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about us

Zen Life Photography, a Newcastle based business, specialises in capturing the beauty and innocence of childhood. My goal is to provide you with lasting images that are as individual as your children, and at an affordable price.

meet tonya

  • tonya

    I am a newborn, maternity and family photographer from Newcastle Australia.

    I have been lucky enough to win International awards for my passion in newborn photography and I am blessed that I get to do what I love every day in my career.

    My number one fan is my very supportive husband.

    I work from my home studio so I can be a photographer and a mum. I am a mother of 3 children, the eldest, a strong minded, intelligent, gorgeous young lady who has now flown the coop. My oldest son is gentle, considerate, quick witted and addicted to youtube, and always seems to have his head in the pantry. My youngest baby boy is a shy, sensitive and caring little toddler who is obsessed with Curious George and is growing up way too fast.

    My husband and I started Zen Life Photography (Zen - named after our Son) together in 2009 and I have been the sole trader now since 2013. I love my job. I am always researching, finding new ways to create and learn and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

    My attention to detail, patience and motivation to get that perfect shot means you are in the right hands. Safety is my priority when working with newborns and I treat them like my own.

    I spend way too much time on Facebook because I love seeing what my close friends and family are up to. I’m hooked on cheesecake and chocolate and I’m allergic to exercise………mmmm chocolate.

    When I’m not picking up after a toddler and I have a day off from photographing I love to shop (which usually means I end up with more props and my extensive prop stash will prove this).

    I love curling up in a sunny spot with a good book (although that seems to be out of reach with a toddler in the house). I can’t function without writing “lists” and I’m a very emotional and caring person as my husband will tell you as he hands me a box of tissues during every movie.

    I’m always searching for new things to make, restore, or paint and I hope my work reflects my passion and creativity as I create beautiful memories for you and your family.

    Zen Life Photography services Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley