Zofia & Co. is a Team of Professional Nantucket Photographers
Zofia's professional photography career started when a friend took a chance on her straight out of high school in the fall of 1996. Her first Nantucket wedding was in 2001, and she has been based year-round on Nantucket since 2005. The Co. in Zofia & Co. formed 5 years later when she expanded the company to include a small team of awesome photographers. Mark Crosby was one of her first associates, and pretty quickly also became her husband and business partner. Wendy, Becky and Taylor came on board to round out the most amazing team of wedding and portrait photographers on Nantucket.
We enjoy becoming friends with our couples and seeing them come back with their families year after year for family portraits.
ZOFIA CROSBY Lead Photographer, Mark's Wife, Former Snowboard Bum
Photographing people is my life long career. Photography is not my side hustle or something I picked up as a mom, it’s been my whole world since I was a teenager. Aside from a brief stint as a ski/snowboard bum in Killington, Mammoth and Aspen (who could blame me?!), it’s the only profession I have ever known.
My very transient upbringing, and subsequent introverted personality, caused me to be a people watcher from afar. I'm always scanning a scene, seeing things that perhaps those actually engaged in conversations don't notice.
Q- WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME?
I was born in Poland to a kick ass hippie mother. Zofia is the Polish version of Sophia. You can also call me Z, Zo, or Zoe. We moved around quite a bit when I was little, from Austria to the States, from NJ to Los Angeles in the 80s. I’m still taken back to the beaches of Malibu every time I hear Borderline by Madonna.
Q- WHAT WERE YOU BEFORE YOU BECAME A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER?
A student! I learned black and white photography in the darkroom at 13 in junior high. I photographed my first wedding straight out of high school, the same year the first flip phone was introduced (oof). I never saw photography as the cool, trendy thing to do as it’s become now through the internet and social media. It was an art I really enjoyed, but it was still pretty nerdy. I started in photography when photographing weddings was seriously UNCOOL.
I had one 9-5 desk job. I lasted 10 days.
Q- HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THE PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY CHANGE?
I remember when photographers were primarily safari vest wearing men, and we were posing the bride with bouquets around her gown's train (Google it!) I’m thankful that social media has upped everyone’s game. I’ve evolved with the times, but what hasn’t changed has been my goal, vision and purpose for photographing people and moments.
Q- WHAT DO YOU DURING THE OFF SEASON?
I love to snowboard. In a former life I was a ski/snowboard photographer in Killington, Mammoth and Aspen. I trade my snowboard for a paddle board in the summer. Sorry, I’ve never skied. I’m a single planker for life. I’m also really into books. You can follow me on Goodreads, and please recommend your favorites! The off season on Nantucket is pretty special, it's our time to unwind. I also serve on local boards and committees such as the Photographers Alliance of Nantucket, Dreamcatcher and Luna Fest.
Q- WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT LIVING ON NANTUCKET?
I used to think a big city was for me. There was a time in high school that I dreamed of moving to NYC or Paris and becoming a fashion photographer and mens clothing designer. But I have found peace here in Pleasantville surrounded by the quiet ocean, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else with Mark and our girls. The winters can be grey, but I really love the quiet time. We also travel in the off season to the Bahamas, Iceland, Mexico or England to explore.
MARK CROSBY Lead Photographer, Zofia's Husband, Avid Gardener
Washed ashore on Nantucket from Newcastle, England, I fell in love with the island's landscapes as created with my various film and Polaroid cameras, Lomo and Holga. Ten years later, I fell in love with Zofia.
Q- WHAT'S YOUR FAVE WEDDING MOMENT?
One of my grooms got thrown into the water at Galley Beach during his wedding reception last summer. He was a good sport about it, and a ton of guests followed. It made for a really wet and fun dance floor!
Q- WHAT WOULD SURPRISE ME ABOUT YOU?
I was a graffiti artist in Newcastle, England where I was born and raised. I also played bass in an Indie band with friends out of college.
Q- WHAT MUSIC DID YOU LISTEN TO AS A TEEN?
I listened to a lot of Depeche Mode and Sugarcubes. And all the British music that will either age me or make my wife cringe.
Q- DREAM DESTINATION?
I'd be thrilled to go to Cuba and photograph the people and environment, explore and eat everything. I'm afraid I might like it too much and never want to leave.
Q- WHAT IS YOUR WINTER HOBBY?
We are so busy in the summer that I love catching up on home improvement. I spent the last couple winters renovating our kitchen and our daughters' bathroom. I also love scalloping with friends in the fall, and getting my hands dirty with landscaping.
WENDY MILLS Associate Photographer, Lover of All Things Italian
Wendy decided to take a photo class in high school because it seemed like an easy A. Well, it wasn't easy, the teacher was tough, but an A she got, along with her love for photography.
She landed on Nantucket like many do. Short visits, which turned into summers, which turned into never leaving. She ran The Camera Shop for over 10 years, and then launched her photo booth business.
While photography has always been a part of Wendy's life, recently it has taken more of a front seat. She has been busy shooting architecture, food, and portraits. She has been lucky enough to travel to Italy several times, and she noticed the photos without people in them, while gorgeous (it is Italy after all!) lacked a bit of soul, that human element that connects you, and draws you in.
So, it's the people, the portraits… that capture of a mischievous smirk or crooked smile that really feeds her passion. Wendy photographs portraits and second shoots weddings with us. She is a member of the Photographers Alliance of Nantucket. Visit Wendy's personal website for more work.
TAYLOR MURPHY Office Manager, Photography Assistant, Our Everything
We're so lucky to have Taylor on board since 2015 as our studio manager. She's fielding phone calls and email inquiries, editing photos, designing albums, and perking up little kids at portrait sessions.
When not working as the backbone for the Co. she teaches kindergarten at the Nantucket Elementary School, walks her dog, listens to crime podcasts and makes amazing air fryer donuts.
But enough about us, let's talk about you. How would you like to work with us?! Contact Zofia & Co. ASAP with your wedding, portrait or event plans!