About Lifestyle Photographer & Her Mission

A Beautiful Thing

MY STORY

I never met my mother’s parents. They both passed before I was born, but from the stories my mother has told me about them, I can imagine their personalities. And thanks to many (many) photographs like in their wedding album, I can put a face to their shenanigans playing out in my mind.

It’s true what people say. Photography plays a pivotal role in our lives. It reminds us of all that we have to be grateful for, and it speaks volumes of who we are and what we’re proud of when we’re not in the room to say it ourselves.

The Dirt On Me

About Sophia Lemon

I wrote on the family piano as a child, I play a lot of baseball, I drink loose leaf tea like its going out of style, and it takes me about 5 minutes to change out of my ‘real clothes’ and into my sweatpants when I get home.

I am a soulpreneur on a mission to connect you with what brings you true happiness! This is more than stellar photography. This is focusing in on your ridiculously happy lifestyle and letting it fill every empty canvas, nook, and cranny in your life.

Why I Do What I Do

MY PASSIONS

My passion is found in self love and self care, and I am heavily influenced by health and productivity. You’ll find me saying, “I was listening to this podcast…” a lot, and spouting off things I’ve learned from people who are much smarter than me.

I get up extremely early, workout every morning, hike often, and I never take my phone into my bedroom. If you’re ever looking for me, you might find me at one of my favourites cafés, in my studio, or in my Collingwood office.

Love Is A Big Deal

MY MISSION

Once upon a time I thought I wasn’t photogenic, and I find many of my clients think the same thing.

Then I realized that no amount of dieting, makeup, or hairspray makes me look better than I do when I’m laughing hysterically. And I guarantee that is the case for you too. So it is my goal to help you see yourself the way your family and friends do; a beautiful soul filled with love and laughter.

Living In The Real World

ALBUMS + ARTWORK

You live in the real world with four walls and a roof. Like my grandparents, you don’t live in Facebook. That is why I’m going to send you home with real life, printed artwork

Each of my packages includes printed pieces. Whether in the form of a custom album, for your wedding, a beautiful book for your boudoir session, or a portrait print credit to put towards your custom artwork. I’m even going to help you pick the perfect photos to print, where to put them, and how big they should be!

TESTIMONIALS + REVIEWS

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Mary & Jordan

For two people who are SO nervous in front of the camera, Sophia made it fun and easy-going. Throughout our wedding day there were some hiccups with guests (and maybe the wedding party!) but Sophia handled everything and we were able to share a laugh afterwards! From start to end our process with Sophia was so positive. She is quick to respond to emails and texts during working hours - and her website is so easy to use!! I highly recommend using Sophia Lemon’s photography skills... and following her on social media, she has great posts and CUTE pets!! We will be recommending her to everyone...

Cheryl

I recently had the the pleasure of meeting and working with Sophia Lemon. She is a talented photographer, excellent to work with and extremely organized and efficient. I am very happy with all my photos and the whole process. If you ever need beautiful photographs, she's your girl!

Jenn K

I got some boudoir photos done through Sophia and it was an amazing experience! She made the process so easy and I felt so comfortable! And they turned out so much better than I thought they could! I could not recommend her enough for our wedding photography and the same goes for the boudoir photos—she is so amazing! Thank you Sophia! You really are an amazing photographer and wonderful person!

Chris & Theo

Beyond thrilled with the whole experience. Sophia was amazing to work with from start to finish. It was a lot of fun while taking the photo's and her ability to add and enhance to the fun made it that much better. The finished product was way beyond what I expected. The quality of the pictures and picture quality was amazing!!! The only difficult part is keeping how many prints to minimum, i feel I should give everyone I know prints as everyone who has seen the pictures are just as thrilled as I was. Thank you Sophia. I can't wait for the next session!!

Melissa & Zolt

I am super awkward when it comes to getting my photo taken, so a big THANK YOU goes out to Sophia Lemon for accepting this challenge. She was so much fun to work with and THANK GOD I will have her on my wedding day to keep me on track and looking ridiculously happy!

