Tonya Bolton

  • High School Senior Portraits

I’ve been a professional photographer since 2011. For a while now, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching photography at the high school and college levels. For the last 6 years, the focus of my portrait business has been with high school seniors–averaging sales of $4,500. 

I love mentoring other photographers about my workflow in this genre.  Every single step you take with the client should be preparing them for the sale that you want. From the consult to the reveal of images and everything in between, especially posing. My style is by no means basic but I do not follow trends. I create portraits that I know will sell to the parents that hire me.

Join Tonya on MAX Day for the all-day workshop, The Business of Seniors Photography


  • In-Person Sales for Beginners

    IPS (In Person Sales) is not as hard as everyone thinks it is! It’s actually the EASIEST way to sell. This class will cover the entire process for those that want to offer a full service experience for their portrait clients and reaching higher sales averages without being sales-y. We will discuss questions like: What […]

  • Senior Portrait Posing

    I’ll run through the 30+ poses I use for every senior portrait session I shoot. I do not follow nor teach cutting edge trends of posing. I simply make pretty pictures of my clients kids that I know they will not be able to live without. Good posing that results in a relaxed, natural expression […]

  • Create Senior Portraits Your Clients Will Brag About

    Seniors want to feel special and experience something unique. I’ll discuss how I get my seniors ready for their session day and demonstrate exactly what I do during a typical shoot to ensure a big sale. My sessions are always fast-paced and FUN! Styling and wardrobe selections are also discussed so as to advise clients […]