DC Wedding & Portrait Photographer

I'm LaTonya Smothers a DC Wedding and Portrait photographer. I am the creative mind behind LaTonya Photography LLC, where I'm intimately connected to capturing images. 

When I was in first grade, my family lost our home to a fire. All we had left were our memories. This loss opened a void in my life. I felt as if the first six years of my life didn't exist because I had nothing tangible to hold in my hands. As a result of this devastating loss, I vowed to document every moment possible of my children’s’ lives with both digital and printed copies of the images. For one vacation, I bought a pro-level camera thinking it would be a simple point-and-shoot solution for photographing my family. But I quickly discovered there was more to the art of photography. I became fascinated with the different types of photography and decided to enroll in a photography course. The rest, as they say, is image history.

When I'm not capturing your authentic emotions and creating picture-perfect heirlooms, you can find me at brunch with my friends, spending time with my family, or curled up with a romance novel.


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A few of my favorite people, things & enjoyments!

Image by Mike Kenneally

Morning coffee is a must!

Image by LaTonya Photography

Colorful tulips

Image by Link Hoang

I love to read at the beach

Image by LaTonya Photography

Vacationing with my family

Image by Stephanie Klepacki

Cruising is the best

Image by Deaunte Lavelle

Custom wooden pieces

Image by Ellieelien

I love burning candles

Image by Derrel Todd

Scarves are my favorite accessory.

Image by Brigitte Tohm

I love fall & all things pumpkin :)

Image by Toa Heftiba

Christmas is my favorite holiday

It's all about the experience!

LaTonya was my photographer for my Sensational 65 Birthday celebration. She was great. She was responsive, never missing, professional and a warm smile. She also was my photographer for my pre-birthday pictures. My pictures was a success. You won't be disappointed with LaTonya. And, I will use her services again.

~Valore M.

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