SONIA GANDHI

"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky."

A determined woman, with big dreams and an even bigger heart!

The first thing I typically hear at a session is “Wow, you look so young!” I am 30 years old. My passion for photography started somewhere in middle school and followed me through my life. As a senior in high school, I was part of the year book committee. Outside of school hours, I was still behind my camera lens taking photos for friends, family, and of nature. However, it has been a long journey to where I am now.

At 16 years old I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was constantly in pain and as my doctor described it, I was “always doubled over crawling into the office.” One major trait that’s associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome is infertility. After a couple surgeries and various medications, I was given a choice. Try to beat the odds and have a child OR have a hysterectomy. Both may have “fixed” some of my health issues, and I needed help. 

Even though I had been accepted into college straight out of high school, I decided to put my dreams on hold. At 19 years old, I had my first born son.


A determined woman, with big dreams and an even bigger heart!

The first thing I typically hear at a session is “Wow, you look so young!” I am 30 years old. My passion for photography started somewhere in middle school and followed me through my life. As a senior in high school, I was part of the year book committee. Outside of school hours, I was still behind my camera lens taking photos for friends, family, and of nature. However, it has been a long journey to where I am now.

At 16 years old I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was constantly in pain and as my doctor described it, I was “always doubled over crawling into the office.” One major trait that’s associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome is infertility. After a couple surgeries and various medications, I was given a choice. Try to beat the odds and have a child OR have a hysterectomy. Both may have “fixed” some of my health issues, and I needed help. 

Even though I had been accepted into college straight out of high school, I decided to put my dreams on hold. At 19 years old, I had my first born son.

Just months after his birth, I applied to another college and made it as far as orientation! However, I once again put my dreams on the back burner. Instead, I packed up my stuff and moved to Indiana to start my family and get married. Once settled down, I looked into IPFW and was meeting with the staff to discuss applying. It was then that I found out I was pregnant (SURPRISE!) with our second child! Another door was closed in return. While I don’t regret any of those decisions, they have led me up to today.

I realized after those events that my talents were self taught. While schooling could only help me, it was not something I needed to be successful at what I do. So, I invested my time and energy into my family and bettering my skill in other ways, outside of college.


Just months after his birth, I applied to another college and made it as far as orientation! However, I once again put my dreams on the back burner. Instead, I packed up my stuff and moved to Indiana to start my family and get married. Once settled down, I looked into IPFW and was meeting with the staff to discuss applying. It was then that I found out I was pregnant (SURPRISE!) with our second child! Another door was closed in return. While I don’t regret any of those decisions, they have led me up to today.

I realized after those events that my talents were self taught. While schooling could only help me, it was not something I needed to be successful at what I do. So, I invested my time and energy into my family and bettering my skill in other ways, outside of college.

Here I am today, a proud mother of two boys and a baby girl born in October of 2019! My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th anniversary of marriage. I have been doing photography professionally for over FIVE years now, no degree needed! One thing I have discovered is I have a fire burning in my soul for the love of capturing moments and empowering women. While I do photograph many "posed" sessions, my greatest pleasure is found capturing the joy and pure love in everyday life. 

Here I am today, a proud mother of two boys and a baby girl born in October of 2019! My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th anniversary of marriage.   I have been doing photography professionally for over FIVE years now, no degree needed! One thing I have discovered is I have a fire burning in my soul for the love of capturing moments and empowering women. While I do photograph many "posed" sessions, my greatest pleasure is found capturing the joy and pure love in everyday life.