SONJA MARIA'S BLOG

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    The gymnastics coach

    My latest shoot features a local Portland gymnastics coach, so I was able to get some very “gymnastics inspired” shots which was a real treat. I also wanted to capture the very model-type look this coach has – I mean check out that bone structure! And the height… and build… and really just look at the photos and you’ll know what

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    Beautiful mama of three

    Recently I had an opportunity to do boudoir photos for a very beautiful mama of three. We went with a variety of black and white styles, to showcase her incredible body in different ways. I found her freckles to be uniquely beautiful, and I think they added so much character to the photos. These photos are to be an anniversary

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    The Rhee brothers

    I had the pleasure of working with Joon Rhee again, and this time he brought along his actor/model brother Nathan as well (talent and good looks certainly run in the family!). We did some headshots as well as some more loose and candid photos. It really is such a pleasure to work with such kind and genuine people. Learn more

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    Photoshoot with a most beautiful friend

    This was a very special photoshoot for me, as the subject is a dear friend of mine. I wanted to portray the honest beauty of a mature and sophisticated woman and mother, and also celebrate her innate sensuality and fun personality. And I have to say that some of these images are my absolute favourite shots to date – especially

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    Photoshoot with Joon Rhee

    Well it’s official – I have been neglecting my blog for a very long time. Time to get back on track, and what better way than to share some photos from a recent shoot with model and actor Joon Rhee. I was assisted by the lovely Sky Johnson, and we had a fantastic time capturing Joon’s stunning good looks and

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    My first cinemagraph

    The other day my neighbor Amy volunteered to pose for some lighting tests for me. We did a nice headshot, and then a seated pose with a new lighting set-up I concocted to maximize the space I have in my small studio. I also had the opportunity to try something completely new to me – to create a cinemagraph! (see

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    Photos of Lisa and Aron

    Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Lisa and Aron Rono. They are seriously one of the cutest couples I have ever worked with. Lisa is an incredibly talented musician and Aron is a professional long distance runner who competes for the US Army. I’m including one of Lisa’s youtube videos after the pics as I think she is such a talent

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    Heart love

    When I was assembling all of my faceted heart pendants and brooches, I thought they just looked so pretty all together. Luckily I remembered to take some photos of them before they all go! Spread out I think it looks like a fun wrapping paper design, and close up it’s like a colourful little sculpture. I also took some shots

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    Photoshoot with Erica

    My last photoshoot of the super-busy-weekend-of-many-photoshoots was with Erica, who is actually 7 months pregnant but you wouldn’t know it from our photos! She is an experienced and incredibly talented model, and it was awesome working with her. Hair and makeup by the talented Jennifer Kersgaard.    

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    Photoshoot with Lisa

    Here are some recent photos I did of the lovely Lisa Rono, who is not only gorgeous, but also an incredibly talented musician. She modeled some of my necklaces and brooches, and we did some headshots and also some very lovely glamour shots. Hair and makeup by the talented Jennifer Kersgaard.  

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    Photoshoot with Shaela

    Recently I worked with Shaela, and the amazing hair and makeup artist Kellye J. We did some shots with my new ZigZag earring design as she has THE perfect look for these earrings. And we also did other fabulous shots of Shaela, showcasing her amazing look and of course her incredible hair!

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    Photoshoot with Summer

    It was a very busy weekend doing photoshoots – here are photos we did with Summer. She has such an exotic look, and such beautiful skin. Hair and makeup by the talented Jennifer Kersgaard.    

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    Photoshoot with Amy

    Well we had another fun photoshoot today, this time with the gorgeous Amy, and with hair/makeup/styling/assisting help from the awesome Sky. We managed to try out quite a few different set-ups, which was a great learning experience for me. And I’m also learning how to direct models – which is such a treat after years of photographing babies and kids!

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    Photoshoot with Kendra

    Well I’m finally doing it – branching out beyond baby and children portraits! Of course I’ll continue to take photos of the little ones, as they ARE super adorable – but I’m really enjoying doing some more styled photos with people that actually cooperate and WANT to get their photos taken! Yay for adults! Yay for models! Here are some

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