About the Photographer

The Photographer

My name is Thomas Christopher Hatzenbuhler, and I am a professional photographer and videographer specializing in commercial and editorial work.

I place an emphasis on the photojournalistic approach to my image making because I want every photo I capture to tell a story. That story is an ephemeral moment shared between myself and the subject beyond my lens. I feel it is important to retain the integrity and honesty of such moments captured forever through the medium of photography.

The process of making an image is, to me, an exercise in art and technical skill. I obsess over the details of every image to provide my clients with the highest quality content. I have carefully chosen the finest tools to produce quality images and videos regardless of the environment and setting of any given shoot. My work in photojournalism has also helped me develop an efficient and effective workflow that guarantees my clients the highest quality work under the strictest of deadlines. 

Experience & Focus of Work

I am a photographer for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. My work includes photographing the historic architecture of the buildings on Capitol Hill as well as documenting restoration and renovation projects. As a photographer for the Architect of the Capitol, I also produce content for social media, publications, and photograph congressional events.

I have also worked extensively with universities and colleges to provide the institutions with a variety of services including event photography, professional portraiture, marketing and editorial images, and videography.

Additionally, I have provided editorial and event photography for nonprofit organizations that focus on social justice issues.

I also provide personal clientele with a wide range professional photography services including engagements, weddings, family portraits, and senior portraits.


Council on Abused Women’s Services of North Dakota
Dakota Media Access
Dakota Outright
Men Can Stop Rape
Mount Marty College
United Tribes Technical College
University of South Dakota
Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company
Vermillion Plain Talk

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