Hi, I am Sofia! I am a wife, a mom, a photographer, a certified yoga instructor and a former professional dancer. If I had a Native American name it would be Dancing Storyteller. The things I love about photography and dance are the people, the relationships, the movement, the energy, the stories, and that you can touch someone’s soul and bring infinite joy with a gesture or a snap of a shutter. Weddings and Dance photography allow me to tell stories, so I hope you allow me in and let me tell your story.
Why you should let me tell your story…
I love the thrill of capturing a moment. A glance between lovers, the clasp of a hand, a tear in dad’s eye, the turn of a dancer, mom and dad gushing about the new couple and a leap across stage. I love finding that moment that no one else saw, that will remind you of why you fell in love and will be your legacy for future generations.
I see differently than other photographers. With 20 years of dancing (8 professionally) comes a sensitivity to human movement, energy and relationships. It allows me to watch, anticipate and capture moments as they happen. I am aware of my surroundings and tapped into the love and emotions present. Yes, photography is about light and I see the light and use the light but I am more in tune with you, your family and your friends.
I genuinely care about my clients. I understand that you have busy lives, are very close to your friends and family and want to enjoy the celebration. I want you to have one of the best days of your life. I roll with the punches with grace and elegance and make your experience stress free with minimal interruption and an easy going attitude.
I make things easy. With fun ice breakers, formal photo check sheets, photo timelines and an interest in who you are and what is important, we make sure no one and nothing is forgotten. Your expectations are managed and you worry about nothing so that you can take this fabulous journey together and enjoy every step of the way.
Since I started taking photographs in 2001, I have photographed more than 400 weddings and over 800 other events, including fashion shows and corporate to dos. My images are sought out by wedding magazines and blogs and luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Patek Phillipe, Neiman Marcus and Harpers Bazaar have me photograph their exclusive customer appreciation events. I live in New York City but photograph commissions all over. Don’t worry Philly brides, I am still doing weddings in Philly, I just have a little longer commute.
Dancers must be attuned to every nuance, so they can respond to each moment with heart: creatively, effectively, and quickly. As a photographer, I “dance” with my camera, creating images that reveal clients’ stories in a spontaneous, elegant, and joyful manner.