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 imagine that they are primarily responsible for my sense of humour. And thanks to many (many) photographs like in their wedding album, I can put faces to their shenanigans playing out in my mind.


Why I Do What I Do

MY PASSIONS

Family photos are powerful! They house all of the feelings we have for the people in them. Whether it’s a big life event like your wedding or your yearly portrait with your growing kids, photos have deep meaning to the people in them and to the people who love the people in them. Most people know this… But most people don’t like having their photo taken.

The Dirt On Me

ABOUT SOPHIA LEMON

Once upon a time, I was one of those people. I thought I wasn’t photogenic, and I didn’t understand why my friends kept insisting that I looked great in photos. It took some work, but I eventually started to see what they were talking about. That I didn’t have to look like the women on Instagram to look good. That no amount of dieting, makeup, or contorting my body into uncomfortable poses makes me look better than I do when I’m laughing hysterically.


Love Is A Big Deal

MY MISSION

This is my mission. It is to help the beautiful, hilarious, and talented people I work with see themselves the way their family and friends do. It is to help them slow down. It is to help them embed these ridiculous memories in their minds. To help them recall every taste, touch, and smell from our time together… To help them laugh a little bit harder. It is to help them feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and to help them carry those feelings of confidence into the rest of their lives.


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!


The Most Ridiculously Good Photography Team

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Sophia Lemon
Lead Photographer

I am your lead photographer, meaning that I will be at every single shoot you book with me. I may also bring any one or a combination of the people listed below. I host all photography consultations and I am the one you will speak with when it comes to planning your wedding or session.

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Kevin Bryan
Production

Kevin is not only my spouse, but he manages a number of things for me. He helps me with set up and tear down, carries equipment, takes photos, and builds things for me. Those beautiful wood picture blocks and real wood frames, for example? Those are made by Kevin, along with furniture, props, and frames.

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Nikki Yeo
Assistant

If you ever call or email me, chances are you’ll wind up chatting with Nikki at some point. Nikki handles a lot of behind-the-scenes details so that I can spend more time photographing ridiculously happy people like you. She will deal with things like emails, follow-ups, passing along messages, and managing my calendar.

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Katie Ballantyne
Makeup + Hair Stylist

Katie is a wonderful and skilled makeup and hair stylist. She works with me on all personal branding sessions. Not only does she provide expert hair and makeup services, her calm and kind personality helps many camera-shy clients warm up for the camera.

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Liz Gareri
Photographer

Liz is an incredibly talented photographer. What I love about working with her is that she creates beautiful, high-quality photos that I don’t see. When I’m working with Liz, I know that we’ll be delivering excellent and diverse photos from different angles.

Liz shoots with me at large weddings primarily in the GTA area.

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Suhas Vaidya
Photo Editor

After I’ve downloaded weddings and sessions and had a chance to pick my favourites, I send the entire session along to Suhas to be edited. He makes sure that all photos are properly exposed, sharp, and colour corrected. He saves me loads of time and helps make sure that you get to enjoy your photos as quickly as possible.

Suhas is located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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TESTIMONIALS + REVIEWS

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Heidi + David

Sophia was fantastic to work with for our engagement session. She was patient while we picked the perfect location and she made us feel super relaxed. The turnaround was super quick! I have had nothing but compliments on our pictures and can't wait for her to capture our big day!
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Katie + Jennifer

Sophia was a pleasure to work with! She was well organised and asked all the questions we had no idea we even needed to think about. She communicated with all of our family members before and after which was a huge help! But most importantly our wedding photos turned out STUNNING!!!...Sophia did not disappoint!
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Matt

Sophia was amazing to work with from start to finish, and I am super pleased with the end results. She did some personal branding photos for me that look amazing and were exactly the feel that I was looking for. She was extremely professional and responsive to all my questions in advance, and she made the day of the shoot fun- which I didn’t think would be possible! I will not hesitate to recommend Sophia to anyone looking for a photographer. Thank you!
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Jennifer

Sophia took our first official family photographs and it was a wonderful experience. She was very accommodating with booking our session as we wanted to work around our baby’s sleep/nap schedule and was extremely easy going during the session itself. We all had a great time, even my fiancé who was reluctant to get professional photos in the first place and ending up loving the final product.
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Grishma + Richard

Sophia photographed our proposal for us. Let me start by saying the finished pictures are AMAZING! She was very quick to respond and was great throughout the coordination of the 'surprise' element. The turnaround time for sneak peak was very quick and the platform she uses is easy to navigate. Would highly recommend her!
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Fiona

Sophia was phenomenal to work with. We were able to set up a meeting, location, what I was looking for in a matter of minutes. The photo shoot was fun and Sophia took the pain out of having my photos taken by acknowledging the discomfort and then getting me laughing. She had my proofs to me very quickly. You're excellent at capturing the moment Sophia!
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Paulina + German

I’m so happy my boyfriend found Sophia. I have the most amazing photographs for the most special day of my life so far. She’s so professional and talented. I loved the gallery she shared with so many beautiful photos.
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Stephanie

My best friend had a bachelorette party last weekend and as part of it, we wanted a photo session in Collingwood. On the day of the photoshoot, it went smooth! My favourite part was when we drove 10 mins to a nearby beach area with water and those photos were stunning! Then, after only 4 days we received our high quality photos. We were very satisfied with how the photos turned out.

Sheldon Family

We have a young toddler who is always on the run PLUS a new puppy, yet she was able to capture some beautiful pictures for us. She was patient, and easy to work with. Thank you for capturing some beautiful memories for our family Sophia! Looking forward to the next one.

LET’S TALK ABOUT PHOTOS

Yes! I am currently photographing clients
Meetings are currently being held on Zoom and by phone

Studio: 1190 2nd Ave E, Studio 306, Owen Sound
Office: 1 First St, Suite 220, Collingwood

Service Area: Owen Sound, Meaford, Collingwood,
Tiny Township, Penetanguishene, Midland,
Toronto, Muskoka, Manitoulin Island

Mobile + WhatsApp: 1 (705) 532-7668

You should never book your photographer via email. That’s why I require a consultation before booking for every single person I work with. There are two important reasons for this.

First, I want you to feel 100% confident that you know exactly what is included in your package, and that it is absolutely everything you could possibly need.

Second, I work with people I love! And it is absolutely essential that you work with a photographer whom you like! If you’re anything like me, you don’t feel totally comfortable in front of the camera, and so it is especially important that you like the person behind it! This is the best way to create natural, comfortable, authentic images.

Consultations are currently being held via video chat. Once you submit the form above, I’ll give you the option to immediately schedule your consultation or get in touch with you as soon as I can to get one in the calendar.

I can’t wait to meet you!