Ok folks, it’s that time of year where many photographers spend hours toiling over which “final images” to share that were some of their favorites from the year, most moving, emotional or just downright RAD shots that highlight the year they had…. and that’s EXACTLY what this post is for me! It’s my FAVORITE, EMOTIONAL and down right RAD photos of the year… I mean COME ON… one whole bridal party asked for this shot!!!! (See that down below!)
You see, the “Tonie Face” came about when a past bride asked if I would pose with her for a photo and make the Tonie face?… I just looked at her, somewhat confused and she said ” Oh c’mon! It’s the face you always make! Its a look of excitement shock and surprise!” This bride also later mailed me a print of that photo with the most amazing thank you card and piece of gold jewelry that reminded her of me and my tears fell to the floor…. So from that moment on, I knew it was a tradition I had to keep! JOY, EXCITEMENT and true happiness are all emotions I feel when my clients inquire, when they book me and especially on their wedding day!
To say that I treasure each one of my brides and grooms is an understatement. I know the magnitude of choosing me to spend the whole day with, trusting someone to capture the most important moments and really blazing a trail with me! Thank you to my 2016 brides for braving the wind, rain and grass stains. For trusting me when you weren’t sure it would make a cool shot and most of all, for inviting us to truly be a guest and not just a vendor on your wedding day. WHAT A HONOR. PS… please take special care to look at all the grooms…. they are the gold star winners on “The Tonie Face”!!! I come across these shots when editing and every time it brings laughter OUT LOUD.
A quick apology to the few couples who I managed to not snag this photo op with! I’m the worst! But chances are, your day was just so darn jam packed with fun and “rad-ness” that we just didn’t get a chance! And a quick THANK YOU to my amazing second shooters from this season!
Alicia Lynn Photography
Ike & Tash Photography
When Bobbi insisted I try her Cotton Candy Martini Signature drink at her wedding, I could NOT pass it up!
Lastly, this AWESOME bridal party came prepped and ready and shocked me when they asked if THEY COULD ALL do THE TONIE FACE…… Why yes, yes you can!!!!! You win Mak+Ty’s bridal party. You win.
The Tonie Face 2016 // A Year in Review // PNW Photographer Tonie Christine