Mercurial Flower Girls

Ever since I began shooting weddings in 2008, I’ve enjoyed not only shooting the moments involving the bride and groom, but also the other key characters in the wedding — everyone’s a part of it! Some of the most dynamic images have come from flower girls, who are often a flurry of emotion on the wedding day.

The wedding I photographed this past weekend out at Highbrighton Farm featured a particularly dynamic flower girl, which led to quite a few fun photos!

End of 2018 already?

So in the interest of writing at least ONE blog post in 2018 (whoops!), I figured I’d put up a post to let you all know that though I’ve been blogging (a lot) less, it’s only due to dedicating more time to shooting and not blogging. 😉  

Quick sidenote – for those looking for more frequent content updates, check my Instagram @tomdalyphoto

Anyway, it’s been a great year, with shoots from coast to coast, including perhaps my year highlight of working on a fashion shoot with Sam Abell and the legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford back in April, culminating with a trip to Paris in September to celebrate the shoot’s debut at Paris Fashion Week!  

Here are a few wedding photos from 2018 too, including my most recent season-ender last week out in Lake Tahoe!  Shoutout to all the wonderful couples who brought me along to photograph their weddings this year!

(shoutout late-night Taco Bell!) 🌮🌮🌮
(sometimes summer weddings require a little dip to cool off!)
(shout out to weddings in the woods!)

always a fan of randomly breaking down some dance moves right after the ceremony…

sometimes ya gotta practice when incorporating ancient wedding traditions!

(love when personal friends of the couple do ceremony music!)

Thanks to everyone, and I’ll try to post more in 2019, but no promises 😉

2017 Weddings Part 2!

As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to share some highlights from the back half of my 2017 weddings. Enjoy — I sure did! Many thanks to all of my glorious couples from this year. I’m psyched for 2018 already!

2017 Weddings (so far!)

Well, 2017 is halfway over, and I’ve only put up one blog post all year 😬. Needless to say, it’s been a busy one!

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out / thank you to all of my 2017 wedding couples from the year so far — here’s a frame of each couple in chronological order!

Looking forward to many more in the second half of the year, and hopefully will have time to post more as the months pass! Until then, feel free to follow along on Instagram if you’d like @tomdalyphoto

Cheers – it’s been quite a fun one!

Bluegrass Mashup with The Infamous Stringdusters

I recently shot a cool project for The Infamous Stringdusters. The following is a 4+ minute “mashup” of samples each song on their latest album “Laws Of Gravity” melded into one suite of sorts. Pretty cool stuff. I guess “bluegrass mashups” are now a thing!

The video premiered on Rolling Stone – check it out below!

Chris & Heather’s Wedding @ Pop Castle

Chris & Heather’s wedding at the historic Pop Castle in White Stone, VA in October was wet and wild! Hurricane Matthew was making his presence known during their wedding, but let up enough for these two cool cats to get married below the beautiful towering oak trees that flank the civil-war era home. A wonderful time by all, and an extra fun dance floor too!

Horray Beer!

It may be peak wedding season, but I wanted to share a couple recent videos and photo shoots I’ve done for some new beer spots here around Charlottesville. Ya know, a little palette cleanser if you will! 😉

First, Pro Re Nata Brewery needed photos and a video for their new website here —

Then in conjunction with Mountain High Media I shot a video and photos for the new Draft Taproom website. Technology meets beer! 2016 at its finest right here people. Check it —