My name is Roy Thomas and I started Black Dog Photography in Hoboken, NJ about 10 years ago as a career change. Prior, I was an executive at a consulting firm in Manhattan and by most measuring sticks, successful. However, photography had grown into a passion and I decided to leave corporate life to pursue a career in the field I loved. Black Dog has been successful since the beginning providing clients with exceptional images and a fun experience. We’ve appeared in numerous publications and on several wedding reality shows. Most recently,”Say Yes To The Dress”. We’ve also photographed hundreds of cakes from Buddy Valastro “The Cake Boss”. Hey, we’re from Hoboken! Additionally, Fuji America often features Black Dog images in their national photography convention/expo tour. As one of the most experienced and successful studios in Eastern Connecticut and the NJ waterfront we are a “recommended vendor” at several premium venues including the Hyatt Jersey City, the Liberty House, the new “W” Hotel Hoboken, the Westin in Jersey City, Bonnet Island Estate and Mallard Island Yacht Club both in Long Beach Island, NJ. In Eastern Connecticut we’re recommended by the stunning new Ocean House, Mystic Seaport and the amazingly popular Saltwater Farm Vineyard. I also teach photographic lighting workshops to other photographers at the New Jersey Center For Visual Arts, an art school in Summit, NJ. and here in Mystic at our very cool location opposite the Mystic train station. So….. How Do You Choose The Right Photographer? If you’re like most people, you probably get a bit overwhelmed as you surf through hundreds of websites and realize there are a lot of photographers to choose from. How do you decide who to go to? The websites all look trendy with interesting effects and they all say “photojournalistic” or something similar. But who is a real professional and not just a weekend warrior? Who has real experience? Who can I TRUST to photograph my biggest day? Well, don’t worry, I’m going to clue you in on the VITAL THINGS you must ask of any photographer. No Matter Who You Decide On To Be Your Photographer, These Are Things You NEED To Know… My goal is simple: I want your photographs to be amazing. Therefore, regardless of whether you decide to have me create your photographs or not, I still want you to know about the things most photographers DON’T want you to know about. The fastest way to learn this info is a phone call to the studio. No charge, no obligation. Just pick up the phone and give us a call. You’ll be glad you did. I hope you’ll find the information on this site informative and telling of the caliber of studio we are.