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We want to tell your story

sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

 

Whether it’s splashing through waves in formalwear for “the photo” or chasing the light to get that golden hour glow, let’s adventure together! We’ll bring our cameras and take care of the rest!

 

One of the most important decisions you make during the wedding planning process is deciding on a photography company. With so many options out there, we believe in honesty with our clients -- about our style, our workflow, and the way we conduct business. Snapping a photo is easy, but directing a client and leading them confidently throughout their shoot is something that distinguishes good photographers from great photographers. Sonder is passionate about capturing vivid moments between real people. Whether we're shooting engagements, weddings, or seniors, we promise to make you laugh, and we promise to go above and beyond in visually recording your memories.

 

What sets us apart in this industry is our care for our clients, our joy at your happiness, and our reliability in being there for you every step of the way. Our style is not bright and airy or overly moody. Instead, we have mastered a romantic whimsy with pink tones that compliment all skin types. What you see in our portfolio is exactly what you'll see in your galleries.

 

We work with our clients individually to create engagement sessions and wedding timelines they will be proud to show off years after we finish shooting. We are honored to be considered for the best day of your life, and we would love to treat you to coffee to share more about our passion for visual storytelling.  If you're out of state, we would love to come to you!

 

 

 


 

Meet the team

. The best part about this photography duo is that its members aren't strangers. Cole and Katelyn worked together for Katelyn Holm Photography before building Sonder upon trust and relationships -- you won't get just one lead photographer and a random second shooter on your wedding day.  Instead, you have a team that trusts each other, knows each other, and exists to make you laugh, make you feel comfortable, and capture your favorite memories. From consult to delivery, Cole and Katelyn work together to deliver consistent images, personalized wedding advice, and memorable experiences that just happen to include photos!

Katelyn Holm

Cole Bowers

 Cole started  Braxton Cole Photo  in 2016 and started working with Katelyn shortly after. Together, they built Sonder with a mutual love for creative shooting and interactive sessions with clients.    He currently lives in the North Houston Area, where he was born and raised. He enjoys anything to do with being outside, whether it's rock climbing, cycling or going for a swim with his Boxer pup Koda. When he's not shooting or editing, he can be found listening to live music while snackin' on some appetizers with his wife, Mady.

Cole started Braxton Cole Photo in 2016 and started working with Katelyn shortly after. Together, they built Sonder with a mutual love for creative shooting and interactive sessions with clients.  

He currently lives in the North Houston Area, where he was born and raised. He enjoys anything to do with being outside, whether it's rock climbing, cycling or going for a swim with his Boxer pup Koda. When he's not shooting or editing, he can be found listening to live music while snackin' on some appetizers with his wife, Mady.

Katelyn is Marketing and Events Specialist at Rice University and graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She started Katelyn Holm Photography in 2014 and partnered with Cole in creating Sonder the summer of 2018.

Katelyn loves exploring the unseen parts of big and small cities, trying new coffee shops, concert-hopping, binge-watching Brooklyn 99 or The Office, and travelling both nationally and internationally. She's been known to buy plane tickets on a whim or spontaneously pull over on the side of the road because "the light looks beautiful here!"