In November 2005, a close friend invited Tonie tag along for a photo shoot with photographer, Steve Campbell. During the shoot, Steve pulled Tonie aside to test his camera while her friend was prepping for the shoot to begin. Tonie's look that day was everyday wear of jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers. Steve Campbell must've saw a vision of what Tonie could become if she decided to pursue modeling as an interest because he offered her own shoot with him a few weeks later. Tonie was very excited and asked her friend to help with the upcoming shoot and together they came up with 3 casual looks and poses. When Tonie arrived on set, she was energetic and a natural once the camera began to flash! Tonie received her print images a few weeks later and was so happy with the results that she asked Steve and her friend to help get her "feet wet"
Flash forward to the present.......Tonie has done 100s of photo shoots with photographers in the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee areas. She has also done a few shoots with photographers from Georgia and California. Tonie has participated in several runway shows in Louisville, KY along with being a brand ambassador for several brands ranging from Absolut to Ford Motors Company.
As of currently, Tonie is unsigned to an agency until she relocates from the Kentucky area