Sophie Elgort, Fashion and Portrait Photographer – Routines and Relationships – Tuesday

Finding date time in commuting, the time demands of breastfeeding, regimenting routines, how work relationships and expectations change with pregnancy, and when clients and employers disappoint based on motherhood. Fashion and portrait photographer Sophie Elgort reveals how routines and relationships have changed in motherhood to Stacy Igel and Michelle Park. (Instagram: @sophieelgort)

In this episode:

  • Michelle on commuting with her husband as their only consistent date time
  • Michelle on breastfeeding, weaning as freedom, breastfeeding only for 16 months
  • Pumping in-between takes on a TV shoot
  • Having to become regimented with routines with a baby
  • The workout has been slipping, discipline is needed, maybe moving it to the beginning of day
  • How relationships have changed since having a baby
  • When you bring up you’re pregnant in work situations, do employers and clients need to know?
  • Why people might be nervous about hiring for some jobs, such as a photography job
  • Trusting in the pregnant professional to have things covered

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Sophie’s bio:

Sophie Elgort’s work has been featured internationally in magazines including VOGUE Thailand, Elle, Glamour, Paper Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Financial Times. Sophie has also created images for brands like ADIDAS, Alice + Olivia, Bloomingdales, Buccellati, Clinique, Cushnie et Ochs, IBM, J.Crew, Mercedes Benz, Olay, Ralph Lauren and Topshop. Her portraits include Cuba Gooding Jr., Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Ansel Elgort, Tavi Gevinson, Ron Perlman, Becky G., Rachel Zoe, Sara Foster, Azzedine Alaia, Jenna Lyons and many others.

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 a judge at The All American High School Film Festival, The Collective x Designow Fashion Show and the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. She 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 provides life-changing access and significant mentorship to teen girls through photography with the goal of more inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry – behind the lens and in front of the camera.