Elsofie lives in Durbanville, Cape Town with her husband, Pieter and their three children Pieter, Lieschen and Marge. She fell in love with photography when she finally did what her father advised her since childhood: opened a newspaper, while living in the small town Utrecht, in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. She bought her first camera with the offspring of the one cow she inherited from her grandmother and without any notion of what she was doing, started Utrecht Visie, the town’s only newspaper to date. The experience proved invaluable as well as all her future quests. Shortly after moving to Cape Town she started her degree in photography and graphic design (Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design Specialising in Photography). She continued her passion and opened a studio, fashion being her main passion. Her dream in life is to continue to live and shoot with an open mind and as much passion as is possible.