Hey there, I'm Tonya Bolton!

Professional headshots don't have to be boring

You deserve feel beautiful and confident. I am a custom portrait photographer that specializes in creating unforgettable experiences. It’s your turn to look good in photos.  My years of training and expertise in posing any body style will allow you to fall in love with your portraits.


A little about me...

Tonya Bolton

My husband, Jamie, and I are celebrating 28 years this year.  Our boys are 26 and 24 and have their own apartments now. Yes, we are newly empty-nesters. 

While it is bittersweet, we are still young and love to travel so that is what we have been doing. In 2020, during the pandemic and high on antibodies, we flew to San Francisco and road-tripped our way back to Denver seeing all the sights in between.  It was the greatest trip we’ve ever taken. Utah was our favorite place. We were overwhelmed by the landscape.  

We’ve already thought of our next adventure:  Instead of a road trip, a sky trip!  We are going to fly a plane to a random city, spend a night or two and pick a random flight to another city.  We are going to do this when the weather is mild so I’m thinking Northern East Coast??  Or, just wherever a flight takes us!

I love live music and dancing. Sit me in front of a band with a drink in my hand and I’m in heaven. Keith Urban is my celebrity crush. Whose isn’t?? I’m addicted to Amazon Prime. I mean, aren’t we all? My favorite shows to binge watch are White Collar, Leverage, Mentalist, Monk and Person of Interest. All crime shows, lol.  I also like true crime. My husband and I watch It Takes A Killer and Forensic Files, too.  

Most days, we just sit around the house with our fur baby, Rocky. He is our shadow and snuggle buddy. He always wants to be in my lap, or at least laying beside me.

If I’m not already shooting a session, I’m probably planning my next one or taking a class to better myself as a photographer and business person. I love learning how to improve my client’s overall experience. 

displaying your family photos
Here is my living room! I recently created a gallery of my own family portraits. Rocky loves them too!

I love teaching!

I am proud to be a leader in the photography industry in the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky area. From teaching amateurs to better understand their cameras to mentoring other professionals on how to succeed in business, I love sharing my knowledge with those that need it. I teach locally as well as travel the country teaching at photography conferences in select cities.
I’ve also started a brand new photography education magazine that features the talents of the best creatives right here in the Ohio Valley.

The video below is from a class I taught in Chicago on Senior Portraits!

My studio is in Alexandria, Ky. but I shoot everywhere!

I’ve traveled all over to give my clients a very unique backdrop for their portrait sessions.  Florida, California, Colorado, New York, Hawaii, Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas, and Nevada.  As we speak, I am planning for a senior portrait shoot in Savannah, Georgia. I cannot wait!  

Here are directions to my studio:

Take a peek inside:

Seating area inside tonya bolton photography's portrait studio featuring a large gallery wall behind a sectional sofa filled with pretty pillows and samples for clients to look through.

Come sit with me and let’s plan your dream photo shoot! Contact me using the form below.