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

Sunday, March 30, 2008

spring break

This week my girls had a spring break from their co-op preschool. I really was taking for granted the few hours a week I have to edit images while they are in school. So although not a lot of editing got done, we did our fair share of playing. Here's Sacred at the Health Adventure.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


There's always work to be done...shoot, edit, post! The last week it has been shoot, shoot, edit, shoot, shoot, edit...and now I am finally back to post! Lucky for me, I have some very cool subjects so I never get bored. I had the pleasure of photographing Courtney a couple of days ago. She frequently finds herself looking into the lens of a camera since her dad is a photographer is well. I have to tell have to really get creative to get a pro like Courtney to look at you...she is quite accomplished at avoiding the camera if she so wishes. But for me, persistence paid off...and not being afraid to ask some pretty silly questions. Hey, whatever works!

Monday, March 24, 2008

blogging addiction

Let me admit that when I thought of putting up a blog, I thought...who has time to read what I'm doing?? And how will I have time to keep up with writing it? ;)
I am learning as I suppose is the case with most bloggers and Internet savvy blog followers, that blogging (and following blogs!) is an addiction. I look forward to sharing my work and my ponderings with family, friends, fellow photographers and clients. I love to get feedback too so please feel free to post comments.

Here's a shot of Savannah studying a butterfly at the Arboretum...I think she's the butterfly whisperer.

Happy Easter!

What a beautiful weekend! I had the pleasure of meeting a fantastic family on Saturday. The best part was seeing three generations come together...from the grandparents who have been married for 45 years to the kids who were all so was great. Something I hope all families have the chance to do. Here are a few sneak peaks from their session.

And this little guy, I don't think he stopped moving the whole time. He was all about exploring and here, tossing me some leaves. Does this family make them cute, or what?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I feel like a kid again...I have a new toy that I can't seem to put down. My fabulous friend, Alana, is letting me try out her 18-135mm lens. It was so much fun, that I was late leaving her house and missed a class I was supposed to be at tonight! oops! And now, what am I doing? while I am supposed to be getting ready to leave for Raleigh tomorrow for the second meeting of the Legislative Select Committee on Licensing Midwives, I am playing with the photos I took today.

I did finish my project for the meeting tomorrow first, if that counts! I had the honor of compiling about 80 pregnancy and birth photos for a slide show. wow, so many beautiful families...I was a little choked up, I'll admit.

Monday, March 17, 2008

web site in the works

For those of you following the saga of my web will have to wait. My contact at Blu domain is working on it and I know we are almost there. So be on the lookout for my announcement soon. In the meantime, here are some shots of Wendy that I took on location in downtown Asheville.

Friday, March 14, 2008

the downtown obession

I am finding that I love downtown Asheville for shoots. It's speaking to me. The stores (and what's in them!) are also speaking to me. Here are a couple of shots from some of my recent favs...The Loft on Broadway...

And a new little shop I stumbled onto...Poor Little Rich it. You gotta check it out.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

bathing beauties

Swimming, the first week in March? yes, if you haven't been to the Waynesville Rec Center, you have to check it out. the pool is inside, they have cool fountains for the kids, and it is a great change of pace in the winter. Especially if you are like me and are counting the days until warmer weather. It was great fun for us because we were able to meet up with some of our dear friends. And yes, her eyes really are that fantastic!

Monday, March 3, 2008

asheville scene

so in my effort to diversify I went walking the streets of Asheville. it made for some interesting images, definitely a shift from my norm of photographing children. a little darker as I got a real appreciation for the development and state of affairs downtown.


ok, i know some of you may be tired of seeing pictures of my family, but I just can't stop. I mean, really, look at these kids!