Mentoring Dates

 After many of you all have requested “group mentoring” I decided to offer three dates for these awesome sessions! These sessions are great because you still get that one on one feel, the intimate environment where you can be vulnerable to open up about your weaknesses, fears, dreams, AND get that great networking opportunity with other photographers in the area!! There will only be 3-4 photographers per group mentoring session!Here is what Jessica says about the mentoring sessions-“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.” 

Schedule of the day: (Location in Capitol Hill at my house)1pm- Start off with introductions.

2pm- Marketing and Branding

2:30pm-4pm- Editing (Learning to paint on your photos. This is time consuming!)

4pm-6pm- Portfolio Critique and FAQ. (Dinner)

6pm-Start the session with models– go over posing, lighting, how to tell a story, composition, camera settings.

Ends a little bit after sunset.

Email if you have any more questions! Only 4 spots maximum for each date!


Price- $550 for each seat. Covers 7-8 hours of material! Emphasize in envisioning a photograph, how to tell the story, and executing it through photoshop.



April 14th, 2014- (Monday)- Only four spots available

June 17th, 2014 (Tuesday)- Only four spots available

July 19th, 2014- (Saturday) Only four spots available


Email Sonya at to sign up!

  • Amy WeirSeptember 7, 2015 - 10:12 pm

    Your work is gorgeous! I found you after seeing your recent post of your husband and girls. Absolutely precious!!! I’d love to know what lens you were using if you’re willing to share.

    Amy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mariela TorresJanuary 7, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    Hello I was wondering how much was the session fee? I love your photography, your my fav photographer.ReplyCancel

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