Tom is an award-winning professional photojournalist, specializing in magazine-style documentary photography. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Tom has been documenting weddings in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain region of Charlottesville, VA, the mid-Atlantic, New England and California since 2008.

On the commercial photography side, Tom is commissioned by a wide range of clients including the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, The Heinz Foundation, and many more.  He also shoots for many advertising agencies such as Mountain High Media, Bantam Social Media and Nectar. Tom also recently collaborated on the Acne Studios FW2018 fashion campaign featuring Cindy Crawford. Tom serves as staff photographer for Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Virginia Film Festival, and Tom Tom Founders Festival.

On the editorial side, his work has appeared in outlets such as National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Sierra Magazine. Tom has also served as tour photographer for the Grammy Award-winning band The Infamous Stringdusters and currently serves as the studio assistant to renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell.




“Tom was an amazing ninja photographer: he was very unobtrusive throughout our wedding and reception, but somehow, was everywhere! He has a great eye and caught the details and some wonderful moments that really captured the entire day perfectly. Tom was a joy to work with and I highly recommend him!” – Adriane, wedding client

“Tom – you really are one of the most incredible photographers I’ve met. I have a pretty big head, but you’ve completely humbled me. I really do feel emotion from your work… you have a magnificent way of conveying a feeling through imagery. While most people might be pleased with 2 or 3 good photos of themselves from their wedding, I’m literally blown away by at least 10 times that. I know wedding photography can be tough at times, but you have a way of making it look perfect. I’m sure I’ll call you in a few years for “baby’s first something or another.” Thanks again for the greatest wedding photos ever!” – Robbie, wedding client

“Hey Tom, First of all, thanks so much for all your hard work on Saturday. Wow, gorgeous pics! You made taking pictures relaxed and fun which isn’t easy. We loved working with you. Hopefully you’ll be free to shoot our DC party this Spring! Thanks again Tom!” – Robyn, wedding client

“Thank you for everything. You truly fulfilled my dreams. You captured my hearts fire! Thank You, keep them coming. I make art, I am not art…you’ve made me art…thank you, deeply, truly…mwah!!!” – Regina, wedding client

“WE LOVE THEM! LOVE EM LOVE EM LOVE EM! Seriously though, we love them. Ha!” – Audrea, wedding client

“Tom: Jesse and I couldn’t have been happier with the photographs that you took at our wedding. You were awesome and we are so happy that you were our photographer. Thank you for being so easy to work with and for being so accommodating. We will be recommending Tom Daly Photography to everyone we know! Thanks again!” – Cicely and Jesse, wedding clients

“Hi Tom! Thanks again for the wonderful photos – I have gotten SO many compliments on them. You’re the most awesome super fantastic photographer I know!” – Rachel, wedding client, June 2010 “I agree–beautiful and amazing wedding and the photos capture all the love and fun! Come back to these Rachel, when you’re exhausted from a 30 hour shift and need to put something SWEET in your heart to dream about!” – Rachel’s mother

“Amazing!!!! Thank you!!!! I’m still looking over and over at the pictures – love ‘em! I know referrals mean a lot in your business. I wasn’t really into the whole wedding blog thing, so I don’t know the hot sites, but we are more than happy to fill out any survey or write up any blurb about how amazing of a job you did. Really. Just let us know.” – Caroline & Garris, wedding clients

Article featuring Tom from The Hook’s Wedding Issue…