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Specializing in baby, child, high school senior, and family photography.

Starting in the Spring of 2014
Tonya Marie Photography will again be accepting new clients
on a very limited basis.
On location and in studio sessions available
in the Angola, Indiana area only.


Fine art portraiture with a fresh perspective.
































Tonya Marie Bussema is a professional baby, child, and family photographer in Indiana and Michigan. In Indiana she photographs clients in Angola and Fort Wayne. In Michigan Tonya accepts portrait work in South Haven, Sturgis, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Portage, Gull Lake, Grand Rapids, and Holland. Tonya also works with children and families from the Chicago area who vacation along the beaches and lakeshores of West Michigan during the summer. For Photography by Tonya call soon to reserve your private photo session. See you at the beach or on your vacation!

Tonya Marie Photography is a professional high school senior photographer in Michigan and Indiana. Tonya Marie Photography creates photos for seniors in the following high schools in Indiana: Angola, Fremont, and Hamilton Community. In Michigan Tonya Bussema works with high school seniors in the following schools Portage, Parchment, Kalamazoo, Gull Lake, and Forest Hills.

Tonya Bussema specializes in taking pictures of newborn, baby, child, children, high school senior, and family photography. Tonya Bussema is also the leading vacation, lakeshore, coast, waterfront, and beach photographer in Northern Indiana and West Michigan. When planning your vacation don't forget to schedule Tonya Marie Photography to preserve your beach and lake side memories with a professional portrait session in South Haven, Holland, or Saugatuck. Tonya Bussema is also accepting vacation, beach and lake photo sessions on Lake Templene, Clear Lake, Crooked Lake, Hamilton Lake, Lake James and Lake George.

Newborn Photographer

Remember those sweet newborn smiles and fleeting moments with newborn photography. Tonya Marie Bussema recommends you schedule your professional newborn photography session before the baby is due. Photo sessions are typically conducted within the first 14 days to capture that new baby look. Infant sessions generally take place on site where you and baby are the most comfortable. Don’t worry about getting baby in the carseat, Tonya Marie Photography will bring the studio photography to you with her on site photography. Newborn photo sessions typically last several hours to allow for feedings and diaper changes. Tonya Bussema’s relaxed personality and experience with newborns puts parents at ease during their photo session and allows her to create infant portraits that will be cherished.

Baby Photographer

Baby portraits are so important because babies and kids grow up too fast! Remember the first smile, the first tooth, and that budding personality with childhood pictures from Tonya Marie Bussema. Baby photo sessions are typicall scheduled at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months to capture all of the stages of development during the first two years of life. You will want to remember those toothless grins, that curl that just won’t behave, and those chunky baby fat rolls that will soon be forgotten. Don’t miss another milestone without capturing your precious memories with Tonya Marie Photography.

Child and Children's Photographer

Child pictures are so important to remember not just what your children look like, but also to capture their personalities. As a custom child portrait photographer Tonya creates portraits and pictures that are unique and artistic. Whether your child is a model or you think your child looks like a model, children change so much from year to year. Mom's and dad's see their kids daily so those subtle changes often go un-photographed and unnoticed. Update your professional portraits often to capture your curious 3 year old, your spunky 5 year old, and your “growing up way too fast” 10 year old before you give them the keys to your car and are headed off to college. Studio and on location sessions are available and are always fun and relaxed for kids photography. Also remember school age children, teens, and tweens should have their professional portraits updated frequently.

Senior Photographer

As a highly sought after custom senior photographer in Indiana and Michigan, be sure to schedule your senior photo session with Tonya early. Senior pictures are such a special event and mark a significant time in your high school senior’s life. Contact Tonya Marie Photography to capture their unique personality and showcase their independence. Tonya Bussema's senior photography style can be described as modern, fashion forward, country, urban, stylish, funky, and fun. Tonya Marie works with each high school senior on a personal level to bring out their best features. Tonya Marie’s personality is sure to put even the most camera shy senior at ease. Popular months for senior picture sessions with Tonya Marie Photography are June, July, August, September and October. Beach sessions are always popular, however snow sessions are in demand with high school seniors who are looking for something a bit different. Studio and on site sessions are generally done for seniors who want to create many different looks.

Family Photographer

Family photography is not only a fun way to capture your family as it changes from year to year, but an important way to record your memories. Family photos at Tonya Marie Photography range from semi traditional to un-posed and candid. Popular locations for family pictures include your home, at a garden, or a park, on the sandy beaches in South Haven or on the shores along Lake Michigan. Don’t be afraid to request a unique location that is special or meaningful to your family such as a favorite restaurant or an old barn or even a laundry mat where you met your husband. Family vacations, when everyone is relaxed and happy, are also a great time to schedule your Tonya Marie photo session. Summer and Fall are the most popular seasons for family portraits and Tonya Marie Bussema’s schedule fills up quickly.

