I actually come from the world of cinematography and film making, and have shot all over the country, from coast to coast. I have shot celebrity weddings and my work has been published in top-tier magazines and blogs.

Being born and raised on the Central Coast of California, I really took the scenery for granted until I began doing wedding photography in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur. Central California truly is one of the most spectacular destinations in the world to have a wedding. 

I have a love for dynamic imagery, and my cinematic background and style lends itself perfectly to wedding photography. Throughout a wedding day I shoot a wide array pf organic, natural light photography mixed with contemporary off-camera lighting effects to achieve a modern "wow" result. If you are looking for flat, traditional wedding imagery, I'm probably not your guy. But, if you are looking for something powerful, dramatic and emotional that moves you, we can do something amazing together.     

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Carmel  .  Big Sur  . Pebble Beach  .  Salinas  .  Santa Cruz  .  San Jose  .  San Francisco

Copyright ©  Thomas Marchese Photography

Published in MODERN LUXURY BRIDES California magazine 

"I wish I could give Thomas more than 5 stars. He is absolutely AMAZING to work with. He has such a creative eye. I had full confidence in him on my wedding day. It took so much stress off of me knowing that he would capture everything perfectly. His wife came with him to assist and she is an absolute doll. It was refreshing to see a husband and wife team work together as a team. They were both so helpful throughout the entire day. My only problem is that I now have so many breathtaking photos, that I do not have enough walls to put them on! Thank you again, Thomas. BRIDES- HE IS THE ONE TO CHOOSE!"

-Jessica                   WEDDINGWIRE

"Thomas' work hangs in our home. He captured some of the most cherished images that we have in our lives. It's not just cause he has a great eye and he is a fantastic person to be around, all that is very true, his greatest superpower is that he is incredibly sensitive and knows exactly the moment to capture. The moment you can't believe he knew to be there for. His work is super beautiful, his attitude is laid back and kind, his prices are beyond fair. I can't recommend this guy enough. Honestly, don't skimp on your wedding photography, it really is up there with the most important expenses in a wedding budget. We are grateful we had Thomas to catch all the beautiful moments that now hang on our walls."

-John                                       YELP

"Thomas is the BEST!! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Thomas is easy to work with, efficient, has great attention to detail, a calm and professional demeanor, and has a great sense of humor. His experience and skill set in cinematography allowed him to capture the magic and special moments on our wedding day. His photos are not your typical wedding photos - they are truly one of a kind. He provides enough guidance to get great pictures but not so much that they are overly staged. I highly recommend Thomas Marchese Photography for your photography needs! He is a hidden gem in the Monterey Bay!"

-Reyna                     WEDDINGWIRE

"We first heard about Thomas from a friend who had recently had his wedding photographed by him. He told us about the quality of work Thomas delivered to he and his wife on their special day. After hearing this we soon reached out to Thomas who was nothing but accomadating from the beginning. Thomas was amazing at capturing the special and quiet moments between us and our family members and friends. He made us feel so comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure he captured great shots. He worked around our schedule and made sure to stay and capture all of the special moments. We are so happy to have these beautiful photos and would highly recommend him!"

-Laura                                    YELP