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Photography by Tanya Plonka

Lethbridge, Alberta View map

About

Photography by Tanya Plonka is photography company based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Tanya is a very passionate photographer and identifies with contemporary and portraiture styles. From the first sip of champagne as you get ready, to the last dance, Tanya will capture every moment and every emotion, for you to cherish together.

Experience

Tanya graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a BFA (Multidisciplinary) with Great Distinction. She has been published in a range of magazines, including; Wedding Bells Magazine, Rock N' Roll Bride, Bridge Magazine and Air Canada's enRoute Magazine. Tanya has also won the Sun Times Best of the Best in 2017 and 2014 and was awarded a Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Under 40 win in 2019.

Services offered

With her calming nature, Tanya has the ability to make even people who don't like getting their photographs taken enjoy it! Services she offers includes shooting in high-resolutions and limiting herself to one wedding per day.

Other services include:

  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Thank you cards
  • Liability insurance
  • Boudoir and engagement shoots
  • Second shooter, additional hours and multiple locations

Highlights

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, boudoir shoot, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations

Starting Package

$1,500

Most Popular Package

$3,000

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Prints
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Proofs
Slideshow

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Proofs
Slideshow / montage
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    Jennifer H. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Couldn’t be happier...simply amazing!

    I cannot begin to express how pleased we were with Tanya and Cam. We are from the states so planning a wedding from so far away can be nerve racking. However, Tanya took the time to talk to us a number of times to be sure they not only captured the special moments in our day but also to suggest shots that would add to our memories. We knew Waterton was beautiful and that it would photograph well but the way they captured our relationship and those of our children and families was simply amazing. We could not be happier and will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives.

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for this wonderful review! We were so happy you trusted us from so far away and made us a part of your destination wedding.
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    Chelsey O. Married on 31/07/2020
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    Excellent Photographer!

    Tanya was our photographer for our wedding last year and we were very happy with her. We had amazing pictures and she also had them back to us very fast. Definitely would recommend her if you are looking for a photographer.

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Thank you so much, Chelsey! Thanks again to both of you for including us in your beautiful wedding :)
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    Lisa W. Married on 14/12/2019
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    Amazing!!!

    The best decision I made was hiring Tanya and Cam to photograph our wedding. I had a very very tight timeline, and they captured every moment perfectly. The evening went off without a hitch. They were professional, personable, and incredibly talented. Thank you for the amazing memories, the photos so perfectly capture the spirit of the day, they are so much more than just pictures.
    I also looked through hundreds of wedding photographers, and their pricing cannot be beaten, not for the quality they provide.
    Thank you!!!

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Thank you so much, Lisa! We had an amazing time at your wedding and really appreciate that you trusted us from afar!
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    Julia Married on 25/08/2018
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    Great experience, would recommend

    We really enjoyed working with Tanya and her partner. They were confident in their work, organized and accommodating. Our vision was well executed and we are so happy with how the photos turned out!

    We hired videographers as well and were happy to see Tanya and her partner work so well with them.

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Julia! We had a great time at your wedding and appreciated how accommodating you were as well... especially your bravery with the horse :)
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    Jessica P. Married on 01/07/2018
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    Excellent photographer!

    We are so happy with our photos from Tanya! She was quick to reply to my initial inquiries and I liked that we had a phone consult prior to booking her and prior to the wedding, both initiated by her. We had a plan and timeline and everything went smoothly with our photos. We got all the shots I had requested and then some. Can't wait to frame them and it will be tough to decide which are my favorites!

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Hi Jessica, thank you so much for your kind words! It was so great to meet the two of you (and your puppies!).
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    Karah H. Married on 15/06/2018
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    Waterton Wedding Photographer

    Tanya was very responsive and great to work with for all aspects of our Waterton wedding. She was not only amazing at capturing our day, she was also so helpful in recommending other vendors and being able to show us other weddings in her albums that used those vendors. Tanya and her second shooter were very professional and easy to work with. We were amazed at the quality of the photos and the speed on which we had access to the edited images. Highly recommended. We often comment we will be calling Tanya in 5 years for family photos!

