About

I’m a passionate photographer with a love for the simple things in life; family, cooking and coffee.

I find joy in capturing life’s precious, intimate and exciting moments.

Meet Sophie B

Photography has always held a very special place in my heart.

I was gifted my very first Kodak Disc camera at the age of 12 and I quickly developed a lasting passion for photography. Growing up in the Sutherland Shire, I photographed anything and everything on that little film camera.

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), I spent several years earning my stripes as a marketer for global brands: Audi, Pirelli, Toyota and Lexus.

I was gifted with my first DSLR in 2008 and soon after became an active member of the Shire Amateur Photographers’ Society. The following year I registered Sophie B Photography as a business.

To adapt my approach to the 2020 restrictions of Covid-19, I launched ‘Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business.’ What started as my personal photography project rapidly evolved into an essential part of Sophie B Photography. I have now photographed over 180 local businesses and look forward to the opportunity to photograph many more into the future.

In 2019 and 2020, I was awarded as a ‘winner’ in the photography category at the Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards, an achievement I will always be incredibly proud of.

Sophie B Photography continues to grow, adapt and thrive. I now shoot with a full Canon R5 mirrorless kit of cameras, pro-lenses and accessories, however, I still cherish the film negatives I kept from when I was just a child as a humbling reminder of where it all began.

Q&A with Sophie B

My spare time is based on spending time with family and friends. My European background has provided the foundation for cooking, eating, drinking coffee and enjoying the simple things in life. I also enjoy walking and I particularly love hiking in the Royal National Park. I was fortunate to be able to complete the Overland Track in Tasmania a couple of years ago.

I’m glad you asked! I love playing Italian Cards and I enjoy winning! My other ‘secrets’ include the love for the Piano Accordion and I also speak French and Italian.

Bread and butter, and chocolate, of course!

Night owl. I love working late editing photos and working on my family tree. I’ve been able to go as far back as the 1700’s.

A chill out day with my family on a Sunday is my perfect kind of day! We love having toasted tuna sandwiches for lunch, drinking coffee, playing a game of Monopoly, cooking a roast and hanging-out on the lounge together watching movies.

I recycle everything that I can, from printer cartridges, paper, boxes, soft plastics and hard plastics. I am working towards being paperless in my office, with all of my systems being automated with computer software.

I love to travel around Australia and overseas! I’ve been to Europe many times, and I love being in outback Australia camping under a big red gum tree. I simply enjoy being with family and friends, eating food cooked in the camp oven, drinking a glass of red around a campfire with my husband or being on a hike in the wilderness.

I usually start and end my day with a Dilmah tea with a splash of milk, but, overall I would say, coffee is my thing. Growing up in a French/Italian family, I was able to appreciate at a young age the delicious aroma of freshly ground coffee being made in the cafetiera. As an adult, I still make my coffee using the classic cafetiera with Vittoria coffee and love all blends.

Don’t forget affogato! That’s my favourite dessert after a good meal - vanilla ice-cream topped with espresso.

Personal Portfolio

There have been so many golden moments in my photography journey. Here is just a snapshot of some of my most memorable and special photographs.

All of these images are available for purchase in the format of photographic prints, canvas, framed prints, acrylic and anything else we can print on. Just ask!

I am more than happy to provide a written quote on request.

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Testimonials

“Sophie recently completed our new company photos for our marketing and website, and we couldn’t be happier. Our photos are fantastic! I would highly recommend Sophie for anyone looking for professional, useful and lighthearted shots!”

– Bridget Costelloe, Red Rhombus

“Sophie B has been a godsend to our professional individual and team photo game, and I will use her services forever. Amazing quality product, and you just can’t help smiling and feeling very relaxed with Sophie B. She has a heart of gold.”

– Michelle Hyslop, Seabeauty Medispa

“Sophie has done several company portrait shoots for me, and each time, the results have been exactly what I wanted and more! Sophie really knows how to capture people, which is such a specialised talent.”

– Sarah Yarrow, Sarah Yarrow Interiors

“Sophie & her team were with us the entire day & she captured every moment possible, from start till end. Sophie ensured all people were included, in particular those that we wanted special photos with. All the photos taken were amazing!” 

– Cassandra Davenport, Bride