“In every ordinary moment, there is magic!”
Hello my name is Sonja, I am a wedding photographer and have been taking photos for 25yrs and been awarded for my work. Thank you for looking at my website, I am glad that you are here and I can share a bit about me and my world of photography. My approach is fun and relaxed while I creatively tell your story through natural, bright and beautiful images. Please stay a while, have a look around, and if you like what you see I can’t wait to hear from you!
When taking photographs, I feel alive. There’s so much excitement and expectation at the prospect of taking wedding photos each and every time. Weddings give me endless opportunities for creating image; they are a tapestry of emotion, beauty, love, fun and connection all woven together in a single day. I search for moments that touch the soul and reflect the personalities of the people involved and I love that we are all different and unique. I don’t approach weddings with a formula in mind; I look for the in-between moments, laughter and happiness. I see these moments as opportunities to capture, moments I believe you will love.
I am drawn to simple and powerful shots that not only stand out in their own right but also go towards a strong portfolio of photographs. Telling the story of your day, the essence of everything, everyone and the environment around you. My off-the-cuff approach utilises my varied experience with photography from my background in fashion, food and still-life. Here is my other website with all that kind of work www.sonjaread.com.
For the portrait session I put you in the best light and locations, giving you an ounce of direction while capturing the fun, dynamic and intimate emotions between you. I draw from your energy, it is all about you when have just got married!
I want encourage you to structure your day in a way that is not at all centered around photos, because that’s not what this is about. It is about two souls becoming something more together than apart and what this means to you and your tribe.
I am lucky enough to live on Waiheke Island and know our venues and vendors well. Also I LOVE coming over to the mainland for weddings and because of this I include my travel over to Auckland in my pricing, there is no extra costs involved so bring me over! :)
I have a UK passport and often go back to England/Europe to photograph weddings, get in touch to see when I am next over in Europe.
Will be lovely to hear from you x
Some of my favourite images…..