The Sophia Co
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ALOHA | Oahu Birth, Maternity, Family Photographer and Filmmaker

SOPHIA COSTA IS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER BASED ON THE NORTH SHORE OF O'AHU, HAWAII AND SPECIALIZES IN BIRTH STORY, FAMILY AND MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY.

ALOHA!

I am honored you are here and that you would consider me to capture memories for you and your family in the paradisiac island of O'ahu, Hawaii (or anywhere else in the world really!).

My goal is to artistically and beautifully capture your special moments, and to provide you and your family with the best personalized experience and awesome images you can proudly display in your home - while having lots of fun. I am inspired by the realness of life (so don't be afraid of bringing the real you to our shoot), by the raw beauty of nature, by vibrant colors and by the ocean.

If you live in Hawaii or are just passing through, I hope you'll allow me document great moments for you and your family - whether it be the birth of your child, a gorgeous sunset at the beach, an adventure in the mountains, or celebrating your baby bump in the waters of Hawaii.

Sophia.


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A little about me

Hi! I'm Sophia! I am a wife, and a mother to two children that are very different from each other and challenge me everyday to become a better person and a better mother. We get to call the North Shore of O'ahu home and I still pinch myself everyday when I wake up and have my coffee (or coffees... black, no sugar) while admiring the gorgeous mountains in front of our home. I am a lover of Jesus, art, salt water, adventure and vibrant colors.

I found my way to Hawaii in 2005 when I came to work with Surfing the Nations for a year - it was the first time I ever left my home in Brazil to live abroad. I met my husband the day I arrived in O'ahu and never really made it back home (sorry Mom!). We built our little family by adding two beautiful kids to our lives, left the island for 3 years, then made our way back in 2015 because the North Shore of O'ahu is what home feels like for us and it's where we want our kids to grow up.

The ocean has always been one of my biggest inspirations. As a teenager I would spend hours painting the perfect deserted beach and wave upon wave rolling in - always with vibrant and bold colors. Today, I love that I am able to tell stories through my photography and motion films while infusing them with my love of color, water and light.

So if you feel like we would be a good match, send me a quick hello and let's get started!

MY LATEST PERSONAL STORIES:

tWIRLING IN THE MOUNTAINS

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MOTHER'S DAY 2018

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I CHOOSE TO DOCUMENT WHAT’S REAL BECAUSE LIFE IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF ART
— Sophia Costa
 

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We laughed and cried and felt so happy and thankful that Sophia was able to capture the most amazing day of our lives!
— Scott and Melissa Thomas
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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a picture that takes my breath away the way that this picture by Sophia Costa does.
— Baby Center / Carolyn Robertson

ONLINE FEATURES /

 

29 Gorgeous Photos that Celebrate the Many Ways Women Become Moms - Huffington Post | May 2017

Steal this Mom's Photo Challenge Immediately - Baby Center | June 2016

10 Beautiful Umbilical Cord Images - Birth Becomes Her | July 2016

11 Stunning Water Birth Images - Birth Becomes Her | June 2016

35 Raw Birth Photos Of Dads Welcoming Their Babies Into The World - Huffington Post | June 2016

Why this picture is among one Family's Most Treasured Photos - Baby Center | June 2016

12 Stunning Images That Perfectly Capture the Beauty of Giving Birth - Woman's Day Magazine Cosmopolitan | Good Housekeeping | October 2015 

15 Stunning Images of Home Births at Christmas - BuzzFeed | December 2014

Incredible Images of Babies Being Born Give Us a Look at the Miracle of Birth - Cafe Mom's The Stir | July 2014

Awards /

 

2018 Artist of the Year | Looks Like Film

100 Photographer to Watch in 2018 | Click&Company

Canon Ambassador + Click Canon 12 | Canon & Click Magazine

Voice 2017 Finalist | Click&Company

Voice 2016 Finalist | Click&Company

Top Birth Photograph of 2015 | Light Inspired

 

PUBLICATIONS /


Click Magazine | November/December 2017

Dear Photographer | Epic Summer Issue September 17

Click Magazine | September/October 2016

Beyond the Wanderlust | October 2015 - Edition VII: Acceptance

Lemonade and Lenses | October 2015 Family Issue

С молоком матери  | Volume 02 - 2015

Momazine | Summer B 2015 - Indian Summer Issue

Beyond the Wanderlust | April 2015 - Edition VI


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@thesophiaco