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BASED IN MELBOURNE.
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

Fine Art Photography​​​​​​​

About Tora

Documenting beauty and fostering connection for elegant couples and brands alike.

I discovered photography for the first time while in high school. From that moment on, there's always been a camera somewhere nearby.

But if I wasn't a professional photographer, I imagine that I would lead the life of an interior designer.

For as long as I can remember, design has been my obsession. I have always had an innate understanding of how different colours complement one another. And I naturally gravitate towards beautiful things and clean spaces.

It's my love of design (and travel) that influences my style of photography. And, perhaps, it’s the reason you’re drawn to it.
But photography is about more than style alone. It's also about connection.

Capturing the Best Version of You

MY PASSION

HOW ELSE WILL YOU GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR IMAGES?

You are my muse in creating beautiful images. This is why getting to know you two well is super, super important. So, share with me your vision and inspiration. Tell me about your colour palette. Connect me with your stylist. And from that, I will ensure your personality and style shines through in your photographs.

COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

To capture natural-looking photographs, I'll first direct you into flattering poses with prompts that bring out your natural chemistry. Then, once you've got the hang of things, I'll capture the genuine, in-between moments that translate into the candid images you love.

LOVE NATURALLY 

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After five years in the photography industry, and 14 years in finance, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve. Some of which are my strong attention to detail and organisation skills. Being easy to communicate with and prompt in my responses. And, because this isn't my first rodeo, knowing exactly what to say so that you open up and feel at ease in front of the camera.

A JOYFUL & PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOr

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It's not just beautiful images you can expect to receive from me. But a thoughtful, curated experience. This starts with a personalised proposal that provides you with exactly what you need. And for couples, grows with a wedding guide that includes helpful information to prepare you for your engagement session or wedding day.

A PERSONAL TOUCH

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As a hybrid photographer, I use film to beautifully capture vibrant colors and bright light in a romantic, soft and editorial way. While I use digital in low-light scenarios to achieve the same fine art aesthetic.

DIGITAL & FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

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There are moments throughout your wedding day, such as couple and family portraits, where I will be more involved. But there are other moments where, like a graceful ninja, I will disappear into the crowd. This is so you can create memories with family and friends. And because I will know where to be and when, I will capture those memories for you to hold onto and cherish.

AN UNOBTRUSIVE PRESENCE

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Here's how:

Bringing out the best in you

"Genuine, Caring, Creative, Talented"

"If you want someone who is genuinely fun to work with, has a warm, caring heart, and is amazingly creative and talented in capturing the most beautiful emotions of your wedding day - you can't find a better photographer than Sonya."

LIZ & LIWA

DISCOVER THE TORA EXPERIENCE

DISCOVER THE TORA EXPERIENCE

She has given us tangible reminders that we will have for a lifetime."

"Our photos reflect her ability to capture aspects of our day that other photographers could have missed. And for this we will be forever grateful."

SALLY & SEAN

MORE ABOUT MY STYLE

Creating & Capturing Beauty

I started my photography career six years ago with a focus on landscapes. As an introverted business woman at the time, it got me outdoors. Gave me a space to recharge. And inspired me to travel.

Traveling taught me to capture natural light and unique landscapes. So, when I photographed my first wedding - and discovered that documenting love and joy is my true purpose - I leaned on the knowledge and wisdom those travels afforded me. Infused it with my love of design.​​​​​​​ And crafted my natural yet editorial style.

Since then, I've photographed beautiful weddings all around Victoria. With sights set on Europe, New Zealand and the USA.

Your photographs will remind you of the day's events. 

But more so, they should remind you what it is to love.

And be loved.

REMEMBER YOUR STORY

RELIVE YOUR JOURNEY

FOUND YOUR STYLE IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS?

“Style is something each of us already has,
all we need to do is find it."

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

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