We’re about to spend a ton of time together, so you might as well get to know the woman behind the camera, yeah? 

My name is Stephanie Sonju (SAHN-joo.) My friends call me Sonj, so you can too! I'm the lead photographer/button pusher here at Sonju Photography. I serve all of South Florida and I'm known for making candid, true to life photos, all while chasing that good good light.   

I've been shoving my camera in faces since the early 2000's, learning sweet lighting and posing skills by photographing "scene girls" from the MySpace days. I thought I was cool as shit, trespassing and placing models in abandoned spaces all over South Florida. So edgy. I knew I had an incredible fashion career ahead of me (lol) and in 2007 Sonju Photography was born.

But much like MySpace, that scene fizzled out quick. I moved on to photographing friends, their families, and eventually weddings. I assisted other talented photographers in the Miami area and learned more about weddings by simply assisting and observing than I ever would have with a camera to my face all day. 

I’ve lived in over 60 homes during my 40ish years on this planet, thanks to my dad's job with and aerospace company. I started grade school in Egypt, vacationed with my family in Bali, Cyprus, Germany, and Switzerland, and started high school in Taiwan. 


🎶JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL, LIVING IN A —

NO. 

Growing up, my parents took thousands of photos, but the only physical memories I have to tell those stories are a handful of prints and a small stack of family photo albums. All that travel and just a few prints, (SIGH.) That’s probably why I’m such a stickler for printed work, and why I strive to get a handcrafted heirloom album in the hands of all of my clients. It’s also why I still feel the need to move every couple of years, and explains my obsession with booking flights to faraway lands.

My friends would describe me as sharp, authentic, creative,  unstoppable, (ok that was my Mom) and funny as fuck. I now live in Palm Beach with my sweetie, Mike, our Corgi Kevin (he has his own Instagram!), and Puerto Rican cat, Rrrico. 

If I'm not photographing weddings or documenting how weird kids really are, I'm probably scrolling TikTok endlessly, forgetting to thaw the chicken, and working to eradicate the band Journey from all wedding receptions.






Everything

salted caramel

window seat

aisle seat

STAYING IN

GOING OUT

summer

FLORIDA WINTER

22

number of times i've looked up flights to spain this week

195ish

Number of Weddings Photographed

Lavender & Almond

SCENT:

Diet Coke

Drink:

Mexican or Indian

Food:

House MD

TV Show:

Black

COLOR:

Granada, Spain

City:

favoRites:

TRAVEL

JOURNEY

crunchwraps

the BEACH

CANON

GEAR OF CHOIce

2007

in business since

You read all that and still want more?
Here's some quick facts:

We are so lucky we found her and picked her to photograph our wedding in Florida. She did such a great job at capturing every moment of our wedding without us even realizing she was there sometimes. - Valeria Saetta

We are so lucky we found her and picked her to photograph our wedding in Florida. She did such a great job at capturing every moment of our wedding without us even realizing she was there sometimes. - Valeria Saetta

"My fiancé and I were very timid about doing a photoshoot as we are pretty camera shy. Stephanie was very receptive of our concerns and made sure that we felt super comfortable the whole time! This made for incredible shots that will allow us to have memories for a lifetime."
- Tanya Cruz, Engaged

Stephanie Sonju, Sonju Photography, INC
South Florida
Business Hours:
M-F 9:00 AM - 9 PM
Weekends - 10 AM - 7 PM
*please be patient with replies on the weekend

Cell // 954-798-5118 
(email is always faster)
hello@sonjuphotography.com


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