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.

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. The proof is in your own family and friends telling you how great you look! And it’s my mission to help you see that!

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 with a passion for helping folks like you connect with what brings them 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

I take really great photographs. But that is the least important part of my job. My job is to make you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. My job is to make getting new photos taken an easy and enjoyable experience. My job is to act as your personal photo assistant, because I have all the time in the world to make you look and feel spectacular.

Think of me as your friend. You should feel comfortable asking me anything, anytime! Because that’s what friends are for, and that’s the best way we’re going to create ridiculously good photos.

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

Bill Simpson

It seems to me that professional photographers mostly speak a language that the rest of us do not: aperture? Shutter speed? Light bounce? When I have worked with Sophia, I have been impressed at how informally she goes about her work and how she has a natural skill for putting people at ease...
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Mary & Jordan, Pt 2.5

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!

RECENT PRESS + FEATURES

Photographer Feature Presentation in Collingwood

You'd be surprised by what the most important part of my job is. It is not creating beautiful photographs. Watch this feature presentation to learn what my true job is!

More Than Meets the Eye Presentation

This presentation is all about my experience in photographing participants in the More Than Meets the Eye project with the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. I share more about how this project changed how I see and speak about people living with dementia, and how the project aims to help others see how there is much more to the participants and people like them. Click here to watch it.

Ridiculously Happy Love Stories Presentation

In PechaKucha Night Collingwood vol 1, I share a selection of super simple love stories that will never be told in the movies. These are the behind-the-scenes moments that stick out to the people I work with. The bits and pieces that outsider might gloss over, but that mean everything to the people living the moment. Click here to see it!

More Than Meets the Eye Featured in Sun Times

I had the pleasure of volunteering on a very special project with the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce over the past couple of months! The More Than Meets the Eye project features 10 portraits of people living with dementia along with highlights from their lives. Click here to read more.
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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!