I’m a wedding and elopement photographer serving fun, laid-back couples across North Carolina! I photograph 30+ traditional weddings a year, and an additional 30+ elopements or microweddings each year. I frequently photograph elopements in courthouses, living rooms, parks, breweries, and everywhere in between! I love the intimacy, sweetness, and uniqueness of elopements – couples often find that eloping or holding a microwedding allows them to slow down, focus on the joy of the day, and have a great time!

Raleigh-based, Serving All of NC & Beyond

I became a wedding and elopement photographer after having an AMAZING experience with our own wedding photographer. We had a traditional wedding, but our photographer helped us focus on small, intentional moments, and created a lot of space for us to enjoy the intimacy of the day. I’ve enjoyed doing that now for my own clients – whether a 200-person wedding or a courthouse elopement, I love getting to know my couples, emphasizing the parts of the day most important to them, and serving as a reliable and relaxed part of their wedding day team.

Tom Waldenberg Photography
Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Tom Waldenberg – Owner & Photographer

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: I became interested in photography during a family trip to New Zealand!

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: I love the intimacy and the ability to make the day your own instead of following specific traditions!

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: I photographed a sweet vow renewal elopement for a couple’s ten-year anniversary in Umstead Park in Raleigh, just myself and the couple.

Tom Waldenberg Photography

“We had an amazing experience with Tom as our wedding photographer! Before the wedding, he was quick to respond to any communication and very intent on making sure he knew what he wanted. At the wedding, he was very professional and went above and beyond every step of the way. He was attentive and captured every special moment. The photos are really amazing and he did an excellent job directing us and our families during the posed photos and capturing candid moments without intruding. He got our gallery to us quickly and the photos were beautifully compiled. We cannot recommend Tom enough!”

Brenna & Nicole, 2021