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Hi! My name is Sonya Katarina Isenberg and I’m 19 years old. I was raised in northern Idaho (#northwestisbest #idahome #hashtag) but I’m currently a sophomore studying architecture at Princeton University in New Jersey. Class of 2020 woo!

I love all things artsy: drawing, writing music, making movies, and of course photography. This is where I post tidbits from all my random life adventures! If you care to see my art, follow my other Insta account: @sonyakatarina! I’ve been obsessed with Sharpies for several years now and the addiction won’t stop anytime soon 🙂



I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III (affectionately called “bébé”) and a 50 mm 1.2 lens. I sometimes use a 24-105 mm 4.0 lens as well, which is perfect for shooting architecture and landscapes.

When you see me in the frame, my mother is most likely behind the camera. I first learned photography by taking self-portraits, but now I just set up the camera and ask my mom to get the shot. We spend our vacations finding the perfect photo ops, and I love her for bearing with me!

All photos are edited by me with Lightroom, unless otherwise specified. I generally use VSCO presets as a base and then adjust them to create my own unique look!

I would LOVE to shoot you! Please click the ‘contact’ tab if you are interested and we’ll discuss the details. I have had plenty of experience shooting with a number of individuals and companies, so you are in good hands. I am based in Idaho, New York, and on campus at Princeton University.


Why “Incandescently Happy”?

A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch, trying to think of a new username for my Instagram account. I happened to be watching the scene in Pride and Prejudice when Elizabeth says:

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

So yep that worked out well! 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. How amazing is that?!


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