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Meet Tonya

Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Knoxville, TN & The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Take a deep breath and hand over the reins, I've got you!

I'm Tonya, a wedding and portrait photographer based in Knoxville, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

I’m adventurous and enthusiastic, and drink way too much coffee to keep up with this crazy life! I capture candid moments and deliver timeless true-to-color edits. I’m known for incorporating the majestic landscape of our region into each portrait.

My goal is to take away the stress that comes from being in front of a camera so you can enjoy moments with your loved ones. I’ll do everything I can to prep you for our time together so it’s successful; from suggestions on what wear, to planning your desired outcome, I’ll walk with you every step of the way. I want you to feel beautiful in each photograph all while having an amazing experience! With over 16 years in the industry, I’m one of the top photographers in the area and I can ensure you amazing results.

"Tonya exceeded my expectations with our family photography.

We had family come into town from Nevada, then rain happened on the day we planned for pictures, then on the back up day we planned, and I was sure we wouldn’t be able to get them done. Tonya totally saved the day and made time for our family to get us in. Then she had our pictures back within a week! We had our pictures done in the Great Smokey Mountains and I am beyond thrilled. Thank you Tonya for being so amazing, and ensuring we got our family photos done!”

—Kaela, Photography Client

Besides being a full-time photo ninja, I'm a lover of all things spontaneous.

Blazing trails solo, living the wild and free life is what my heart beats for! My favorite color is highlighter yellow and if I could describe myself in one word, it is “spunky”. Add in my favorite pair of Chacos, a plane ticket to anywhere, my pups, and I’m beyond content. 

I love chasing sunsets, serving with non-profits, exploring hidden gems, and having deep conversations with strangers. My simple pleasure is taking naps with Bailey (shih-tuz), and Stella (pitbull). My guilty pleasure is candy (any kind)!

I get excited about anything or nothing at all, and I'm pretty enthusiastic about everything in life!

My Enneagram is a 7w8 and you could describe my life like a snow day with sprinkles on top! Just think of it as – the party starts when I walk in! 

I have been a Knoxville, TN wedding and portrait photographer for over 16 years (and no I’m not old, I basically started the business when I was 7 lol kinda). It’s crazy to think I’ve ran a successful business for that long, but I’m thankful for it!

 If you are thinking to yourself, “She sounds like someone I just wanna hang with”, then say hello to your new BFF and photographer! Come say hello!

Whether you're booking a wedding photographer or family session, I'm here to help! I'm confident your photographs will surpass your wildest expectations.

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