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Thank you for your interest in my wedding photography, I am honored you are considering me for this ever so special day! It is my goal to tell your love story in an authentic and natural way and to truly capture the love and relationships in your lives throughout this amazing experience.

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Hi there! I'm Tonya Laker, the owner of Palm Beach Photography. I'm a wife, mommy, creative and completely sappy hopeless romantic. I think my job is probably one of the best out there and I live vicariously through each and every wedding I document. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing you're a part of someones forever memories. Giving you beautiful photographs that you will look back on for the rest of your lives is a true honor. I feel blessed to be in this position and I honestly give my whole heart to it. Thank you for thinking of me for this amazing day and I look forward to chatting with you!

Owner, Photographer, Wife, & Mommy.

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The words "I love you Mommy", Jane Austen, rainy days, Nikon, Snow Caps, slow dancing in the kitchen, yoga pants, soft pink peonies, summer vacation, a loud house, sleeping babies, pinot grigio, the moment just before a kiss and witnessing your moments.

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We’ve assembled a winning team of photographers and photography coordinators who are talented in their own right and have worked alongside and been mentored by Tonya. They are specialized in their roles, whether it’s second shooting your wedding day to arranging family portraits or fluffing the brides gown to making your wedding the best day ever!


Photographers: Laurel, Athena, Yoli & Dan / Photography Coordinators: Lindsay and Carey

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Art & Design, Event Planning, Wedding Cake, laughing with you, lending a helping hand and witnessing your moments.

 

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We’re just so proud of our accomplishments and want to sing it from the highest mountain! This year Palm Beach Photography, Inc. has received The Knot’s Best of Weddings award for the SEVENTH year and in 2015 inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame after several years of receiving The Knot Best of Weddings. We were recognized for the FIFTH year for the Editor’s Choice Award and for the EIGHTH year in a row WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award! These are honors that we don’t take lightly. It has been years of hard work, creative thinking, personal connections with our clients and viewing the world in a different more beautiful way. I am extremely proud of our amazing team! I couldn’t be more happy about joining this elite group of professionals. Even more importantly, we know by receiving these accolades that our clients have been satisfied by the level of quality and service they have received. A huge thank you to all of our amazing wedding couples for supporting us on this journey of recognition. We love you!

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Wedding collections begin at $3000
Portrait collections begin at $425

Your wedding photography investment is truly one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your wedding. Your wedding photographs will be what you look upon as you enjoy life’s journey together and as your family grows. As your photographer, I have committed my life to preserving these moments in the most artistic, simple and beautiful manner possible.

I always love to learn as much as I can about my potential clients to ensure we are a perfect fit for one another. I would love to hear more about what you envision for the wedding. I’d also love an opportunity to discuss your details over the phone or Skype.

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Tonya is incredibly talented and captured the love and joy of our special day. Not only that, she and Carrie were a pleasure to spend time with. That is so important when it comes to your wedding photographer, as you really do spend a great deal of time with that person on your big day. Tonya was incredibly organized and communicative throughout the wedding planning process- she made sure that we were on top of planning the logistics of who would be in which pictures- so when the time came for photos we were quick- it was easy- and we were able to jump into all of the festivities very quickly after the ceremony. Tonya had a fantastic attitude and was such a hard worker- we found her on the property the day before the wedding scoping out ideal angles and backgrounds for the photos!! We are so glad that we went with Tonya and recommend her without hesitation to anybody considering Palm Beach Photography!




"Tonya is incredibly talented and captured the love and joy of our special day." 

Mollie

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Key Largo Lighthouse Wedding

Tonya was absolutely incredible to work with leading up to and on our special day. Planning a destination wedding there were a lot of unknowns, but Tonya took great time to get to know us from a far and understand our wedding day vision. She gave amazing suggestions regarding local vendors and crafted the perfect wedding day itinerary for us. On the day of, Tonya and her team made us all feel comfortable in front of the camera to the point that she captured amazing formal photos but also endless spontaneous, love-filled moments full of emotion. We recently received our stunning wedding album and the photographs instantly took us back to the most special day of our lives. We can’t thank Tonya and her team enough for capturing those memories so perfectly and I full-heartedly recommend her for your biggest day!




