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 with my talents.
~Photo by 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 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. There's a lot of other people trying to make ends meet too. There are a lot of parents, like me, who have kids in the Class of 2020. These students didn't get a prom. Many will receive their diplomas through the mail. Many didn't get senior pictures.
I refuse to profit off of struggling families during a world-wide viral pandemic, 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.
TO THE NORTH PAULDING SENIOR CLASS OF 2020
On April 18th, I dropped Hunter off at work. Before he got out of the car, he said, "You know where I should be? In a limo, heading to prom" and my mama heart just broke for him. I know you've heard every 'sorry' and I know that some have told you that you won't care about these lost moments in 10 years, but they are wrong. You will always remember 2020 because of what you lost and my heart is so sad for you all.
I am offering free senior sessions to C/O 2020; Cap & Gown and/or Casual. You will be able to choose 1 digital file for free and have the option to order anything else you like. The sessions will be short, but you will have a senior picture that will be cherished, and it sounds like you will have the graduation ceremony you have earned and deserve - just a little late. But right now, you have support and one more person on your team, Me. I hope my gift to the senior class of 2020 will give you something positive to remember in 10 years. How many people stood behind you during this time.
Schedule now, because space is obviously limited. Once the shelter-in-place expires, we'll start shooting.
You will have to come to Bentwater; we will have to follow state guidelines.
I sincerely appreciate any extended support through a purchase from your session and/or
tip, but it is not expected. I understand these
are difficult times for us all.
I am currently offering the following portrait sessions at the following rates:
Seniors c/o 2021
$950: Session, all digital files in hi-resolution with print rights, 10x10 up to 32-image album, 24x36 canvas, 65% off prints (save $570)
$650: Session, all digital files in hi-resolution with print rights, 8x8 up to 24-image album, 25% off desk prints (save $100)
$400: Session, 10 digital files in hi-resolution
with print rights, 8x8 up to 16-image album,
10% off desk prints (save $100)
$100: Session, a la cart ordering with a
minimum $300 order requirement for portraits
minimum $400 order requirement for boudoir
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
303-917-6030 | call or text me
firstname.lastname@example.org | email me