Creating a portrait is like having a conversation with a good friend.
It can start out as small talk, venture into the deep and meaningful, and often there is a lot of laughter along the way.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with you to create meaningful, top quality photography and images you've always dreamed about.
xo, Toni Pinto
My little secret…
I began photographing people 25 years ago because I was shy! But having a camera and being focused on creating a photograph gave me a purpose that outweighed my fears.
And I soon realized that the more comfortable atmosphere I create with my subject, the better portrait I could make.
I’ve since spent my career dedicated to achieving natural, relaxed portraits - and making it a fun experience.
We are a work in progress...
Even with years of experience, formal training, and a fine arts degree, I still continually join programs to further my skills in order to offer you a premium experience.
“Toni was great to work with! Very inspiring and creative.”
She was very encouraging every step of the way...helping plan the type of pictures, ideas on outfits, and to think outside the box a bit when shopping. We talked a lot leading up to the photo shoot, passing pose ideas and refining the outfit choices. I really enjoyed the whole experience! The shopping, the research, my new outfits, and my improved focus on me as a woman.
“I loved working with you…and am very grateful!”
I just sat and blinked at them for a few minutes, and couldn’t believe what I saw. What AMAZING photos, I love each and every one of them…you caught some wonderful features that I never knew were there! (Seriously–only occasionally do I get photos of me that I like…). You truly do have a gift, not only of photography, but of patience and skill in drawing a person out–I’ve always wanted photos like these.
“You are very talented.”
Your photos are amazing!! Wow! I LOVE them all!!! Thank you so much again!
“I was nervous at first."
I was encouraged to do this by a friend of mine that had already done a shoot like this and she LOVED IT! Said it made her feel sexy and beautiful. I was nervous at first thinking I would have half naked pictures of myself out there, but looking back I really missed the point of what she was telling me. After having my own shoot, I totally get it! It was about celebrating me as a woman and appreciating my own body, my definition of sexy.