Sophia Valdes


Sophia Valdes



United States

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When people see my work, it very bright and happy which attracts them to me. They expect me to be some happy go lucky girl but in reality. I'm very dark and awkward.

Sophia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My passion is photography. This year has been so bad to me that if it wasn't for photography...who knows. I explain how I started in the previous question, but I put my emotions in my work, and people noticed.

Who is your inspiration in life Sophia? How do you keep inspired?

I think of my dad. I know that some were in the sky that he is watching, and I don't want to disappoint him.

We all make mistakes Sophia; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

I had a model cancel on me at the last minute; I was already at the location and everything. I got mad and said I would never waste my time for her again...I should have been nicer haha.

Sophia, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?

One by one. That's the best way. If I'm working with one client while others are there waiting, I simply ask them to look for a spot they like or work on their poses. Keep them busy.

Please tell us Sophia, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Timing is always key. Especially when you have shoots booked back to back in one day. Whew!

Sophia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

Stay persistent. If someone doesn't see something my way, drill it into them that it is. You can use only the same something so many times before someone starts believing it.

Sophia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

My proudest moment was getting asked to shoot from my first real model. And when I say real model, I mean someone who is not a friend of mine that is a model. It was an amazing feeling cause it was the first of many.

Sophia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Had to jump a fence to get to a location. It was pretty high up, and I'm not that athletic, so it wasn't fun at all.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Don't ever give up. You'll have days where you don't like what you shot or days where no one will schedule with you or even like your work on Instagram. You keep going. The moment people smell pity, they run.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

Any collaborations. I love the feeling of working with creative people.

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Sophia Valdes
Models: Zie (purple hair) & Adena Alexis (red hair)