Sweet Words Photogs- Sara and Billy-4


Jessica McAndrews Photography

“I went to Sonya for mentoring as a hobbyist. I was not at all confident in my work and felt very unsure that photography was something I could do as a career. I thought I would work with her and learn a few cool new tricks with my camera and that would be it, but that is not how Sonya works and I am so glad. We spent a lot of time talking about my goals, both long and short term. She helped me to see that I really had a passion for photography and that I should move forward in doing something with it. We discussed the business side of things and then moved on to our photo session she had arranged. I was timid and nervous shooting beside her, but she was sure to allow me plenty of opportunities to jump in and take photos. She was very easy to work with and I was able to relax pretty quickly with her. After the session we looked through the photos and went through and did some editing. I learned a lot through the whole experience. She gave me constructive criticism in a way that also gave me confidence. She pointed me in a great beginning direction towards a business and really pushed me forward. I have since also done a workshop with her where I continued to learn a ton. I very much enjoy working with Sonya and highly recommend her workshops and mentoring sessions. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional photographer you will learn a lot from her.”