Hey there!

My name is Sonya Katarina Isenberg and I am 21 years old. I was raised in northern Idaho, but I’m currently a senior studying architecture at Princeton in New Jersey, class of 2020!

I love all things artsy — drawing, writing music, making movies, and (of course) taking photos.

This is where I post tidbits from all my random life adventures! Stay updated on my Instas: @sonyakatarina for photography and @sosiebeedosie for art and design.

I would LOVE to photograph you! Feel free to email me at sonyaisenberg@gmail.com if you are interested and we’ll discuss the details. I have done over 300 photoshoots for parties, conferences, weddings, individuals, and brand promotional materials — so you’re in good hands!


I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 50 mm 1.2 lens for most of my portraits. If it’s super wide-angle, that means I whipped out my 35mm – 70mm 1.4 lens, which is a new favorite of mine!

When you see me in the frame, my mother is probably behind the camera… I first learned photography by taking self-portraits (which I still do if I’m at school!) but nowadays my mom and I have a different system: I set up the shot first by taking a quick picture of her as the subject, then she will get the same one of me. We spend our vacations finding the perfect photo ops, and I love her for bearing with me and my photo demands! <3

I use my own Lightroom presets for editing! My favorite photographers are @tezza for fashion and @helloemilie for travel.

Why “Incandescently Happy”?

Several years ago, I was trying to think of a new username for my Instagram account… I was on the couch, watching that scene in Pride and Prejudice (the best movie of all time) in which Elizabeth says:

“You may only call me Mrs. Darcy when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.”

So that’s that. But ‘incandescently happy’ also represents me. I love laughing and enjoying life and smiling in the face of the world. Happy is who I am. God has given us this wonderful world to play in!

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