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Sonya Byer Photography

Walkerton , IN
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Walkerton, IN 46574 US (map)

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574-292-3325

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ABOUT US

Wedding photography is my undying passion. I love everything about it. I love meeting the couple for the first time at their consultation. Always so in love, so anxious about the big... Read more
Wedding photography is my undying passion. I love everything about it. I love meeting the couple for the first time at their consultation. Always so in love, so anxious about the big day, and hearing them tell me about all their flowers, cake and the dress, gets me as excited for the wedding as they are. I see them again at their engagement session. They are usually a little nervous in front of the lens for the first few shots. But the bride's nervous laughter makes the most amazingly beautiful photos. By the end of the session, they are pros at posing and take my hints of 'Lift your chin up', 'Stand up straight, and 'Shoulders back' to heart without me evening asking. Any one who has shot a session with me, knows that when it comes to my couples, I cant get enough 'kissy' pictures. So be prepared to kiss alot! When the wedding day comes, I feel as though my best friend is getting married. I am so anxious, nervous and excited for the bride and groom. I love getting to know my couples so well, then being able to share in the most memorable day with them, and capture their smiles, tears, and laughter.

I offer a more modern spin on wedding photography. I don't like to see the 'set poses' so much. I like to capture you as you are, casual and without you knowing I am even shooting you. Of course if you prefer the more poses photography, I can accommodate you there as well. I ask all my clients to trust me with my wacky crazy ideas. I have a good eye for a great photo, and you wont regret it if you just listen.

My packages and pricing are set keeping the budget conscious bride in mind. Beautiful wedding photography does not have to cost thousands. I offer payment plans as well. Contact me for more info.

I invite you to visit my website at www.sonyabyerphotography.com and hope that you will choose to step in front of my lens on your big day.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
no
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot 100% digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Sometimes I have an intern/assitant. But mostly, I work alone unless the client requests for a 2nd photographer. If that is the case, I hire a qualified photographer to shoot with me the enitre 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?
I will sometimes book a Friday and Saturday wedding back to back, but never two weddings on one day. That would not be fair to the client.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, that is in my contract, and if I am unable to secure a replacement photographer, all monies are returned.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I have my main camera and a back up. An assortment of lenses, an external flash and a tripod
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My package prices are for a FULL DAY of photography. I do not do hourly time limits. I am yours as early as you need me through the majority of your reception.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. Please inquire
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I ask that the client include me (an my assitant or 2nd shooter if there is one present) on the catering count. Working a wedding is a long hard 12-15 hour day. A meal sure is appreciated.
Do you charge for travel?
Not usually. If you are outside of the greater Michiana area, I charge .50 cents a mile round trip.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2-3 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They will be on the website for 60 days to view.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The client can view the proofs online for 60 days
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
It depends on which package you have booked. Some packages come with shared copyrights. Otherwise you have to purchase them separetly.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. In your contract, you will be agreeing to a model release which states that I can publish the photos anytime anywhere.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes for 60 days.
What kind of albums do you offer?
As of now, I only offer a 20 page, 8.5x11 wedding memory book.
When will the client get the final album?
Usually about 6 weeks after the wedding

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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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Justin
Wedding:
1/15/2011
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All the pictures were beautiful and turned out great.
All the pictures were beautiful and turned out great.
All the pictures were beautiful and turned out great. 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
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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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