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Sonya Byer Photography

Walkerton , IN

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Walkerton, IN 46574 US

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Wedding:
8/23/2014
0.4/5.0
At our consult, I asked SB about a bad review she received. She immediately became defensive & blamed her client. I should have walked away. We purchased SB's largest package during a promotion she was offering. Not one day went by, including our Wedding Day SB made us feel like a discounted client. The 16 months we worked with her, our family/friends begged us to eat the deposit & work with someone else. The way she treated us was really bad. SB is extremely rude, very unprofessional & very immature. I do believe SB can do 'good work' if she wants to; for whatever reason, she didn't want to with us. SB blew off our very special engagement shoot that I booked in March. She put her Fall Mini's over our pre-arranged engagement shoot. We were pushed to mid-Jan of the following year. Our wedding pictures were an equal disaster. SB took very casual shots of us, missed our first kiss & messed up nearly every detail shot. We had amazing details too, very special/meaningful. The delivery of our photos was just as bad. I spent 8 hours trying to download her empty files. Instead of solving the problem, she blamed me. I employed my boss & employees to download the files too, all getting empty files. No apology from SB, just a thumb drive with the files. SB refused to fix the images she had messed up too. She trashed me on FB & blamed me for being unprepared. Our wedding vendors were all wonderful with the exception of SB & Chris Erica, Nico Studios.
At our consult, I asked SB about a bad review she received. She immediately became defensive & blamed her client. I should Read more...
At our consult, I asked SB about a bad review she received. She immediately became defensive & blamed her client. I should have walked away. We purchased SB's largest package during a promotion she was offering. Not one day went by, including our Wedding Day SB made us feel like a discounted client. The 16 months we worked with her, our family/friends begged us to eat the deposit & work with someone else. The way she treated us was really bad. SB is extremely rude, very unprofessional & very immature. I do believe SB can do 'good work' if she wants to; for whatever reason, she didn't want to with us. SB blew off our very special engagement shoot that I booked in March. She put her Fall Mini's over our pre-arranged engagement shoot. We were pushed to mid-Jan of the following year. Our wedding pictures were an equal disaster. SB took very casual shots of us, missed our first kiss & messed up nearly every detail shot. We had amazing details too, very special/meaningful. The delivery of our photos was just as bad. I spent 8 hours trying to download her empty files. Instead of solving the problem, she blamed me. I employed my boss & employees to download the files too, all getting empty files. No apology from SB, just a thumb drive with the files. SB refused to fix the images she had messed up too. She trashed me on FB & blamed me for being unprepared. Our wedding vendors were all wonderful with the exception of SB & Chris Erica, Nico Studios. Read less
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Sonya Byer Photography responded with the following comments:

