Tonia is an incredibly talented, well known newborn photographer. She has found a way of using her skills as a photographer to give back to those who have experienced the incredible loss of a baby. Such a gift!
Hey there! My name is Tonia and I am a paramedic and a newborn photographer - a little fun fact about me? I became a paramedic over 15 years ago so that I could deliver a baby...STILL have not delivered a baby! I have a heart for child welfare, social justice & seeing our world become a better place for all. I have a wanderers soul & love to travel & see the many gems our world has to offer including the inspiring people that live in it.
I have been a volunteer photographer for a foundation called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - for over 7 years. This is my way to give back by being able to take precious images of little angels who will never get to leave the hospital. Images that parents would never otherwise have.
I love babies. So much that my heart couldn't bare losing my baby...and so many families never get to take their babies home...and I wanted to be able to help ease that pain even if only a small bit. Since I am a newborn photographer, what better way to give back than to give priceless images to these families <3
I have learned that I am strong - but that my heart still breaks. I have learned that having a faith in a God who is larger than life, gets me through every story that I am involved in with every family. I have learned that my heart really is in giving back and doing what I can to help people.
Truly - any book that teaches me more about God, His plan, His works...keeps me wanting more and wanting to DO more! The Bible is a great start!
Give with your whole heart. Not out of obligation...but out of desire and NEED and WANT to help others whole heartedly! Just keep on loving...
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