Photo courtesy of  Nightingale Photography

Photo courtesy of Nightingale Photography

With a photojournalistic style and 14 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.

My approach to wedding and portrait photography is simple; the day of the wedding is about two people coming together to celebrate their marriage with loved ones, and portraits are about connection and trust. I find inspiration in meeting couples, their families, and getting to experience all the great energy of love and fun of a wedding day. I am so fortunate to witness so many genuine and beautiful moments, and my commitment to quality is my gratitude. Please see some of my REVIEWS below!

I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I love to travel! When I’m not out snapping photos, I love to work in my garden, cook, and play with our goldendoodle, @sequoiadood.

Weekend wedding photography packages range from $3500 - $6000, and can be customized. Please contact Sonya for a pricing proposal for your wedding day, as well as specific pricing for weekday elopements such as SF City Hall weddings, and for portrait sessions. For more details and you can also check out my FAQ's.

Rave Reviews!

Tira said...
"Sonya was amazing, hands down! We LOVE our photos and our entire wedding experience was much better, dare I say even more magical, because of her. She took control of the room when she needed to, but mostly stood back and captured great moments of our day. She even gave me great tips before the wedding, things that I remember until now, 5 years later. For example, she told me to turn around and look back at our guests after the recession of the ceremony. I remember that vividly, seeing all the happy faces of the people we love. It was magical for me, and also a great photo opp. Sonya is the full package wedding photographer, an artist with experience, and also a ninja finding creative ways to take a photo. Working with Sonya was a 5 star experience from the very beginning, and since then, we have worked with her to capture our family's life moments. Highly recommended!"

Julia said...
"I highly recommend Sonya! She's professional, patient, sweet and takes great photos. Sonya photographed both our engagement photos and wedding photos. At first I felt awkward having my photos taken but she made both myself and my husband feel comfortable. The engagement shoot and having our photos taken at the wedding became a memorable and fun experience in itself."

Rena said...
"Wow! Sonya was amazing! My pictures are fantastic, she was a joy to work with, she was very professional and prompt. DO NOT SKIMP ON PHOTOGRAPHY!! You will regret it. We are so happy we went with her. Sonya is a rockstar and captured all the magical moments of the wedding. Any time I have a special event I will call her!"

Jeff said...
"Simply put, Sonya is awesome.  She was the photographer for our wedding.My wife and I could not be more pleased with our pictures. We got married at Fort Mason in San Francisco and the pictures perfectly reflect the beauty of the outdoor location.  Since we began showing our family the pictures, we have received countless compliments.  But, quite possibly the greatest compliment I have for Sonya I learned after attending several weddings after mine. I never noticed Sonya at our wedding. She had the amazing ability to disappear yet capture all the right moments.  Most photographers become part of the wedding. She never did. In fact, the only thing I enjoyed more than looking at the photographs was talking to her. She is so easy going that she makes the wedding experience more enjoyable. I would recommend her without hesitation or fear of hyperbole."

Carter said...
"Sonya was amazing, she photographed our engagement and our Indian wedding ceremony. Even without being totally familiar with the parts of the ceremony, she captured all the pivotal moments beautifully. she is very intuitive and made us feel very comfortable. We loved the slide show she put together with the photos from our day, and sent it to our families who watch it on repeat. We can't recommend her enough, she is not only artistic, but a really nice person which made it so much easier. She was also able to keep our rowdy families in-line for the group photos."