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About Sophie Doell

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me!

I started playing with a camera when I was about 10 years old and talked my mother into giving me one. I taught myself photography through trial and error the same way I learned many things that sparked my interest in childhood.

When I was 13, my family immigrated from Bangkok, Thailand, to the United States and settled in one of the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. I was inspired to pursue photography a little more seriously while admiring Ansel Adams’ photographs of Yosemite National Park. After taking a year of high school photography class, the camera now became more than just a toy; it became a mean of self-expression. And photography became an art, like music, a way to communicate with
the world.

The years went by, and I met a fun and long-suffering guy at UCLA who was crazy enough to be my husband. We started a family quite soon after we got married, and after working outside the home for a while, I decided to work at home raising our then 2 young boys instead. A few more years went by and we ended up with 6 children. Oh, I forgot to mention that part of my job at home was also homeschooling the kids. I was a very busy Mama! Not much time for photography then (not much money either). Those days, my photography work consisted of snapshots on birthdays and family vacations. That is, if I could chase the kids down and keep them out of
trouble!

More years went by. . . We moved from California to Indiana, and as the kids became more independent, I found myself with time to pursue photography again. After seeing my family’s eyes glazed over whenever I talked about photography, I decided to find other photographers to share my passion with. So, in May of 2012, I joined Photo Venture Camera Club in Indianapolis, and a year later, Hamilton County Photography Group. Over the past 6 years, I have made many new friends who taught me much about photography as well as life. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to have met so many professional and semi-professional photographers whom I now call friends.

I moved with my family to Noblesville in December, 2015. Living so close to the Birdie Gallery, I naturally joined the Hamilton County Artists’ Association, where I met more wonderful people who share my passion for artistic expressions. Nowadays, I have a “day job” running my own IT services company. When I’m not fixing computers or solving people’s IT problems, I enjoy capturing moments of life around me and creating images to share the beauty I see with others. I’m much older now than I was when I started holding a camera, so I gravitate toward things that don’t move much, like flowers and mountains. I have an English Bulldog that doesn’t move very fast and sleeps a lot, so I take a lot of pictures of him. When I get a chance, I love to leave the city behind and venture into the wilderness to capture images of breathtaking vistas and sunsets.

Thanks again for your time. Please feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you!