The best portraits are those that are natural, so I want you to feel at ease during your session. At every portrait session, I strive to capture more than just how you look. My goal is to tell a story…YOUR story. Who you are today, right now, in this moment. Silly children are allowed (and encouraged!) to be silly! Moody teens are never asked to say cheese! Don’t want to pose in front of the fireplace? Good, because I wasn’t going to ask you to! Portraiture has come a long way in the last few years and I am SO excited about it! Rather than being told how to pose or where to stand the entire time, you can expect to hear me tell you to “Be yourselves and have fun!” Just enjoy each other! I will help you with minimal posing to create a flattering portrait and some direction to ensure variety in your portrait collection.
Before your session, we will work together to find the perfect location for the feel you are looking for. Once your session is booked we will discuss clothing options and the look and feel you want in your story. A few days after your session, I will post a few of my favorite images from your session on my blog for your “Sneak Peek”. From start to finish, the experience is customized just for you and your family.
So relax, let the kids pick out their own outfits, be yourself and let’s have a blast!!
Browse my Portfolio to see more of my work and feel free to contact me to learn more.
My Digital Philosophy
Let’s face it….It is the digital age. As more and more things move to digital, photography being one of them, it only makes sense that your portraits are provided to you in digital format as well. With iPods, digital frames, Facebook and more…you want them! I want you to have them! Your images tell a story, and they belong together. I want you to have all of them, without the pressure of having to only choose certain sizes or only a few. Therefor, I offer high-resolution digital images on a high quality Flash Drive or DVD.
Session Fee: Option A | $150
Session Fee: Option B | $350
The following session types are offered for the above session options:
1st/48: the bonding session held within the 1st 48 hours of birth at the hospital. These crucial 48 hours are the most intimate moments between mother and babe.
NEWBORN: a special session that captures the interaction between mom, dad, siblings and baby (less then 20 days old) in the comfort of your home, or in my studio. At this session your baby will also be captured as art by him or herself and interaction with siblings and parents. Schedule prior to your baby's birth, then we'll schedule a time for the session after the baby is here. I include a 20-30 minute mini-maternity in-studio session with all my newborns.
BABIES & TODDLERS: held on location or in studio, these sessions capture your child the way you know them. Lots of smiles and laughter ending with a trip for frozen custard on the house, my favorite!
CHILDREN & FAMILY: lifestyle family portraiture that captures you as a family, the way you know each other! All family sessions are scheduled in your home or on location somewhere in the Denver-Metro area. Immediate family members only, each additional head is $25.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Senior sessions with me are fun and funky in multiple locations and multiple clothing changes.
COUPLES: Capture the bond and love you share!
BIRTH DOCUMENTATION : $500/$800
Please keep in mind that I also have a family. I know that some ladies really have their hearts set on a birth documentation, however we all know that babies tend to have their own birth plan. Sometimes they just do not want to be born! Therefore I do offer a back-up plan of replacing the birth with a 1st/48 session. Both are very memorable!
There are NO REFUNDS, discounts, or additional credits if I am unable to make it to your birth, and your birth session will be replaced with my 1st/48 session. If this happens the session will need to happen within the 1st 48 hours of giving birth.
BELLY & BABY : $350
Extended Family/Friend Sessions : $500
Rates effective April 28th, 2010. Rates may change at any time without notice. Company Policies, Copyright & Model Release Agreements are to be signed before all sessions. All sessions that are scheduled with Tonee follow the Denver rates regardless of location. All copyrights are maintained by Tonee Lawrence. Rates are only guaranteed for 30 days after a creative fee has been paid. All credits expire also after 30 days and are not redeemable for any cash value. Due to the custom nature of these services and products, all sales are final.
Birth | Labor | Delivery | Life
"There is a sacred, intimate mood to birth photography. It is not to be taken lightly. It is, in it's simplest form, the documentation of a miracle." -Nichelle Lawrence
These are not typical portrait sessions; the lighting is usually terrible and it's very difficult to plan or assume what's going to happen. However, the images will be mere glimpses of your life unfolding into something miraculous and beautiful... becoming parents.
Why should we document the birth of our baby?
How much does this cost?
Aside from your contracted time, what do we receive from this service?
When will we get our prints and products back?
When will you arrive, and do you stay after our baby is born?
What can we do for you?
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Can we see a slideshow?
Mini-Sessions | Portrait Parties
Need a quick session, headshots, something in studio for your rambunctious 4 year old who won't hold still? 30 minutes or less and $100 will get you 5 images with a print release for your personal use. Mini-Sessions are held on weekdays.
What could me more fun then a gathering of friends at your home with their children running and laughing? Their giggles echo off your walls and you hear pitter-patters amoung adult conversation, wine, and snacks? Well, it's more fun with me there with my camera!
Host a portrait party in your home with your friends and their families, and you'll receive your session for free, a little bit more time with me, and earn incentives! Thrown much like a Pampered Chef or Partylite Party, you'll provide some space, your lovely home, a few snacks and drinks, and most importantly good company while your friends and their families spend individual time with me in their custom sitting.
Please email for more details!
Is your other 'photographer' a PPA Photographer?
