like to help you in the wedding planning process by referring awesome vendors that we trust and have worked with before. We also work with you on creating your wedding day timeline up to your reception so that it’s as stress-free as possible.
We love capturing all of the little and big moments throughout your wedding day. Most of the day we try be in the background and be unnoticed. This allows us to capture real and genuine moments. One of the best compliments that we can receive is when our couples and their guests say that they hardly noticed that we were even there.
In addition to the main events of the day, one of the most important times is your couple portrait session. In order for us to create our best work, the examples you see in our portfolio, we build in a 1 hour couple portrait session with you on your wedding day. This is where you get to spend some quality alone time together and we are able to capture those beautiful moments in amazing natural light settings. This is the part of your day where we feel the most creative and it gets us very excited about what we do. But we can’t do it without you. We want our couples to be just as excited to participate as we are!
Our approach is very candid. Our main goal is to get you both to focus on one another and just get lost into each other eyes and embrace. Some of our couples are very comfortable with this and they just do their thing. Some of our couples like to have a little more direction, which we are happy to give. We don’t do any stiff type of posing or restrict you from being human, so don’t worry! haha! We might just ask you to recall a specific moment together, or ask you some questions to get you thinking about your loved one. Or we might say something off the wall or ask you do do something goofy to break that ice. As long as we get you laughing and being yourselves, then we’ll be all good.
Every couple is unique. Every wedding day is different. That’s why we approach each wedding day with a new artistic vision…creating a unique, authentic, and heartfelt story.
THINGS WE LOVE
We love LOVE! And here are some other things we love:
- each other 🙂
Movies! Some of our favorites are The Fountain (this was a actually a huge inspiration for our company name), Contact, Cast Away, The Family Man, Serendipity, Her, Arrival, Memento, Interstellar & Dirty Dancing (Who doesn’t like this one? haha!)
- Music! We love lots of music. Here’s some of our favs…The Cure, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bob Marley, The Ravonettes, Fleet Foxes, Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, Sigur Ros, Tori Amos…and so many more!
- outdoor farm & barn weddings
- Belgian Beer – one of our favorites is St. Benardus 12
- kitties, cats, kittens
- bike rides especially on the tow path in New Hope area
- Trader Joe’s sriracha bbq sauce (if you haven’t tried it, you must get it!)
- nature (we love to get out and see it as much as possible)
- fun bars like North Third
- reclaimed wood anything