We know photography is important to relive your favorite memories and share them with others, which is why we focus on creating an accurate reflection of all that we see occurring around us. This is the perspective, responsibility and understanding our photographers bring to every project.
Our Overall Approach
Like jazz musicians, our photographers know how to play off of everyone else; can recognize a change in tempo and adapt quickly. Whether we’re shooting a wedding, corporate event or family portrait, we’re skilled at knowing when we need to perform our “solos” and step out of the background to orchestrate a specific shot, and when we should disappear in the background and let the event unfold on its own.
Pictures By Todd Photography hasn’t been just Todd Zimmermann for quite some time now. Over the years we’ve grown into a team that includes several wonderful associate photographers and production staff in order to enables us to handle events of any size, as well as do all of our editing, retouching and album designs in-house so that we have the utmost control over the quality and style of our work. Regardless of our growth, our commitment to providing a great experience as well as high quality images and products will never change, and unlike some studios, you’ll always know who your photographer is going to be before you book us.
About the Owner, Todd Zimmermann
A motivating factor behind my work has always been making my clients happy. I love what I do for a living. I love how the pictures I take of families will be cherished generations from now and will help share a story that would have otherwise been lost. Having something (besides my children) that will continue on in this world is why excellence is never an option and always included with every project.
My grandfather–an internationally recognized professional photographer from the 1920s through 1950s,–and my first photography teacher were the individuals who influenced me towards this profession.
I like to think that my grandfather passed down some of his artistic abilities to me, and I’m proud to have this connection to his legacy. I always admired his work, even before I knew I would follow in his footsteps.
When I walked into my first photography class, I didn’t expect that I would one day look back on it as the foundation to my career. Admittedly, I look at my old pictures and struggle to understand what it was she saw in my work, but of course I’m grateful that she did, and that she encouraged me.
I initially pursued environmental science in college. After my second year at college, I enrolled in the Art Institute. Encouraged by my love of telling a story, I made plans to become a photojournalist and documentary photographer. I enjoyed capturing what was happening in real time and producing images that enabled others to feel as if they were there with me.
Photojournalism requires quick response times and I not only work well under pressure, but also enjoy it (something I discovered when I was an EMT and ambulance driver before and during college). When I was asked by a friend to photograph my first wedding I found similarities between weddings and photojournalism, but was unexpectedly nudged in this direction by the differences.
Unlike photojournalism, I am able to build a relationship with my subjects and see them relive their cherished event as they flip through my photos. That first wedding led to several others and my career as a wedding photographer was born.
My photography has evolved as a professional, and so have the services I offer. For example, I began to photograph corporate events when a former wedding client asked me to help her out. I began taking family and baby portraits after my first son was born. As an artist, my work is always evolving, and that perhaps is another motivating aspect of this profession that I love.
While, for the most part, I’ve done most of my events in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and my home state of Pennsylvania, I do travel for weddings and corporate events.
Area Served – Areas Served: Mainline PA, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Haverford, Havertown, Rosemont, Radnor, Wayne, Malvern, Villanova, St. Davids, Devon, Berwyn, Paoli, Wynnewood, Narberth, Bala Cynwyd, Merion, Merion Station, Gladwyne, Broomall, Marple, Newtown Square, Media, Springfield, King of Prussia, Gulph Mills, Mount Airy, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Center City, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Jersey, New York and Delaware.