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>>tonya risser


for everyone

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     tonya risser

I'm a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl.  Sipping on hot herbal tea while doing my early morning Bible study outside is something I look forward to everyday (especially during the fall, which is my favorite time of year). I enjoy fruit smoothies, and Chipotle, firepit nights with family & friends, and a hot bath when I'm exhausted.   Watching the sunset puts me in my happy place, and what better place to do that than the beach!  Since we're talking beach, walking the beach while collecting shells warms my soul.  There's something about it that's simply soothing.  I love animals and people, and enjoy moments with those I hold dear to my heart.  My family is growing up, I am the proud mother of 3 adults, that tastes a little funny coming out of my mouth, and 2 lovely children ages 9, 12, 18, 21, & 23.  They are a blessing and a challenge, I wouldn't have it any other way.  They have caused me to grow in ways I never thought I could.  God knew what He was doing when He gave them to me to raise and enjoy.  My husband and I have been together 27 years, married 25 of those as of Oct. 2016.  That in itself is amazing!

Photography has been a passion of mine, believe it or not, for more than 3 decades.  I started shooting on an old 110 camera (which I still have by the way), and believe me, I shot everything that came across my path.  My poor little brother was my model, and yes, he had to walk the homemade runway in our childhood home.  Like walking the beach & collecting shells, photography also warms my heart and brings a sort of calming to my soul.  What I see with my eye is something only I can see, it is seen in a way nobody else sees it, I enjoy the art of capturing that moment and treasuring it for a lifetime!  I feel blessed God has gifted me with a passion for photography, because He has also wired me up to treasure memories deeply, and what better way than to capture them FOREVER!


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Seniors LOVE having a good time, making friends, and simply being themselves! That's why I love photographing them.  I love to capture moments, who they really are.
Plan to bring your favorite outfits, pick your favorite location, and have a lot of fun!  

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Fine Art Prints, Albums and Gifts all available for purchase & included in most packages!
Digital Images also available for purchase


Family is very important to me.  Having a large family of my own, makes capturing memories even more valuable.  I realize that every moment in life is precious, and each person is unique and always changing.  Leaving memories for my children, grandchildren, and beyond allows them a window into the souls of those who have gone before them.  The treasure of family is one that can not be replaced, nor can photographs that were never taken.  I for one am grateful for the thousands of moments we have captured over the years, and have watched as my children scour through them with big smiles and much laughter.

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I can't wait to hear from you!

tonya risser

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