I started my humble home studio portrait business in April of 2008 in Aptos, CA. I currently reside in Clovis CA where I serve clients in the the Central Valley as well as the greater Monterey Bay Area. I have a B.A. degree in early childhood education. I'm a graduate of Baby as Art newborn portraiture class summer 2011. A member of The Motherhood Anthology since 2018. NAPCP member (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) 2023-2024 and a proud Print Ambassador for Bay Photo Lab.
I serve busy families through a stress free portrait process. Discerning clients that work with me find more time to enjoy their children's milestones while leaving me to take care of and plan all their session details. My signature tangible proofing system, curated client closet, heirloom velvet albums and custom framed collages are just a few of the things that sets me apart from most portrait photographers. It is my honest and sincere hope to serve my clients with the best portrait experience they will receive anywhere.
A few fun facts about Tonya
Married for 28 years.
Mother of 3 young men.
Fur mama X2 pups.
Lover of babies.
Seeker of light.
Chai tea sipper.
Tired of never getting in a beautiful picture with your children? I feel you mama and I've been there. This is why I have such a heart for making sure all my mothers get into the photos with their little ones. You are always cordially invited to be a part of any milestone portrait session at no additional charge because every day is Mother's Day in my studio. Worried about getting your busy toddler to cooperate? My early childhood development approach to photo sessions allows for personality to shine while fostering fun, play and exploration. Are you seeking timeless photos? The absence of loud colors in my studio wardrobe and my signature black and white imagery, brings attention to only the beauty of your precious moments. If any of this resonates with you, feel free to explore my site and reach out to me. I look forward to meeting you.
"Tonya has been amazing from start to finish. She has the amazing ability to capture the purest moments so perfectly & I am so pleased with the results. She helped me pick a wardrobe for myself & my son, as well as helping to pair that with adorable props. The picture selection process is darling & she is so helpful & insightful. I’m so happy I came across her, you won’t regret trusting her with your memories."
"Tonya is absolutely wonderful! Her style is timeless and classic and her attention to detail is superb. She creates a comfortable environment for photo sessions and patiently gives advice during the photo selection process. It is so obvious that she truly loves what she does. We will always cherish the images she has captured of our little girl!"
"Tonya did an amazing job on all of the photos of my newborn daughter and young son!.. She is kind, calm, and very knowledgable in her field. Tonya has the special gift of creating lasting photographic images that will grace our household walls and photo albums for many years to come!"
"Our experience with Tonya from beginning to end was wonderful! She puts so much love and dedication into all that she does and it shows! Definitely anyone who is looking for quality photography needs to give her a call, message her, or go on her website. Get a session booked! You will be so happy that you did, because priceless memories are waiting to be captured by this lovely ladies lens!"
"I cannot begin to describe how amazing Tonya and her photography is. She is so calm and sweet with my littles (even on the roughest days). She takes pride in her work, never settling. Her amazing eye for the perfect angle and lighting is impeccable. Not to mention her amazing wardrobe for my girls and myself which makes that much more easier on me. With Tonya, you’re getting so much more than a photographer."
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