A modern day wedding photographer once said, "If we could just recognize the red flags with a potential client from day 1, we would never have the opportunity to work with a bad client." How true this saying has proved itself to me. As a professional wedding photographer, I am looking to work with clients that I have a connection with. A certain type of bride and groom that is beyond excited to hire me for my experience and creativity. They trust me and my process and do not question me. We become friends even beyond the wedding from the connection we have made. Sadly, this did not happen with Chris and Jamie. I wish I could have seen the signs and listened to the whispers of others about who this couple truly was deep down beneath all the wedding planning. The truth is, there was and still is, much drama going on between and around this couple that played a ginormous factor on wedding day. It certainly would not be professional of me to speak on the specifics here. I however, am saddened by the fact that Jamie has decided to take her anger out on myself and the beautiful images that I gave her. There are always two sides to every story and I would love to share mine with anyone who may potentially read this in the future. I also would be honored to share Chris and Jamie's entire wedding gallery as well. I stand by my work and have actually used many of Jamie's images for certain things. Lastly, I would like to offer up the testimonies of other vendors that worked for Jamie on her wedding day that can attest to what is was like to work for her, as well as some other references I have collected. You tend to believe there is an issue with the client when a handful of people come forward with similar stories. When you own a small business, you have to realize that you will encounter a bad egg every now and then. As hard as you may try, you won't please everyone. I stand by my work as it speaks for itself
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Sonya was absolutely wonderful, in every way!!! The very first meeting with her I was so more than pleased! She has an amazing personality and her prices were exceptional! The value of her packages were great! I really wanted a second photographer and it didn't cost me that much more; we got prints, engagement photo session, and a 10-hour session all for a great deal! She was also more than available any time I needed her. It never took her long to respond to emails and would even talk to me on the phone if needed. My husbands and my schedule is so incredibly hectic and she worked so well with finding time to meet with us. Her pictures were absolutely wonderful! There was a little trouble with ordering the pictures and she more than made it right! She threw in extra pictures and made our canvas picture bigger! She did way more than she needed to and I couldn't have been more greatful! SHe really valued what was important to me and made it a priority! Photography was always the most important part of the wedding day for me and I couldn't be happier with her allowing me to sign with her!!
Sonya was absolutely wonderful, in every way!!! The very first meeting with her I was so more than pleased! She has an Read more...
Sonya was absolutely wonderful, in every way!!! The very first meeting with her I was so more than pleased! She has an amazing personality and her prices were exceptional! The value of her packages were great! I really wanted a second photographer and it didn't cost me that much more; we got prints, engagement photo session, and a 10-hour session all for a great deal! She was also more than available any time I needed her. It never took her long to respond to emails and would even talk to me on the phone if needed. My husbands and my schedule is so incredibly hectic and she worked so well with finding time to meet with us. Her pictures were absolutely wonderful! There was a little trouble with ordering the pictures and she more than made it right! She threw in extra pictures and made our canvas picture bigger! She did way more than she needed to and I couldn't have been more greatful! SHe really valued what was important to me and made it a priority! Photography was always the most important part of the wedding day for me and I couldn't be happier with her allowing me to sign with her!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Sonya was amazingly talented, flexible, and very professional photographer when it came to our wedding day. My husband & I just tied the knot on May 21st and Sonya just completed our photo edits. We loved her work and were sincerely glad we hired her!
Sonya was amazingly talented, flexible, and very professional photographer when it came to our wedding day. My husband & I Read more...
Sonya was amazingly talented, flexible, and very professional photographer when it came to our wedding day. My husband & I just tied the knot on May 21st and Sonya just completed our photo edits. We loved her work and were sincerely glad we hired her! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Sonya did very nice work for us and was great to work with.
Thanks very much,
Jeff & Tanya Pratt
Sonya did very nice work for us and was great to work with.
Thanks very much,
Jeff & Tanya Pratt
Sonya did very nice work for us and was great to work with.
Thanks very much,
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Joanna
Wedding:
1/15/2011
4.8/5.0
Sonya had a very laid back approach, which made taking pictures fun and not stressful. She went with the flow and was very creative in her photography. Both me and my husband are absolutely thrilled with our pictures, as is the rest of our families :)
Sonya had a very laid back approach, which made taking pictures fun and not stressful. She went with the flow and was very Read more...
Sonya had a very laid back approach, which made taking pictures fun and not stressful. She went with the flow and was very creative in her photography. Both me and my husband are absolutely thrilled with our pictures, as is the rest of our families :) Read less
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GPatton
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Sonya was a great choice and a perfect fit for my daughters wedding. She took great pictures, her fees very reasonable, and she was invisible. We found her to be cooperative and willing to take specially requested pictures. It was obvious that Sonya loves her work as a photographer and enjoys providing creative as well as traditional photraghaps.
We would definitely recommend Sonya.
Sonya was a great choice and a perfect fit for my daughters wedding. She took great pictures, her fees very reasonable, Read more...
Sonya was a great choice and a perfect fit for my daughters wedding. She took great pictures, her fees very reasonable, and she was invisible. We found her to be cooperative and willing to take specially requested pictures. It was obvious that Sonya loves her work as a photographer and enjoys providing creative as well as traditional photraghaps.
We would definitely recommend Sonya. Read less
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FGA
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Sonya was wonderful at Joanna and Justin Ashdown's wedding. She was virtually invisible and willing to make whatever photographs the couple or families wanted in addition to the many, many photographs she took on her own. She is so orginal and all are done very tastefully. The pictures on line are fantastic! Joanna and Justin are very pleased with her services. Sonya has a real gift and talent for taking pictures. I would highly recommend her services.

Gail Patton
Mother of the Bride
Sonya was wonderful at Joanna and Justin Ashdown's wedding. She was virtually invisible and willing to make whatever Read more...
Sonya was wonderful at Joanna and Justin Ashdown's wedding. She was virtually invisible and willing to make whatever photographs the couple or families wanted in addition to the many, many photographs she took on her own. She is so orginal and all are done very tastefully. The pictures on line are fantastic! Joanna and Justin are very pleased with her services. Sonya has a real gift and talent for taking pictures. I would highly recommend her services.

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Ashley
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
She did an awesome job. She was very willing to work with you and took the time to get to know my husband and I. We love our wedding photos. They turned out great. She does an awesome job!
She did an awesome job. She was very willing to work with you and took the time to get to know my husband and I. We love Read more...
She did an awesome job. She was very willing to work with you and took the time to get to know my husband and I. We love our wedding photos. They turned out great. She does an awesome job! Read less
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Lucky-in-love
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I recently had my engagement pictures by Sonya Byer- I have to say it was an amazing photo shoot! My fiance and I compromised on two locations that suited our style. Not only was Sonya able to accommodate us, she made us laugh and feel comfortable! She was not afraid to lay in the grass or on the rocks in her pursuit of a great shot! I highly recommend Sonya for her professionalism, affordability, and amazing creativity!
I recently had my engagement pictures by Sonya Byer- I have to say it was an amazing photo shoot! My fiance and I Read more...
I recently had my engagement pictures by Sonya Byer- I have to say it was an amazing photo shoot! My fiance and I compromised on two locations that suited our style. Not only was Sonya able to accommodate us, she made us laugh and feel comfortable! She was not afraid to lay in the grass or on the rocks in her pursuit of a great shot! I highly recommend Sonya for her professionalism, affordability, and amazing creativity! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Sonya was awesome to work with. She met us out at Notre Dame to take our Engagement pictures and made us feel at ease in front of the camera. The day of our wedding she was great. She got so many shots that I didn't even know she was doing! She was very professional and made sure that all of our needs were met!
Sonya was awesome to work with. She met us out at Notre Dame to take our Engagement pictures and made us feel at ease in Read more...
Sonya was awesome to work with. She met us out at Notre Dame to take our Engagement pictures and made us feel at ease in front of the camera. The day of our wedding she was great. She got so many shots that I didn't even know she was doing! She was very professional and made sure that all of our needs were met! Read less
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