Testimonials

I feel so lucky to be invited to share in families everyday (but special) moments; to tell the story behind a small, creative business or to capture the magic of a performance. When they let me know how much the photos I capture mean to them, it really makes my day.

We’ve been captured as our true selves and the moments we share each and every day.  I can’t recommend Sonya enough. The photos are so precious.

- Claire R

It was great fun to have a branding shoot with Sonya. She was very laid back and made the shoot enjoyable, rather than a chore. I’m so pleased with the photos, they’re professional but very relaxed which is exactly what I was looking for. Sonya gathers lots of information before the photoshoot and really listens to your requirements. She’s also very good at suggesting things you might not have thought of, we had a really fun, creative day together.

- Claire Hines (Shine gift shop, Sale)

I think the images are beautiful and dreamlike but full of reality too. Sometimes I think I wish I’d brushed my hair on that one – but that’s what it’s really like: shoes in the hallway, crumbs under the table, some slightly snotty kisses on the sofa, unbrushed hair. I love them.

- Lucy T

Having someone document your own work is always a daunting experience, but Sonya was fantastic in the space; she immediately understood the aesthetic and worked with me to capture the sense of the show beautifully. Sonya’s photographs were able to elevate my show and they have been of such benefit when approaching touring venues as a way of presenting the performance for the next stage of the work

- Wayne Steven Jackson (‘And Here I Find Myself’ Lowry Theatre, Salford)

Thank you Sonya for giving us a great experience, while providing us with a collection of some amazing pictures from a different perspective and eye that were only possible with your involvement.

- William – Mano a Bocca, Pizzeria, Sale

You made the kids feel so comfortable and us too. It was fun! It didn’t feel posed and the chat throughout kind of made us forget we were doing a photo shoot.

- Tom W

Sonya is great with little ones, putting them at ease and making them giggle, resulting in gorgeous natural pictures, just what we were looking for. We are absolutely delighted with our pictures and would highly recommend Sonya to anyone looking for a relaxed, enjoyable experience with amazing photos to treasure forever. Thank you Sonya!

- Dianna M

We hate having our photos taken and you were really lovely and put everyone at ease and made the experience feel relaxing and fun and not in any way awkward. You captured our children’s personalities, making some beautiful photographs that we will cherish.

- Caroline T

Sonya is so warm and friendly there were no nerves and the afternoon was really fun.  As I am normally the one who takes all the photos in our family, there are very few images of me with my daughters so it’s wonderful to have some beautiful prints. Sonya has really captured the small moments of joy in our day to day.

- Emma W

Sonya’s so lovely and just takes time to understand what you want from the shoot and endeavours to get it for you. The photos I got were fantastic- really good quality. Through the photos, she managed to really captured the business and get my culture across to the viewer. Would totally recommend her. To have some fresh images to brighten my social channels and my website has been brilliant. I’ve even pulled some together to create a promotional reel which has got some amazing engagement.

- Becca – These Mums Do Fitness

Sonya Smith photography

The pictures we’ve had from Sonya mean the world, and are framed in our house, grandparents and aunts and uncles! They are so so special.

- Gwen O

Sonya put us at ease during the photoshoot and captured us looking so natural and relaxed. The photos far exceeded our expectations and I get emotional everytime I look at them! Sonya’s photos so beautifully capture our two year old girl and our lovely family moments. We will cherish them forever.

- Emma G

“Sonya was an absolute pleasure to work with. She accommodated our requests and responded swiftly to any queries we had prior to the shoot. The final product was beautiful, and we love that she took on the brief perfectly while still reflecting her personal photography style. We really appreciated her fitting us in at short notice and the quick turnaround for the photo gallery, we would love to work with Sonya again!”

- Editorial Team at WI Life magazine

I had a really positive experience working with Sonya on our recent Scratch Night at the Lowry in our galleries. Sonya was very receptive to our brief and I was delighted with the pictures, which were turned around very quickly. The artists were also very pleased with the documentation. Thank you Sonya!

- Zoe Watson, Curator (Contemporary) at The Lowry, Salford

We’ve been captured as our true selves and the moments we share each and every day.  I can’t recommend Sonya enough. The photos are so precious.

- Claire R