HELLO, I'M TONYA.

I am a documentary wedding, boudoir & lifestyle photographer with an editorial approach based in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. At the heart of my work, you will find authentic connection & composition, some of the most important things to me as an artist. I build on that with honest storytelling with a more editorial approach. Any one can pick up a camera and learn how to technically use it, but an artist’s eye is unique to them. My inspiration lies in authentic human connection & emotions, pockets of light, vintage film, movement, honest interactions, vibrant colors found in nature, fog after a rainfall. Finding beauty in the most ordinary things. 



I am a laidback extroverted introvert. I live in an 1815 farmhouse with my husband Chuck, our three boys, Charlie, Gus & Hugo, and our two pups, Murray & Mabel. Sounds exhausting? It is, but in the best way possible. I have a studio space in a bright, converted barn on our property, complete with a dark room & greenhouse. This is our second "project" home and we often joke that we are on our way to being the next Chip & Joanna Gaines.

Analog film is where I got my start in photography and what made me fall in love with it. While I don't yet offer that professionally, I hope to one day soon offer it as an add on option. You will see the film inspiration present in my digital edits. For my personal work, I shoot on vintage toy cameras, disposables, and an old film camera passed down to me by my grandfather. He is the person that introduced me to my love of photography.

the artist behind the lens

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While my approach is documentary and my goal is to deliver photos that tell a story, I know most people are not comfortable in front of a camera. I help my clients by setting them up in poses and angles that are flattering to them, while then guiding them through movement and connection to create an overall candid vibe. No stiff awkward poses, no cheesy prompts. I want your photos to feel like you and feel that the most honest way to get there is to build trust through getting to know you and creating a collaborative space. I encourage you to be yourselves, to give me those loud laughs and be open to being vulnerable. If you give me your honest selves, I will capture you as such. Open, honest, authentic connection. Ready to connect? Inquire now.

Authentic connection & collaborati0n 

my approach