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My desire in business is to capture the natural joy and excitement of your most treasured and memorable moments. In need of great photos? Whether you are getting engaged or married, will graduate soon and are wanting some senior pictures, or searching for some professional photos to let everyone know about your new thing, I'd love to help.

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Megan Rogers

Thomas took my senior pictures and he did an amazing job! He’s my brother-in-law, so we had a lot of fun, but he’s also very professional when taking photos and makes sure to capture the perfect picture. The quality is amazing and I ended up making a whole photo book of them and put it out at my graduation party - everyone loved them! Super happy with my pictures and highly recommend him to take your pictures for any occasion. More...

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Mithra Thirugnanam Amaran

Tommy came on time, and started taking pictures without any direction and made himself as inconspicuous as possible. Within a few hours, he sent us some pictures for the social media. He has an eye for creating the moment in an artistic way. The final pictures exceeded our expectations. Would recommend Thomas McNamara for all your events. More...

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Laine Butler

We didn’t really expect a person behind a camera to be so charismatic and engaging. Thomas orchestrated some magical shots we hadn’t thought of and helped capture our simple back yard wedding in a manner that conveys the magic and intimacy of our special moment. Thank you Thomas for being so professional and amazing. We really appreciated all the beautiful shots and how easy you are to work with! -Laine and Eric More...

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Cameron McDonald

We loved having Thomas as our photographer for our wedding day. He was friendly, professional, made us feel relaxed and have fun, and the quality of his work was second to none. Not only did we get some great formal photos throughout the day but he caught some of the most natural candid moments of the day which have stuck with us ever since. We LOVED the photos he produced, and still to this day we look back on those photos and feel like we are right back there. I would highly recommend Thomas for any photography projects from the most personal to the most professional. More...

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Amy Crainshaw

Thomas did our wedding photography and we absolutely loved him and his work. We were able to sit down with him before our wedding and received valuable information about suggestions and details we wanted to include on the day. At the wedding he gathered all the family together for pictures (which is not an easy task) and picked out spots to take photos while I was busy soaking in all the details. I was comfortable and able to be myself around him. I never had a worry because I was secure throughout the day knowing he was capturing all of the best moments. He is easy to work with, both in setting up meetings, the day of, and when he delivered the images. We trust him enough to recommend him to friends, many of which have chosen him as their photographer and they were all impressed as well. We will treasure his photos forever! More...

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My Dad was a full-blooded Irishman from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, my Mum is as Australian as they come, and I’m married to my Mid-Western American sweetheart. Add all of this together, the outgoingness of the Irish, laid-back Australianism, and Mid-Western hospitality: as a result I’m a people person - I love people. Meeting new people, making them feel welcome, and hearing their stories brings me joy. I love seeing people happy, excited and full of hope for their future. That is one of the reasons I think I've always loved photography, the ability to capture moments, to secure memories so they will never be forgotten.

As an eleven year old at our local grocery store I begged my Mother to let me purchase my first film camera, and have been taking photos ever since.

I studied photography and film processing in high school and got to work in a dark room processing my own photos from scratch. I upgraded my blue plastic grocery store camera to a used 1984 Minolta X-370 35mm film camera and spent a lot of money as a teenager on Kodak, Ilford and Fuji film rolls.

I think one of the amazing things about learning photography using film was that you learnt the importance of never wasting a shot, you took the time to get the shot right, because you knew it was going to cost you 50c per photo to print those things! Later on, when I was 19 I bought my first digital SLR and from that point on have been all about Canon.

I love photography, it's been a huge part of my life for over 24 years now, shooting at every chance I get. I've have been shooting photos professionally for 17 years and I'd love to be there for you, to capture the natural joy and excitement of your most treasured and memorable moments.

In the early 2000’s after shooting the weddings of some of our close friends, myself and close friend David Mannah co-founded phao photography which is today one of Sydney's leading wedding photography companies. Today, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, I live in Kansas City, MO, USA, the heart of America. *I have included some of my photography for you to see.

My desire in any photography shoot is to capture the natural joy and excitement of your most treasured and memorable moments. When quoting customers I try to customize a package that is jam packed with value for money, that not only meets the need described by the customer, but goes above and beyond. My hope is that my quote will always be competitively priced, and stay within the budget range as set by the customer.

Feel free to visit my website and Instagram / Facebook pages before you make a decision, so that you can get a gauge of my previous work as a wedding and portrait photographer. I looking forward to hearing from you if you are interested in what you see.

Always look for and trust the quality of the product, not just the lowest price tag. You should be willing to negotiate for the best rate and package, but also be able to recognize great value for money when you see it. As a customer for projects I am personally looking for quotes on, I am always interested in the most value for money. I think all customers should seek to find the highest quality work for the most reasonable price.

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