Hi there!


I'm Tonya, a photographer located in Jacksonville Florida.

Telling beautiful stories is what I do. Whether it be weddings, babies, families - I genuinely cherish being a part of it all.

I'm inspired by sincere love, authenticity, and real emotions.

I can't wait to tell your story.



Being engaged is such a fun time in life.  It’s a small chapter where couples get to celebrate together as a couple and with their friends and family that they’ll soon be taking the next step to marriage.  Engagement photo sessions are such a great way to come together and celebrate this time in life.  Most of my couples tell me after the session that now it just feels “official”.  I like to use the engagement session times to get to know my couples…especially if they’re nervous!  Pretty well before EVERY session, they each say “We are the most awkward couple you’ll ever meet, and we’re super uncomfortable to do this”.  To which I say, “Don’t you worry. I got this!” I like to throw on some music and just have fun letting you two be you.  If I’m good at anything, it’s making people feel comfortable.  It’s what i love to do!  And then it shows in our photos.  It also lowers their anxiety for the photography part on their wedding day because they can relax into knowing it’s fun. 

Engagement Photo Sessions are also a really great way to create images for signature guestbooks or save the dates.

To plan engagement sessions, I’ll help you every step of the way from what to wear to location.  I love shooting engagement sessions at the beach, parks around town if you want a more woodsy feel.  Even our downtown/ riverside area has some really unique areas to photograph these sessions.  So I’ll ask some questions, and we’ll get to planning. 

I can’t wait to start brainstorming ideas with you and help you celebrate this really fun chapter of life.

Some of my favorite locations for engagement sessions:

Jacksonville beach pier, Hanna Park beach, Guana state park beach

Ribault Club

Big talbot island, driftwood beach

Washinton Oaks state park

Downtown Jacksonville

Riverside Park

St. Augustine



Engagement session Fee: $500


1 hour session time, standard editing of images, download of all edited high resolution images

Add ons:

Weekend Shoot $50,    More extensive editing (cost based on editing time)             4×6 $8, 5×7 $11, 8×10 $17

10 Responses to “Engagement”

  1. Hello,
    You actually shot for one of my bridesmaids when she got married a little over a year ago and she just raved about you. My wedding is in February and I wanted to give my future husband a book of boudoir photos as a gift. I was first wondering how long it would take after the shooting of the photos to have the book ready? I was also wondering where the photos would be taken? Do you have a studio or would I have to find a place? I was also wondering if you were the one that does the hair and makeup? I see that the boudoir package comes with a 20 page book. Is it possible for me to order more individual prints of photos if I choose? My last question(s) is approximately how long does a boudoir session last and is it possible for me to bring someone along with me? For instance my mom or a good friend. I look forward to hearing back from you and if there is any more info about boudoir sessions you think could be helpful to me please share. Thank you in advance.

    Taryn Vogel

  2. Hi!

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  3. Hi,

    I’m interested in getting our engagement pictures taken by you. I was thinking we would want them done sometime in May. Let me know. Thank you:)


  4. Hello, I inquired about your services last year and did receive a postcard in the mail. A few things have changed and now we are back on track. I would like to know if you are available on President’s Day February 16th, 2015 for an engagement session for me and my fiance Edward Johnson.

  5. Hi Cheryl,

    Tonya is available on the 16th for an engagement session! I am going to send you an email, so please check your spam box if you don’t get it shortly.


  6. Looking to have some engagement photos taken wanted to know your availability for early May?

  7. Hello

    Inquiring about my engagement photoshoot at Jax beach August 8?

  8. Inquiry about photos elopement

  9. hi my name is Deja Terry I i would love to get my engagement photos taken by you. please let me know if you can do them. im looking for something sometime this month. thank you

  10. Hi! I am interested in taking some engagement photos ASAP!! (wedding is 9/3/16) Wasn’t going to get them initially, but changed my mind. I live in Jacksonville, wedding in vegas. Please help!!! thanks ;p

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Tonya Beaver Photography : 318 1st Ave N Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(904) 382-6354 : tonya@tonyabeaverphotography.com