Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I've gotten to do a couple of family pictures for the holidays so far. In the next few days I will subject my own family to this practice as well, because my mother has decided we need to do it every year it seems. Small price to pay, I suppose, for use of space in their garage for the studio.

Here's just a taste of what I've been up to. I have so many props I haven't begun to use them all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hooray for more seniors!

Just when I think I'm finished I end up with more! I love it! I did two sessions on Saturday for a Kardinal and a Bulldog. They both wanted studio only which made the session simple enough. Here are a few favorites while I continue working on them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October has been busy!

October is the deadline for most school's seniors to get their picture in for the yearbook. Late September and Early October sees a lot of senior portrait work for photographers as that's when most people begin thinking of school photos. I recommend all juniors to think about getting their portraits done in the summer if at all possible so that you have a lot of time to decide over which picture will be sent in and that you don't have to deal with it while dealing with sports, homework, and other senior year stressors!

Still, one of the most fun times to get portraits done are while the seasons change. Fall brings a lot of great texture and color - if you can get out while there's sun and not rain. Rain can make for some pretty unique pictures, but I know it's not ideal for most! I'm not a fan of being wet and cold, either!

I had the priveledge of meeting some of the class of 2012 this month. The last few sessions involved a SoHi Star and twin Kenai Kardinals. Each had a distinct personality and it was fun - and sometimes a challenge - to get their personalities to come through. But once they did, oh boy! Seniors continue to be my favorite sessions!

Aside from portraits I also attended the Medium Schools Football Championships and watched Kenai regain their Champion title. Congratulations to both Kenai and Homer for a game well played!

Sadly, with my sports lens still out being serviced I was unable to shoot the event, but I did take the smaller lens and shot some of the drumline's work. I'm currently editing those pictures so we'll have to wait and share those on another day!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Mini-Sessions Start Now!


As promised here are the details for the new mini-session! I promise you will love it!

Fall/Halloween Mini-Sessions
Beginning October 1 thru November 6, 2011!
Half hour session in a studio setting with fall themed props. After the session pick your favorites. Photos will be ordered and mailed to you. You will also have a password protected gallery to send to family and friends for viewing and purchases.
$45 Includes:
Session Fee
[1] 8x10 Collage
[1] 8x10
[2] 5x7
A $95 value! Save $50!
*A CD with all photos and collages can be purchased for a discounted price of $45 extra. Photos will be High Resolution and will come with a copyright release.

Book your session today by emailing tonichelle[at] or call 907-244-2801

I love this time of year. The colors pop out all over, and it's the start of the holiday season. Being a drama geek in school, I love the dressing up that happens in October. The family gets together for Thanksgiving, the day after which we break out the Christmas decorations and begin turning the house into a winter wonderland. It's my favorite time as a photographer with senior portraits wrapping up, and families turning to the Family Portrait to stick inside their Christmas and Holiday cards. I'm so excited for this mini-session. With all of the wet weather we've had, the fact that I can put together something in the studio is what I've wanted for a long while, and now I've got the space and time to do it! so don't be shy, break out the fall sweaters or the halloween costume and come have a fun picture done. You can't lose!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Basic - $150.00 ($300 with CD)
[5] 5x7
[48] Wallets
Deluxe - $225.00 ($375 with CD)
[8] 5x7
[8] 8x10
[72] Wallets
Superstar - $400.00 ($500 with CD)
[10] 5x7
[10] 8x10
[2] 11x14
[88] Wallets
[1] 20x20 Specialty
Snapshot (one pose only) - $50.00
[2] 8x10
[3] 5x7
[12] Wallets

Engagement - $400.00
[4] 5x7
[3] 8x10
[1] 11x14
[40] Wallets
Bouquet - $1300.00
[1] High Res. CD
[1] Proof book (up to 100 proofs)
[10] 5x7
[4] 8x10
[1] 11x14
Platinum - $1425.00
[1] High Res. CD
[1] Proof Book (up to 100 proofs)
[15] 5x7
[6] 8x10
[2] 11x14
Basic - $30.00 (one pose)
[2] 5x7
[1] 8x10
[8] Wallets
Child’s Play  - $55.00 ($205 with disk)
[2] 5x7
[2] 8x10
[12] Wallets
[1] 11x14

Package prices as of September 26, 2011. Subject to change.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's starting to look nice in here...

