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Sona Photography

Orlando , FL
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818 Wessex Place
Orlando, FL 32803 US (map)

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646-250-6337

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ABOUT US

Sona Photography is a combined effort of Mona Chaudhry, owner of Novel Photography, and Stephana Panos, owner of Bella Luce Photography. We have worked together for years; and with our... Read more
Sona Photography is a combined effort of Mona Chaudhry, owner of Novel Photography, and Stephana Panos, owner of Bella Luce Photography. We have worked together for years; and with our backgrounds, have a close understanding and specialization in Indian, Muslim, and Greek weddings. Although we are based out of Orlando, FL; we are available to travel to you, wherever that might be!

Sona is an Indian name meaning “gold,” and there is no better way to describe the caliber of our work. We believe we are not just in the photography business, but in the business of Customer Service. When you hire Sona, you know that two professional photographers will be there to capture the organic moments and beauty of your event; unlike other studios that work with assistant and associate photographers. Outside of our portrait work, we photograph your event editorially as wedding photojournalists. Wedding photographers “direct” the scene to fit their vision. Wedding photojournalists capture your vision in an artistic way. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We can do a number of Photoshop effects upon request.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Of course! We have shot at all times of the day (both indoor and out) and come prepared with the appropriate lighting if necessary for the venue.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Mona and Stephana are both professional photographers and will be there for your special day.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We limit our weddings to only a few per month to ensure we give all of our couples the service they desire and deserve.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We shoot with Nikon digital cameras and a variety of Nikkor lenses.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Each photographer has a backup camera with them.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We develop packages that best fit your needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, additional hours can be added at $250 per hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Depending on the length of your event, we may require a food break. We will take the break when it is appropriate (usually while you are eating). If you choose not to provide the meal, we will need to take additional time to secure adequate food.
Do you charge for travel?
If you are outside of the greater Orlando area, there may be an additional charge based on mileage.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Our contracts allows for up to 45 days; however, we will let you know as soon as they are available online (usually within 3 weeks).
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We proof all of our images online in an effort to be green. If you would like to order a proof book, we would be happy to add that to your package.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes. If you select a package that includes high-resolution jpegs, you will have the rights to print the images for personal use.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Most of our packages do include the images on disc. You can also elect to have them put onto an ipad/ipod or USB if you prefer.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
We work with two premier album companies: GraphiStudio and Asuka Book.

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Alyssa
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to work with Stephana for our engagement photos and on our wedding day. She was always so sweet and patient with us and really helped us look our best! We worked with Stephana and Anna on our wedding day and we are so glad we had them as our photographers. They never missed a shot and were always ready with their cameras to capture every moment. We have so many photos from our wedding day and they turned out amazing!! There's beautiful posed and creative shots as well as candid photos from throughout the night. And the turnaround time was so quick! We were amazed at how quickly we received a sneak peek preview video and then all of the photos on discs. My family also loved Stephana and are very grateful for all the wonderful photos. Thank you so much for all your hard work! The photos are amazing!!
We were so lucky to work with Stephana for our engagement photos and on our wedding day. She was always so sweet and Read more...
We were so lucky to work with Stephana for our engagement photos and on our wedding day. She was always so sweet and patient with us and really helped us look our best! We worked with Stephana and Anna on our wedding day and we are so glad we had them as our photographers. They never missed a shot and were always ready with their cameras to capture every moment. We have so many photos from our wedding day and they turned out amazing!! There's beautiful posed and creative shots as well as candid photos from throughout the night. And the turnaround time was so quick! We were amazed at how quickly we received a sneak peek preview video and then all of the photos on discs. My family also loved Stephana and are very grateful for all the wonderful photos. Thank you so much for all your hard work! The photos are amazing!! Read less
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Shivani
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
ONE WORD: AMAZING!!!!

I am beyond happy with these wonderful ladies! I had them at all of my events and I couldn’t have been luckier. They are the most caring and talented people ever! I am blessed that my wedding day is captured with the most beautiful photos ever. They are amazing to work with, as they are so understanding and available whenever you need them. Wedding planning can be very stressful, however, Mona and Stephana made this portion of it seem so easy!! I am truly blessed to have been able to have them cover the most amazing 4 days of my life. Thank you Sona for everything you did for me!!!!
ONE WORD: AMAZING!!!!

I am beyond happy with these wonderful ladies! I had them at all of my events and I couldn’ Read more...
ONE WORD: AMAZING!!!!

