Entries by Michael Thoma

How to choose your song

  I need to pick out a song or two for my party. What do I do? We, as human beings relate to music. It creates the soundtrack of our lives. Have you ever heard someone say “Man, that song takes me back.”  Back where? It means back to a memory that was created by…

9 Simple tips to handle being the center of attention

How to handle being the center of attention Don’t you just love being the center of attention? The nervous smile, sweaty palms, the feel of every eye on you? While some people thrive on the influx of attention, others want to curl up in a corner. Well, the truth is that at some point in…

Why do I love what I do?

Why do I love what I do? Why do I love what I do? I get the unique chance to develop relationships with families looking to celebrate and discover emotional connections that create unforgettable moments. Moments that take your breath away and create an emotional bond with your guests. My involvement in your event is…

How much do you charge?

How much do you charge? Recently, I was asked how much I charge for a Sweet 16 party. Below is my response. Hello, Thank you for the opportunity to answer this important question. Martha Stewart is quoted as saying” The DJ is responsible for 80% of an event’s success.” That success depends on how much…

Jared and Shari Newkirk Wedding

Jared and Shari Newkirk wedding Jared and Shari Newkirk were married on October 13th, 2017 at The Purple Iris in Martinsburg, WV.  They have been friends since elementary school. They were always close to one another, but since Jared wasn’t “broken”, Shari had no romantic interest in him. He always loved her and never dated…

Jared and Shari Newkirk’s Love Story

Jared and Shari’s Love Story This is the Love Story between Jared and Shari. They have known each other basically for their entire lives. Shari’s brother Jeff was Jared’s best friend and they all went to school together. But Jared always preferred to hang out with Shari. They played cards and did lots of things…

Samantha and Trent Wojcik Wedding

Samantha and Trent Wojcik wedding Samantha and Trent Wojcik are high school sweethearts and best friends. I was honored to play a part in their wedding on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Samantha and Trent were married on a beautiful sunny day at Clifton Farm near Berryville, Va. This gorgeous venue has a view that goes on…

What makes me different? Capturing the moment

What makes me different? Capturing the Moment Pictures are a very important part of any wedding or event. Your photographer is looking to capture the moment, the emotion, and the best that you can be. By taking the time to look through the eyes of the photographer, I can see what will create a perfect picture.…

What makes me different? The Details

What makes me different? The details I attend local rehearsals. This is the perfect way to iron out the final details. I bring the equipment out and I take this opportunity to get music and voice levels correct. I make sure that the processional order is correct. If names are difficult to pronounce, I have each name…

What makes me different? Little Things

What makes me different? Little things. Everyone knows what a DJ does, right? They play music and make announcements. They are the ones who move the reception forward. I am not referring to any of that. By caring about the little things that personalize your event, we create a deeper experience for you and your…