Timothy J. Toal


Tim grew up in Ontario, New York, where he still lives today. Home is his grandparent’s farmhouse, shared with his best friend –his wife.

Tim’s first camera was a Christmas gift he received in his teens. While working on the yearbook as a photographer and the photo editor, he got his first taste of photographing school sports teams and has been hooked ever since. In 1990, he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration. He started his photographic career working as a freelance assistant with several commercial photographers. After five years of real-life experience, Tim opened his own studio.

Tim cares passionately about all of the images he creates, especially those captured in the great outdoors. Tim’s love of nature began as a Boy Scout, achieving the honor rank of Eagle. In 1982, he took a six-month sabbatical and successfully hiked the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Maine’s Mount Katahdin. That memorable experience sparked the names for his two kittens—Springer and Katie.

Ashley Sports PortraitAshley K. Leuer

Production Manager/Photographer

From an early age Ashley was exposed to the medium of photography. Her dad was employed at Eastman Kodak, and it was common in her family to document their lives through images.  She enjoyed snapping pictures and staging impromptu photo shoots with the cameras that they often had lying around. After high school, she attended a local community college and it was then that she recognized her desire to become a professional artist. She experimented in a variety of mediums and then transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology where she landed on photography.  She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Professional Photographic Illustration. Soon after she joined the TJT team, she recognized her interest in working both on the production side of things as well as behind the lens.

Sarah Sports PortraitSarah Michaels

Marketing Representative/Photographer

Sarah was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In her early teen years she moved to Geneva, New York where she picked up her first camera in high school. She was hooked. Sarah graduated from Romulus Central School and wanted to take her hobby a step further. The Rochester Institute of Technology was the perfect place to combine a technical and artistic side by studying Biomedical Photographic Communications. During this time, Sarah found the TJT team to learn from and grow. After college she interned with the Rochester Red Wings and the Rochester Rhinos. This opened her up to the world of professional sports photography. Today she works in Rochester for Major League Lacrosse and TJT Sports. Besides photography and sports Sarah enjoys traveling, mountain biking and volunteering with animals.

TJT Sports Team

TJT Sports Team