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I love when a wedding day is just easy. No over-thinking. No rush or stress. No drama for your mama.

That is the perfect way to describe Brittany & Trevor’s wedding day weekend in Chelan. These two were so relaxed the entire weekend and they made time to do all the things that brought them that calm energy. Brittany started her wedding day with yoga in the park while Trevor and his buddies did a little morning paddle-boarding. Seriously, how cool is that? I hope that every couple who is currently in the process of planning their wedding day timeline makes *TIME* for the things that bring them joy. Slow down. Drink that cup of tea. Laugh with your friends. Surround yourself with people who bring good energy. Be in the moment. These two did exactly that and I could have not asked for a more perfect day with them.

I’m so thankful for the time I got to know these two. They are both so kind-hearted and thoughtful. They even brought me back a beautiful gift they got on their honeymoon in Italy! Who does that? Can’t say enough about these two, hope you all enjoy their sunny wedding day!

And huuuge shoutout to my homegirl Jordan for helping me out on this one.
We were a hot sweaty mess by the end of the day, but totally worth it.

Oh! And don’t forget to check out their awesome PHOTOBOOTH video at the end!


  • April 15, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Shaylee - You rock!!

  • April 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Samantha - Gorgeous wedding! Love all of the details!
    Would you mind sharing with a future bride where the bridesmaids getting ready robes are from? :)

    Stunning wedding and stunning photography to document!


I have a love/hate relationship with blogging.

Mostly love because I get to share awesome couples like Sara & Chris with you all. But I constantly have fun ideas, concepts, images, stories, or just things I’m loving that I want to share with you all…but the time is takes to BLOG it all drives me crazy. It seems like it would be a real simple thing. I’m sure there are things I could be doing to speed up the process, but I just take forever. That is just the reality of it.

But here’s the truth…

I have so many weddings and personal projects from the 2013 year that I am DYING to share on the blog, but there are two real reasons why they haven’t been shared yet. First reason is that I got so behind last year…I couldn’t keep up with the blogging like I had hoped. Second reason is that I was reallllllly wanting to wait and share the remainder of 2013 weddings/shoots/projects on my new website/blog. Obviously this rebranding project is taking waaaay longer than expected so there’s a new plan in place. I’m going to start blogging weddings as soon as I finish editing them, let’s be honest here…it’s just more fun that way. I will still be blogging the stuff from 2013 so hold tight with me.


I really could not have asked for a better wedding to kick off the 2014 year with. Sara and Chris were a dream couple to work with. Not only are they total hotties, but they have got to be…hands down…the sweetest couple. Ever. They are the couple who truly are *hopeless romantics* to their core…and they really don’t care who knows it. I love that about them. Any guy out there who needs tips/advice on how to be the perfect gentleman…let me know and I’ll connect you with Chris. No joke. And if any ladies out there need to know how to add that *WOW* factor to your wedding…let me know and I’ll connect you with Sara (wait until you see her dress!).  Just being around Sara makes you smile, that girls happiness is so contagious. Not only did these two pull off a perfect black tie wedding, they were able to incorporate English traditions right here in Seattle. It was so fitting seeing as Chris is from England and had many friends and family members travel all the way over here to witness these two lovebirds say “I do”.

Best things about this wedding day:
- Sara’s 2-in-1 surprise dress. 9 layers of tulle & 3 layers of organza take away skirt. Literally over 6,000 inches of fabric. Need I say more?
- Impromptu dance party tunnel in the freezing cold during wedding party photos.
- Groomsmen representing their home country by posing in their boxer briefs. You heard that right ladies…scroll down.
- Sara’s sister made a surprise appearance walking down the isle with her new baby girl. Literally born the DAY BEFORE the wedding!
- Got to photograph these two in the pitch black of night…with only the street lights shining down on us.
- The fanciest wedding I’ve ever been to.
- I had Meghan from Float Away Studios by my side helping me out.

But most importantly, two people madly in love started their forever.

Longest post ever, but I don’t care. Happy Monday.


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  • April 7, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Amanda Schwinghammer - Just amazing. The day and the couple combined with your talent is incredible ;)

  • April 7, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Karen - The WOW factor at this wedding is ridiculous. TK you really couldn’t have done a more beautiful job! I love her dress and all the smiles these two had all day! So so SO romantic- especially those nighttime shots. I can tell that you just shot your heart out at this wedding and it shows how incredible of a wedding photographer you are. So incredibly proud of you and this top tier work. Fabulous.

  • April 7, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Jessica Lindsay - This is the most stunningly beautiful couple, dress(es), wedding, and set of photographs… Incredibly elegantly documented. Wonderful job, Tonya!

  • April 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    jennifer ecker - absolutely amazing. gave me goosebumps! i adore how you got so many great shots of the bride and groom!!

  • April 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Kylie Martin - Seriously the most stunning wedding I have ever seen. These photos are amazing!

  • April 7, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Allyson Garrison - What a gorgeous wedding, enhanced that much more by amazing photos! Awesome job, Tonhya!!!!

  • April 7, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    Carrie Hall - Oh my goodness gracious dude. This is absolutely unreal. Just stunning, stunning work. Excuse me while I go pin ALL of these. That back shot tho!!!! Amazing work, Tonhya.

  • April 7, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Jonna - This is seriously just nuts. Crazytown. I LOVE all of it and you did it so so so good!!! It’s like all good and beautiful things came together for a day cloaked in magic – yay!

  • April 7, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    melissa green - holy balls. biggest crush on her and her wedding. and biggest crush on you now, you freakin killed it. such good work tonhya!!

  • April 8, 2014 - 7:06 am

    gladys - you are crazy talented, tonhya!! this wedding is incredible!!!

  • April 8, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    Tiarra Sorte - her dress, the venue, this couple…your images. JUST BOMB! Really. Well done.

  • April 11, 2014 - 12:15 am

    Julia Manchik - Oh wow, that dress! You made Pioneer Square look so classy. You’re amazing.

  • April 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    Nicole - Beautiful pictures!!! Where is that alley spot with the teal window frames?


I’m simply obsessed with this little girl.

My oh my, how you’ve grown Miss Marlow Jae.

Love her to pieces.


  • March 27, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Monic' Dion - I love the one of her smelling her feeties! :) so cute!

  • March 27, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    Jonna - I just CAN’T get over these! I have been looking at them allll day. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ I love her so much. And I love all the things that are just so “Marlow” about these pics. XO!

  • March 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    JuJu - Oh, so adorable!!! Our Marlow Jae continues to make me Laugh and Love her more and more everyday.

  • April 4, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Andrea - you are simply my favoritist photog that ever photog’d!