Sonya Stone is an on location photographer in Western North Carolina specializing in portraits of all kinds, especially children and families. You can see more of her work and find information about booking a session at her web

Thursday, September 22, 2011

And Then There Were Two: Asheville Maternity Photographer, Sonya Stone

attention: the following slideshow contains a pregnant woman showing some skin so if pregnant bellies, bare skin, or beautiful women make you uncomfortable, don't look. If you are like me and think the most amazing miracle of the human race is the journey of creating, nurturing and bringing forth a new life, then click on. here's one to give you an idea...


Maternity Gallery

I don't usually do this. In fact, I've never done this. I am sharing a slideshow I created for my last maternity session. It is the entire gallery of the shoot...and actually, it's two shoots because we did one in downtown Asheville and one in the river in Pisgah Forest. Why? Because this mama is so amazingly beautiful and she was such a trooper. She let me be creative and push some boundaries, even when it made her a little bashful. And I think it paid off...I love these photographs!

And I love this woman! She is a good friend and now is ready to welcome her TWINS any day! Right? Go back and look again...twins. She looks fantastic if she were having one, but when you realize there are And more importantly, she has accepted this journey with the same grace and patience that she parents with. It is with much love and many blessings that I share her amazing pregnancy and upcoming births. ;)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Back to School: Asheville Children's Photographer, Sonya Stone

This year we made a big transition as a family...we enrolled our girls in full time school. It's the standard of most families, but up until now, we have choosen to home school. The change in schedule and routine is huge and so far, so good.
Just before the first day of school, I realized the magnitude of this step, especially for my third grader. Of course, we had to take some photographs! Remember the standard school pictures? Cookie cutter poses, lame props, assembly line experience...yikes! I shutter at the thought. But these are the kind of school photos I want for my kids! If you want some for your family, let me know. ;)






Monday, September 5, 2011

One Trip Around the Sun: Asheville Child Photographer, Sonya Stone

I am fan of birthdays; to me, birthdays are a time of reflection and celebration. And any excuse for cake and presents, I'm down. The first birthday is so special...there is so much going on, transitions every day making this little person less a baby and more a toddler. It goes so fast! If you don't catch it, you'll miss that window. And if your memory is like mine, you'll find yourself frantically searching your mental files in a few years for the details of this baby who is now so different. Perhaps one of the reasons I love photographs to keep those memories easily accessible and to look back with joy at the sweet little faces (especially when the older version has just rolled her eyes at me!).

A few days ago I met a sweet little birthday girl and her grandma. The big party will have to wait because baby I's mama has to be away, but what a wonderful gift that grandma is giving by booking a session to capture this special time. And I love sessions like this...relaxed, fun, getting to know this precious little child. xo





Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome Home:Asheville Newborn Photographer, Sonya Stone

I tell my clients with new babies, we will follow the baby's lead. And the baby will pick up on the parents' relax and let's have fun. Well, this family just had that vibe. Everyone was easy going and flexible. We had fun, especially big brother who was on the go the whole session!

While most newborn photography sessions are within the first few days, at three weeks old this little guy was exceptionally cooperative! It's pretty well documented that I love babies, and if you need to see why, just look at these.







I couldn't resist...the wild child who looks so perfectly content.