Still working on a lot of things, but at least I feel I'm getting somewhere with the layout. Not sure, still, if this will be the site's permanent home. Feedback would be appreciated. And, yes, I know the other pages are empty or nearly so.

Many changes coming

With the changing of seasons and job situation what better time to also change the site and blog?! I'm leaning more towards this becoming a one stop shop for the website. We'll see. That's why it looks so much like it's under construction - well, that's because it is!

Check facebook for updates!

Love Me Some Football!

In the last year since having my 100-400mm lens I've shot many a football game - mainly Kardinal football as that was my high school after all, but none the less, I have given my lens a workout. So much so that when I shot Kenai's homecoming last weekend it finally gave out on me. To say I'm bummed is an understatement. I love that lens. It's perfect for sports as well as wildlife photography. I miss it. What's worse is we're getting closer to the playoffs. My lens is out for repair for "at least" the next 10 business days... two weeks means I miss the last two games of the regular season unless a miracle happens. I'm so disappointed.

But! Before my lens went completely haywire I managed to snap off this shot of Kenai's AJ Hull.

Kards play the Homer Marineers on Saturday, the Stars play the Panthers. Friday it's the Bulldogs vs Seward. Good luck to all the teams, stay safe, and may the best team win!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hooray for Fall!

Things are gearing up around here at Photography by Antonia. Schedule has completely changed - I am now open all day pretty much seven days a week! I'm no longer working at the credit union and while I am looking for a "regular" job, for the time being photography is my number one priority.

Still, I managed to work the 40 hour work week while shooting all summer. Two of my favorites were a wedding shot back in august and a two year old's birthday shoot that I had earlier this month. Here are just a few glimpses.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

July Mini-Sessions!

July 3-5, 2011

Mini-Sessions with Patriotic Flare! Break out the Red, White and Blue!

30 minute session for up to four subjects
Photo package includes:
Only $75!!!!
10% off all other photo products!!

Weather permitting bookings will be outdoors in several locations (or one of your choosing!). Kenai Beach (off of South Forest), South Forest Park (Kenai), or the portrait studio (Soldotna - directions will be provided at booking). More locations may become available. Check the facebook page for updates!

July Bookings

My July Schedule is ready for booking. Sorry for it taking so long. Beyond my control.

Anyway dates are always open in evenings, but days that are completely free are as follows:

July 01
July 03 - Mini Session Promotion*
July 04 - Mini Session Promotion*
July 05 - Mini Session Promotion*
July 14
July 22
July 27

*The Mini Session Promotion will be sessions with a patriotic theme 30 minutes long for up to four subjects. $75 includes session fee as well as a photo package. There will be a blog post just on the promotion coming shortly! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Dates are still up for grabs!

I'm horrible these days about blogging. I apologise! I hope all of you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. Can you believe it's already June? Insane!

Speaking of June I still have some times open for photographic opportunities. Please take a look at the dates and think about your family and what you want to have done. We can do studio, outdoors, or in your home.

June Dates:

June 2
June 5
June 11 - anchorage only
June 12 - anchorage only
June 14
June 19

*other times may be available on other dates, be sure to email me tonichelle[at] to check for availability.

And to make sure I don't have another post without a photo. Here's one taken this weekend.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Easter!

Had a fantastic shoot on Saturday with an adorable doll baby. You may recognize her, she's been a client since her infancy. I am so honored to be able to see her grow up. These are her spring/Easter photos. It was a reshoot as the first time around she was a little overly excited about my dog being at the studio/house and she was more interested in playing with the dog than getting her pictures done. I've learned that the dog will be out of sight out of mind from here on out with her! Studio photography is a learning process, that's for sure!

There's still time to get your spring/Easter pictures in. Call 907-244-2801 or email me to schedule a shoot today!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Join Photography By Antonia's Baby Club!

Make sure to capture all of those first moments of your little one! One time session fee of $25 will get you a monthly session for the first 12 months! Pay for only the photos and products after that! Email me for details on how to join!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Disneyland & California Adventure

I'm slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things, but it'll be a while before I can really put words on the blog(s) about the trip to California... don't worry, I plan on giving you another glimse into the wedding photos from January, but I need to start editting them all first!

So for now a couple from the Disney portion of the trip.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wedding bliss

Congratulations Judy and Gaylord Spurgeon. Married January 29, 2011!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Contact Info change

Nothing big, but as of today my email address is - - my old account has been deactivated with the server changes at UAA. Please note the change when you are inquring about services and products!

Have a happy Sunday!