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Tony M.
Chicago, IL
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5.0
5 Years of experience

Tony Menias is an award winning and published photographer. He travels the world to capture the human condition in its beauty and essence. He continues to inspire many through his visual story telling and captivating view of the world. He specializes in all kinds of photography; From travel, street, and documentary to families, couples, weddings and events.

"There is something really special about capturing the loving and positive energy between people. An epic story unfolds when they embrace; and I love being the person to seize that moment for them. My objective is for my viewer to relive these times and get lost in the images I provide." -Tony Menias

Awards, honors and recognition

2016 Photographer of the Year; Campus Magazine, Cairo University, 2018 Award of Excellence; Conception Global Art Collective, 2018 Editorial Spotlight "Top Shot"; National Geographic, 2020 Editor's Pick for Life Framer Photography Awards 2020

A fun fact about me

Traveled to over 40 countries President of Nonprofit Has both a cat and dog

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Arabic

Camera:

Fujifilm Xpro2

Lenses:

Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 | Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 | fujifilm 16mm 1.4 | Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 | Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 | Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4

I am good with…

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

Breaking the Ice

Story Telling

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

15 photos

Headshots

11 photos

Engagement

30 photos

Food

10 photos

Residential Real Estate

19 photos

Newborn

21 photos

Anniversary

10 photos

Pet

14 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Therese M.

    From thumbtack

    Tony did a great job with our family photo session with our newborn and toddler. He was very patient and handled the kids very well. We would definitely recommend him!

  • Merna G.

    From thumbtack

    My husband and I do a photoshoot every anniversary to capture some of our memories and how much we grew together. In my search, I stumbled across belovful photos and they really spoke to me, so we decided to hire him. I can’t tell you how beautiful our pictures turned out. He picked a beautiful location and he guided us through the shoot. He made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, especially since my husband isn’t a huge fan of being photographed (like most husbands). He captured the essence of our love in every photo. The turn around was very quick and he edited our favorite photos to perfection. He is a very talented photographer and I can’t wait to use him for our next anniversary photoshoot. 100% recommend!!!!

  • Gaby W.

    From thumbtack

    Tony was an excellent photographer. He was a pleasure to work with — was very kind, warm, and made sure we felt comfortable. He chose a beautiful location for our shoot and had our pictures back and beautifully edited in a day. The shots look straight out of a magazine. Highly recommend.

  • Paula S.

    From thumbtack

    Fortunate to be able to hire him day of, he needed no direction ... heard what I was looking for and went to work. Tony awesome to work with ... hire him.

  • Paul A.

    From thumbtack

    I had an amazing experience! He was very professional and helped me capture one in a lifetime moments. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a photographer who takes the extra mile to please his customers. All in all I am very pleased with my experience.

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