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Tanya is very easy to work with. She is responsive and detailed. She is shows up on time and is ready to start shooting. Tanya has a very good attitude. She can get the best out of people, and it shows in the quality of her photography. She has photographed number of our attorneys and they are all very pleased with the outcome

Ryan P.
02

Taking family portraits can be a stressful thing, especially with small children. Tanya made it a fun experience for everyone! Very easy to set up and do the session. Tanya is flexible and adapts immediately to changing desires and circumstances. The session was fast, fun, and well organized. Much prefer on-location pictures, and Tanya works with the light and scenery very well. Well, the pictures came out lovely and memorable! Highly recommend Tanya to all my friends and family!

Gonzalo S.
03
Tanya makes me feel very comfortable and at ease. Tanya makes it seamless. It doesn't feel like it's work. Tanya is fabulous to work with. She is the right eye and is creative. You can give her an idea or explain what you want to be shot and she then puts on her thinking cap and makes it even better. I like on location but studio is fine. Tanya has been great at both. Keep up the creative thinking and personal attention and style. It sets Tanya apart from the rest.
Olivia G.
04
Wow!!!! Your work is amazing. Our family pictures are the best. Thank you for working so patiently with our little girls and making sure every detail was perfect for our portraits. Your friendly and understanding personality helped us feel so comfortable during our appointment. I genuinely appreciate that we were not forced to do a shoot inside a photo studio. I love the natural look of being on location and the colors on our pictures are amazing. Thank you so much. We will be certainly calling you again to continue recording our milestones as our little ones keep on growing.
Karina L.
05

I Have had my photographs taken by Tanya several times. I could always count on Tanya to be punctual for any event or meeting. She makes me feel very comfortable to be myself during photo shoots and that was reflected in the photographs. I looked happy and comfortable. She is very innovative and if there's a bump in the road she turns any issue away with a bright idea. I will continue to get my photographs taken by Tanya and recommend her to all my friends and family!

Crystal A.
06
My family and I have had 4 shoots (2 maternity and 2 family/birthday) with Tanya. We really enjoy taking pictures with her because she is so friendly, makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, knows her stuff and I love the way she incorporates a lot of color in her photos! I love colorful photos!! I highly recommend Tanya for any picture shoot!!!
Maria RB.
07

Tanya was amazing!I think more than anything she made me feel comfortable!It was my first pregnancy & I was a bit self-conscious...She was easy to talk to, understood my vision & was so easy going.It was an unforgettable experience, She even drove to 2 different locations in order to capture exactly the scenery my fiancé & I wanted!Thank you Tanya for making me feel stunning & capturing beautiful images for my family & I.

Crystal S.
08

So far I have done three different sessions with Tanya and I’m very well pleased with her professional service. One was an individual session the other was immediate family and then we did a big group family session. All very well organized specially the big group family session she picked a great location for it. Two were done in my home which by far was very convenient and once we got to see the pictures they had more meaning. Tanya really has a good eye. She makes sure you have that perfect lighting that’s one thing that really stood out. She will take her time if she has to, until she gets that perfect light. I loved the fact that she felt comfortable to ask if she could use certain things that were around for props, gave it that last touch. Thank you!

Nancy H.
09

Our experience with Tanya on the photo shoot was amazing. Something new to us rather than just going into a studio. We we're very pleased with the beautiful location and how she worked with us made things real easy and comfortable. Over all we love how our photos turned out and are very satisfy clients I would recommend her business to anyone interested and will be back soon. Thanks again Tanya - You are great photographer.

