Testimonials & Thank You’s

Thank you, testimonial, happy client - Sonja Griffioen Photography Brisbane Wedding Photographer

“Sonja has photographed both our engagement and our wedding this year. From the outset Sonja made us feel comfortable and natural in our photos and offered good advice. Sonja is passionate and loves her job and she has a natural talent when it comes to photography. We are over the moon with our engagement photos and we were so excited for her to photograph our special day. The photos surpassed our expectations and I am so excited for Sonja to be doing my maternity photo shoot in the New Year!”- Russ & Becky Lucaskrisi-testimonial - thank you Sonja Griffioen Photography | Brisbane Wedding & Portrait Photographer“Sonja Griffioen took our engagement and wedding photos. In both cases, we were absolutely blown away by her knack for identifying and capturing the essence of the moment. Our sessions with Sonja were an enjoyable and exciting time in which we could feel closer to one another. We laughed so much and came away from both the engagement and wedding ‘couple shoots feeling like we’d just had the most beautiful date with each other. Sonja’s unobtrusive manner meant that we barely noticed her presence. The amazing photos were just (an incredible!!!!!) side product of a fun and unifying experience! Sonja paid attention to the tiniest of details while still capturing the whole big picture. My husband and I are fun loving and a little quirky. He loves Lego, I tend to be more comfortable without my shoes on. Some of my favourite photos are the sneaky shots Sonja took of Dan and I laughing (my shoes in hand) and of the Lego toppers on our wedding cake. I love how she managed to snap all the girls in the wedding party bawling – with the lyrics of ‘Amazing Grace’ (a song very dear to me) visible on the projector in the background. And the shots of our cheeky flower-girl sneaking in a bite of cake are gorgeous too. Of course there are the stunning shots you’d expect – my dad’s face when he saw me all dressed up, my husband’s face when he saw my dad and I come into the church, but there are a hundred other shots that capture the other things happening on the day too. I don’t recall really explaining to Sonja who we are as a couple or what we like. We didn’t have any protracted conversations or fill out any surveys, she just got us. I know I didn’t tell her our precious my husband’s dog is to him, and I didn’t point out the special guests I really wanted her to photograph, she just picked up on it and captured many, many precious moments. Although we got many beautiful keepsakes of ourselves, Sonja took beautiful shots of our guests, many of the shots are so beautiful we have used them as gifts. All those hours spent hand-making our decorations and guest place settings were not wasted either, Sonja managed to capture the theme and the spirit of our wedding in her artistic, pretty and beautiful photos. I don’t recall even seeing Sonja during my ceremony. She took photos at all the right times but she didn’t dominate our ceremony. I loved it that she captured who we are, and the overall feeling of the day without the wedding revolving around the photographs or the photography schedule. Our wedding was a 1920’s theme. We handmade all the decorations and the ceremony was made richer by the presence of our special friends and families who all totally got into the 1920’s theme. Without being too stylised or posed, Sonja captured the rustic, vintage theme of the wedding while focusing on everyone’s joy. I still laugh (and cry) when I go through her photos. We haven’t been able to make up our minds in regard to which photos we want to put up on our walls, but it is a delightful problem to have when there are just too many amazing photos to choose from. Thank you Sonja, from the bottom of our hearts! xxxx” – Dan and Kristina (Krisi) Patch

Sonja-Griffioen-Photography-Dominique-Testimonial“Sonja photographed two very important events in our lives over the past year, our engagement and then our wedding! She is an amazing woman with a kind heart, impeccable time management skills and she is incredibly passionate about her job! We couldn’t be happier with the photos we have received. She has captured love and emotion in all these special moments. It’s hard to choose a favorite picture as we love them all !!! We highly recommend Sonja Griffioen Photography xx” – Dom & Matt Viljoen 

Thank you Sonja Griffioen Photography - Client Testimonials | Brisbane wedding & portrait photographer


“We used Sonja as our photographer for one of the most important events in our lives, our engagement.  Sonja is passionate, creative and made us feel so relaxed, therefore making every moment captured come so naturally.  The most special part for me has to be the excitement leading up to the final photographs. Sonja you have truly captured the essence of us as a couple and your attention to detail and a consummate professionalism has left me lost for words. We can’t stop showing everyone your photos and looking forward to have you capture more life events!” – Jacqueline Finnemore

rianke-testimonial“To have glimpses of beautiful moments you share with your loved one captured is truly special. Sonja you captured the love Matt and I share so beautifully. You have such a great eye for the right moments. I can carry this with me forever. Thank you for your kindness and smiles during the shoot. It really created such a relaxed atmosphere to just be ourselves and enjoy the shoot. Thank you for all your effort and hard work with our photos. You have by far outweighed my expectation. It’s been 7 months since the shoot and I still can’t stop looking at the photos. I will recommend you to anyone. You capture those special moments so perfectly. Thank you so much.” – Rianke Chapman


“It is rare to find someone so passionate about capturing your perfect moment! Sonja is just such a natural! It was very comforting recognising verly early on in the shoot that Sonja was 100% dedicated to keeping our shoot as natural yet professional as possible. She was very relaxed, yet knew exactly what she was doing, guiding us patiently from scene to scene. Our photos came back exceptionally professional, perfectly capturing both our serious but also fun side. We just had so much fun on the day! Sonja made great use of natural light, frequently changing frames and locations to give us a wide variety of shots to choose from. We have received numerous comments on both LinkedIn as well as our website on our great photos, and really look forward to working with Sonja as our business grows in the future! Could not give her more of a wrap!” – Ime’ Britz

ashley-corey-testimonial“Thank you so much for our amazing photos Sonja, you were so much fun to work with and we both felt so comfortable. You have such a talent for photography and we loved all of our engagement photos! Xxxx” – Ashley Donaldson


“Sonja’s passion and vision with photography comes so naturally. Such an amazing time spent with her and her creativity flows so freely. Thank you for capturing such special moments with us!” – Leanne Chiddick