Tom Sapp is an award winning photographer with over 12 years experience providing professional wedding, commercial and family photography to hundreds of happy clients throughout North and South Carolina. Tom received his professional training at the Hallmark Institute, one of the finest photography schools in the country and soon after moved to Wilmington in 2004 where he was awarded the states "Creative Photographer of The Year." Tom spends his weekend's shooting wedding photography and his summer weekdays are generally spent on the beaches of Eastern North Carolina from Wrightsville Beach to Myrtle Beach, SC photographing families, children, maternity, pet, bridal and senior portraits as well as engagement sessions. During the winter months Tom focuses on his commercial photography. If you require a professional photography in Wilmington, NC or surrounding areas or have any questions please call Tom at 910-794-9819.
Tom Sapp grew up in the historical, charming city of New Bern, North Carolina. New Bern was founded in 1710 and sits at the intersection of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, within minutes of the Atlantic Ocean.
Tom graduated from Christ School, in Asheville, NC , and continued his education at Western Carolina University, only to discover a growing passion for photography which lead him to enroll in one of the most challenging photography schools in the Northeast. Tom attended The Hallmark Institute of Photography in 1995/1996. Hallmark Institute only accepts those desiring a career in photography, not those perusing it as a hobby. The curriculum is concentrated and rigorous. One section focused on Art and Technique with courses on color theory, composition, light balance and the psychology of posing subjects, among others. Digital Imaging was also studied with courses such as the use, management and troubleshooting of computer software and hardware, and the skills of how to manage, maintain and back up files. Tom's focus and dedication to his work drove him to completion of the intensive program.
After graduating Hallmark , Tom continued to pursue his photography career by working with some of the best photographers in the Northeast. His experience with each of them helped to expand his knowledge of photojournalism, wedding, fine art, digital, and portrait photography. Strong computer skills, remaining aware and knowledgeable of current software and the ability to stay current with the technologies available are integral aspects of the perfect picture.
Photographic Artist Tom Sapp has been televised internationally on TLC , featured on Theknot.com and published in Forbes and BusinessWeek as one of the top 8 photographers in North and South Carolina. For the 2010/2011 season, the UNCW Seahawk Ice Hockey Team partnered with Tom as their team photographer. Numerous articles, video and still, have been authored by Tom on Ehow.com. Tom has won many awards for his creative style . Tom Sapp Photography is based in Wilmington North Carolina where Tom continues to offer lessons and services internationally.
Member of the Professional Photographers of America and Wedding Portrait Photographers International