Sun & Sparrow specializes in fine art, fairytale photography and adore naturally inspired whimsical imagery. When we can combine candid and organic moments with your truest forms of love, we find that THAT is where the magic in our photography comes to life.  It is our team’s desire to capture each and every one of your intimate moments and turn them into a true-life fairytale STORY to share with your loved ones for generations to come.  

Being fine art, fairytale photographers means that we take the time to be inspired while we visually tell THE story of your love. One of the most important parts of our process is to personally connect with you and know your story. We want you hear your voice so that you feel confident in our artistry. Your natural love and connection should come alive in every photo, telling a beautiful story that only you can tell.  Loving others is what makes our whole lives worthwhile.

Sun & Sparrow was created by two sisters, Tiffani Matsuura and Ellie Fuqua. We are best friends and both principal photographers. Born and raised in Southern California, we reside in the greater Los Angeles area. While we share many things, the greatest thing we share is our love of family and passion for fine art, fairytale photography. When we’re not capturing life’s most beautiful moments, we are currently growing our own families in Los Angeles. 



Founder, Principal photog since 2008, Client Liason

Tiffani founded Sun & Sparrow alongside her sister, Ellie in 2008. If you schedule a call, you will most likely speak with her! She adores partnering with clients to help build thier dream fairytale wedding or photoshoot. She loves providing creative and aesthetic guidance while fostering unity in our photo teams. 



Founder, Principal photog since 2008, Lead Editor, Designer

Ellie founded Sun & Sparrow along side Tiffani. She directs and leads photoshoots and weddings as well as manages our post production team as our lead editor. Ellie also trains all of our interns and associate photographers with intention, focusing their craft on the art of romantic storytelling. 



Principal Photog, leading since 2015

*Vanessa is bilingual; fluent in Spanish & English

Vanessa has been working with Sun & Sparrow since her intrests sparked in photography after her wedding. She thrives on capturing romance and silliness of others’ love. Her heart cares most about kindness, equality, and creating special moments with each of her brides. She is an expert at styling and making every wedding day a beautiful fairytale dream.

See Vanessa's Portfolio with Sun & Sparrow


Associate Photog, leading since 2010

Katie has been a Sun & Sparrow wedding photographer for over six years and has been an associate with our team for just over three years. Her personal philosophy is to serve and love people through photography. Not only does she lean into beauty and romance, she also adores capturing the joys and excitement in every relationship.

See Katie's portfolio with Sun & Sparrow

Our Philosophy

In a fast-paced world saturated with photography, there are people who click and there are people who capture. With over a decade of experience, we create timeless and romantic imagery that captures you in an authentic fairytale story. Our inspiration and philosophy is rooted in the admiration of commitment to one another. It is our greatest desire to share our inspiration and love through documenting each moment of life together.

Our Sun & Sparrow team is devoted to tell your story through whimsy and love, whether it is an engagement, wedding, family session, maternity, or newborn. We strive to make you feel cherished, loved, and beautiful no matter the special occasion. It is our hope to connect and develop authentic relationships with you to help guide and inspire your vision.

We specialize in the art of natural light, whimsical essence, and natural beauty using real environments to tell your storybook fairytale through photography. It is our biggest hope and dream in every session to allow the most special and lasting moments to shine through. Since the beginning of our careers in 2009, we have loved telling the stories of many families and couples by capturing some beautifully romantic life-moments.  In addition to photographing engagements and weddings, we love photographing growing families and babies.

We are inspired by creating a whimsical, fairytale, and editorial feel all while highlighting your truest forms of love in moments that are candid and organic. From editing a single artistic still  to putting the finishing touches on our heirloom albums, each image is perfected for the utmost quality and elegance to ensure you fall in love with every moment.


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