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.
As a Sonju Photography Client, you have full access. Call, email, or text me at any time if you have questions. I do this thirty times a year, and chances are, this is your first time planning a wedding, so I promise there are no dumb questions! Please note that weekend hours are reserved for my clients, but I'll do my best to respond quickly.
Once we're officially official, I'll send over a link to a super secret page on my website with some of my favorite South Florida vendors. From DJs to officiants, videographers to florists, these are the companies I work with best, but there's absolutely no obligation to hire them. Your wedding planner may have some amazing recommendations as well.
You add up the coverage and services you want, fill out a short questionnaire, electronically sign our agreement, and pay your retainer after choosing your own payment schedule. You retainer holds your wedding date and ensures I'll be your official wedding day photographer!
Like what you see? Simply complete my contact form! I'll check my availability, do a little dance, and send you my detailed pricing guide. Then YOU get excited and ask for a formal quote/booking link. That link will lay out all of your coverage options, and you'll have a "soft seven day hold" on that date while you think it over. In that time, you'll get first dibs if another couple comes-a-knocking, but I can't guarantee dates with recent COVID reschedules and postponements.
Thinking of adding an engagement session to your collection? We'll schedule your engagement session on a weekday in the months leading up to your wedding. We can photograph your engagement session on-location somewhere that's special to you, or even at home. You'll receive your final, edited, high resolution images about a week or so after the shoot, and I'll even pre-design an interactive sign-in book you can use at your wedding reception.
(Products are not included with your engagement session. I can also help with save-the-date cards or other printed materials - just ask!)
As your wedding day approaches, I'll start sending our questionnaires and checklists to help you navigate the excitement leading up to the date.The first "checklist" will remind you about guests with cameras, vendor meals, family formals lists, and and family dynamics we need to be aware of.Following that email, you'll receive a link to a detailed wedding day worksheet that will help me and my team better prepare for your wedding day. If your planner, coordinator, or venue representative is creating your timeline, you'll be able to paste it there. If you don't have a timeline, this is the best time to schedule a meeting so we can work one out for you.
FINALLY! All that planning has come to life and it's time to make it official! We'll arrive a little earlier than scheduled to scope out a new location, prepare our equipment, and say hello to your family and wedding party. We do our best to stay on time and to respect other vendors' timelines, all while making beautiful images that best capture how your wedding day feels.
The night of your wedding, I'll import and back up all of your wedding images. I'll do a quick pass to pull some of my favorites, and when you wake up the next morning, you'll have a handful of amazing photos from the night before to share with friends, family, and guests. The process for culling and editing your wedding images may take up to 4-6 weeks. When they're ready, I'll send an email with your album draft (whether you purchased one or not) and the link to your image gallery. I'll create a smaller, curated gallery for other vendors to download select images - no need to worry about that! Your wedding gallery will be live for one full year - plenty of time to download, share, and back up your images. If you've purchased an album, I'll walk you through the revision process, and we'll create the perfect "first heirloom" for your new family.
Please inquire for special elopement rates or for more information for multi-day wedding events
Stephanie as the lead photographer
Digital download of full resolution digital images
Sneak peek preview within 24 hours
Online gallery for one year
12x12 15 Spread Album - $1000
10x10 15 Spread Album - $800
Each additional spread: $50
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.
My couples get a sneak peek gallery of 20-25 images within 48 hours of their wedding day. I know how important it is to share instantly and get those thank you cards out!
You'll receive the link to your online gallery within 4-6 weeks. The images are high resolution, original size, and non-watermarked. You're also given a personal print release so you may print where you'd like!
Albums, prints, and wall art are delivered within six weeks of placing your order. Your online gallery is live for 90 days, so download and backup as much as you can!
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 Canon 5D Mark IVs and a selection of Canon professional lenses of various focal lengths. I'm a firm believer in being 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.
And yes, I'm insured and have backup equipment.
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, ask a few questions about your wedding day expectations, and send a formal quote/booking link which lays out all of your coverage options. That booking link will be active for ten days, and I'll give you a heads up if and when someone inquires for your date.
The booking link I send you will allow you to build the collection that best fits your needs. Contracts are electronically signed, and you'll have the option to choose your own payment plan. You can chip away at your final balance with monthly payments, and of course, all payments can be made online. Upon counter-signing, a copy of your signed agreement will be emailed to you.
Phone // 954-798-5118
I can't wait to hear from you!
THIS IS IT. YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A MOVE.