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Modern Portraits for the 21st century Family
2024 Mini sessions are booking now!
Spring mini sessions in Charleston beginning in March and ending May 1st. Options are in studio, on Isle of Palms Beach, or at Hampton Park when the Azealias bloom. $99 booking fee, pets welcome. See my investment page for package options.
Lavender Farm Mini Sessions. Sunday, June 23rd in Barnwell SC. Sorry, no pets. $250 and includes digitals and a $25 print credit.
In a world dominated by digital screens, there’s a unique and irreplaceable magic in bringing portraits to life on the walls of your home. Placing these cherished images on your walls transforms your living space into a gallery of your life’s most precious moments. Wall art provides a daily reminder of the love, laughter, and connections shared, filling your home with the warmth and beauty of your own unique story.
Digital Files. The good, the bad and the compromise
What Makes me different
Portrait Photographers are different than your run-of-the-mill family photographers. We are specialists. Portrait photographers take their time to get to know you and hear all the stories about how you became the person you are today. We master the ability to mold and shape light in ways that flatter a person’s appearance and tell their unique story. Portrait photographers take their time with you so that you look and feel your best. Portrait photography is an art form rooted in psychology and sociology. No two Portrait photographers will ever produce the same style of work. Just like Monet, Rembrandt, and DaVinci…each Portrait photographer creates one-of-a-kind results.
I won’t have you doing charades in a park or encourage fake forced smiles. My portraits are tailor-made to your personality and the goals that you have set for the final imagery. In my portrait sessions, every detail is carefully planned out and carefully curated so that your portrait portrays only the best version of yourself. My style of portraiture is very editorial, like the images seen in Magazines. It includes laughter, dancing, hugs, kisses, and all the nuances that make your personality truly one of a kind. It puts the focus on YOU and not the chaos, clutter, and background noise that is so prevalent in today’s family photography. My portraits are simple, sophisticated, timeless works of art that easily fit into every decor and style. From books to picture frames and everything in between, you will look and feel like a magazine cover model!
I’m looking forward to creating this for you!
Who do I photograph?
Meet your photographer...
Hey there, I’m Tonya.
Do you want to know what I love about photography? As of 2024, photography is the only way to time travel. Kids grow up, elders pass away, and our hometowns are constantly changing. When I find myself missing someone or remembering the days of my past, I turn to a photograph. I’m instantly reminded of all the sights, smells, sounds, and touches that I can never get back.
I consider my work as a photographer to be that of a healer. Pictures have power. The power to connect us to those we have lost, the power to make you remember the smell of a newborn baby or the sound of children’s laughter. Pictures have the power to boost one’s confidence, and the power to explain what words can not.
Be in the pictures. Your children & grandchildren are going to want to know your story!
I have been a licensed and insured business in Mount Pleasant, SC since 2015. My dream is to have a brick-and-mortar studio one day, but commercial rent in our area is astronomical. For large groups or people with mobility concerns, I rent a commercial studio in West Ashley that is ADA-accessible. Newborns, kids, pets, and families of up to 6 can be photographed in my home studio. The address on this map is my old address. I am NOT located on Winnowing Way. There is a glitch with Google and they haven’t updated my account yet. I am still in Mount Pleasant. Please forgive the misinformation.