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Introducing Puppy Love, Lethbridge Pet Photography!

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Lethbridge Pet Photography

Photographing pets and animals has always been one of my most beloved parts of what I do… so much so that I have created a new section of my business dedicated to just that! I’m proud to announce Puppy Love Pet Photography (www.lethbridgepets.com) in addition to the services I already offer.

If you are thinking of honoring your pet with photos or looking for a great gift, NOW is the time to invest. Until April 15th, I will be donating 100% of the session fees from Puppy Love Photography towards the Last Chance Cat Ranch. Sessions can be purchased as gift certificates and used any time before July 31st, and prices are available at the website.

Please call 403-892-3540 or email info@tanyaplonka.com to invest in this great donation gift.

p.s. The response to the tragedy at the Last Chance Cat Ranch (both in Lethbridge and beyond) has been so overwhelming that they’ve gotten more than enough to cover the vet bills, but let’s not let it stop there! Year round they help a large number of abandoned cats and are always in need of food, litter, other supplies, and vet expenses. Let’s keep helping after the organization recovers :)

Wedding Planning: Photography! | Personal Blog

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The most common question I get asked about our wedding is, “How are YOU going to choose a photographer?!”

Actually, this was quite easy! (And not just because Cam left this decision 99% up to me… and no, I’m not setting up a tripod on self-timer.) I’ve known Ian Grant online for so many years that I’ve lost count. I became a fan of his landscape photography long before he was regularly photographing weddings, and before he was even married himself! At some point along the way we also became friends on Facebook over our shared strange senses of humor and love for ridiculous internet videos and pictures. Conveniently enough, he was based out of Los Angeles!

I had long dreamed of engagement photos in Disneyland, and this past October we made it happen! We spent two fun hours in the park with him, and the result has only made me more eager to see what our wedding photos will be.

Here are some of my favorites… (more…)

Wedding Planning: Location! | Personal Blog

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

It’s almost here! To count down to my OWN wedding, I’ll be making one blog post each month outlining all of the awesome things we picked out for our big day. We had set the date so far in the future from our engagement that at first it seemed forever away, so it’s hard to believe it’s almost here already. I have new found respect for all the brides I’ve worked with because planning a wedding is VERY HARD, and we even eliminated many of the steps that are involved!

Early on we knew we didn’t want to get married at home, and a beach was our top choice. In the end we chose Santa Monica, near the famous pier.

We’ll be having our intimate ceremony on the beach with dinner to follow on Ocean Avenue. By intimate, I mean 10 people including us :)

Getting married in California wouldn’t be complete without some Hollywood in the wedding, so it’s fitting that our officiant appeared in wedding scene in the Hangover!

In case you missed it, our engagement story is here.

Please vote! | Sun Times Best of the Best

Monday, January 7th, 2013

It’s January, so that means it’s once again time for the Sun Times Best of the Best business contest! I would appreciate so much if you voted for me under Best Photography Studio (under the Services section).

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You don’t need to be in Lethbridge to vote and they let you vote once per day, so please check back whenever you can :)

Thank you in advance for the support!

Introducing Modern Albums

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I’m happy to announce I’ll be offering a new line of albums that are designed with portrait clients in mind! The new Modern Albums are a great way to combine images from your session in a gorgeous keepsake, without needing the budget that the archival wedding albums require (especially for those families who like having their photos done yearly!).

The Modern Albums are available in two sizes with either 10, 20, or 30 seamless spreads. The cover can either be a custom designed image wrap, or combine the custom design with a fabric or leather spine. With their thick pages and beautiful covers, they really make an impression.


This is the 8×12″ album with 10 spreads. The cover is a combination of image design with a chocolate brown leather spine. Photos do not do it justice! The 8×12″ albums start at $550.


This is the 5×7″ album with 10 spreads. The cover is a custom designed wrapped image. The 5×7″ albums start at $350.


Each album comes in one of these cute bags, available in one of three designs.

2012 Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best: 2nd Place!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I would like to send a huge thank you out to everyone who voted for me in the Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best Contest. This year I came in second place, woo hoo!

It means so much to me to place in the top three, especially when there are so many photographers in the city that you could choose from.

Thank you for all of the love and support!