Hi, I am Sonja.

I’m a mother to four, Liam, Molly, Liv and Cash and have been married for 10 wonderful years to the love of my life, David. After living in Alaska for 10 years we decided to take a plunge and move to Phoenix, Arizona. I have operated three studios in Alaska with my main focuses being Weddings and Boudoir.

My approach to photography is the same as my approach to life; I am unique, dynamic & passionate and I love looking through the lens with a distinct and fresh perspective at each session.

A little background…

I left the world of Finance in 2010 and started the business of my dreams. After losing my mother at the age of 12 and only having photographs and memories to remember her by, I instantly became obsessed with wanting to document every moment. In middle school and high school I was always the girl with the camera. My father would buy me packs of film and as my weekly allowance for chores I would be allowed to develop a roll at time.  

In 2010, after the news of being pregnant with our first baby, my husband bought me my first DSLR. I quickly learned my equipment and went on to photographing friends and family, before I knew it people were lining up for me to take their portraits because of how much they loved my work.

I am a self taught natural light photographer and have been for 11 years now. I love being a photographer because I can freeze memories in time for the generations to come. Giving the gift of memories is the best job.

Seeing life through my lens and being able to document and capture memories for my clients is unreal and I thank God everyday for giving me this gift. 

Sonja Stafford a Scottsdale Photographer
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Kelsey & Zach

Sonja is an exceptionally talented photographer! She really understood the pictures that we wanted and captured all the fun little details of our wedding day. She was so flexible with whatever changes came up; Sonja is relaxed and fit right into our celebration. I love the pictures we have and can't wait to print them and decorate out house with them!

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