BEHIND THE LENS
Hi, I'm Toni, the girl behind the lens!
Welcome to my little creative corner on the World Wide Web.
You're probably wondering who I am and how I got here.
I have 20 years of creative experience behind the lens and I have loved every single second of it.
From the time I was a young kid, I've always had a camera attached to my hands.
I took my very first photography class when I was a junior in high school (this was the pre-digital media era). I not only learned the in's and out's of an SLR camera but I also learned how to develop my own film in a dark room.
During my time at the University of Florida, I took a photojournalism class and used a DSLR for the very first time. I guess you could say it was 'love at first click.' The digital world was new to me (don't laugh...but at this time, I was still using a 35mm film camera in 2005). I'm a creature of habit and don't like to deviate much, so leaving the film world was difficult at first.
I went on to major in Crime Scene Technology & Forensics and I went back to my roots and worked with an SLR camera for my crime scene photography class (notice a pattern yet?) I always found a way to incorporate photography in my studies regardless of major.
I started this journey off by doing landscape photography. The walls in my house are beautiful reminders of all the wonderful places I've been blessed to have visited and experienced.
I slowly started to shift my focus to portraiture thanks to all the outpouring of love and support from my family & friends.
Before I knew it, my dream of doing photography full-time became my reality. I quit my corporate job back in June 2016 and never looked back!
If you're looking for a super laid back, fun, outgoing photographer, then I'm your girl! I can make even the most awkward people feel right at home in front of my camera.
I enjoy capturing real raw emotions.
Photography, for me, is so much more than just snapping away behind a camera. It's freezing a moment or a feeling in time. It's making my clients FEEL something, when they look back at their galleries. It's creating art and giving their portraits LIFE.
For me, photography, goes way beyond just having a 'good eye' and good editing skills.
This is my passion and life.
I'd love to be able to tell YOUR story through my images.
Join the Toni L.B. Photography family today and let's create something beautiful together!