Beach Photographer

During the summer Tonya's schedule is busy with seniors on summer vacation and families on vacation. The very popular beach session is always a fun time. Putting your toes in the sand, walking on the pier, watching the sunset with the lighthouse as a backdrop, it's a perfect way to capture those vacation and holiday memories. And it you are up for something creative and messy, you should inquire about booking a session at Sherman Dairy in South Haven. She enjoys photographing children, families, and high school seniors at the beach including the north beach and south beach in Michigan as well as Indiana. Tonya can also captures portraits with your pets including the family dog and cat. And don't forget Tonya Marie Photography portrait sessions always make a great, quality, holiday or Christmas gift.

Tonya Bussema graduated from Alma College where she earned a BA in Art and Design. After graduation, she taught elementary art to children. During her time as a teacher, she took photography classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art. During this time she developed her skills as a photographer and portrait artist. Tonya connects and interacts well with children and families to create beautiful and natural photos. Tonya’s easy going personality allows you to enjoy your time in fron of the camera. Besides being a photographer and taking pictures, Tonya enjoys chocolate, wine, and nap time. Tonya Bussema also enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to relaxing summers at the beach in West Michigan. Knitting and getting back into horseriding are on her to do list. Besides being a photographer, Tonya has also worked in a factory on an assembly line. She used to drive a 1950 tractor when she taught children at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. And she even enjoyed some time as Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist at the Poland Veterinary Centre in Ohio. She’s a former Wolverine, Buckeye, and most recently a Hoosier. Tonya is just a big kid at heart, and loves meeting new people, kids, and making new friends.

On Location: $125 On Location and In Studio: $175 The session fee includes several clothing changes, and a gallery with approximately 20 color and black and white images individually edited and created exclusively for you. The portrait session includes up to 5 individuals. Please add an additional $25 per person. Payment must be received in advance in order to reserve your desired date.

Gift Prints: 5x7 $23 8x10 $33
Wall Portraits: Wall portraits are sprayed and mounted for protection. 11x14 $105 16x20 $145 22x28 $295 30x40 $595

Collections: Portrait collections are available for your convenience and start at $955. Contact Tonya Marie Photography for a full price list including canvas prints, specialty prints, custom cards, and senior portrait information. Prices subject to change.

“I got goosebumps after seeing my photographs.” and “I admit it, I cried when I saw my son's portraits.” These are just a two of the comments we at Tonya Marie Photography often hear from our clients. In addition to heartwarming portraits, Tonya Marie Photography provides high quality custom products, meticulous attention to detail, and extraordinary personalized service. Your experience with Tonya Marie Photography will be tailored to your unique needs but most of all it will be enjoyable…we promise, you will be delighted. Sessions typically begin with a little conversation and a few laughs and end in stunning portraits that will adorn the walls of your home and fill albums that will be treasured. During your session, Tonya captures both casually posed images and spontaneous interactions. As Tonya guides you through your session, the atmosphere is happy and light. Forced smiles are not expected and not necessary to create amazing portraits. Two to three weeks after your session, a wide variety of images will be presented to you in an on line gallery containing brilliant color and dramatic black and white images. We hear selecting your favorite portraits is always a challenge as there are so many gorgeous images. For your convenience, ordering is done on line. You may select your portraits in the comfort of you own home. However, you are not alone in this process. Tonya’s expertise is available by phone or email to assist you with questions. From framing advice, to designing a custom wall gallery to fit your home, to selecting the perfect album for gift giving, Tonya’s experience will work for you. Two to three weeks after your order is placed, you can expect your portraits to be delivered right to your home. We often receive calls, cards, and correspondence describing how thrilled clients are with not only the finished portraits but the entire experience with Tonya Marie Photography. This is evident by the large number of returning clients we see every year. As a premiere photographer in Indiana and Michigan call at least 3-4 weeks in advance.

For your portrait needs, Tonya Marie photography offers on location and in studio professional sessions for: baby, newborn, children, siblings, high school senior, model, and family photos. She creates high quality color and black and white pictures. As a first class photographer Tonya Bussema has photo sessions at the location of your choosing (including the beach), or in studio for your custom photography needs.

Tonya Bussema resides in the North part of Indiana and accepts clients in Angola and the surrounding area. Tonya also works in West Michigan, along the beaches, lakeshore, and in the lakeside communities. Call or email Tonya or Tonya Marie at tonyamariephoto@gmail.com. But remember there's no "a" in her name: Tanya, Tanya Marie, or Tanya Bussema. Tonya Marie Photo also accepts a limited number of sessions for model, fashion, head shots, business and commercial pics.

Portrait photographer Tonya Marie Bussema, offers fresh and fun custom photography on location and in studio to clients in Northern Indiana and West Michgan. Providing an innovative and modern perspective to photography. Tonya Marie's background and degree in Art and Design allows her to create custom portraits that are both artistic and heartwarming. As a graduate of Alma college and as a former children's art teacher at Zeeland Public Schools in Michigan and Parma City Schools in Ohio, Tonya has a genuine understanding of children. She has an amazing ability to put every child at ease and knows how to showcase their personalities. These unique skills help to create photographs and capture memories that will be cherished for years. Childhood passes by quickly and memories fade, so schedule your appointment for a photography session designed especially for you.

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Tonya Bussema is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.