2019 Sony World Photography Awards - Youth Photographer of the Year
Zelle Westfall's primary focus in photography is portraiture. She constructed her own studio space with earnings she made from photoshoots. She typically takes one to two shoots every day during the week and four to five shoots a day over the weekend. By meeting so many people each week, Zelle had built a strong social network and reached almost 10,000 followers on Instagram. As a result, she gets to photograph anyone from her friends to professional ballerinas, from internationally signed models to minor celebrities. Zelle gets to work with some of the most incredible people. Through this network, she has hired an amazing team of stylists, hair stylists, and makeup artists to join her for shoots.