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Sonja Lynn Peterson

Hey there, I'm Sonja

If you're reading this, I am beyond honored that you enjoyed my work enough to check out my website! Welcome!

I have been married to my best friend, Dan, for seven years (together for 13). I have two wonderful daughters, Saylor and Reesa. I have two yellow labs, Ollie and Oaklie, and two golden retriever puppies, Clyde and Auggie.

I am a portrait, wedding, and newborn photographer based in Powell Butte, OR, just 30 minutes outside of Bend. I strive for fun photos that express real emotion.  

I absolutely love what I do! I have reconnected with old friends and have made many new friends along the way. Let me help you tell your story! Let's treat each session as if we are old friends catching up, let's skip that whole awkward stage as no one wants that! I will gladly be your photographer if you want to frolic through grass, hike to a location that may get your feet a little dirty, whisper funny things to make others laugh, and let your significant other get handsy.

*Families: Preserve the moments that show how special your family is and document the growth to remember and cherish over the years...newborns, families, graduating seniors, anniversaries and other milestones, and more.

*Couples: Document your love, happiness, and joy with your significant other. Whether it's been months, years, or decades, it's never too early or late to preserve the spark that brought you together!

*Weddings: I love LOVE. It's the beginning of a chapter, a foundation organically made--celebrating your deep love for one another. 


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I want to capture you as a couple -- the tears shed as intimate vows are spilled, sweet kisses of completeness, and the following hours that will forever be remembered as the best moments of your life.

There are very many variables when it comes to wedding packages as they are customized to the needs and wants of the marrying couple (wedding location, my time on site, engagement session, delivered edited images, etc.). Please contact me for a consultation and quote. 

Elopements/Destination Weddings: My passport, travel pillow, and gas tank are always ready for travel! For weddings and elopements outside of Washington and Oregon, travel fees such as flight, car rental, and/or hotel will apply.

Me accompanying you to your destination wedding/elopement is affordable (wink wink), please message me for details!

Wedding packages start at $2,800. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is required to reserve your date, so let's meet up over a drink or by phone!


A session with me may be a little different. I will work a mixture of poses. I will give you direction as to what to do with your head, arms, and legs, but more than anything I will be there to capture you and your family in your element! I will keep you moving and engaging. Our time together will be full of laughter and spontaneity. 

Collection I (30 mins): $250 
(30+ edited images)

Collection II (1 hour): Start at $525 
(50+ edited images)

Extended Session (1.5 hours): Start at $650
(70+ edited images)

*Graduating Senior Sessions start at $450

*Newborn Sessions (2-3 hours): Start at $550 and are done in my home (Oregon) unless otherwise requested. They take place while the baby is under 24 days new.

I have everything needed for your session; however, you are more than welcome to incorporate heirlooms and accessories/props of your own.







I can't wait to hear from you!


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