Whats the Occasion Photography
Whats the Occasion Photography

Whats the Occasion Photography

contact for price

Scheduling
Budget
Sorry this pro can’t do your job, but we know other pros who can. Check them out
Introduction
Welcome to What's The Occasion Photography! We (Thomas and Amanda) are a couple based in Virginia but we travel all across the East Coast. Together, we are a photography team that specializes in: Couples, Engagement, Sports, Children, and Lifestyle Photography. Our adventure started out of our mutual love for photography. We both firmly believe photos are more than just a simple click on a phone. They are a reflection of that person's soul. They remind us who we are, where we have been, the people that matter most to us, and most importantly a memory that we will always cherish. We are looking forward to connecting with you!
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 65 times

Background checked

2 employees

2 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Featured Projects

402 photos

  • Engagement Photography - Norfolk 2024

    Engagement Photography

Specialties
Photo style

, , , ,

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

69 reviews

5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%

Read reviews that mention:


pro avatar
Dhara s.
3 weeks ago
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

My experience with Thomas and Amanda from What’s The Occasion Photography was nothing short of extraordinary! From the moment I reached out to them for our maternity photo shoot in Virginia Beach, they were engaged, excited, and super transparent. Thomas and Amanda are not only skilled photographers but also incredibly personable. They arrived on time, already had poses in mind, and used their cameras efficiently. Their creative direction made the entire experience fun and enjoyable. The photos we received were stunning! They captured beautiful moments with artful composition and lighting. The quick turnaround time was impressive, and the quality exceeded our expectations. Their warm personalities created a comfortable atmosphere, and it felt like friends were taking our photos. Overall, I’m beyond happy with my decision to choose What’s The Occasion Photography - highly recommend!!!!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
pro avatar
Sean O.
Jun 8, 2024
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

My experience with What’s the Occasion Photography was nothing short of extraordinary! FUN, beautiful, creative, super-timely, professional, and kismet. 1 million % recommend and am beyond happy with my decision, the experience itself of the photo session, and the quality of the photos we received. From the moment I reached out to them to capture my surprise proposal and celebration in the Narrows of First Landing - they were on top of it, engaged, excited, and super transparent to share ideas, details, recommendations, experience, and more. It was the MOST beautiful day of my life after months of planning! Thomas and Amanda, from the moment I contacted them, were extremely quick to respond, answered every single one of my many questions before hiring, even sent me examples and recommendations and clarifications to ensure that my big, special day was carried out in full to the vision I had in my mind. It was very evident that they wanted to make sure my special occasion was exactly as we had dreamed. When I was comparing photographers, it was really important to have a queer friendly photographer, someone who was willing to be flexible with us, and give good creative direction from the photos expertise. They delivered 1 million percent. On the day of the proposal, they arrived on time and waited for me and my fiancé to arrive because we were running late. They did not rush us and 1 million percent made the process extremely fun, creative, endearing, and comfortable. I loved the creative ideas they had for photos and loved that they asked for our input and vision in a collaborative way. Thomas really captured the essence of me and my fiancé, made intentional effort to get to know key parts of our relationship and personalities so that that he could dynamically take the chemistry and natural ease of the photos to the next level. I’m an awkward guy (in an endearing way), so I had been nervous about the photo shoot being awkward - but it literally was so fun, so comfortable, and a huge delight. They truly added to the experience and with the 2 of them, I have the most beautiful photos capturing all the perfect angles. I had been worried worried about weather and lighting, but they knew exactly what to do to make sure that we captured the moments with perfection and reassured me that they would be flexible if date and time needed to change. But thank goodness, everything was perfect on our day! The weather, the temperature, the decor - everything. Even the VA Beach humidity spared us on this special day and was comfortable - kismet. :) Moreover, they made us feel special. They truly individualized the experience for us, they were truly interested in our story, and then finding the best way to tell that story through the climax of the proposal. Thomas really blew my wildest expectations when we turned over a MAGNIFICENT album of hundreds of edited photos in less than a day, because he was THAT committed to giving us the best experience. The nerves and excitement to see the photos after a shoot like that is real, so that extremely quick turn around and the quality and excellence of the photos and editing, really just extended the amazing celebration. I could not be more happy and excited that What’s the Occasion Photography, Thomas & Amanda, were a part of my special day. If you’re curious, just send them a note, because from the beginning, even in written messages, you can tell how genuine they are. They love what they do and that shows through in making sure that your occasion is special. Thank you so much, Thomas & Amanda! I am definitely going to be in touch for our wedding and any other special occasions in the future!! Cheers! 
Sean y Gabriel

Details: Glamour • Outdoors • 2 - 5 people • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
pro avatar
Christopher A.
May 20, 2024
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Thomas was AMAZING throughout the entire process of the engagement; he was punctual, attentive, kind, and gave real-time feedback and direction to make sure we walked away with excellent photos to share with our friends and family. He also coordinated before the photoshoot to make sure everything was in order before the proposal itself. I absolutely recommend working with "What's the Occasion Photography" for your photoshoot!! :)

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Candid • Natural or environmental • Traditional posed • Outdoors • One location • Ability to purchase prints online • Online or digital proofs and prints • I'm flexible • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
pro avatar
Emily B.
May 6, 2024
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Thomas and Amanda were the absolute best! Me and my fiancé could not have asked for a better experience for our engagement photos. They were very quick to respond, super professional and made us feel so comfortable. It felt like hanging out with friends! They had great back drops already scouted out for us and made sure to deliver the couple of poses that we really wanted, in addition to so many more. Their photography perfectly captures me and my fiancé’s love and we are so in love with our photos. Can not recommend them enough!!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Engagement Photography
pro avatar
Leon H.
Mar 15, 2024
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Thomas and Amanda made my surprise engagement and photo shoot memories that will last forever. The quality of their work and their awesome personalities made my future bride, and I feel at ease and truly captured the moment. I highly recommend them, and we can not wait to work with them again!

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Album • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
Credentials
Background Check

Thomas Mccormack

  • Loading