"On the day of, Tonya and her team made us all feel comfortable in front of the camera to the point that she captured amazing formal photos but also endless spontaneous, love-filled moments full of emotion. " 

Amanda

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Cheeca Lodge Wedding

Tonya and her team did an amazing job on capturing the best moments throughout the entire day of our wedding. They were upbeat and very positive the entire time, even when it started to rain while we were taking pictures on the beach. Tonya and her team captured all of the big moments and did not miss a thing. She did a great job of communicating with us throughout the entire day and especially during the reception to make sure we did not forget anything. HIGHLY recommend T0nya and her team to anyone that is looking for a photographer. Could not have asked for anything more from them!




"Tonya and her team did an amazing job...Could not have asked for anything more from them!" 

Katie

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Hilton Singer Island Wedding

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I can't thank Tonya and her team enough for the outstanding job they did on capturing our wedding day. From the first email, I knew Tonya was the one. Her energy is amazing and she is so professional and kind . She is quick at answering emails and putting all my concerns at ease. She coordinated with all my vendors and went beyond any photographer would. Her attention to details is what kept everything running smoothly and produced the most perfect pictures. She listened to everything I wanted my pictures to look like and to capture some special moments through the day and she did more than I ever dreamed of. My husband and I are so happy that we hired Tonya as our Wedding photographer! She captured every beautiful moment of our amazing wedding day! She's an amazing person to work with, and we absolutely love every picture! I can't wait to use Tonya again for all of our photography needs and I highly recommend her to any brides to be. Tonya, from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! - Viviana & Jason




"Her energy is amazing and she is so professional and kind!" 

Viviana

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Frenchman's Reserve Country Club Wedding

Palm Beach Photography was definitely a great choice. Since Day 1, my husband and I felt that Tonya addressed our questions and concerns in a timely manner. I really appreciate the way Tonya and her team worked on our wedding day. They definitely were able to get all the sweetest of moments and remain low key and respectful. In a wedding venue such as ours, there were so many different angles in which Tonya worked to get some cool shots so the photo gallery contained life and simply told a story. We really appreciated them being so prompt and quick and most importantly responsible as a wedding is a busy day! Tonya is amazing at what she does and I know that her business will continue to flourish as she is definitely talented and provides you with natural photos and still so detailed and has a good eye for the essence of the wedding day in each moment. There were definitely plenty of photos to choose from and our gallery told the story all within the course of hundreds of images. Thank you Tonya to you and your team. We loved working with you and hope to get the chance to work with you again in the future!




"I really appreciate the way Tonya and her team worked on our wedding day. They definitely were able to get all the sweetest of moments and remain low key and respectful." 

Tatiana

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Pavilion Grille Wedding

Tonya and her team were amazing to work with. She was very professional, always on time and she did a great job taking our wedding photos, We did have some last minute issues with our venue location but that didn’t affect her job, She took over and make everything good, She planned great. We truly love her work. I love seeing the photos, My husband loves her work and positive attitude. She captured the joy and the love on our special day!! Once again Thank you Tonya! You did a great job! I truly recommend you as a professional photographer!




"She captured the joy and the love on our special day!!" 

Clara

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PGA National Resort & Spa Wedding

Tonya was amazing, my first photographer canceled on me 3 weeks before my wedding date. I sent Tonya a message and she responded immediately and made me feel at ease. She started working on my timeline and made me feel comfortable through the whole process. She also recommended two ladies for hair and makeup that were outstanding. Tonya captured everything I wanted and more. It was an elopement wedding so pictures meant everything to me. I had confidence in her creativity and I was amazed at the results I got.



"Tonya captured everything I wanted and more. It was an elopement wedding so pictures meant everything to me. I had confidence in her creativity and I was amazed at the results I got." 

Kayde

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Boca Raton Resort & Spa Wedding

Tonya from Palm Beach Photography was everything we could have hoped for in a photographer for our special day. During our planning process, she was available whenever I had any questions at all. Tonya was a great reference in Florida for planning our wedding from Illinois. Her experience shined through the weeks before the wedding as I was panicking about last minute details. Her photo schedule was my sanity in knowing the day would go as planned. She and her associate were so energetic, upbeat and fun! At the same time, they kept the day flowing in an organized manner. We love that Tonya felt more like a part of the family than someone we just met. Despite the rain and some minor mishaps, she captured the true meaning and reason for our special day.. OUR LOVE. We love that Tonya encapsulated our love in such timeless and beautiful photos. We are so thankful to have had Palm Beach Photography be apart of the most important day in our lives.




"She captured the true meaning and reason for our special day. OUR LOVE. We love that Tonya encapsulated our love in such timeless and beautiful photos." 

