Tonya Perme Photography | Meet Tonya


A little more about me...

I am a portrait photographer located in Oakland.  I specialize in pet photography because it's what I love.   Whether I'm shooting in a studio, park, beach or your home I like to keep my portrait photography style relaxed and comfortable because what I like to capture is something beyond just a pretty picture. I want images that feel connected and natural. While I do pose subjects in scenic settings (or the studio), I gravitate towards the moments in between poses.  I want my subjects to forget about the camera. 

My parents had a darkroom when I was a child. It was there, way back in the days of film, that I fell in love with the magic of photography.

I am a San Francisco born native.  I have lived in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Portland, yet I feel grateful to call the Bay Area my home.  I enjoy the vibrant energy of the city but you will most often find me running on the trails of the East Bay Regional Parks with one of my three dogs.

I would love the opportunity to capture the spirit of your loved ones for you.  Let's make art!