Our new website and blog is now live! We will no longer be posting our blog posts here.

February 27, 2010

Hello everyone!

We’ve got exciting news! Our new website is now live. You can view it at www.tonic-studio.com

We will no longer be posting in this blog. Click here to visit our new blog.

See you all at our new blog site.


Under Construction…finally!

October 29, 2009

Our new photography website and blog is under construction…finally! We can’t wait to unveil all the new things coming up as well as tell you about recent photo shoots and projects we’ve been working on. We can’t reveal too much yet but it will be exciting! So stay tuned and thanks for your patience everyone.

Since blog posts are more interesting with photos, I’ll leave you with a recent image of Tonic Studio Photography’s no. 1 fan, Ash. Took this paparazzi image of Ash while he was out and about roaming the eagle sanctuary earlier this year.


We’ll be back with more lifestyle and commercial shoot images on our new website and blog very, very soon!


Sneak Peek at this beautiful fall wedding.

October 10, 2009

With all the fall activities in full swing and the fall portrait season just about over, I may finally get a minute to get caught up with all the blogging. Here’s one of my faves from a wedding we recently shot. A hot couple, an amazing location and a sweet wedding full of heart. Will be posting the full blog posts very soon. Also in the works is our new website and blog. I’m very excited for the launch and will be announcing more about it in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more.


Justin & Kayla : A Love Story

October 5, 2009

You can almost feel her heart skip a beat when she looks at him. And if you look closely at her beautiful greenish blue eyes, you can see the contentment in her spirit. There’s joy and  peace and happiness. Happiness for another chance at being able to hold her man close. The man who stole her heart and made her complete. Genuine joy that he is now back here with her after being separated from him by distance while he was honorably serving our country in Iraq for the last year.

For Justin & Kayla, it didn’t take very long for both of them to know that they belonged together. When they first met each other, they knew. That was all it took, they then spent the next few weeks falling in love. It all felt right, up to that moment that Justin proposed to her, determined  that neither time nor distance would ever keep them apart.

From the moment we met this beautiful couple, we immediately fell in love with their charm and their genuine passion for life and for each other. I just know that documenting their wedding next year will be ultra fabulous! They really are two of the most joyful people to be around and I’m so sure that this will be an indication of how fun and how full of love and laughter their wedding day will be.

We shot their engagement session a few weeks ago in Bayview Beach one early morning right before a rainstorm. We had dramatic clouds, great light, the beautiful and surreal low tide, and a couple that was genuinely in love. What else could we ask for. Here are the first few shots of the day and they turned out to be one of my favorites.


















To view more of their engagement portraits CLICK HERE

What’s coming up!

September 29, 2009

Here’s what’s coming up on our blog soon!

A beautiful wedding with this gorgeous couple…


and this romantic engagement shoot with another gorgeous couple…Stay tuned!


Senior Portraits 2010 : Jeff H.

September 25, 2009

For this senior session we have a guy! We don’t shoot many senior guys, but when we do they turn out amazing. Jeff is totally cool, and is an extremely talented guy. He has a great singing voice, can play the sax, the guitar  etc. We chose the farm as the location since there were many cool backdrops we could use to give his photos that fashion edge plus it’s just perfect for Jeff’s laid back personality. Enjoy his gorgeous photos!





Amber & Brandon: Falling in love all over again.

September 19, 2009

One of the best things about our job is that we get to meet new people all the time. People fascinate me, with all their stories, their personalities, their quirkiness…all of these fascinate me to no end. So it was really exciting to meet this sweet couple who had this beautiful and inspiring story about their powerful bond. As we listened to them,  I knew that I would only have to observe their love story unfold, listen with my heart and with camera in hand, capture this intangible and powerful bond between them and hope to make it tangible through our photography.

Here’s a shot that I was more than pleased with. There is something beautiful and ethereal about this shot and how the sun flare pattern appeared between them. The afternoon natural light and the Washington sun certainly performed for us that day! There were more than a few of these moments that unfolded before us and it was a true pleasure to be there and watch these two fall in love all over again. Thank you so much Amber & Brandon for allowing us to spend the afternoon with both of you.


The light shines down on these two…




Waiting for the right moment as we captured the beautiful Edmonds sunset behind them.