My name is Sofiya Gendelman and photography is my passion. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to capture life’s moments on film. As a child, I was that kid who posed everyone for family photos, and spent all the money I had developing images. This passion continued throughout high school, where I was the yearbook photographer; I would roam the halls taking photos of my classmates.
As I got older, my love for photography only grew. When I met my husband Edward, we realized that we both had an intense love for taking pictures, and so Lil’ One Photography was born. Edward was the one who bought me my first digital camera, a point and shoot, which was the foundation for our shared love of photography.
In 2005, I started taking wedding photography courses to hone my skills, but as much as I loved being a photographer, I wasn’t very interested in photographing weddings; my heart was in family and newborn photography. After my first son, Aaron, was born, I switched completely to family photography. After my daughter Eliana was born, I started specializing in newborn photography.
Photographing newborns is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done, and to capture that wonderful and special time in a new mom’s life is magical. I take great pride in my work, and am very grateful for the whole experience – it is a true circle of life. I am excited to continue to grow my business and capture life’s most amazing moments.