Meet the Photographer:
Using her degree in photography/visual arts and years of experience in professional print labs and studios, Tonya Wilhelm's photography is published and has received many awards. She is now owner and head photographer of Wilhelm Photography which allows her to combine all of her passions: art, photography, teaching, and working side-by-side with her partner and husband Ben.
If you’ve seen our brochure, you have probably noticed our slogan: Wilhelm Photography- An Artistic Affair. Whether your “affair” is a glamorous wedding, milestone occasion, or a more intimate portrait session for you or your family we plan to make it an experience you will enjoy and remember. Providing lasting art that is significant to you is what every session is about.
Taking Time For You:
We like for clients to feel like they have a red-carpet treatment when they are in front of the camera. We don’t charge extra every time you change your clothes or check the clock for a “times up” moment. I care that you are comfortable and confident in front of the camera. I approach every event and session with a fresh perspective allowing the personality of the people I meet to shape the outcome.
Creating art takes patience. As the main photographer for Wilhelm Photography, I have had the privilege to photograph all people of all ages. I love the sigh of relief when a mom realizes I didn’t expect their kids to sit in the grass fold their hands and “smile at the birdie.” I also love when a timid client relaxes after seeing a stunning image of themselves on the back of my camera. I come to every session ready to work with the one being photographed. . I don’t bring a camera and say, “Okay, do your stuff.” I pose and compose to create art that reflects you in the right light.
Our style isn’t one-size-fits all. I love texture, dramatic light, artistic finishes… but those don’t fit into every type of session. I flex a little with the place and people I am photographing to create unique art for each client. I like a very clean image. I retouch and perfect each PROOF not just the ones you print. Why? That isn’t always the most cost-effect thing to do. I know. But it is my artwork, and my passion for photography doesn’t allow for me to only put time into the images you purchase. I have a rich foundation and printing and digital post-production. I don’t plan to waste them.
Show of Love:
I have great clients. I have been photographing clients from engagement to growing family. It is a joy. If you aren’t yet a WP client, what are you waiting for? I can’t wait to meet you. And neither can WP fans who love to see the images that each session produces.
If you are a client and loved your session with Wilhelm Photography, tell us about your “artistic affair!” It is always great to hear from you.