*Tonya Malay is one of the most experienced and sought after photographers in Southwest Florida. She specializes in natural light, sunset, candid, and classic photography and has photographed over 1400 weddings to date. Tonya approaches each wedding with enthusiasm, passion, and commitment to excellence.
*Tonya has received multiple awards for both her photography and her customer service. She is a recipient of the Couples' Choice Award for twelve years running, four time winner of the Editors' Choice Award, four time recipient of the Best of Bonita Springs in the Portrait Photographers category, winner of the Best of The Knot Award, and included in the top Fort Myers wedding photographers by Expertise in 2020.
*Tonya is a past president of the National Association of Wedding Professionals Naples Chapter and she is a two time recipient of the National Association of Wedding Professionals Member of the Year.
*Tonya is a two time recipient of the Platinum Circle Award, naming her one of the top 10 published photographers in the country. Tonya's work has been featured in regional and national publications, including ten magazine covers. Her company was also featured in Gulfshore Life Magazine, one of Southwest Florida's most prestigious publications. She was named one of Southwest Florida's most beloved photographers.
*Tonya has received over 370 reviews to date and has an average 5 star rating.
Maverick, our blue merle Mini Australian Shepherd, is the newest addition to our furry family.
He enjoys chewing, chewing, chewing, and chewing. He loves to play with his toys and the kitties have a blast watching him zoom through the house. Lady Glamourpuss is absolutely obsessed with him and loves to play chase and hide and seek with Maverick.
Sir Twinklepuss, our excessively furry shaded golden Persian, is spoiled rotten.
When he's not being utterly cute and melting hearts, he enjoys hunting lizards on our back lanai, having his fabulous coat brushed and styled, romping and stomping with Lady Glamourpuss, and hitting the catnip with Sir Glitterpuss.
Lady Glamourpuss, our shaded golden Persian diva, is the heart of our home.
She is sweet, she is kind, she is feisty. She can go from ultimate lap cat to fierce huntress on our lanai. She loves to meow and is always bossing us around to give her treats, let her on the porch to hunt lizards, or to pet her. She has everyone in the house, including the boy kitties and the puppy, completely wrapped around her paw.
Meet Sir twinklepuss
Sir Glitterpuss, our folded ear shaded golden Persian and head of the furry household, loves to help edit your images.
When he's not hard at work helping to photoshop he enjoys catnip, grooming himself incessantly, and long naps in the afternoon.
Meet Sir Glitterpuss
We've all heard the saying "I wish I could clone myself." Well, that's exactly what I did!
My oldest son Michael Malay inherited my artistic talent and passion for photography. As my apprentice, Michael has had extensive training in both lighting and technique, and is a force to be reckoned with behind the camera. He has been my business partner and second photographer since 2014.
In addition to capturing the wedding day events, Michael is responsible for photographing the boys getting ready, ceremony details, reception details, and cocktail hour candids. He has a true talent for candid photography, especially fun dance floor candids. He can also tie a mean bow tie!
After the wedding, Michael also assists with post-production workflow, editing, and photoshopping your wedding images.
Michael majored in Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. When Michael isn't working he is plugged into an electronic device and really enjoys gaming and keeping up with current events. He also inherited my love of animals and can't get enough snuggles from his fur siblings.
I love weddings, I love photography, and most importantly I love my couples! My work is my art, and a reflection of both myself and my company, therefore I pride myself in presenting absolutely beautiful images to my clients. I have spent my entire career perfecting my craft, always incorporating the latest trends into my photography style, mastering both natural light and flash photography techniques, and pushing myself to achieve perfection.
My style incorporates a combination of candid and classic photography with an emphasis on capturing the little details and special moments of the day. Every couple is unique, therefore I adjust my approach and style accordingly for each wedding. I schedule a consultation with my couples prior to their wedding to get to know them on a personal level and to discuss their vision for their wedding.
It's important to me that my couples enjoy their wedding day. I work closely with my clients to carefully plan their photography schedule to allow them to fully experience their wedding.
I'm happily married to my husband, Mike, and we have two boys, Michael and Matt. When I'm not working I enjoy gardening, playing classical piano, watching movies, and reading. I can lose a Sunday lost in a great novel. I am also an avid animal lover and am obsessed with our furbabies who get constant love an attention. I have a big heart with lots of love to share.
Meet Lady glamourpuss
I love photographing anyone and everyone. I don't choose my couples, my couples choose me. I enjoy capturing both intimate weddings and extravagant events. I very much look forward to hearing from you and thank you so much for considering me for your event!
For new inquiries, please be sure to include the following with your email correspondence:
1. Wedding or Event Date
3. How you heard about Tonya
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