My goal is to capture the faces of people in business in the Sutherland Shire, share their stories on social media and on this website, and shine a spotlight on the products and services available in our local community.

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Photography Project: Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business

Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business is my response to the impacts of Covid-19 on the businesses in our local community.

At a time when all local businesses were presented with challenges related to Covid-19, I decided that I would take positive action for my business and offer the opportunity to photograph the people in local business and promote them, their business and their stories on social media.

I launched this project in April 2020 by offering the package to 100 businesses for free. A value of $55,000 gifted to the local community.

I started photographing employers and employees from all over the Sutherland Shire, which I shared through the dedicated Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business Facebook and Instagram pages.

I  have now photographed over 220 local businesses, and I continue to connect with more businesses every week. Collectively, we have built an online community with more than 4,000 followers to the Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business Facebook and Instagram pages.

This personal photography project has become an integral part of my overall photography business, and I am excited to be able to include the project as part of my website. I welcome every single opportunity that I have to be able to spotlight each of the hardworking individuals in our community who continue to offer an enormous range of products and services.

If you’re part of a local business, I’d love to meet you for a photography session, learn more about you and your business, and discuss the opportunities that exist for me to be able to be part of your journey.

Whether you are a follower or a business that I capture, I welcome you to the Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business community!

Book a free 30 minute consultation

As our modern world demands businesses to have an online presence, quality accompanying imagery is increasingly essential.

I am open to discussing your requirements and how I can help provide imagery for all your marketing activities (e.g. website, e-commerce, socials, emails, newsletters, blogs etc).

Case studies


$ 255
  • 30-minute photo session on location
  • 3 x high-resolution images
    (JPEG 5MB, 300dpi)
  • Online delivery
  • 3 x social media posts
    (Facebook & Instagram)
  • People or product/service on location

‘The Boulevard’ Package

$ 475
  • 30-minute photo session on location
  • 5 x high-resolution images
    (JPEG 5MB, 300dpi)
  • Online delivery
  • 3 x social media posts
    (Facebook & Instagram)
  • People or product/service on location

‘President Ave’

$ 850
  • 1 hour photo session on location
  • 10 x high-resolution images
    (JPEG 5MB, 300dpi)
  • Online delivery
  • 3 x social media posts
    (Facebook & Instagram)
  • People or product/service on location


“Sophie recently completed our new company photos for our marketing and website, and we couldn’t be happier. Our photos are fantastic! I would highly recommend Sophie for anyone looking for professional, useful and lighthearted shots!”

– Bridget Costelloe, Red Rhombus

“Sophie B has been a godsend to our professional individual and team photo game, and I will use her services forever. Amazing quality product, and you just can’t help smiling and feeling very relaxed with Sophie B. She has a heart of gold.”

– Michelle Hyslop, Seabeauty Medispa

“Sophie has done several company portrait shoots for me, and each time, the results have been exactly what I wanted and more! Sophie really knows how to capture people, which is such a specialised talent.”

– Sarah Yarrow, Sarah Yarrow Interiors

“Sophie & her team were with us the entire day & she captured every moment possible, from start till end. Sophie ensured all people were included, in particular those that we wanted special photos with. All the photos taken were amazing!” 

– Cassandra Davenport, Bride

“Sophie’s down to earth and friendly persona put me at ease from the beginning, creating a fun session with many laughs throughout. My session was a really enjoyable experience and I highly recommend Sophie B Photography.”

– Linda Hayes

“Sophie recently visited me at my home to shoot a series of images for ‘Sutherland Shire – Open 4 Business’. Sophie captured some amazing portrait shots for the project that I felt showcased my personality, surroundings and role very accurately.”

– Emily Olguin, Emroy Creative Group

“She made me feel very comfortable and the photos are amazing. Thank you so much Sophie for taking the time to get to know me and understand my little business to ensure the photos represent how I would like my brand to be seen.”

– Tracey Hobbs, Glass and Brush

“Sophie was an absolute pleasure to work with. The Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business project promoted my business to the local community, helping with my brand recognition and created great engagement on my social pages.” 

– Joanne Foltman


To be part of this project, you need to be ‘open for business’ and based in the Sutherland Shire. If you are not sure if your business is eligible, feel free to send an email to

I will discuss this with you when we make the booking, to ensure that I have space to park my car, set up and meet the staff and be ready to start shooting on time.

I would recommend wearing what you would normally wear at work. I am completely aware that this is different for everybody. In today’s world, there is certainly no such thing as ‘normal’. Ultimately we want to photograph you, so, be you and I’ll capture exactly that!

I will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable in your pose. I will speak with you and provide clear instructions on how to stand, where to look and so on. Everyone is different and my goal is to capture the best photo of you!

For the Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business photo sessions I generally keep things very simple and easy, so that I can capture you in your workplace in an authentic, genuine way. Each business is unique, and I’ll work with you on the day to capture a variety of images.

Following each session, I select the ‘hero’ shots that will be available for you to download. If you would like to purchase additional photos, you can do so upon request.

I normally post the images over a 6 week period, depending on the number of images that I have to share. My goal is to post each business at a time during the week that is most relevant. If there is a specific timeframe that you’d like the images posted, we can always discuss this.

Yes, I certainly do. One of the very exciting outcomes of this photography project is that I am engaged with a number of businesses who are keen to continue to be promoted in a variety of ways. If you have something in mind, please let me know.