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Meet Sophia Desantis

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sophia Desantis. 

Hi Sophia, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My love for health and fitness started with the way I was raised. My amazing mom somehow found the time to cook delicious homemade meals for us even though she worked full time. She always chased us outside to play instead of letting us sit inside all day. I was active; I ate well. 

I first learned how food and mindset could affect your body when my husband and I struggled through fertility to have our first son. The combination of working with a holistic nutritionist, changes in my mindset, along with other pieces to the fertility puzzle helped us finally achieve success when pure medical intervention was not working. 

A few years later, my husband was able to use diet changes to help eliminate both his high blood pressure and cholesterol, and no longer takes medication. We work hard to find a balance between nutritious food and a happy mental place because that’s the key to overall health. 

I was an elementary school teacher where I taught both special education and first grade for 14 years in all before I decided to stay home with my boys and begin this amazing journey. I loved teaching and now use all I have learned through my undergraduate degree in psychology with a biology emphasis, my special education and general education teaching credentials, my master’s degree in education, and my experience in the classroom to help others on their journey to wellness! 

I am now a full-time food photographer, recipe developer, and health coach. I help brands tell the story and process behind the brand, not just capture the final product. My devotion, excitement, and skill seamlessly blend with the passion that brands bring as we partner to create the end result. 

I also use my site and my popular podcast, Real Food Real Conversations, to help people find what works for their personal health and wellness! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Being an online entrepreneur is always a roller coaster! Between fighting the algorithms of the social media world, and good old Google, you’re constantly needing to be on top of everything. Plus navigating the opinions of everyone out there as we put ourselves and all we do on display for the world to see. There are seasons where I take a step back and care for my family and own mental health, and then there are seasons when I put everything out! I take each day as it comes and let life lead the way. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
As a food photographer and recipe creator, I focus on bringing brands to life through my photography and recipe development. My goal is to convey all a brand stands for and showcase the pride behind the brand through professional high-quality photographs and exceptional creative recipes. 

I want to tell the story and process behind the brand, not just capture the final product. My devotion, excitement, and skill seamlessly blend with the passion that brands bring as we partner to create the end result. 

I take pride in my honesty, and when I work with a brand, I am their number one cheerleader. I don’t do anything with less than 150% and my attention to details shows through my work. I love focusing on clean and simple looks in my photos and simple yet amazing recipes. 

What matters most to you? Why?
Being real. I feel like the internet is filled with fake people and lies. If I remain true to who I am then it will show through my work. I also feel like you can’t please everyone, and when you focus on you, your people will come. I would rather have a small audience that are there for me and what I showcase than a large audience I don’t connect with. 

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Chris Nelson Photography

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