A fashion and portrait photographer born and raised in New York City, Sophie began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort. She received her degree from Brown University and interned in many parts of the fashion industry, learning from the best including Azzedine Alaïa and Vogue.
Sophie breathes life into every photo she takes and her take on fashion is always fresh and optimistic. Her work has been featured internationally in magazines including Elle, Glamour, Paper Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Financial Times. Sophie has also created images for brands like ADIDAS, Bloomingdales, Clinique, Etienne Aigner, IBM, Mercedes Benz, Olay, Ralph Lauren and Topshop.
Sophie was named Forbes 30 under 30 in the Art and Style category in 2016. Alongside her photography, she also contributes to a variety of media outlets as a photography and fashion expert both on-air and online. She has been a guest speaker at the Rubin Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Pratt Institute among others and has contributed to outlets including AOL Style, etalk, and The Financial Times, whose style column, Suits and the City, she co-created in 2011.
Sophie is also the co-founder of Through Our Lens, a non-profit that boots racial, socioeconomic and gender variety in fashion, behind the lens as well as in front of the camera, by providing life-changing access and significant mentorship to teen girls.