Monday, January 6, 2020 6:11 PM Posted by Sonja-Photographer - Photography Services by Sonja

About Photography Services by Sonja


About Sonja West, Photographer (NPPA Member)...

Owner / Photographer, Santa Photography Services
Boone, North Carolina 28607, United States
Professional
Visit Website: writesantaletter.com/bysonja/
Enrolled in the Watauga County Schools and Graduated in 1973 from Watauga High School in Boone, North Carolina, was a student at Appalachian State University studying industrial arts and business law, compiled five books on family lineage, member of the American Contract Bridge League and the National Press Photographers Association.
I am a American Contract Bridge player an have achieved in the following events Runner-Up, Second Flight 1984, Boone's Handicap Bridge Series, 1984 2nd Flight Runner-Up, Boone Bridge Club, Blue Ridge Pairs, Boone, NC June 9, 1989, Stratified Pairs, (0-300 MPs) Charlotte Sectional, Stratum C November 22, 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina, First Place 1997, Gatlinburg MABC Regional I/N Swiss Teams (0-300 MPs), Flight C 2nd Overall, April 3rd. 1997 in Gatlinburg, TN.
Back in 1979 I got interested in photo copying old family photographs of my ancestors and printing them. Later I decided to go all the way out and collect information on both of my parents family lineage. I have been searching my family history for about four decades and have collected lots of names and history and going back as far as William I (The Conqueror) and have wrote letters to the Queen of England and the Royal Family and have received two letters back at different times. I hope my family lineage will be able to help many interested in their family lineage.
My regionally award-winning photographic career began in 1979 with a Cannon AE-1 and Cannon AE-1 Program Single Lens Reflex cameras and now use a Digital Canon EOS Rebel XSi Single Lens Reflex camera. I am a photographer with 40+ years of experience in wedding photography, event photography, portraits, commercial photography, real estate photography, evidence legal photography and a variety of other photography services in the High Country of Western North Carolina.
As a photographer I provide professional Diversified Photography Services skillfully delivered for over 40 years in the High Country Area of Western North Carolina, and continue to provide outstanding diversity photography services.
My work has been shown throughout the High Country Area and my photographs have appeared in newspapers and the local Calendar throughout the Boone and Blowing Rock areas.
I am recognized for my unique, multi-talent to faithfully and artistically capture the decisive moment in the individuals I photograph with Professionalism and Diversity. Currently residing in the Boone-Blowing Rock Area, of North Carolina, where I am eager to continue my photography skills and talents.
I have achieved the following awards throughout my photography career:
Won second place in the color division of the photography contest "Winter Warmth" photograph of model, Melanie M. West. - 1981
An award, "In recognition of dedication and outstanding service to North Carolina", from Governor Michael F. Easley - 2004
Winner in the 2008 Town Of Boone calendar photo contest. Photo of "Orville Hicks the Storyteller and Mayor Loretta Clawson in front of the Jones House" and "Replica 4th of July 2009 Parade Float." - 2008
Received a letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking me for a kind message that was sent for Christmas 2014, and hopes I have a happy Christmas and enjoy a peaceful year ahead. - January 2015
Received a second letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thanking me for the kind message that was sent for Christmas 2015, and the New Year. - January 2016
My advice to aspiring photographers, is learn as much as you can, shoot as many pictures as you possibly can and get your work critiqued from people in the know.
I suggest that while you should accept the compliments; listen closest to the criticisms and suggestions, for that is where the most is to be learned...
Production Skills & Specialities
Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Video Production, Photo Editing, Still photography, Photo Restoration and other Event photography.
Contact Information
Phone: (828) 719-1919
Contact Sonja West, Photographer
bysonja@photographer.net

"WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT EACH OF US, IN OUR OWN SMALL WAY, ARE MAKERS OF OUR CULTURE. WE CAN EXERCISE THAT FUNCTION BEST BY EXPRESSING OUR TRUE SELVES, NOT BY SIMPLY FULFILLING OUR CULTURE'S EXPECTATIONS. WE ARE ALL IN TRANSITION..." - HOLLY BOSWELL

Monday, January 6, 2020 6:11 PM Posted by Expectations

Expectations...


My Job Expectations:

  • I strive for profection in the photographs I take.
  • I will try my best to make things right if something goes wrong.
  • Serve all photography needs to those who request our services with dignity and respect.
  • Provide Diversified Photography Services, Equality and Diversity to All!
  • Try to offer fair photography rates.

Monday, January 6, 2020 6:11 PM Posted by Awards and Medals

Awards, Medals and Letters

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