Sonya Tanae Fort

The New 97.7 Woman Of The Week - Week of February 19, 2018

Name: Sonya Tanae Fort
From: Brockton, MA

About The Woman Of The Week: Sonya is a kind and self-less person who would literally give you the shirt off of her back. She's always ready and willing to help out anyone she can, in any way that she can. She's passionate about what she does and uses it to bring love and light to everyone around her! Born and raised in Brockton, Sonya has always been known as being artistic. In fact, she won “Most Artistic” in Jr. High. She loves playing pool, superheroes, and bacon but most of all she loves her family. Sonya has been a graphic designer and web designer since 2000. For 17 years she worked as the sole in-house graphic designer, web designer and information technology assistant for two Massachusetts non-profit organizations. Sonya ventured into photography in 2013 at the behest of one of her nephews who refused to do his senior yearbook pictures unless she took them. Of that experience Sonya says: “I’ve always had a love for photography but I probably never would’ve picked up a camera if it weren’t for Jo’Rai. Though I had never done photography before he believed in me. He said: ‘You can do it! I have faith in you. I’m telling you, you got this’...Sonya couldn’t let him down. So even though she had no idea what she was doing, she borrowed a friend’s camera and took her nephew out to Borderland State Park in North Easton, MA. She was pleasantly surprised by the outcome but he wasn’t. He said: ‘I knew you had it in you.’ 

This is the photo Sonya took of her nephew, that started her career in photography!The rest as they say is history! Sonya has been a shutterbug ever since, and can’t thank her nephew enough, “I owe it all to him” she says. In July 2017 Sonya Tanae Fort stepped out on faith and, with the help of her family and friends opened her own professional graphic design and photography studio S. Tanae Designs & Photography. In addition to operating her studio, Sonya also helps aspiring graphic designers and photographers by teaching them how to perfect their craft. She is also a member of the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts (PPAM).

Favorite 97.7 Artist: Prince

Sonya's Song Pick: Prince - "I Would Die 4 U"

Congratulations to Sonya Tanae Fort, our New 97.7 Woman Of The Week!

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