About Sun & Sparrow


Whimsical & Natural Wedding & Family Photographer in Southern California & The Pacific Northwest


Welcome! We Are So Excited To Get To Know You

Whether You Are

Getting Married

Expecting a Newborn

Documenting Your Family


Looking for fairytale

love stories to enjoy

You Are Precisely Where You Belong

From Timeless Weddings

To Precious Maternity & Newborn Moments

And All Of Life's Little Details

We are here with you through it all

Sun & Sparrow loves documenting your story.

We work with you to create a vision that we then bring to life through our light and airy imagery.

Most importantly, we want to connect with YOU. By nurturing natural connections with our clients we create an environment where they can feel and look their best.
It's More Than An Image, It's An ExperienceOur Mission

From Real Sun & Sparrow Clients

We absolutely loved having Ellie as our wedding photographer! She shot our engagement and wedding photos in the summers of 2022 and 2023 in Santa Barbara and Pasadena, CA. Her secondary shooter, Julie, was part of the team on the wedding day and we absolutely loved her too!


Ellie was attentive to our needs and gave us plenty of prep ahead of our shoots. She was early at both locations to scout out the best spots for our photos. It was also quite hot on our wedding day and she gave us plenty of time to take breaks while keeping us on track -- she did so well that we were actually ahead of schedule!


Ellie's skills and care are so evident in the photos she takes. As two introverts who don't have our photos taken very often, she offered relatable cues to get the perfect shot every time! Her editing and ability to frame a shot is outstanding. For context, we got married in a Japanese garden and she was able to capture the essence of the garden and us.


Ellie cultivated feelings of safety and peace for both our engagement and wedding photos. From the moment we first had our consultation call, she was able to tap into our love for each other and we were sold! She's non-judgmental where we were able to be our goofy selves and she was able to perfectly capture the warmth, joy, and excitement that we have for this next chapter in our lives.

Overall, we adored Ellie and Julie and would 100% recommend her and her team for any major life events you want to be captured.

- Kristen M

What We Do

Sun & Sparrow specializes in Dreamy photography for all of your most special events.


We especially focus on Weddings, Maternity & Newborn, and Families, holding yearly Holiday Mini Sessions every fall.


We would love to talk to you about your event!



Inquire To Reserve Your Date Today!

Who We Are

My name is Ellie Fuqua and I am the principal photographer and founder of Sun & Sparrow Photography. When I'm not capturing life’s most beautiful moments, you can find me with my family, on a hike, or eating delicious food.


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 every one of your intimate moments to share with your loved ones for generations to come.


Ellie // Sun & Sparrow Photography

The Process

You Inquire

Fill out our form on our Inquire page or email us at ellie@sunandsparrow.com to connect and start the process to lock in your date!

We Connect

We can't wait to get to know you! Connecting is such an important part of the process. We want to make sure that we get along well so everyone can make the best choices for themselves. When we inevitably love each other we move on to the next step!

Lock In Your Wedding or event!

Sign a Contract & place a deposit to book your date. Then we help you plan for the big day! I will send you information about planning for your event, and set up meeting times for important planning calls so that you are fully supported.

We celebrate you at your event

By now you have nothing to do but enjoy your big day! Let Sun & Sparrow and the other professionals do the hard work while you enjoy your memories in real time.

Your Forever Memories are Delivered!

We deliver cherished images and heirlooms for you to enjoy forever

Sun & Sparrow Has Been Featured On

Award Winning Photographer in Los Angeles
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Award Winning South Bay Wedding Photographer
Featured Photographer on Aisle Society
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