Danielle & Stephen

Since our wedding, she’s taken family photos, and most recently, boudoir maternity photos. Now there was a challenge! I asked her to give me 1 beautiful maternity photo despite feeling very not-beautiful with heartburn and swollen ankles etc. I thought she had her work cut out for her, but she somehow managed to give me 6 beautiful photos and make me have fun during the process! Thanks Sophia!!

Allie & Brady

I couldnt speak more highly of Sophia Lemon. Sophia captured our wedding day just as I imagined it to be. So pleased with her professionalism and keen eye for the big and small details! I will cherish my beautiful albums and memories forever. Thank you Sophia!

Camellia & Romel

Sophia was an absolute pleasure to work with! We were so impressed with the time she took to get to know us, our love story and how personalized she made the whole experience...Sophia was accommodating and flexible, always keeping our stress levels to a minimum with her laugh, positivity and calm manner. We highly recommend her services and definitely want her to be our wedding photographer!

Mary & Jordan

Sophia has photographed our engagement session so far. And we can’t wait for her to be a part of our wedding day!! Her relaxed demeanour, kindness and professionalism made our session so much easier as we were both quite anxious. We booked Sophia right away (a year ago!) and are getting married in September; she’s kept in contact with us and answered all e-mails/texts promptly which is very important for me!

RECENT PRESS + FEATURES

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Camellia & Romel on Something Turquoise

Just over a year ago at Christmas, 2017, Romel proposed to Camellia in Collingwood, Ontario. Well, I'm proud to say that the photos of their romantic holiday surprise in the snow has been picked up by Something Turquoise!

Brenna & Jordan on The Wedding Clique

Brenna and Jordan's Black Creek Pioneer Village wedding in Toronto, Ontario has now been published on The Wedding Clique. Their spectacular spring wedding was filled with vintage details to suit the antique feel of the village. To see more from their wedding click here to see their blog.

Wedding Advice from Bethany on Let's Bee Together

Collingwood Wedding Photographer, Sophia Lemon, has been published again on Let's Bee Together along her photographs of Bethany and Adam. See more from this couple and their beautiful ski club wedding here.

Alpine Ski Club Wedding on Let's Bee Together

Bethany and Adam's fall wedding at Alpine Ski Club in Blue Mountain was published for its spectacular style, unique fall colour palette, and gorgeous setting! Click here to check out their wedding on Let's Bee Together!

31 Crucial Business Email Etiquette Tips

People spend, on average, about a quarter of their work time reading and answering emails. Yet so many still don't have great email habits. So to keep from developing poor email habits, FitSmallBusiness asked 31 top professionals, including myself, to share our best email etiquette tips. Click here to check out these great email etiquette tips!

Tips From Wedding Photographers on Postable

I am featured as both the first and last tips on Postable's latest "Get the Most Out of Wedding Photos: Tips From Wedding Photographers." My first tip is that couples click with their photographer, and my second is that you lean on your photographer for advice when designing your wedding day. Both of these tips will help alleviate stress when planning and executing your wedding day, and will help ensure that you get the most bang for your buck throughout the entire wedding process.

2 Keys to Becoming Ridiculously Happy on Lendio

Apparently the folks over at Lendio like my attitude. So they asked me to answer some questions on being ridiculously happy in life and in business. Click here to check out the article.

3 Simple Tips from Women Entrepreneurs to Achieve Work-Life Harmony on Lendio

Small business owners know as well as anyone that it’s difficult to balance the worlds of work and home life. In fact, stress costs American businesses $300 billion a year according to World Health Organization. Now more than ever, it’s essential that small business owners take the time to maintain work-life harmony. In honor of International Women’s Day today, I, along with other female entrepreneurs, shared my ideas for separating and balancing life, work, and outside factors. Click right here to check out what we had to say.