Being a member of the PPA shows my clients that I am passionate about my career. Membership in a professional association is expensive, time consuming, and rewarding. It shows a level of commitment to my profession and by having these credentials, you are able to determine if I am the right photographer for you.
There are a lot of photographers in Denver. There are a lot of folks who know how to take really great pictures, or they have a "really nice camera". Just because a photographer isn't credentialed, doesn't mean they are any less talented than those of us who are. It just means that we who have spent money and time in obtaining these important credentials, that we are invested in our careers financially and professionally. Having this status guarantees a pleasant and professional experience with us.
So what... I'm a PPA Photographer. Does that mean you pay extra fees and higher costs to contract me? Nope. Does it mean that you'll have a snooty photographer only looking for a pay-day. Absolutely not. Does it mean you'll receive better customer service and products? Possibly. Does being a PPA Photographer mean that everyone who isn't a member is not a professional? It's very possible that statement is somewhat true.
Devastation is hard to deal with. It's hard to determine what would happen if exposure wasn't checked as your baby is being born, or worse, the photographer gave false information on past experiences with birth, as in no experience. What if the photographer who charges a hundred dollars less didn't back up regularly, a drive failed, and they weren't insured to have the data recovered. I've had drives fail, 2 in 6 months. It happens. Cards fail. Cameras fail. Computers crash. It happens.
I back-up regularly, almost nightly, thus my expenses are a little higher to ensure your images are safely stored on 3 different routine systems. I am insured. I use high-end equipment and software. I can teach and I haven't stopped learning. I invest time that could be spent with my own family, on your family. YOU are important to me. Your kids, are very important to me.
For your own comfort, I have many testimonials and references. I can honestly say that I've photographed many births, and I can show you images from those births. As a client you wouldn't be choosing my services based on just my word, you can choose whether or not you like my work! That's important. You can find me on the PPA registry, and in the BBB.
I wish the best for you, should you choose not to work with me, but please do make an informed decision. Ask for referrals, look for testimonials, does the photographer volunteer at all and who do they volunteer with, are they insured, and what are their credentials.
Some other factors to consider:
Photographer Talent - Many photographers cannot afford certification, or are too busy to keep renewing their certification. Do not overlook related experience and exceptional talent.
Knowledge is power :)
Once you've paid your $50 retainer and reserved your session, I'll send you a special password to access my 2010 Product Book. It's pretty :)
Tonee Lawrence Photography FAQ's:
Every photography session with Tonee Lawrence Photography is different depending on what type of photography session it is…. Seniors are fun and funky, we’ll visit as many locations as we need too, I only schedule one a day. Children need to feel comfortable with their surroundings and myself… I will take as much time as I need too with them. I am also a mother and understand the apprehensions of children with strangers, and therefore will only schedule one photography session with Tonee Lawrence Photography for that full day.
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In The News: Tonee Lawrence Photography
For several years, thousands of U.S. families have endured repeated military deployment of loved ones. In September 2006, Colorado-based photographer and military spouse Tonee Lawrence started Operation: Love Reunited (OLR) to capture the emotional homecomings and separations of families who are often too overwhelmed with emotions to focus on taking pictures.
Says Tonee, “My husband had deployed to Qatar in January 2005 and when he returned in May ’05 we were too emotional to take pictures. My boys were so excited to see their dad, but without pictures we had nothing to help them remember that day.”
Sixteen months later, OLR served its first client—Tonee’s best friend—when Tonee took several pictures of her friend with her three children and sent them to her husband in Iraq. “As far as I know, we are still the only organization whose policies and guidelines have been fully reviewed and approved by the Department of Defense,” she says.
Today, Operation: Love Reunited is a photographer-run program with an administration board comprised of Tonee Lawrence, its president; Hawaii-based military spouse and photographer Gina Geigley, vice president; Oklahoma-based photographer Angela Beene-Wilkes, secretary; Tonee’s husband, Ssgt. Craig Lawrence, treasurer; Pennsylvania-based photographer Jarett Klum, IT, advisor and board member; Fort Bliss, Texas-based Captain Benjamin Carpenter, military liaison; Carmen Moyer, associate director of Colorado-based St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; Michelle Dubois, Minnesota-based photographer, board member; Breezy Cranford, Virginia-based military spouse and photographer, board member; and Gina Brauner, Florida-based military spouse, board member.
Operation: Love Reunited in Action
Military members may participate with their families if they have received orders to deploy overseas, are currently deployed overseas or are coming home from an overseas deployment. Thousands of families have benefited from the program. When contacted by a family, a participating photographer arranges a photo session—waiving the fee—during which he or she captures the events and emotions of the family’s time together, then ships a 4x6 album to the deployed military member, at no cost to the family.
Kimbra Orr, owner of Littleton, Colorado-based Kimbra Studios (kimbrastudios.com), was motivated to support Operation: Love Reunited because she has a niece and nephew serving in Iraq. “I understand the difficulties involved for the families,” says Kimbra, who donates two dog tag necklaces from her line of fine photo jewelry to every participating family nationwide. “We have received wonderful e-mails from soldiers and their spouses saying how meaningful it is for them to keep each other close to their hearts while they are apart.”
