Meet sophie

Hi! A little bit about myself ... I am a native German who grew up behind the iron curtain in former East-Germany until I was 10 years old. Just 10 years later, I fell for a handsome fellow traveler while on vacation in Portugal & moved to the United States. And now, we've been married for 20 years and have two teenage sons. Talk about "time flies"!

In terms of photography, I started modeling in Berlin in my teens, but soon realized my real passion was behind the camera. To gain experience, I began assisting photographers like Lauren Greenfield and went on to earn my Masters of Fine Arts degree at SCAD in 2007. Shortly after, I moved to Venice and opened my boutique photo studio, and I honestly can’t imagine a better job!

My brand & style embodies the California lifestyle: effortless, casual, & luxurious - with a pop of color and some wind in your hair.

I aim to capture spontaneous, authentic moments in an unobtrusive way — but I’m also not afraid to help set playful scenes that put you at ease and allow me to step back and let the magic of your family interactions emerge.

Images by Diana Feil Photography

We ADORE her, and there is no one that has ever captured our family as beautifully as she has.

Her talent and manner is unparalleled and her photos are one of our family’s most prized possessions. She has photographed our family for the past 6 years, and we consider her a dear friend.

Hands down, Sophie is the most wonderful, lovely, talented, adorable, kindest person (and the MOST TALENTED photographer) we have ever known.


Not a day goes by that I don't look up on one of our walls to admire one of her gorgeous shots.

I am so thankful to have met Sophie so that she can capture my family and freeze these precious moments in time, year after year.

Sophie Jacobson is your go-to photographer. Not only is her style relaxed, fun and energetic, but she's incredibly professional and has an unbelievable eye. I trust her taste, her opinion and her ability to the fullest.

- AMY F.


We will definitely book future sessions, and obviously we would recommend her to anyone!

Sophie enthusiastically & effortlessly guided our family through the session, creating a super relaxed and fun atmosphere.

- CHRIS p.

The result has been amazingly beautiful and relaxed photos.

Sophie’s journalistic style captures the joy, laughter, gentleness, or thoughtfulness of any given moment. Her photos are cherished by us. Sophie is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.

Sophie has a wonderful rapport with children (and adults), which quickly made my children very comfortable with her and in front of her camera.


Almost every picture she took for us feels like it should be in a frame!

If you are looking for original, high quality artistic photos, there really is no one better.

Sophie is at the top of her field. She is easy to work with, communicative and reliable and she keeps the pace moving and the shots very natural, yet somehow when they come out we all look better than in real life!

- Kay H.

Sophie has the unique ability to put you at ease so that you're the most natural looking during your session.

Anytime one of my friends asks for a recommendation for a family photographer, I immediately direct them to Love Bucket Photo.

Sophie has taken photos of me while pregnant with my first daughter, baby and family photos afterwards, she documented my 2nd pregnancy, and took some great shots of our new family of 4.



I absolutely love my clients, and these reviews mean so much!




My work has been featured, published and exhibited internationally in art galleries, venues, and online/print publications, such as: 

loving your light

is celebrating the connections we make and the intimate moments we share. My goal is to capture the memories that define you and make the

fleeting moments last forever.