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!

My Ridiculously Good Team

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Sophia Lemon
Soulpreneur and Lead Photographer

I’m Sophia, and I started this business 11 years ago on the advice of my father.

I am your lead photographer, meaning that I will be at every single shoot you book me for. And I may bring any one or a combination of the people listed below. I host all photography consultations, handle 90% of photo editing, and I am the one you will speak with when it comes to your wedding or session.

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Kevin Bryan
Right-And-Left-Hand Man

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

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Liz Gareri
Associate 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. This could be irritating to some photographers, but 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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Corrinna Campbell
Virtual Assistant

Say hello to Corrinna! My virtual assistant.

Corrinna takes some behind-the-scenes tasks off my plate so that I can focus on making people like you ridiculously happy with photography. She handles items like bookkeeping, invoicing, scheduling, organizing my calendar, answering emails, and other tasks that bog down my day-to-day routine.

TESTIMONIALS + REVIEWS

Sheldon Family

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.
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Liane + Roy

Having a photographer capture all the little moments of our wedding is quite intimate and so choosing someone that you are comfortable with is so important. Meeting on that day honestly felt like we were meeting a friend. Sophia was so personable, telling us exactly what she needed from us for the more intimate pictures and blended into to the background to capture amazing pictures of special moments with our friends and family...
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Kelly

I reached out to Sophia when I decided to have professional headshots done for my new business venture. Sophia was amazing. I hate having my picture taken and Sophia made the session fun and put me at ease. The photos turned out fantastic. If you need a professional photographer give Sophia a call. You won't be disappointed.
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Charlie

I had the pleasure of working with Sophia this summer for some professional shots and some to document my coming out as trans, nonbinary. Working with Sophia was like hanging out with a friend... The photos turned out amazing, I couldn't be happier!! I would highly recommend Sophia!!
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Frischs

Sophia also photographed my family including all 3 generations. She was a lot of fun to work with but also incredibly organized and professional when it came to reviewing the proofs and ordering prints. I will continue to recommend Sophia to anyone looking for great photography because I know they will not be disappointed.
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Ashima & Avneet

Sophia was amazing!!!! She coordinated with my fiance over a few weeks as they secretly planned the proposal, and when it came time it was a very cold day and she stuck it out and photographed us and our family without any pressure to wrap up! Did I forget to mention that Sophia turned around our edited pictures THE SAME DAY...
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Leanne & Leon

Leon and I were very lucky to have Sophia photograph our wedding this past summer. We had a budget conscious 1 hour shoot at the Arboretum in Collingwood. The scenery, lighting, and overall results were amazing! Thank you so much for capturing a special moment in our lives. Thank you as well for all of the pre-organization and follow-up too. Now we'll need to get some baby shots this coming summer...
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Bricklin & Dustin

Sophia was the photographer for our wedding and engagement photos and she is amazing! It has been two years since our wedding and I still go back almost every day to look at the beautiful photos she took. She was punctual, professional, and was able to handle my demanding family with grace...
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Sarah & Levi

She was very great to work with and professional. My husband and I are both awkward when it comes to having our photos taken, but Sophia made it so easy! Every photo turned out so beautiful and we are extremely happy with how they turned out. Looking at our photo album brings us back to that day and allows us to relive it through every photo...

COVID REOPENING PLAN

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

Studio: 1190 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound

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!