Looking ahead, Tonee hopes to encourage other photographers to join so they can share the workload when a large deployment or homecoming is approaching. “I hope to be able to raise enough money to have conventions where our members can learn from each other and hear from military personnel about how the organization has helped them while away from home. These stories are inspirational and helpful to other photographers,” says Tonee.
—“Our daughter was only nine months old when my husband came home from his first deployment with the Navy. I was so busy watching over her at his homecoming I wasn’t able to take the pictures I had dreamed of for so many months. Fortunately, an Operation: Love Reunited photographer took ‘Come Home Soon’ and ‘Welcome Home’ pictures for us. Our daughter will be 16 months when my husband returns from his second deployment, and I would love to have a photograph of my daughter welcoming home her daddy. Operation Love Reunited is the best thing I have come across since being in the military. Thank you for your wonderful images!”—Shannon
—“We had our session yesterday, and since my husband leaves tomorrow, our photographer proofed our session overnight so he could pick the photos he wanted. She was awesome! When I contacted her Thursday night, she agreed to do a last-minute session so we could have our hero with us after he left. I am truly thankful for the opportunity she gave us through this operation! I am sending all my FRG contacts this information, because I think it is so important to the soldiers and their families.”—Amy
—“I recently received the photo album and wanted to send you a short note to say thank you! We are very grateful for you and your colleagues. It means a lot to those of us away from home. You really made my day! Thank you again and all the best in the new year.”—Ron, deployed to Saudi Arabia
—“There is nothing more wonderful than having moments captured to get you through deployment and to celebrate the feelings of homecoming over and over again. As often as our troops are gone right now, sometimes all anyone has to hold on to is a picture. I know firsthand how amazing it is to see your child recognize his daddy from a picture and to see your baby reach for your hero and watch him hug your baby while tears stream down both of your faces. It is so important every family has those memories always.”—Jessica
As oftentimes happens with family portraiture, military families tell OLR their photos have taken on even greater significance when families suffer a loss of life. “Support your troops,” says Tonee. “OLR is a very emotionally rewarding organization to which to donate your time.”
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|Denver, Colorado Boudoir and Portrait photographer, Tonee Lawrence, has clearly set herself apart from traditional wedding photography. She's fun, has a great sense of humor, and an addictive personality. Tonee puts all she has into her wedding photography, whether local, national, or worldwide. She loves dappling in black and white, unique, and fresh photojournalistic styles, with a fun and fashionable twist of art. Tonee is available local in Colorado for wedding photography, Telluride, Vail, and other like resorts, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Denver, Littleton, and Aurora. She also travels for destination weddings in Europe and Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico.|
Little Rock, Arkansas' Boudoir, Fashion and Wedding photographer, Tonee Lawrence is considered to be one of the best photographers in Arkansas, AR for destination on location photography and in Colorado for the best childhood and boudoir and fashion portraits and photography services. She has been behind the camera photographing for nearly 10 years, and licensed since 2005. Her distinct style of photography and baby portraiture is unique amongst her peers, displaying a carefree, natural, magazine-like and fashion photojournalistic boudoir, newborn, childhood, NON-TRADITIONAL Senior portraits, baby, and birth photos that are quickly considered works of art by her clients and their friends. Quickly browsing through her photography websites and photographer blogs, a client is sure to find breathtaking images with vivid colors that Lawrence has come to be loved for, and pictures from documenting a birth to models building their portfolios to destination wedding documentary and engagement photos by Tonee, a professional photographer. Her favorite subjects? "I love working with women and children! Boudoir and Wedding documentary is my photography niche and I excel with them and am often complimented on my ability to easily relate to taking small kids pictures, to get then to warm up to me very quickly so we can take some truly energetic portraits," Tonee says. "I have a high patience level for children, and never rush a new mother and her newborn baby during a photograph session. As a parent I know newborns leave that fresh stage and become babies very quickly, growing rapidly. Then suddenly they are toddlers, then children, tweens, teens and seniors, then finally adults. Parents just do not realize how fast time flies - until it's too late!" Tonee's senior pictures are a vibrant, funky and fresh alternative to the school's traditional photographer. "The seniors who come to me, love my creativity and ability to reflect them and their personalities through my open photography sessions. I don't restrict them to a tree, I'd rather get to know the senior, what they like to do, their hobbies, where they go; then create images, albums, and photos that they can love, right along side of their parents. I want them to show their friends and be all 'Oh yeah, that's me, this is my photographers card, call her!'"
Tonee has relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas from Denver, Colorado in the Fall of 2010. She travels between Colorado and Arkansas for her portrait and boudoir and wedding photography clients. To learn more about Tonee's Colorado and Arkansas Wedding, Boudoir, and Portrait Session Packages and Prices, please visit her websites and blogs.
Tonee Lawrence Photography is unique, distinct, and artful aspect of photojournalistic and magazine-like fashion portrait photography, by a professional photographer.
The Best Boudoir, Newborn & Baby Photographer in Denver, CO and Little Rock, AR, Colorado and Arkansas.
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