I’m not kidding when I say
...I planned the wedding date around a day she was available! Everything was amazing. During the day, she was there every time I wanted to capture a moment. She was able to get amazing pictures without having to do posing. With all the stresses of a wedding, dealing with Sonju was fun and easy and the product is top notch. Everyone she works with, as well as refers, were also extremely professional and I couldn’t be happier!" Arman - December 2017 Groom
The day of the wedding, as we quickly found out, definitely tends to get a little crazy,
"...and we were so thankful to have sonj directing the photos to make sure everything came out, and came out WELL. She found us some great light and all of my bridesmaids were obsessed with the Sonju grunt haha! They all said how much fun they had hanging with her all day too. It was so nice to work with someone who genuinely loves their job, and it truly shows in her work." Laura, November 2017 Bride
I highly recommend doing a Day in the Life shoot.
"My heart exploded when I saw them all. Thank you so much ,,, for letting me see that I’m doing pretty okay at this whole mom life thing. These photos will be treasured forever" Ida, January 2018 DITL
Sonju is fabulous at what she does.
"Our pictures are wonderful, candid, and perfectly capture so much emotion." Celina, January 2018 Engagement
She listens to what you want
...and provides valuable feedback from experience. On our wedding day, she was punctual and kept the entire wedding party in line, which was a pretty tough task. She's assertive, but graceful and knows how to make your portraits quickly come alive. Her assistant was also a pleasure to work with - I felt as if they were friends I've known forever!" Melinda, November 2017 Bride
My heart melts.
It feels like you caught the beauty of being a family and the simplicity of a moment.
It feels like you caught the beauty of being a family and the simplicity of a moment. -Ryan and Chris, May 2018 Day in the Life
SHE MADE US FEEL LIKE MODELS!
"From the start, Sonju was very quick to respond to any and all of my e-mails. She was super patient with my family portraits and made sure to get my entire list pictured (and I had a very, very long list). During the wedding, she made sure to capture every moment. During pictures with just my husband and I, she made us feel like models! The way she captures the light in her photos was amazing." Francine, July 2017 Bride
WE ELECTED NOT TO DO A FIRST LOOK
"The hustle of the Day can sometimes get in the way of capturing the true emotion of the day. Sonju coordinated the entire day leading up to the moment we walked down the aisle. Sonju and the second photographer (Gigi) managed the timeline with our various vendors (and hair/makeup). She even coordinated and orchestrated the timing of the arrival of bride and groom since we elected not to do a first look. She made family and wedding party formal photos feel relaxed and easy going. But, perhaps most important of all, Sonju and her staff exquisitely captured the moment when the groom first saw his bride. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that wouldn't be nearly enough to describe the photos that she took." - Maansi, October 2016 Bride
"She has endless pride in her work and it shows.
"Her emphasis on printed photos was one of my favorite things about her. Social media comes and goes but an amazing crisp printed shot lasts forever... She is the type of vendor that pulls the rest of the event together. She helped me find my venue and plan all of the details. When I had a crazy idea for our engagement session at a house literally surrounded by water, she was in before I even gave her the details. The photos turned out to be an actual dream come true. The engagement session was the perfect way for my fiance and I to get comfortable with the camera and get used to the hysterical noises Sonj makes when she gets the shot. Come wedding day, Sonju is seriously the glue. Her outgoing personality keeps things light and her professionalism keeps things in order." - Leigh, 2015 Bride
she photographed my wedding...
...and the pictures were absolutely breathtaking. My husband and I could not have chosen anyone any better and had to use her again for our maternity photos. Once again she has outdone herself. She has such a great personality and so easy to feel comfortable with. You tell her what you want and she carries out your exact vision. You can tell she loves and enjoys what she do.
-Shanieke & DJ September 2017 Maternity Session
"Hands down the best...
"...and most professional photographers I have seen.So much creativity in making a wedding come to life in their photos, so much professionalism when preparing the bride and groom, and just great personalities to be around. The photo booth was a huge hit! It was more popular then the music! It takes me a lot to get impressed and I was over impressed by these ladies!" - Groomsman, July 2016 Wedding
There are no words...
"There are no words that could possibly explain how happy I am that I chose Sonju Photography as our wedding photographer. Sonju was recommended to us by a good friend and from the moment I met her (or was it stalking her Instagram?) I really wish I could put in written form all the feels and squeals going on with me today so this review could be longer!" Jomary, March 2017 Bride
This woman is the creme-of-the-crop.
"This woman is the creme-of-the-crop. Truly a one-in-a-million experience working with her for my wedding and alongside her two very organized additional photographer/photographer assistants. I had thirteen bridesmaids to organize and keep quiet and focused, with 8 men with severe ADHD in my husband's groomsman party, alongside loudly opinionated family members and 132 guests. I haven't even seen the pictures but I don't need to. Sonju is professional, kind, hilarious and has a true creative eye. NO cheesy pictures. NO "standard" cookie-cutter experience. If you're looking to truly have an unparalleled experience, she's your lady." -Allyson, July 2017 Bride
Sonju and her team are definitely for you.
"If you are looking for a photographer to recreate the school days portraits, then Sonju isn't for you! If you are looking for someone to bring out the best out of every special moment, then don't think twice. Sonju and her team are definitely for you. We had the time of our lives shooting our engagement shoot. We couldn't wait for the wedding. The photos were beyond spectacular. The photo booth left a lifetime lasting impression on our guests. Great personality, great value, and great memories." - Dwayne, March 2017 Groom
absolutely my favorite vendor
"Her ability to capture the light in every photo is pure magic. I don't know how she does it, but she is absolutely professional (on time, organized, awesome) while at the same time I felt (still feel like?) we were best friends! I felt comfortable on my wedding day, never felt like too many photos were being taken, and she even got my husband to smile a little. I just got my album and I am blown away with the quality she delivered. She and her team are the best. I also used her photo booth (Juju Booth) which i highly, highly recommend! If you want your photos to look like a million bucks, go with Sonju!" - Lara, 2016 Bride