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    Tom Vo Photography is based in the bay area and specializes in wedding photography, event photography and portraiture. Our goal is to be as creative as possible while capturing true emotions in an unobtrusive way. While always working with natural light and a fresh artistic vision, we capture heartfelt moments and amazing details with a modern and creative style. The result is imagery that has a relaxed and natural feeling.

2014 Santa Cruz Half Marathon

Congratulations to all 4731 participants who came out this past weekend to run in the event.  Your race photos can be found at the following link: 2014 Santa Cruz Half Marathon.  Just enter your bib/race number in the search box to find your photos.

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Sibbling Portraits

I had so much fun photographing Kianna and her little sister Emily in Los Gatos.  Her mom was our older son’s preschool teacher and we adore her to no ends.  The girls were in such great spirits and the lighting was amazing for us!:)

Ready to Blog, Blog, Blog with Blog Stomp

I am so excited a colleague has introduced me to BlogStomp.  It should cut my blogging time down from 35 minutes to 5 minutes per entry, which means more time for me to play ‘super heroes’ with my boys!  They always make me the “bad guy” so they can dog pile on me.  lol  This also means I’ll be blogging more often – so let’s get this party started!!

 

Santa Clara Convention Center Wedding Faire

Thank you to all the amazing couples who came out the Wedding Faire at the Santa Clara Convention Center this weekend!  I had a great time meeting such amazing couples who were super duper excited about their upcoming weddings.  The energy of these couples in love is what I love to see.   Also a huge thank you to Jill Stein for putting such a great show together and to Bloomsters for their gorgeous bouquet contribution to our booth.:)

Charlien & Ryan | Silver Creek Country Club Wedding

Danielle & Ross | Leal Vineyard Wedding

Venue: Leal Vineyard (Hollister, CA), Contacts Kendra Saenz (831) 636-1023, Florist: Leal Vineyards, DJ: Mario Tavrares (408) 813-9353, Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

 

Amanda & Chancey | Saratoga Wedding

Venue: Saratoga Country Club, Contact: Linda Thibeault (408) 253-0340

Campbell’s Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run | October 2013

Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Campbell’s Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run!!  It was a gorgeous day and we were excited to be invited back at the official photographers.  The race photos have been posted online for you to view.  You can search for your race photos by entering your bib / race number and purchase prints or digital downloads:  Campbell’s Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run.  Enjoy!!

Alice & Alex | Nestldown Wedding

What a magical location for a fairy tale wedding!  I had the honor of being Alice & Alex’s photographer on their special day and the privilege to work with Barbara at Nestldown.  Alice and Alex fell in love with it as soon as they saw the gorgeous redwoods that surround the property.  Add a dozen or so of their best friends in the bridal party and what you have a is the party of their lifetime!

Venue: Nestldown –  Contact Barbara | Hair & Make-up: Vy of Exquisite Faces.

 

Jamie & Phil | Los Gatos Engagement

I am so excited for Jamie & Phil as they get ready for their big day next month in Aptos at the gorgeous Seascape Resort!  I met them at Seascape’s wedding faire earlier this year thanks to an introduction from the amazing DJ Chris Cali.  It was great to getting to know them better during our engagement session.  They are not fond of being in front of the camera which is surprising for such a photogenic couple.  I swear they kinda look like Megan Fox and Justin Timberlake!!  lol  I helped guide them through some poses so that they would look natural and they were pretty stoked once they saw their photos.  See you both next month!!

Nicole + Chris | Golf Club at Boulder Ridge Wedding

What a gorgeous day it was for Nicole & Chris at Boulder Ridge!  I really connected with both of them and their families, which I know makes a huge difference in the photos.  We went over the timeline a couples times together and that also helped make for a smooth day.  I will definitely be posting more photos of their wedding in the days to follow.  For now, I want to just thank them for being such a sweet couple and their bridal party for being very fun and helpful!  And it definitely does ‘take a village’ so huge props to Lisa Nunes and Kristy Meinhardt!!

Venue: Golf Club at Boulder Ridge (San Jose, CA), Contact: Lisa Nunes

Wedding Coordinator: Kristy Meinhardt, www.kristymeinahrdtweddings.com

 

Welcome Little Lucas to the world!

There is nothing more adorable than a newborn staring at you during a shoot.  I can’t tell if it’s because they can’t see more than 15 inches away or if they are wondering what my camera is all about.  Little Lucas here was such a trooper for me and was super tolerable of his older brother’s attempt to steal the spotlight.  The shoot ended right on cue with Lucas letting us know that it was time for his afternoon poop.  lol!

 

Katherine & David | Palm Event Center Wedding

I Love my adorable Katherine and David!  They have been so incredibly kind since day one and have been so much fun to work with.  We had a fun engagement session in downtown Sunnyvale where they showed off their A’s pride.  And now it was their wedding day, at the gorgeous Palm Event Center.  All I can say is that fun was had by all, including their crazy ass bridal party!!  Thank you for your endless appreciation for my efforts on your special day.  Cheers to you both!!

Michelle + John | Golf Club at Boulder Ridge Wedding

Congratulations to my fellow Lelanders!  I am so excited you’ve found each other on your incredible journey!  Thank you for the amazing opportunity to be your wedding photographer!

 

Venue:  Golf Club at Boulder Ridge (San Jose, CA)

Campbell’s Valentine Fun Run | Feb. 9, 2013

Congratulations to everyone to came out in super chilly temps to run and walk to the annual Valentine Fun Run in Campbell.  The famous Kaiser Permanente Heart Cardia Heart Mascot made a special appearance.  Here is the link to the race photos: Campbell’s Valentine Fun Run (Feb. 9, 2013).