HI, I’M STEPHANIE. BUT YOU CAN CALL ME SONJ OR SONJU. I’M A Wedding and Documentary Family Photographer BASED IN SOUTH FLORIDA.
Let’s start from the beginning:
I WAS RAISED TRAVELING THE WORLD
I’ve lived in over 60 homes during my 37(ish) years on this planet. (Yes! SIXTY!) I started grade school in Egypt, vacationed with my family in Bali, Cyprus, Germany, and Switzerland and started high school in Taiwan. So you can understand the simplest question “where are you from?” is kinda tricky for me to answer. Of course during my childhood my parents took thousands of photos, but the only physical memories are a handful of prints. That’s probably why I’m such a stickler for printed work, and why I strive to get a handcrafted heirloom album in the hands of all of my clients. It’s also probably why I still feel the need to move every couple of years, and explains my obsession with booking flights to faraway lands.
If I'm not photographing weddings or documenting how weird kids really are, I’m trying desperately to get my four besties to day-drink - I mean brunch with me, stalking my kick-ass niece on Instagram (they grow up so fast), or wondering why my cat doesn’t love me.
Things I Love
Light, PEARL JAM, genuine hugs, kids doing weird shit, lavender anything, peppermint patties, traveling, large vocabularies, and Rrrico - my Puerto Rican Cat.
“Stephanie, we are obsessed! Thank You. You were so chill and made us feel relaxed and we can’t wait for the wedding” - Madi & Ryder
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that wouldn't be nearly enough to describe the photos that she took." - Maansi & Marcus
Sonju is professional, kind, hilarious and has a true creative eye. NO cheesy pictures. NO "standard" cookie-cutter experience.” - Allyson & Ben