Mona and Stephana started working together in 2006 when Stephana came on board as a second shooter for Novel Photography, Mona’s former studio. Stephana started her own studio, Bella Luce Photography in 2008, but continued to second shoot with Mona. In 2011 they merged their talents and their businesses to create Sona Photography.

2018 marks the first year that the company will operate locally out of two states: Florida and Virginia. As the business continues to grow and appeal to more distant audiences, Mona and Stephana look forward to traveling wherever their clients are planning special life events that need capturing.

Mona Chaudhry and Stephana Ferrell
Sona Photography owners Mona Chaudhry and Stephana Ferrell

Who’s Sona?

Sona is an Indian name meaning “gold,” and there is no better way to describe the caliber of our work. It also combines Stephana and Mona into one name. So, while there isn’t an actual person named Sona on our team (yet), we are both “Sona.”

What is your style?

Our art is capturing you, your events and all the emotion that naturally occurs during such a special moment in your life. Our vow to you is to deliver timeless images that you and generations to come can appreciate year after year.

What makes you different?

We are as dedicated to you as we are to our passion for photography and pride ourselves on our service. For this reason, we limit our weddings to two a month to ensure we can give you our attention.

Our understanding of cultural traditions and the importance of family as well as individuals ensures that events are fully covered.  Organization and timeline sensitivity are also very important to us, and we will coordinate with you and your other vendors to avoid unnecessary distractions during your event.

When you hire Sona, you can trust that professional photographers will be there to capture the organic moments and beauty of your event; unlike other studios that may work with assistant or apprentice photographers.