A simple, intentional approach

This thing we're doing? It starts way before you're ever in front of a camera. From your first inquiry til after your photos are framed & living on your walls, I believe in getting to know you so that you can be you. 

I hope you leave our time feeling loved, cared for, & seen

Count on me shooting with purpose and giving you just enough direction (so you can focus on what's important). I promise to listen with curiosity and embrace all your ideas with enthusiasm (because we are creating together). 

THERE IS MAGIC IN Y/OUR CONNECTION.

Q.

Frequently asked questions

A.

Honestly, almost everyone I've met feels this way! Leading up to a session, I make sure that I get a feel of who you are and address all your worries (& ideas!). Expect lots of tips and directions that will loosen you up. Our time together includes lots of talking, moving, and getting nice & cozy.

What if we have feelings about being in front of the camera?

You'll get to access and download all of your high-resolution digital images through an online gallery. No logos and watermarks here. Your personal rights means you can share images on social media, print as many as you'd like, use them for holiday cards, and all of the good stuff you imagine for your photos. 

How will I receive the images? Will I get print rights?

Part of the magic you hire me for comes from editing. I cull and hand edit each image for color-correction and to match the style you see - vibrant with a little contrast (I’m forever Team Skintones). I aim to give you a finished gallery so you can see your precious faces and go straight to sharing and printing (because photos deserve to live in the comfort of your home, too).

Do you share any of the RAW or unprocessed images?

The Process

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Quick Communication

After you inquire, I typically respond within 24 hours with more details, pricing & excitement. From then on, I’m on my response A-game because I value your time.

2

A focus on you

I get to know my couples and what’s important to them. It’s one of the reasons I love scheduling a video chat to meet - a chance to get to know each other and for me to listen and be present from the beginning.

3

Checking-in (so you can check-out)

Leading up to your day, I’ll help build out a day-of timeline that fits your vision and send reminders & tips. You never have to worry about adding me to your to-do list; I’m here to check on you.

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Pure excitement

From planning an engagement session that’s all about you to showing up on your day with all the joy in the world, I’ve got you. Plus, sending sneak peeks might be one of my love languages - so you can count on getting previews back fast.

"We were blown away...."

"Sonum is such an incredible photographer. She captured so much joy at our wedding and made us feel so comfortable. She was also amazing at communicating with us and helping us plan our timeline for photos.

When we got the photos we were blown away. She exceeded our expectation. I recommend her 1000 times over.”

Darby & Michael

1

"She has an incredible eye."

"[Sonum is] fun, sweet, and very communicative... Our pictures came out beautifully: she has an incredible eye... the way she processes the photos is more natural and we look like ourselves (but a little hotter)...She also caught some sweet sentimental moments that we'll treasure having documented. If you need more reason to book with Sonum, take it from our most discerning (judgmental) friend: "I usually hate engagement pictures, but I really like yours."

Tif & Hannah

2

"A perfect snapshot of who we are as a couple."

"Having your picture taken can be so awkward, but Sonum had us laughing the entire session! Because of that, our photos were so authentic. We treasure them so much because they aren’t “posed” and really give a perfect snapshot of who we are as a couple. When both people can walk away saying a session was fun, you know you have something magic.

Sonum put care and heart into our photos, which she does with every client... We cannot recommend her enough!"

Carpenter & Charles

2

"You really captured our relationship."

"I totally forgot about that moment, but you captured it so well...it brought back so many feelings... I can’t thank you enough.

You really captured our relationship and fun loving spirits. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and chill and hot at the same time!"

Sarah & Matt

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"It felt like we could be ourselves."

"Sonum was incredibly flexible working with us through our insanely busy schedule and gave us just the right amount of guidance... We also really loved how genuine she is and how excited she was for us leading up and day of- it felt ... like we could be ourselves.

Photos are stunning and now we have the hard task of picking which ones to hang in the house!"

Laura & Laura

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Kind Words

Emotions are complicated. Pricing doesn't have to be. 

No two days are alike, and we can work together to choose a package that fits your day the best  and customize based on what you need. 

All pricing includes an online downloadable gallery, high-resolution edited photos, and printing rights.

Couples & engagements

1 hour session with online gallery of photos starting at $475

Elopements

2 hours of coverage starting price ranges from $825 (SF City Hall) to $975

Weddings

Typical coverage of a wedding day ranges from $2800-$4300 and always includes an engagement session.

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