Hi, I’m Tom McConnell

I first got into photography at the tender age of eight. I pestered my dad to let me use his Konica SLR and darkroom equipment until he relented. Using Dad’s Konica was certainly a challenge for such a young kid, but I persevered.

Today, I grab my camera and go back to nature whenever I get a break from my work as a home designer. Being surrounded by so much salt and freshwater and tramping through the woods, where many dangerous creatures reside, certainly keeps me on my toes. But I love the challenge of hunting for that next perfect shot. It’s like still-hunting without the gun.

Inspiration for my nature photos is all around me. Who could resist the call to capture the remarkable Osprey in flight or take a close-up of a tiny native plant that most others fail to notice?

In 2019 I started studying and practicing portrait photography and the response has been very encouraging. I now offer portrait photography for you and your family. Please give me a call for services.

Other Past and Present Employment

In 1992 I built the solid copper cross on top of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. McConnell Metal Works was closed in 1998 to design homes full time.

In 1994 I start McConnell Custom Design. Presently I design new house plans, remodel or addition house plans.