About Tonya


I am so happy that you stopped by to check out my work. I am Tonya, the owner and visionary behind Raleigh photographer, T&T Photography. I specialize in family portraits, professional headshots, customized cake smash sessions, first birthday, and lifestyle newborn photography. I am dedicated to making your photography session unique to you and your family and bringing your vision to a reality.

Giving back to my community is one of my core values. When you are supporting my business, you are supporting non-profits such as Meg's Smile Foundation, Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, and 100 Women Who Give a Hoot.


About Tonya

I am an award-winning Raleigh Family Photographer, serving the greater Raleigh area including my current hometown of Holly Springs plus Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and Wake Forest. I offer family portraits, cake smash photography for any birthday (not just the first!), first birthday photos, professional headshots, maternity and lifestyle newborn photography as well as event photography.


As a mother of two, I adore the beauty and value of family photography. I understand the trepidation that can come with a photograghy session with all that goes into it. I have designed an easy workflow process which is easy for my busy clients.


My brand of photography reflects the subtle alchemy of blending technical skill with drawing inspiration from my clients--it’s definitely an art and a science. Building special relationships allows me to capture families, expectant parents, babies, engaged couples in a way that’s unique to them. I get to know what makes the children giggle and how to help them want to have their picture taken. I find out about expectant parents’ hopes and dreams for their child. I want to know how an engaged couple met and how they knew each other was “the one.” I have even been trusted enough to take labor and delivery room photos to capture the emotion of bringing new life into the world. I truly believe deeper relationships result in happier clients and better photos.

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Session Info

Every client brings unique desires to a photoshoot, and I am always excited to bring those desires to life. Before a shoot begins, we have a phone consultation to ensure I understand the unique vision you have. I prepare every client ahead of time on what to expect, how to prepare, and anything else that may help make your photoshoot as fun and easy as possible. The majority of my photography sessions focus on cake smashes, in-home newborn photos, family portraits, and professional headshots. Capturing families and people as they are is an integral part of T&T Photography, which is why no filters are used

—with the exception of black and white photographs.



T&T Photography Diversity Statement

My mission as a photographer is to always search for the true, good, and beautiful in life and in everyone I photograph.

That includes YOU. You are beautiful and worthy. Every race, skin tone, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, nationality, language, gender, and sexual orientation is welcome here.I believe in justice and equity. Your life and your legacy are worth celebrating and documenting. It is my hope that in seeing ourselves for who we are, we realize our innate beauty.

Client Testimonial

Tonya, you outdid yourself with this years session. Thank you for your patience with my very unruly toddlers. I don't know how you get the pictures you do. Thanks for working your magic again.
Love, Meg

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