Hi, I'm Sonja!

I'm a portrait and wedding photographer, dog-lover, world traveler, and coffee-addict.

I love hiking the trails with my husband, Garren, and our dog, Lily, or even just snuggling up on the couch watching Netflix.

I started Lightbound Photography after getting my PhD in chemical engineering. Yep, that’s right. Although I’ve always had a knack for math and science, I never felt fulfilled like I do with a camera in hand. I started Lightbound Photography to pursue my passion for photography and I’ve been chasing light and life ever since.

Coming from an engineering background has trained me for all sorts of awkward! I am soooo comfortable with awkward, and I promise I won’t let you look awkward in your photos! I pride myself in my ability to capture your genuine expressions and emotions in photos.

I have all kinds of tricks to help you feel at ease and to pull your personality into your photos. My style blends light and bright, happy candids with soft and romantic images that highlight your relationship.

Starting Lightbound Photography from scratch and turning it into a business I love has been a thrilling, terrifying, humbling, and incredibly rewarding experience. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Let's meet up for coffee and see if we're a good fit. My treat! Contact me or email me at sonja@lightboundphoto.com to get this party started.

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