My name is Sonya and I am addicted to the smell of new baby’s heads:) That might be why I had 4 of my own. My husband and I have a daughter Shelby Allan and her husband Judd- Shelby is an RN and the school nurse for the Wood River School District, Judd farms and raises cattle. They have a 7-year-old daughter named Kaysen, a 5-year-old son Tate, 3-year-old Willa, and sweet Nellie is one.  Our son Carson works for Nature Conservancy by Springview NE., and our son Kyle works for the city of Kearney.

I laugh easily and often, and I cry at commercials. I am always happiest when surrounded by children (yours and mine). Mostly self-taught, I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love to do; creating with those I photograph something so wonderful. I love babies and kids so I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love every day. I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift and I want to pass that blessing on to others through beautiful photography. I promise your session will be as stress-free and fun as possible.

I got my first “fancy” camera when the kids were little and I am so glad I have all those pictures. This photography journey started when a family friend asked me to take pictures of her grandkids - fast forward 5 years and after 23 years in the advertising and marketing business, I decided to pursue this passion in 2011.

It’s an honor for me to be asked to share time with you, your family, and your friends. Each session holds a special place in my heart. My hope is that your photos touch your heart as well, and become cherished memories you enjoy over and over again.


I share a beautiful studio with my friend and fellow photographer Cassie Price Sherbeck..our studio is located in downtown Grand Island- 301 West 3rd.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in.