We all know I love me some Spooky Season Sessions!  My lovely model made the cover of Lensational Magazine.  Congrats Sien! Also, inside, you'll see a self portrait (oh my gosh!), Morgan Moose Wright, Emily, Stefanie Karas & Kris Timson.  Have a safe and amazing Halloween!


Coming this October! 

The Divine End.

October 2nd - October 21st, 2020



Save the Sirens News Video

I have to be honest here...I've done thousands of shoots... but this one was hard for me to complete. It was very sad and heartbreaking to see first hand. I hope this message gets to the people that need to see it, and they do something about this.

As Promised, more from our Save the Sirens Project shoot. Please feel free to share these photos if you like. These mermaid models are Alasea the Blue Mermaid and Mermaid Allora. Great, hardworking models! I will say, it was not a pleasant shoot! We witnessed first hand this tragedy and these poor models lay down beside all of the death and stench to prove a point. It's time to do something about this once and for all! Tonya Barnes Photography

To give a little information on what we are trying to draw attention to. Every year Lake Okeechobee is released into two major rivers that spill out into the Gulf Of Mexico right smack dab in the middle of SWFL, and also directly on the other coast out in the Atlantic Ocean. This is due to 3 major culprits along with poor planning by the army corps of engineers. Phosphorous rich water from lake Okeechobee is being directed down the Calloosahatchee river and the St. Lucie canal instead of the natural flow which would be south through the everglades into the Florida bay being naturally filtered along the way. We have a voice, and together we can make it heard! We need to speak out and let Florida leaders know that we won’t have it anymore. And don’t forget to vote as well! Listed below are some phone numbers and addresses of some politicians that need to hear from the people effected by this crime against nature. When writing or calling please remember to BE FRIENDLY and TO THE POINT with specifics on the issues that are important to you. Hateful and long winded messages rarely get read. You can also find these politicians emails on their web pages. Senator Bill Nelson (202)224-5224 address 216 Hart Senate office building Washington D.C. 20510. Senator Marco Rubio (202)224-3041 284 Russell Senate office building Washington D.C. 20510. Francis Rooney congressional district 19 (202)225-7573. These are just a few. Go to Rick Scott's website and e-mail him as well. Take action my friends. 🌏🌞