Sonia Bourdon’s approach to photographing people is inspired by connection and light. She’s committed to creating an amazing experience for her clients, from the first email to the images delivery. In this Breakout, she’ll share with you how she finds the best location scenarios for creating beautifully lit images. You’ll get to see how she prepares herself and her clients before a session to strengthen their trust, and ease the whole process of posing during the session.

She’ll give you posing tips to create genuine connection between your subjects and take you behind the scene to discover how she leads a session and interacts with her clients to create authentic images. She’ll also share with you, along with examples, how she overcomes some difficult situations that might arise during a session. You’ll also get to see her complete workflow, and how she delivers the final product.


• How to build trust with your subjects before, during and after a session
• Recognizing the best location scenarios to capture beautifully lit images
• How to put your subjects at ease and make them feel good during a shoot
• Authentic posing – how to capture natural and genuine expression
• How little posing adjustments can make or break an image
• How to overcome common difficulties that can arise during a session (uncooperative subject, harsh light, bad location, etc.)



Sonia Bourdon is a French Canadian photographer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She specializes in wedding photography and also extends her activities to family and maternity sessions. She strives to create an amazing experience for the people she photographs while capturing meaningful images that will be cherished for a long time. Her work has been published in many blogs and magazines such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Click Magazine, Elegant Wedding Magazine, and Mariage Québec.



  1. Liesel January 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I sadly missed the live run of this breakout but I am so glad I still bought it! It has been such a lovely breakout which I found so beneficial in helping with connections – enjoyed so many of the tips and ideas Sonia shared. The PDF is beautiful and the videos were great!

  2. Kristina Rust January 7, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I’m a bit late in posting my review, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this BO. Sonia provided terrific tips and suggestions on how to create authentic images. The bonus materials were also super helpful… i.e. posing guides and prompts. But what I found the most helpful were her behind the scenes videos and editing videos. Thank you so much!

  3. Jen Bilodeau November 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Sonia has a gift for capturing beautifully honest and joyful images, and in this Breakout she dives deeply into how to capture those images from the moment of initial contact until the final images are delivered. Sonia takes all the guess work out of guiding your clients, helping you deliver authentic images that capture honest and pure connection. From her list of “do’s and don’ts” to the bonus posing guides, this Breakout is packed full of invaluable information. This breakout is a must for anyone looking to create an authentic, fun and connected experience with their clients!

  4. Sandy Gill November 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I bought this breakout this morning and I am blown away! This is exactly what I have been looking for! Sonia has some really amazing information here and I am not even done with everything! Thank you so much! This is by far my favorite breakout so far!!!!

  5. Malissa Brown November 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    One word for this breakout- WOW!!!! I am absolutely floored at the amount of information I have read so far! My business motto is “Capturing the moment while making memories” and this is exactly what the breakout covered! The guides, the information, the videos and the prompts are all on point of what I have been needing and the finishing touch to complete my photography style. This breakout is worth every penny and more!

  6. Helene Sirois November 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    In this breakout, Sonia takes us on a journey starting from the first contact with clients and ending with the delivery of beautiful authentic images. Along the way, she shares a lot of VERY PRACTICAL TIPS, she discusses how she makes clients feel at ease, how she scouts locations, how she adapts to difficult situations, how she edits images, it’s all there. Sonia speaks from experience and her PDF, videos and bonus materials are filled with very valuable and detailed information.

  7. Ashley Wyatt October 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I am so pleased with Sonia’s Break out! It is packed with clear direction and focus. It really shows her direction and the result. From beginning to end I was please and am SO thrilled to implement this into my photography, which is what I wanted all along!

  8. Amy Collins October 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Movement and connection was something that was missing from my photos (not sure I even knew before this breakout!), and I love how Sonia gives tips and techniques on how to get real movement and emotion in your photos. Her videos are extremely helpful and I am so glad I bought this breakout.

  9. Monica Brown October 28, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I’ve been looking forward to this breakout since I heard it was coming. Sonia commented on a post I made in the forum once and her advice was just what I needed to get through a type of session I don’t normally do and I ended up loving what I came away from that session with.

    This breakout isn’t the biggest breakout we’ve ever seen, but what you do get is an easy to digest, highly concentrated and meaningful collection of materials. I definitely feel like I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth and that this course is going to change my photography going forward in a big way. I’ve picked up valuable tips in picking locations, shooting, and editing. I feel much more confident in each of these areas than I did just a couple days ago.

  10. Carissa Ranario October 27, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Wonderful information about getting comfortable with posing and connections. Don’t miss out on this!

  11. Anda Panciuk October 27, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    If you’re like me, and you want to infuse more emotion into your portrait sessions, then this is the perfect breakout for you! Sonia goes over everything you need to know about building trust and successfully creating moments with your clients that will make capturing authentic images a painless experience. She outlines, from A to Z, what you need to do before, during and after a session to make your clients comfortable and ensure you come away with images that everyone will love. The breakout also comes with super-useful information like posing guides and prompts, not to mention the videos of Sonia shooting and editing (which I have yet to dig into, but I’m sure will be as great as the rest of the material!). I’m so glad to be in the live run for this breakout and now I can’t wait to try out what I’ve learned on my next clients!

  12. Jessica Lass October 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Loving what I’ve gotten through so far! I love her ability to breakdown WHY she does what she does. Looking forward to finishing the rest of the sessions!

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