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Hi Karah, thank you so much for your review! You were great to work with and I appreciate how open you were to all of our location suggestions (even the last minute ones we added!).
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    Erin Q. Married on 12/05/2018
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    Great experience!

    Working with Tanya was a great experience. She is professional, talented, and you can tell she is passionate about what she does. Tanya and her second shooter kept us smiling and on time all night, and she was so quick getting our finished photos to us. We absolutely love them, especially the candids that were taken of our family and friends. The whole process was smooth and enjoyable from the minute we met. Thank you!

    Photography by Tanya Plonka's reply:

    Hi Erin, thank you so much for the sweet words! It was a pleasure working with the two of you and all of your super friendly guests :)
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    Kelti B. Married on 23/09/2017
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    I cannot recommend Tanya enough. Every shot is absolutely amazing and we treasure each one. Prompt, professional, great to work with, genuinely happy and passionate about what she does and it shows. We were floored, absolutely flabberghasted by the incredible photos we received. Absolutely worth it. So amazing.
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    Working with Tanya is amazing! I have had the pleasure of working with Tanya in the past for a few other photo-shoots (personal portraits, engagement photos, etc.). With Tanya it feels like the process is effortless. You just be yourself, and then when you take a look through the photos you can't help but wonder how she managed to catch such amazing and stunning shots.

    When my husband and I were planning our wedding we knew that no other photographer would do. We were ecstatic when Tanya confirmed that she would be willing to travel to Priddis, AB for our wedding. Thinking back to that day it seemed like a whirlwind from morning to night. But all of the beautiful pictures that we have from that day ensure that the memories and feelings from our wedding linger on inside us when viewing her photos.

    We can't thank Tanya (and her husband) enough for the amazing job that she (they) do. Tanya will definitely be our family photographer for life!

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Meet the Team

Tanya
Tanya
Owner/Photographer

If we're going to start at the beginning, I've always been a photographer. I would place my candies in fancy arrangements and insist I borrow my mom's camera to document it. Later on I followed our cats and dog around and made sure they had more photos than I even did. The camera was always out while I was growing up and I have so many wonderful pictures of my childhood... including, of course, some very strange photos of candy.

Despite all that, it took me two years of university to realize I actually wanted to be a photographer. As a result, I like to joke that my degree is half New Media and half Arts Multidisciplinary, though what I technically ended up with was a BFA (Multidisciplinary) with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge.

I put in my time at the Sears Portrait Studio, photographed amazing bands while I was entertainment editor for The Meliorist, and acted as studio manager after only one year at Litwin Photography.

In 2008 I took the plunge and started my own business. BEST. DECISION. EVER. It's hard to call it a "job." After over 200 weddings and portrait sessions far beyond that, every session feels so fresh and fun.

In 2017 and 2014, I was awarded with first place in the Sun Times Best of the Best contest for best Lethbridge photographer and have placed in the top 3 every other year I have been in business. In April 2019 I was named one of Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce's Top 40 Under 40.

I continue learning by taking various photography classes, attending workshops and conventions, and trying out new things through creative self-portraits. I am an active member of BNI Elevate here in Lethbridge, which allows me to network with other reputable service providers in the community and provide my clients with recommendations for any high quality businesses that can meet their needs.

Cam
Cam
Photographer/Editor

Meeting Cam was one of those love at first sight things. I found someone to spend the rest of my life being immature with!

Right away I noticed he could properly compose a photo. After only a few months of dating I handed him one of my DSLR cameras and began training. Within a year he was rocking full manual and didn't need a hint of direction from me, so I started bringing him along to weddings.

Cam now photographs most weddings with me and takes care of many editing duties and ordering sessions. I love having him there and actually getting to spend wedding season weekends with my husband, plus our clients rave about what an awesome team we make!

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