Taylor

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Cheeca Lodge Wedding

Tonya and the Palm Beach Team were amazing from the very beginning! They were one of the vendors that was involved from the very start. From the moment I spoke with Tonya, I could tell her excitement, enthusiasm, professionalism, and the willingness to work with our needs was exactly what we wanted at our wedding. Having a destination wedding, Tonya helped with making everything so seamless. Coming from two people who are not comfortable having photos taken of them, Tonya made us feel more comfortable than we ever could of imagined. We were blown away by the engagement photos Tonya took back in January, and we could not wait to see what she could do for our wedding photos. Being a very emotional day, Tonya and her team were very comforting, accommodating, and it was as if I knew Tonya for years. Our photographs are memories we will have forever, and we are beyond happy we had Tonya and her team with us on our special day. I still can't believe these are images of us (I have to pinch myself every time I see a photo). We cannot thank you enough for being able to relive the best day of our lives over and over again through your amazing, beautiful and stunning photographs! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!





"I still can't believe these are images of us (I have to pinch myself every time I see a photo)."

Jaime

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Cheeca Lodge Wedding

When we were searching for a photographer for our Florida destination wedding, the photographs we saw from Palm Beach Photography had us hooked instantly. Wedding photography can be stressful for everyone involved, but working with Tonya and her team has been the most stress-free process ever. They had everything planned ahead of time so that there was no confusion and everything ran smoothly. They were very efficient with time, and made sure we had enough time to enjoy each other and our guests. The photos we have gotten back exceed anything we could have ever dreamed of. They captured our love for one another, and the beauty of our day. They valued our requests and stayed true to our personalities. We fully trusted their vision and we’re so glad we did! The locations that they chose and the poses they put us in felt so natural and beautiful. We would not change a single thing, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for beautiful, natural, and perfect photographs!





"The photos we have gotten back exceed anything we could have ever dreamed of!"

Kelsy

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Hilton Singer Island Wedding

Tonya and her team did an outstanding job capturing the best moment of our lives. During this whole process I never once lost faith that she wasn't going to deliver. Having her during our big day was like having another wedding planner. She was well organized, prepared, and full of excitement. The images taken were not just pictures. Tonya captured moments, memories, emotions, and most importantly US. She captured US not only as two people on our wedding day, but as who we are on our wedding day. We could not ask for more for our day and we would highly recommend that you choose Palm Beach Photography for your special moment as well!





"Tonya captured moments, memories, emotions, and most importantly US. She captured US not only as two people on our wedding day, but as who we are on our wedding day."

Abbie

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Mayacoo Country Club Wedding

Palm Beach Photography was exactly what we were looking for in capturing our wedding day. From the beginning, Tonya not only worked with our budget, but assisted me with everything from what we wanted the feel of the wedding to be, to organizing the entire day’s schedule down to the minute! Her organization skills and her professional ability to keep the day running on-time and stress-free allowed for us to enjoy our time spent taking pictures with the bridal party and our families. Tonya even directed us how to pose and what to do, taking all the awkwardness out posing for pictures. Her team was polite and we instantly felt like they were old friends. Palm Beach Photography captured all our wedding day moments and provided us with the most beautiful memories of our wedding. Would most DEFINITELY recommend!





"Palm Beach Photography captured all our wedding day moments and provided us with the most beautiful memories of our wedding. Would most DEFINITELY recommend!"

Amanda

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Sundy House Wedding

Palm Beach Photography was the perfect choice for our vow renewal. From our first phone call through to our personalized delivery of our beautiful photo book, Tanya was fantastic. She made herself available, saw and worked with our vision, and delivered truly beautiful pictures. As this was a vow renewal, I had learned some things the hard way regarding hiring a wedding photographer at our original wedding and I was very particular the second time around. Tanya stepped up to the plate and delivered all of the details we wanted. Their online planning and payment system was easy to follow especially since I’m a ‘do everything from my phone’ type person. It helped to make sure we had all the details planned out- both the ones we already knew we wanted and the ones we discussed along the way. Thank you for running from the rain with us, working your butts off to get our toddler to smile and so much more!





"She made herself available, saw and worked with our vision, and delivered truly beautiful pictures!"

Jamie

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Your wedding photography investment is truly one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your wedding. Your wedding photographs will be what you look upon as you enjoy life’s journey together and as your family grows. As your photographer, I have committed my life to preserving these moments in the most artistic, simple and beautiful manner possible.

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