Hi, I'm Sonia!
I've been a photographer since 2011. First a unit stills and behind the scenes photographer on music video and film sets, and now a lifestyle, wedding, and food photographer living just South of Seattle.
I made the change in my life and career because working on sets didn’t feel fulfilling to me anymore. I knew I wasn’t living up to my true potential. Even though things were uncertain and scary, I knew that in trusting my gut and being true to my authentic self, that only good could come of it. Since then, I’ve been sharing my own story on Instagram and documenting my adventurous along the way. Through that, I’ve made some amazing connections with people all over the world, and have had the opportunity to photograph them, too. From women’s circles and spiritual retreats, to lovingly-created food, to seeing two people in love commit their lives to one another… I believe stories are the thread that weave all of us together. Stories allow us to relate, reflect, rejoice and remember.
My dharma, my why for being a photographer, is to make the beauty and emotion of the milestones of your life last a lifetime. My style reflects me in every way; I’m laid-back, soft, empathetic and hopelessly romantic (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, meditating, painting, or going on grand adventures with my husband, Andrew.
Let’s connect and create something beautiful together!
With so much love and gratitude,
GET TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BETTER:
▹ I grew up in Montreal, Canada.
▹ I speak French and Italian, and know basic Spanish, too.
▹ I dropped out of University after 1 year back in 2012-ish.
▹ 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 this year!
▹ I've been plant-based/vegan for about 4 years. I made the shift for my health and stayed for the ethics. It has positively changed my life in the most profound ways.
▹ Some of my favourite movies include: Spirited Away, Into the Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, and Lord of the Rings.
▹ 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 the alto saxophone.
▹ My favourite colors are indigo and green.
▹ My life dream is to live simply and have a family with my husband in a beautiful home surrounded by nature. With a huge garden and tons of fruit trees. Somewhere warm and close to the sea.
I'm always travelling.
Here's where I'll be next.
If you want to book a session with me in any of my upcoming travel locations, please contact me and we can schedule a date + time to meet!