I am beyond happy with these wonderful ladies! I had them at all of my events and I couldn’t have been luckier. They are the most caring and talented people ever! I am blessed that my wedding day is captured with the most beautiful photos ever. They are amazing to work with, as they are so understanding and available whenever you need them. Wedding planning can be very stressful, however, Mona and Stephana made this portion of it seem so easy!! I am truly blessed to have been able to have them cover the most amazing 4 days of my life. Thank you Sona for everything you did for me!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Stephana did such a great job in taking care of us! I love her work and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Stephana did such a great job in taking care of us! I love her work and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Stephana did such a great job in taking care of us! I love her work and I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Ashmi
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't even say enough about how fabulous Mona and Stephana are. From start to finish we had SO much fun with these two. I feel like posing for wedding pictures is so awkward but with a couple of pointers they made it so easy. What's best is that they're so willing and so great at trying something different. And the pictures speak for themselves. They took thousands and I want pretty much all of them and have no idea how I'm going to pick the ones for the book. They're gorgeous! All you have to do is spend a few minutes on their website and you'll be convinced too. Having Sona Photography do our wedding photos was no doubt one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.
I can't even say enough about how fabulous Mona and Stephana are. From start to finish we had SO much fun with these two. Read more...
I can't even say enough about how fabulous Mona and Stephana are. From start to finish we had SO much fun with these two. I feel like posing for wedding pictures is so awkward but with a couple of pointers they made it so easy. What's best is that they're so willing and so great at trying something different. And the pictures speak for themselves. They took thousands and I want pretty much all of them and have no idea how I'm going to pick the ones for the book. They're gorgeous! All you have to do is spend a few minutes on their website and you'll be convinced too. Having Sona Photography do our wedding photos was no doubt one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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Sona Photography is absolutely fabulous. Mona and her team did an amazing job capturing the images from our special day. I love looking at my pictures and cannot thank Mona enough. I love our pictures and am so excited to show them off to our family and friends. I get so many compliments on our pictures. Mona was very professional, thoughtful, easy to work with, and accommodating. I am so thankful to Sona Photography for capturing moments that will last forever! Thank you again for capturing our special so beautifully.
Sona Photography is absolutely fabulous. Mona and her team did an amazing job capturing the images from our special day. I Read more...
Sona Photography is absolutely fabulous. Mona and her team did an amazing job capturing the images from our special day. I love looking at my pictures and cannot thank Mona enough. I love our pictures and am so excited to show them off to our family and friends. I get so many compliments on our pictures. Mona was very professional, thoughtful, easy to work with, and accommodating. I am so thankful to Sona Photography for capturing moments that will last forever! Thank you again for capturing our special so beautifully. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're in need of a photographer for your wedding you shouldn't look any further than these two women! Mona and Stephana are the best wedding photographers that I've seen, and I looked through a bunch before finding them! Stephana was the most helpful vendor that we had for our wedding and she went as far as recommending other vendors to us and giving us useful tips on other things to consider for our wedding. She could basically count as our first wedding coordinator! Both women are unbelievably sweet and capture all of the "little" moments that make a wedding a "large" moment. They are incredibly professional but very fun at the same time and my husband and I have had numerous compliments telling us that their photos were the prettiest that our guests have ever seen. Really, these two are worth much much more than anything they will ever charge you and they will be the reason that you remember ALL of the details of your wedding, not just the major ones.
If you're in need of a photographer for your wedding you shouldn't look any further than these two women! Mona and Read more...
If you're in need of a photographer for your wedding you shouldn't look any further than these two women! Mona and Stephana are the best wedding photographers that I've seen, and I looked through a bunch before finding them! Stephana was the most helpful vendor that we had for our wedding and she went as far as recommending other vendors to us and giving us useful tips on other things to consider for our wedding. She could basically count as our first wedding coordinator! Both women are unbelievably sweet and capture all of the "little" moments that make a wedding a "large" moment. They are incredibly professional but very fun at the same time and my husband and I have had numerous compliments telling us that their photos were the prettiest that our guests have ever seen. Really, these two are worth much much more than anything they will ever charge you and they will be the reason that you remember ALL of the details of your wedding, not just the major ones. Read less
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rajashea
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Our son and his partner had a beautiful wedding ceremony. The photo's I've seen have been spectacular. The girls took so many shots but made sure they were not intrusive while while the intimate ceremony was going on. Sometimes you go to a wedding and all you see is the photographer standing behind the couple and it's very distracting. There was none of that, you barely knew they were there. I was especially impressed with them taking the staged wedding party and family shots before the ceremony so it didn't take so long between the ceremony and reception. I would highly recomend this company to capture any of your special moments.
Our son and his partner had a beautiful wedding ceremony. The photo's I've seen have been spectacular. The girls took so Read more...
Our son and his partner had a beautiful wedding ceremony. The photo's I've seen have been spectacular. The girls took so many shots but made sure they were not intrusive while while the intimate ceremony was going on. Sometimes you go to a wedding and all you see is the photographer standing behind the couple and it's very distracting. There was none of that, you barely knew they were there. I was especially impressed with them taking the staged wedding party and family shots before the ceremony so it didn't take so long between the ceremony and reception. I would highly recomend this company to capture any of your special moments. Read less
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Vanya&Daniel
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I met Mona about two years ago at an Indian bridal expo. I had shown up with my boyfriend (now husband!), just lookin' around for the heck of it. After meeting with Mona and looking at her work, I promised myself she would be my wedding photographer no matter what! And I am SO lucky and blessed to now be able to say that both Mona and Stephana were my wedding photographers.

