I’m Tonya, a globe trottin’ Southern gal with colorful hair residing in Charlotte, NC, who will hit the road to document your awesome offbeat wedding. I like to capture people in their own element and most importantly, have them like what they see. Poprock Photography is modern photography for the budget minded.
Through a mix of candid and posed shots, you will receive a mix tape with hundreds of images that you will love, and some more traditional photos that will be sure to please grandma. Unless you give me full rein for no posed pictures so that I can capture your whole day photo-journalism style! I love to blend into the scene to capture the candid moments. People forget I’m even there, which is great for those who don’t like getting their photo taken.
Speaking of the camera-shy… my number one priority is to get you comfortable in front of the lens. We’ll take breaks, laugh it out, concentrate on other stuff, and just focus on the fun parts so that I can get the most genuine photos possible.
Check out my blog where I answer nearly any question you could have. Still want to know something? I try my best to get to know you as a couple before the wedding day — whether that means flying to meet you early or having a mini-session before the date. Let’s meet over a cup of wine so I can make sure you’re as comfortable as you’d be with an old friend when it comes time to capture your wedding moments on film.
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
I love working with Offbeat Brides, cause I was one! I ran off to Vegas and married my Billy, complete with Elvis and our officiant, Juan, with the jailhouse tattoos. I can’t wait to hear about all the details that make your wedding personal and unique!
I’m easy-going and chill, and so are Offbeat Brides. I’m willing to head to whatever locale you want, whether it be a chic restaurant, a beautiful church, or a dark dive bar. Anywhere you want to celebrate, I’ll be there to document your story as it unfolds.
I prioritize working with people from the LGBTQ community, and my gender-neutral contracts are my attempt at being as inclusive as possible. I want you to feel at ease with being your awesome self around me!
I love weddings and I love my job. You could be with me for three hours or three days and I am full-blast, documenting everything. I always have a smile on my face, and I’m known to even shed a few tears. Nothing fulfills me more than wedding photography and even more so when it’s a nontraditional wedding — it completes me! You can tell through my images that I’m having fun, too.
“But it's the Loooove and zeal she has for shooting that really makes her special. She gets into a zone and just goes and goes, gets the most cantakerous gramps to smile for el camara, cuts a lame joke to get a real smile (and it works! time after time!), all while showing up at every damn moment of your entire weekend, cute outfit on, camera in hand, smiling and hugging and buying you cocktails and telling you you're gorgeous.
All for a reasonable price. Effing awesome” - Tribe Member Julia S
“When it came to the wedding itself, she was totally in the mix with the crowd, capturing photos of our many friends, family and (yes, really) wedding crashers. Her professionalism is matched by her effusive personality, and she brings out the party in everyone.” - JJ
“Tonya really knows how to make people feel comfortable in front of a camera. She knows how to capture the main event moments and excels at capturing the in-between moments. We loved her candid, sincere style of recording life. My wife and I are still receiving comments from our family members about how much they enjoyed her style too!” - John M.
For my Offbeat wedding -- I will fly to any of the contiguous U.S. cities, large or small, spend three days with you. Edit all images and mail them to you within forty days of your wedding. $3000 includes edited disk of all images, a highlight video montage of the day and images posted on Facebook within days. (or not) You can check out similar videos on my Facebook page.