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!


Tulips and wine in the Springtime:The Romantic Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard

April 17, 2009





Each month, we will do a blog post about a favorite wedding vendor in order for you to  learn more about these talented people.

Since nothing says romance quite like flowers and wine, we are excited to feature one of our favorite vendors in the area, Ector de Leon, one of the owners of the Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard, which is the home of the Red Barn Cider and the world famous Tulip Valley Wines.

The Tulip Valley Vineyard is a “must see” destination here in Skagit Valley.

Built around a 1920’s Red barn, this beautiful Winery also offers a Tuscany inspired wine tasting room, where you will find traditional wines such as chardonnay and pinot noir, in addition to some award-winning apple-cider wines made from local fruit. Stop by any day and you are more than likely to meet Ector de Leon, the hospitable  winemaker and Vineyard co-owner, who is always ready to tell you the stories behind their  award winning wines and cider.

Come by this month  for a sip of their local wines and ciders, meet the owners, take a tour of their art gallery and listen to local musicians perform. While there be sure to  view Tonic Design Studio’s fine art canvas prints currently on display in their Tulip Room.

If you are a bride in the process of planning your wedding, and you & your partner both love wine, why not consider having a wine themed wedding? For a Wine themed wedding, a winery is the best choice because it offers great views, timeless beauty, and tranquility for your guests and your loved one. Be sure to call Ector at Tulip Valley Vineyard and ask him about hosting your wedding or your reception there.

How to get there: From I-5 take exit 226 [WA-536] west toward Kincaid St. Go .2 miles. Turn left on Kincaid St. and go .2 miles. Turn right on S. 3rd St. and go .3 miles. S. 3rd St. becomes W. Division St.—go .8 miles. W. Division St. becomes WA-536—go 1.3 miles. Arrive at 16163 State Route 536 on the right. Look for large red barn on right and sign for wine/cider tasting.

Tasting Room: Open to the public. Complimentary wine tasting.

Amenities: Tasting Room, Tulip Room open for bridal showers, corporate meetings, Art Gallery, Vineyard available for hosting social events (weddings, reunions, special events)

Phone: 360-428-6894, Phone: 206-321-9424



Hey Skagit Valley & Seattle brides: Join us for a fun, FREE Bridal event!

March 31, 2009


Mark your calendars, the next Bridal Open House is right around the corner! This is a great opportunity to meet experienced wedding professionals, learn valuable information and best of all, it’s FREE!

Come and join us – There will be lots of fun prizes as well as hourly drawings for giveaways!

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 12pm to 4pm


  • Let Colleen Mcknight, owner of Hart’s Floral and her staff show you three full wedding styles they’ll create in their shop:
    Elegant & traditional in white & ivory, Rich, bright fall colors in a garden outdoor setting , Modern with hot pink gerbera daisies & bright green & white accents.  Find ways to define your style & see a huge selection of flowers!
  • Listen to Colleen Mcknight’s short presentation regarding trends and styles and register for a chance to receive your dream bouquet!
  • Stop by to meet Joe & I! We’ll be there to meet you and answer any wedding photography questions you have. Be sure to stop  by and register at our table four our hourly gift certificate drawing!
  • Also get a chance to meet other talented wedding industry professionals such as  Xtra Special Cakes, Sunset DJ, Consumer Rentals, Cindy’s Jewelry Design and All About Honeymoons.

Where: Hart’s Floral
410 Commercial St., Mt. Vernon, Wa
(360) 424-4248 or 800-634-9333

A fabulous Wedding Party at David’s Bridal this Thursday, March 19th!

March 16, 2009


To all Skagit Valley and Bellingham brides and bridesmaids, this one is for you.

This Thursday, March 19th, David’s Bridal in Burlington, WA is hosting a Wedding Party for bridesmaids, flower girls, moms and special guests.

Come in with your bridesmaids to browse hundreds of dresses and find out about the latest style, the hottest hues, the best accessories and the freshest ideas for your wedding party. Then sit back and watch your friends put on a little fashion show!

When: Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

While there stop by and say hello to Joe & I. We will be there along with other talented and fabulous vendors.

Featuring unique and creative ideas from:

  • Barb’s Pies and Pastries
  • MW Tux
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics

If you would like to make an appointment for this very special event, please call at (360) 707-2980

We hope to see you there!

Join us for a haute celebration of cutting edge style!

March 10, 2009



Stop by and say hello to Joe & Toni Camarillo of Tonic Design Studio Photography! While there, enter to win one of are FABULOUS giveaways that will be drawn throughout the event and ask any photography questions that you may have firsthand.

“Bright Lights, Big City” Prom Show
Presale tickets are $3.00 until March 13th – Price $5.00 day of

Date: March 18th 2009
Time: 6:00 pm

Event Details: Join us on March 18th at 6:00pm for a haute celebration of cutting edge style.

Preview ideas such as:

Updo’s, hair & make-up – All hair and makeup will be performed by our Paul Mitchell Future Professionals.

Dresses and Tuxedo’s from Wedding Belles.

Flowers, Corsages and Boutonnieres From Hart’s Floral

Photography from Tonic Design Studio

Refreshments are being provided by Starbucks and The Food CO-OP of Mount Vernon

All proceeds from ths event will benefit the annual Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraiser.

Location: Northwest Hair Academy – Mount Vernon
615 S. st St
Mount Vernon 98273
United States
Sponsor(s): Northwest Hair Academy – Mount Vernon
Contact: Jessi Benoit
Phone: 360-419-4497 ext 105
Contact e:mail: Send E-Mail to jessib@northwesthairacademy.com
Event Website: http://northwesthairacademy2.reachlocal.net
How to get there: 615 S. st, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Join us tomorrow for the David’s Bridal Prom 2009 show! You won’t want to miss this.

March 6, 2009


Join Joe & Toni tomorrow at the David’s Bridal Prom show -Saturday – March 7th at 5pm to 7pm! We will be there with lots of other vendors in the area and will be giving away some amazing prizes. There will be a drawing every 15 minutes from 5pm to 7pm. You won’t want to miss this event.

What: Party like it’s Prom 2009! Preview the new Prom 2009 dress collection, meet lots of vendors, WIN lots of FUN gifts and giveaways – there will be a drawing every 15 minutes!

Where: David’s Bridal in Burlington, WA
151 Cascade Mall Dr
Burlington, WA 98233
(360) 707-2980

When: March 7, 2009, 5pm to 7pm

Don’t miss this event! We will be there along with other great vendors from the area. We’ll have lots of fun giveaways! Joe & I hope to see you there!