"Hi, My name is Tosha Lijewski (maiden name Cole). I was raised in Bay City, but was born in Memphis, Tennessee. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I am so thankful that I can share my passion about photography with the world. Thank you for finding me and I can't wait to hear your story!"
Why I chose photography
I love photography almost as much as I love my clients themselves. I love making new friends and seeing families grow. I love watching a high school senior's personality and confidence shine, I love being a part of a baby's first year of life, I love sharing the moment when a newly engaged couple is showing the world that they belong together. All of those reasons, and more, are why I became a photographer and why I will continue to do what I do!
I started out my schooling at Delta Community College. I graduated from Delta with an Associates degree in Graphic Design. From there I went on to Saginaw Valley State University and studied photography. SVSU is where I really fell in love with photography. Most of my traning was in the classic film photography. Digital photography came later in my college career, learning some in college and some on my own. I am a firm believer in the saying "you never stop learning" and I try to increase my knowledge of photography every day to stay ahead of the game.
Fine art background
I am a third generation artist so I grew up in a home that was always pushing my creative side. Aside from photography I also draw, paint (watercolor and acrylic), create sculptures, mess around with clay, and any other fun medium I can work with. In fact, I first started out as a portrait artist (drawing portraits, of course). I also focused on fine art in college and loved every minute of it.
Photo credit: Mariah Elliott Photography
Currently booking for 2015. Contact us today for more information and to set up your consultation. We usually book 2 months in advance.
Tosha Cole Photography focuses on providing their clients with beautiful contemporary images and, more importantly, high quality custom products. We aim to create beautiful products that you will want displayed on your walls or coffee tables and not just toss inside a drawer. We are your boutique photography studio that you will want to come back to time and time again.
We focus on families, maternity, newborn, babies, children, tweens, high school seniors, and couples. The only thing that we do not photograph right now is weddings; after all, we can't do everything :)
Newborns: Photographing newborns before 10 days old is the ideal time to get those sleepy portraits. Please contact us as soon as possible to hold the consultation, then, delegate someone to contact us when you go in to labor to set the session date.
Families, Children, Engagement: Please set up your consult as soon as you can. We usually book 2 months in advance.