“My passion is capturing authentic moments, finding beautiful light, and creating images that tell your story.”

 
 
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About Sonya

With a visual storytelling style and 15 years of professional photography experience, my passion is capturing authentic moments, finding beautiful light, and creating images that tell your story. I work in digital but also love the art of film photography.

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Every wedding has a unique love story to be told.

Let me tell yours.

My wedding photography style embraces natural, authentic moments that tell the story of your wedding day. Having a documentary style means I look to capture those fleeting candid moments between you and your loved ones.

 
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Weddings & Elopements

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonya photographs weddings throughout California, including the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country region, Lake Tahoe, and Santa Cruz, and destinations.

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Lifestyle Portraits

Contact Sonya if you would like photos to celebrate your engagement, document your family, or have some fresh portraits for your business.

Engagements | Babies & Families | People

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Client Love


 

Ariana & Matthew

Sonya is a true artist. Although she is capable of doing the standard wedding photo shots (bride's family, groom's family, etc.), I wanted to work with a photographer who could capture the life and the spirit of my wedding day. She has the talent you hope for in a photographer: someone who knows the exact right time, angle, light, exposure... Before she even took my photos, I looked through her portfolio and could see she had this talent. It's a rare photographer who can capture spirit and dimension. On top of that, she's a technical pro, and all of her photos look super high quality. Originally, I was trying to save money in the photography area of my budget, and someone said to me that's an area you don't want to skimp on. I can't remember who it was, but I'm so glad I listened. My wedding photos take mine and other people's breath away. A number of times I've heard my friends' say, "wow, I never imagined how beautiful these were going to be." As you're looking through most people's wedding albums you might skip ahead to look at pictures of people you know, but with Sonya's work, you want to linger on the pictures of people and things you might not have cared about otherwise, because her photos are such works of art. If you're still on the fence about hiring Sonya, my advice to you is don't hesitate! She books up quick and she's more than worth it!

 
Bride and groom dancing in sunbeams in the barn during first dance at Squirrel Creek Ranch in Grass Valley.
 

 

Matt & Natalie

Bride and groom embrace at Kunde Winery in Sonoma.
 

A friend recommended Sonya to us and we could not have been happier. We started by having her do our engagement photos and they were so well done we had her shoot our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. My words won't do justice to her photographs so I recommend you look at her website as her work definitely speaks for itself.

The photos aside, I really just enjoyed working with Sonya. Honestly, I don't like taking pictures, but Sonya has such an easy way about her that she made the entire process a breeze. Maybe I even enjoyed myself at certain points.

And she is an absolute pro. Weeks before the wedding she had gathered all of our wants and needs for the big day and she got every picture we wanted taken (and yes, they were amazing). And trust me, it wasn't easy. Whether it was family members that just couldn't stay put while we were getting pictures taken or my relative that decided to be difficult (and rude), Sonya navigated the chaos with ease. Choosing who will take the photographs you intend to look at for the rest of your life is a huge decision. Believe me, if you choose Sonya for the task you won't be sorry.

 

 

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Let’s get to know each other! Getting to know my couples and their story together is an important part of my role as your photographer. I want you to be completely at ease with me so we can go have fun taking amazing pictures!

 
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