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.
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.
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:
- Digital Files
- Thank you cards
- Liability insurance
- Boudoir and engagement shoots
- Second shooter, additional hours and multiple locations
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Couldn’t be happier...simply amazing!
I also looked through hundreds of wedding photographers, and their pricing cannot be beaten, not for the quality they provide.
Great experience, would recommend
We hired videographers as well and were happy to see Tanya and her partner work so well with them.
Waterton Wedding Photographer
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
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.
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!