Martina C.
10
I felt extremely comfortable. You were very patient and aware of my physical limitations making the experience very pleasant. It was very easy as you were extremely accommodating. Your flexibility to shoot our photos in the comfort of our home and at a favorite outdoor location made the process even better. We truly appreciated the urgency you placed on our order. We also enjoyed your warm and genuine personality. Thank You once again for such a wonderful experience. Our maternity photos turned out AMAZING. Victoria (who will be turning 2 in October) often points out "papa y mama" as she walks/runs by our maternity photo.
Norma M.
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Every time you take our pictures it's you make us feel comfortable and we've had some intense photo shoots. I feel that's it's your personality and your patience that make taking pictures so much easier. You are open to our ideas and how we may want to pose. The best thing is that you are always patient with Bentley.
Jessica E.
12

To begin, you made me feel very comfortable while taking our family's pictures, it was very easy and pleasant to work with you, as you are a very patient and amazing person. I prefer location pictures because I prefer the outdoors and the vibrant colors of trees and flowers. I wouldn't change a thing, You are polite and professional!!! My family is difficult to deal with but you were very gracious, and I appreciate that.

Minerva GM.
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You made me felt as if I was the center of the attention - the rock!!! I felt you were paying attention to all of us individually making us comfortable!!!! It was very easy to work with you because the directions were clear and understandable. You were giving us reasons why we should move this way, look that way it had to do with shades and it seems that you could see beyond the picture before you took it!!!! oh by the way I loved your personality and you were easy to get along with!!!!!

Javier C.

My name is Tanya... and Photography is my life!!!

A native of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Tanya Xiomara Leonzo immigrated with her family to the United States in 1990, making a new life for herself in Bakersfield, CA. She faced many struggles being in a new and different country, confronted the barriers of learning a new language, and endured the hardships of being in a different socio-economic status. Tanya overcame these difficulties and in 2003, she graduated from college with a degree in psychology and began to pursue another passion - Photography. 

Her career in photography began as a free-lance photographer for a local Bakersfield newspaper. Responding to a last minute request to cover a story on local farm workers, Tanya recalls how her life took a dramatic shift from this one experience:  "My first assignment with the paper was to cover a story about the weather affecting farm workers' lives in the area. I remember getting a call the night before at almost midnight to see if I could cover the story. I of course agreed and was out in the muddy fields with the reporter at five in the morning the next day. This was the moment I knew that I should pursue a career in photography."  Tanya has had a lifelong involvement and profound love for the arts. Having reached this epiphany as to which direction to focus this love, she then decided to move to Santa Barbara to attend Brooks Institute of Photography to learn about her new-found passion in the art of photography. For several years she studied the professional and technical aspects of photography and increased her abilities ten-fold. Tanya also received a degree in Studio Art from California State University, Bakersfield.  

Today, Tanya X. Leonzo is extremely proficient in several different portrait styles. She specializes in location  headshots and portraits and has a flair for making her customers feel comfortable and at ease during all phases of her work. She seeks to make her clients life easier during the shooting sessions and works closely with them to make sure they are satisfied with their final product. She combines her professional experience and photographic knowledge with today's technology to create lasting iconic images. When Tanya is not out shooting and capturing beautiful images, you will find her in front of a classroom talking about and teaching photography.  Tanya has won several Jose Marti publishing awards for her photojournalism work with The National Association of Hispanic Publications. These include: 

  • Outstanding Color Photo 
  • Outstanding International Photo
  • Outstanding Cultural Photo

If you are seeking an experienced, professional, and friendly photographer in Bakersfield or Los Angeles, California, Tanya X. Leonzo is available to meet with you and talk about your project needs.  A great opportunity awaits you … let Tanya X. help you express yourself through the eyes of her lens.

Tanya X is proud of her culture, her background, her language and her people. It is because of that love for her culture and humanity, that she is a great supporter of fighting for the rights of Latinos in this country and for a betterment of working conditions for Farm workers.  She believes that there is only one unique race and that is... "The human race" and we should all be seen and treated as such. 

CONTACT US

Phone:661.703.4056
We work both - Bakersfield and Los Angeles area!!!

 

Thank you for contacting Tanya X.,

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and also excited for the opportunity to have you as a client.  Our business hours are from 10:00am to 4:00pm PST Monday through Friday.  We’re closed on major holidays.

 

Thank you for visiting our site - we look forward to documenting your life!!!

 

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