Michael W. Thomas has been creating wonderful black & white and color photographs for over 40 years. He proudly served his country in the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. Upon his return, he realized how important capturing life is and returned to his favorite hobby of photography.
His photographic career began in New York City and then continued when he relocated to scenic Northeastern Pennsylvania. Michael specializes in Fine Art and Landscape Photography. In 2005, with the help of his wife, Lori, ShadowCatcher Photography was officially born.
Michael is also an avid cyclist, known to some as the "King of Retro Jersey's”, a speedskater, and USPSA Shooter.
Creativity has truly been what has fueled her soul. She has always had an interest in the arts and being creative. As a child she would create clothing for her dolls with scarves, do their makeup and would come up with stories behind all of the looks. As she grew older, she would sit with her mother and watch her sew beautiful clothing and then was able to sew on her own. This is what led her to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
She has danced since a young age and always loved entertainers and entertainment. Once she met her husband, Michael, she picked up a camera and was hooked. She has been creating memories for family, friends & clients for over 15 years and specializes in Portrait, Event and Wedding Photography.
She is also Owner and Head Officiant at
Ceremonies by Lori. She has worked as a Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant for more than twenty years and now as an advocate, as both a speaker and a writer, for Jewish women who are dealing with crisis pregnancies.
"ShadowCatcher Photography is our go-to source for amazing pictures. Lori took great photos of my sons for their school portraits. The boys even admitted that they were quick and painless! ShadowCatcher also took family photographs that were so nice we chose to use them for our holiday card, in addition to having them displayed in our home and as gifts to family. I would highly recommend ShadowCatcher for portraits and event photography! " ~ Paula C.
"One essential quality needed in a photographer is the ability to put someone at ease. Lori & Michael have an amazing knack for doing just that. I always tense up when having my photos taken, but Lori put me at ease with her upbeat personality and her quick wit. Add in perfect timing to get just the right shot time and time again and you have results from the best photographer I've ever had the pleasure of working with. If you're looking for quality mixed with enjoyment, then look no further. I assure you that you cannot get any better than Lori and ShadowCatcher Photography." ~ Sean A.
I have had the ultimate pleasure of working with Lori, which was a dream come true for me.
She is great to work with from start to finish...
I can not express how happy I am that my boyfriend and I went with ShadowCatcher Photography, LLC. Our headshots were amazing! Lori is a professional, courteous, and reliable photographer. Loved working with her - and will highly recommend her to anyone. ~ Lucia P.
"We loved the professional way they work and how comfortable they make you feel.
They put you at ease to get that "right" shot!
Just a great experience!" ~ Marti C.
"We have so many amazing pictures from our daughter's cap and gown session that we were having trouble choosing which one we wanted to frame above the fireplace! If you are looking for a traditional photographer - this is not your girl. If you are looking for modern, fresh and unique photographs- Lori is the one." ~ Candice W.
“Loved working with Lori on two of my children's senior portraits. She was able to capture who each of them are in pictures that we will always treasure. We have continued our professional relationship as she photographed my sons nuptials!” ~ Kelly D.