These ladies are so talented and passionate about their work that the end result is not a photograph but a work of art created with love. Throughout my entire wedding, they went around capturing every moment possible. The pictures are breathtaking. Upon viewing the slideshow of highlights, my mother was rendered speechless and I started crying... two things we rarely do! :)

Mona and Stephana are professional, sweet, and SO wonderful to work with. No matter what your budget is or what your situation is, they treat you like you are their most important client. I will recommend them to people again and again and again.

I am honored to have had Sona Photography at my wedding, and I cannot thank them enough for everything they've done for us.
I met Mona about two years ago at an Indian bridal expo. I had shown up with my boyfriend (now husband!), just lookin' Read more...
I met Mona about two years ago at an Indian bridal expo. I had shown up with my boyfriend (now husband!), just lookin' around for the heck of it. After meeting with Mona and looking at her work, I promised myself she would be my wedding photographer no matter what! And I am SO lucky and blessed to now be able to say that both Mona and Stephana were my wedding photographers.

These ladies are so talented and passionate about their work that the end result is not a photograph but a work of art created with love. Throughout my entire wedding, they went around capturing every moment possible. The pictures are breathtaking. Upon viewing the slideshow of highlights, my mother was rendered speechless and I started crying... two things we rarely do! :)

Mona and Stephana are professional, sweet, and SO wonderful to work with. No matter what your budget is or what your situation is, they treat you like you are their most important client. I will recommend them to people again and again and again.

I am honored to have had Sona Photography at my wedding, and I cannot thank them enough for everything they've done for us. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
When we first met Mona, we knew that we wanted her to be our photographer. After interviewing so many different vendors, she was by far the best! Mona has a great personality, and she has a great eye when it comes to taking shots! Mona is extremely professional, and is so much fun to be around. My husband and I had a great time with our engagement session, and the pictures turned out phenomenal! The turnaround on getting our engagement pics were very quick. Mona and her team at Sona Photography are Grade A!
When we first met Mona, we knew that we wanted her to be our photographer. After interviewing so many different vendors, Read more...
When we first met Mona, we knew that we wanted her to be our photographer. After interviewing so many different vendors, she was by far the best! Mona has a great personality, and she has a great eye when it comes to taking shots! Mona is extremely professional, and is so much fun to be around. My husband and I had a great time with our engagement session, and the pictures turned out phenomenal! The turnaround on getting our engagement pics were very quick. Mona and her team at Sona Photography are Grade A! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am soo happy in our selection to have Stephana and Ron capture our wedding memories. They have great attention to detail. Ensure they captured all my special poses that I had discussed with them. Very professional, flexible, and responsive. We had over 5K pictures from our wedding, which shows that they worked extremely hard and were very dedicated. We worked closely with Stephana, she is great to work with. She is very accommodating and flexible with your needs. She is open to your ideas and creativity. She provided a slideshow capturing the whole wedding weekend of 5K photos very promptly which shows that she is very responsive. She has passions for her work, which shows through her work. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for someone who is reasonable and professional.
I am soo happy in our selection to have Stephana and Ron capture our wedding memories. They have great attention to Read more...
I am soo happy in our selection to have Stephana and Ron capture our wedding memories. They have great attention to detail. Ensure they captured all my special poses that I had discussed with them. Very professional, flexible, and responsive. We had over 5K pictures from our wedding, which shows that they worked extremely hard and were very dedicated. We worked closely with Stephana, she is great to work with. She is very accommodating and flexible with your needs. She is open to your ideas and creativity. She provided a slideshow capturing the whole wedding weekend of 5K photos very promptly which shows that she is very responsive. She has passions for her work, which shows through her work. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for someone who is reasonable and professional. Read less
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