My name is Tonee.
I am a plumbing engineer by trade, an artist full of soul, and a humanist by heart. I am passionate about building strong communities and helping others through my talents.
~Photo by my dear friend, Mark Jesse~
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the world, and the breath of the love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and Earth seems to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror... O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sorrows of Young Werther
I love a strong community.
I support small businesses.
I am a human, helping other humans.
I realize a lot of artists are trying to make ends meet and are upset at other artists, like me, who are offering our talents for very little temporarily. Trust that my affordable prices are not because I am undertrained, but because I truly love the gift of giving and the way it makes me feel comfortable inside my entire being; the way giving sets my mind at peace.
Right now, there are a lot of people trying to make ends. There are a lot of parents, who have a senior graduating this coming May. Many were laid off during the pandemic. Many are still laid off and looking for work.
There are a lot of pets that need forever homes, and there are a lot of kids that need homes. There are a lot of kids who could use a good belly laugh, a true smile, and a long hug.
I refuse to profit off of struggling families during a world-wide viral pandemic; parents who are trying to give their kid a few decent memories of their senior year while being furloughed from their jobs.
Yes, I offer my sessions, files and products at very affordable prices, and sometimes free.
It's my business.
Posted below are my CURRENT rates. These rates may, without notice, change to the rates posted to the right, in III.
SESSIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Seniors c/o 2021
ALL sessions are in Bentwater
ALL sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour long
ALL sessions are $100 w/ a la cart purchase or $250 with 10 digital image downloads
ALL rates and packages currently follow my SPORTS pricing. You may see these rates and packages at this link. It will open a new window for you.
ALL orders and proofing are placed through my online lab. Your order will be shipped directly to your home.
ALL images are lightly edited. For further editing per image, you will be required to purchase the image first in a print larger than a 5x7 or the digital file. I do not edit and re-edit for free as it is extremely time-consuming.
ALL sessions, except headshots, will receive a free leather or linen album full of my favorite images from your session. The album covers, sizes, prints, and the number of pages are to my discretion as an artist.
At this time I am not taking any maternity, births, newborns, babies who cannot sit up on their own, pets, extended families, weddings, or other events.
My normal rates and packages will eventually be returned and are posted below as value knowledge.
Seniors c/o 2021
The creative fee ($175.00) covers my time and talent and the post processing of your images. It does NOT include any prints or products. You are welcome to purchase the digital files for $450.00 prior to the session, or after seeing the proofs you have two options: $600.00 with no accompanying order, or for $450.00 with a $200.00 accompanying order. Otherwise, orders will be a la cart, ordered online, with a minimum order of $200.
At this time I am not taking any maternity, births, newborns, babies who cannot sit up on their own, pets, extended families, weddings or other events.
Boudoir Note: I will shoot on location at Acworth or Dallas addresses within a 10-minute radius drive from my home with a pre-consultation.
All other cities must come to Acworth
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