Sonia Arkkelin - Photographer. Wife to a rad dude. Mama bird to two girlies. Lover of Jesus.
I love life and my people in a big way.
I'm an introvert who also loves people. So I prefer soul sharing over talking about the weather.
I could live off of Chinese and Mexican food and there is NEVER too much cheese.
I received my first digital camera in 2004 from my now husband as a dating anniversary gift. It was love at first sight...with the camera. ;)
I love movies. Anything from Black Sheep to Moonrise Kingdom. And if you haven't seen Nebraska....GO WATCH IT NOW.
I always listen to music when I am locked in my office editing. It's usually Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young, Bob Dylan....I'll stop.
On a more serious note because it deserves it. I believe that grief, heart ache, life's hard stuff it tends to throw at all of us gives us the gift of being able to love deeper. See more. Hold tighter to those around us and feel every feeling bigger. It's a gift and a curse. I believe it's because of my life's journey (and the healing power I have found in my faith in Jesus) that I see the world via my camera the way that I do. Life's subtleties that are seemingly unnoticeable stare me in the face and that's what I want to capture.
Also I nerd out for any books that are historical fiction. And love juxtaposition.