Hi, Sonia here. Thanks so much for stopping by!
When I arrived in Australia in 2009, I fell in love with photographing the oceans & landscapes and have been passionate and obsessed with photography ever since.
I was in love with photographing sunrises over the ocean and slowly started to class myself as an amateur landscape photographer. This is how I developed my love for creating images with natural light and this has later transferred to my pet photography perfectly.
Animals have brought me joy since I can remember. When I was a child there was nothing I wanted more than to have a dog of my own. Unfortunately living in a small flat there was no chance of this happening until I grew up. So when I was young I had to be creative. Slovakia had a stray dog problem especially during the 90’s. I remember as a kid looking for stray dogs & cats around my neighbourhood to look after, feed, even make houses for out of polystyrene & cardboard boxes.
I knew I wanted to work with animals. But only after hitting my 30’s I really started to invest some time and thoughts into this idea.
Hardly knowing anyone in Sydney and never owning a dog myself, I decided to advertise a handful of free portfolio sessions in August 2015 to see if I can handle this new experience. I put my photography skills to the test with moving subjects (as opposed to static landscapes!) and the rest is a history. I fell in love with capturing the joy that pets bring to us and capturing those special moments that can live in our hearts forever.
That same year I adopted my first dog, Archer and no words could express how much he means to me. I quickly realised what I wanted my pet photography experience to be about.
I specialise in cheerful colours in natural surroundings that capture our dogs’ happiness and the bond we share. My sessions are all about celebrating your dog and your relationship with them.
But why dogs?
Simply put, I love photographing dogs because they bring an unlimited amount of happiness into our lives.
Please contact me for more information about my pet sessions or commercial enquiries.
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