South florida weddings


The real magic happens when you balance professionalism, humor, and a photojournalistic eye while delivering a stress-free experience so you can truly soak in every moment of one of the most important days of your lives. 

south florida weddings

in love

engagement sessions


Aside from providing you with beautiful, emotional portraits in a casual setting, engagement sessions allow us to get to know each other before the big day. Knowing what to expect from your photographer and feeling relaxed in front of the camera are critical for photographic success on the big day.

Engagement sessions are the time for you and your belovedto show your inner selves, your love for one another, and your favorite outfits in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. You are welcome to choose a location that speaks to you in a personal way, or let me recommend a few of my favorite hot spots based on what you love! Some couples choose that special spot where he proposed, others their favorite restaurant, bar, or park. Engagement sessions typically last one hour and include one outfit change, but I'm happy to accommodate additional requests!I'm also happy to grab a drink with you two before or after your session! 

A LA CARTE PRICING - $550 for one hour, on-location, with digital files included

Your wedding may only last one day, but your archival album is made to last a lifetime and more. I have hand-selected my album offerings from a top crafter based out of Europe to bring you the most beautiful and durable books available. My albums come in a variety of sizes, colors, textures, and materials to match your style and taste. Each album is custom designed just for you with care and attention to every detail. 

Still not convinced you need a wedding album? Let me try to change your mind.

album information

a la carte pricing

12x12 15 Spread Album - $1150
10x10 15 Spread Album - $950
Each additional spread: $50

If I could give her 100 stars, I would. Sonju possesses that rare talent of capturing special moments and does so profoundly and in such a fun way - Dwayne Shaw

frequently asked questions

Love is Love and Black Lives Matter. ALWAYS.
You are welcome here. All people. All races. Young. Old. LGBTQ+. Skinny. Chubby. Disabled. Childless. Adoptive families. Vegans. Meat lovers. Only thing I dislike around here are butterflies.
There is absolutely no room here for racism, bigotry, or body shaming, and I hold my team of second photographers, assistants, and photo booth attendants to the same standards. I also vet the companies that help me with post-production, album design and creation, and gallery hosting - I will not stand for anything less.

I’m not here to “hey girl heyyyy!” you, or pretend to be an honorary bridesmaid. My job is to document an incredibly important day in your life, and to do it in the best light with minimal distractions and posing.

While I do help my couples build a timeline to allow us ample time for portraits and family formals, I truly believe candid, natural photographs will be the images you value most, and that value will only increase as the years go by. 

I get asked all the time whether or not I've shot at a couple's venue in the past. My answer? Probably! If not as a primary photographer, my experience as a second-photographer and assistant has brought me to the best wedding venues South Florida has to offer. 
What about venue walk-throughs? Sadly, they are typically a waste of time. The weather will be different on your wedding day, a room may not be available, or the dang catering van could be ruining a backdrop you had in mind. I do think it's best we go into your wedding day with fresh eyes and creative hearts. For clients insisting on a venue walkthrough, an additional hourly fee will be invoiced. 

I shoot with a Canon R6, Canon 5D Mark IVs, and a selection of Canon professional lenses of various focal lengths. I'm prepared to shoot in any lighting scenario, so I don't call myself a "natural light photographer." I've spent years honing my skills so I can properly light any space without being overly distracting. 

And yes, I'm insured and have backup equipment. 

I will have an assistant with me, and second photographers are available should you feel the need for more coverage. Adding a second photographer will yield about 20% more images, alternate angles, and can help alleviate the tight timeline of your wedding day - especially if there are separate getting-ready locations and/or no first look.

Out of respect for supporting staff, additional photographers, assistants, and booth attendants cannot be cancelled within six weeks of your wedding date. 

As of now, I do not have an associate program. If you book Sonju Photography, you're getting Stephanie. If you don't hire me for your wedding day, be cautious of photographers offering associates, as most of the time they aren't part of their business and they're pushing your wedding day off to random photographers in Facebook groups. 

Yes! I can help with your wedding day timeline. However, please understand that I am not a wedding planner or coordinator, and the value that one can add to your wedding day is immeasurable. Wedding day timelines are typically discussed 8-10 weeks before the big day, and I'm happy to give timing suggestions before getting those invitations out! 

I do not currently offer videography, but I do give a juicy list of videographers I trust and love working with after booking. 

Remember, cheaper is not better when it comes to videography. It's crucial your photographer can work with your video team. Established, experienced videographers will have more than just one wide-angle lens and knows that your photographer gets the primary shot while allowing poses and directions that include movement and moments so we all get what we need to make you happy. 

If you're reading this, chances are you've made the first move already. (If not, just fill out the contact form below!) I'll check my availability, and we'll hop on a quick 15-20 minute phone call to get to know each other. There's absolutely no pressure to book. 
If we're a good fit, I'll send over more information, detailed pricing, and the fun REALLY begins! 


Please inquire for special elopement rates or for more information for multi-day wedding events

Coverage Starts at $2950  

The care, attention, and time you've spent on all the little details of your wedding day deserve to be documented beautifully and intentionally.

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•Stephanie as the lead, (vaccinated!) photographer 
•Photographer's assistant
•Optional second photographer
•Engagement session
•Print credits
•Timeline assistance
•Sneak peek preview within 48 hours
•Online gallery for one year
•Digital download of full resolution digital images
•Pre-designed album proof

Wedding Coverage and Collections MAY include: 

Stephanie Sonju, Sonju Photography, INC
South Florida
Business Hours:
M-F 9:00 AM - 9 PM
Weekends - 10 AM - 7 PM
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Cell // 954-798-5118 
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