My name is Ellie Fuqua and I am the principle photographer and founder of Sun & Sparrow Photography. Born and raised in Southern California, I live in the greater Los Angeles area. I have a great love of family and a passion for fine art photography. When I'm not capturing life’s most beautiful moments, I am currently growing my own family in Los Angeles.

When you partner with Sun & Sparrow, we use our passion to tell your unique story through our lenses. We are inspired by your truest forms of love in moments that are candid and organic. We also love creating unique naturally inspired images. One of the most important parts of our process is to connect with you as a couple or family. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in our artistry, so that your natural love can shine in its own best light. Being fine art photographers means that we take the time to be inspired and visually tell the beautiful story of your love. Our inspiration and philosophy behind photographing comes from admiring love. Loving others is what makes our whole lives worthwhile.

It is our team’s and my heart’s desire to capture each and every one of your intimate moments to share with your loved ones for generations to come.


Ellie // Sun & Sparrow Photography




Founder, Lead Editor, Designer

Ellie founded Sun & Sparrow. She directs and leads photoshoots and manages our photography teams. She is the lead editor and designer in all post production. Ellie trains our interns with intention, focusing their craft on the art of romantic storytelling.


Associate, 5 Years Experience

Vanessa has been working with Sun & Sparrow for over three years and has been an Associate Photographer for just over one year. She thrives on sharing the beauty and romance of others’ love and specializes in stylized details. Her heart cares most about kindness, equality, and creating special moments with each of her brides.

*Vanessa is bilingual; fluent in Spanish & English

About us // Whimsical and natural wedding photographer Los Angeles

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 our couples. It is our greatest desire to share our inspiration and love by 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.

You may have more questions about Sun & Sparrow. Come on over to our FAQ page to have all your questions answered.

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