~ About ~

Aloha, I'm Sonia! 

I’m an elopement, intimate wedding & lifestyle photographer based on the Big Island of Hawaii. I started my career as a behind the scenes/unit stills photographer on movie and music video sets almost 8 years ago.

Telling stories is what I do. I believe stories are the thread that weave us all together. They allow us to relate, reflect, rejoice and remember.

I am a photographer because I am passionate about making the beauty and emotion of the milestones of your life last a lifetime. My style is laid-back, soft, romantic, emotive, and deeply rooted in storytelling (with a dash of adventurous, too!).

When I’m not working, you’ll find me cozied up at home with a cup of coffee and my journal, writing poetry, tending to my garden, creating Youtube videos + podcasting, or going on grand adventures with my husband, Andrew, here on the Big Island. We currently live in Keaau, on a beautiful acre parcel homestead surrounded by lush green, avocado trees, lychee, passionfruit, coconut and hibiscus trees.

Let’s connect and create something beautiful together!

With so much love,
Sonia xx

Sonia Primerano Photography Hawaii Hilo Kona Big Island Weddings Elopements Intimate Wedding Couples

Sonia Primerano Photography Hawaii Hilo Kona Big Weddings Elopements Festivals Concerts


▹ I grew up in Montreal, Canada.

▹ I speak French and Italian, and know basic Spanish, too.

▹ I dropped out of University.

▹ I'm an only child. 

▹ I met my husband on a solo backpacking trip through Costa Rica 3 years ago. We were volunteering at the same retreat centre, instantly connected, travelled to Guatemala together for a month after that, and haven't looked back since. We got married on the Summer Solstice of 2018!

▹ I'm a classically-trained pianist, and although I haven't played in a while, I have played the piano for almost 20 years. I’ve also played electric bass and alto saxophone.

▹ I am also the maker and founder of Earth + Coven. I make handmade organic, plant-based elixirs, tinctures, face serums, body oils, and more!

▹ Places on my travel bucket list: Kauai, Bali, Japan, Azores islands, New Zealand, Phillippines, India, Morroco, Greece, Scotland, Mexico, Cuba.

Where you’ll find me.

If you want to book a session with me in any of my upcoming travel destinations, please contact me and we can schedule a date + time to meet! 

Big Island of Hawai’i

My husband Andrew & I

My husband Andrew & I