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S2 / 36: Sophie Elgort, Fashion Photographer / Director / Storyteller

August 23, 2023

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Welcome to The Bizzimumzi Podcast with your host Ashley Verma! In this episode, Ashley sits down with the renowned fashion photographer and multitasking mom of three, Sophie Elgort.

Sophie, a native New Yorker, has made a name for herself in the world of fashion and portrait photography. Her lens has captured the essence of celebrities and fashion icons alike, gracing the pages of globally acclaimed magazines such as VOGUE Thailand, Elle, and Rolling Stone. With an impressive portfolio spanning brands like ADIDAS, Alice + Olivia, and Ralph Lauren, Sophie’s work exudes an artistic fusion of style and creativity.

Tune in as Sophie and Ashley dive into an engaging conversation that’s both heartfelt and humorous. They kick things off by sharing a laugh about the joys and challenges of getting kids back to school and reestablishing routines.

Sophie unfolds her captivating journey through the realm of photography, a path that took intriguing turns as she navigated the experience of motherhood. The episode delves into the fascinating narrative of how Sophie’s artistic expression evolved alongside the demands and rewards of parenting.

Lockdown stories take center stage as Sophie recounts what it was like to have twelve people living under one roof. Through her anecdotes, listeners gain insight into the resilience and adaptability that fuels her artistic process.

At the heart of the conversation lies Sophie’s unwavering dedication to authenticity. She passionately discusses the liberating power of photography, allowing her to stay true to her unique vision and genuine self. As a trailblazer in the industry, Sophie’s journey exemplifies the art of forging one’s path while embracing individuality.

But Sophie’s impact reaches beyond her lens and her artistry. The podcast unveils her dedication to empowering the next generation. As co-founder of Through Our Lens, a transformative nonprofit, Sophie is on a mission to break down barriers in the fashion industry. By providing mentorship and access to young girls through photography, Sophie is fostering diversity and inclusion behind and in front of the camera.

With candid insights and heartfelt reflections, this episode offers a captivating glimpse into the life and career of Sophie Elgort. Join Ashley and Sophie as they explore the interplay of motherhood, artistry, and the pursuit of authentic self-expression. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, a fashion aficionado, or simply someone seeking inspiration, this podcast promises an enlightening and engaging conversation you won’t want to miss.

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