About

Hello! I'm Sonum, a

The best way to get photos that feel like you is to vibe with the person taking them - because who I am impacts what I do.

Pronounced SO-num, like when you hit your funny bone, and it’s so numb. (Dorky, but effective, and now we're past it.)

photographer

plant lover

plant killer

dog-mom

hype woman

I'm a gal who loves intentionally and enthusiastically. Working with couples is where I shine. 

When I show up for you... 

You get my all: warm smiles, fully present, & lots of care - because that’s what you deserve. I'm always looking to create a safe space so you can be yourselves (hey there INFJ's).

Photography is storytelling, and my story shapes how I tell yours.

The long version

My story involves precariously eaten fruit, an airport, a taco costume, two weddings, and a three-legged dog... 

The long version

My story involves precariously eaten fruit, an airport, a taco costume, two weddings, and a three-legged dog

I grew up in the 90s with a strong immigrant momma, a world of color, and mangoes with stains that never fade. 

There is no coincidence that my editing is color-inspired, warm, and natural. Today, and in 10 years, I hope your images are full of life.

Mango-nificent technicolor

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I’m a really big fan of my partner Ben, who I met in 4th grade but didn’t fall in love with until years later. Our story includes 5 years of long-distance and learning that quality time is a gift.

In 2014, after several weeks apart, Ben proposed right at the airport. I'm a sap for a good bringing together. 

Love (actually) story

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I've spent my whole life paying attention to people and even have a degree in a feelings-adjacent field. As a former high school counselor & teacher, connection will always be at the heart of what I do.

I've been known to don a taco costume for Taco Bout College Night, and I think I bring the same energy for my couples.

Taco 'bout a big heart

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Five years ago, we got married in a way that celebrated who we were: with 2 big families and 2 ceremonies in 1 day.

Weddings are exciting, but I love marriage. Long after your day, I’ll root for you two like you’re one of my own.

"I do" x 2

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I’m a proud dog-momma to a three-legged Labrador, Cricket, who I am long-distance loving for the time being.

I can only strive to love people as unconditionally as she does. If she intrigues you, you may enjoy occasional pupdates on my IG stories.

The best tri-pawd

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My story involves precariously eaten fruit, an airport, a taco costume, two weddings, and a three-legged dog. 

The long version

I grew up in the 90s with a strong immigrant momma, a world of color, and mangoes with stains that never fade.

There is no coincidence that my editing is color-inspired, warm, and natural. Today, and in 10 years, I hope your images are full of life.

Mango-nificent technicolor

1

I’m a really big fan of my partner Ben, who I met in 4th grade but didn’t fall in love with until years later. Our story includes 5 years of long-distance and learning that quality time is a gift

In 2014, after several weeks apart, Ben proposed right at the airport. I'm a sap for a good bringing together.

LOVE (ACTUALLY) STORY

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The long version

I've spent my whole life paying attention to people and even have a degree in a feelings-adjacent field. As a former high school counselor & teacher, connection will always be at the heart of what I do.

I've been known to don a taco costume for Taco Bout College Night, and I think I bring the same quirky energy for my couples - minus the costume. 

Taco 'bout a big heart

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The long version

Five years ago, we got married in a way that celebrated who we were: with 2 big families and 2 ceremonies in 1 day.

Weddings are exciting, but I love marriage. Long after your day, I’ll root for you two like you’re one of my own.

"I do" x 2

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The long version

I’m a proud dog-momma to a three-legged Labrador, Cricket, who I am long-distance loving for the time being.

I can only strive to love people as unconditionally as she does. If she intrigues you, you may enjoy occasional pupdates on my IG stories.

My little tripawd

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The long version