Frida Kahlo Wedding Editorial

This past fall I finally had the chance to create a styled photoshoot with a Frida Kahlo Wedding theme. I had so much fun creating these images and I hope you will find them inspiring! Facts about Frida Kahlo’s Wedding! This was an all-woman production. I worked with vendors from around the country to make this shoot […]

close up flower bouquet bridal boudoir photo, black woman. by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Crimson, Bridal Boudoir Photos, Oakland

Crimson, a black woman’s boudoir session in Oakland Oakland is a diverse city, and boudoir photography should be as well. However, when I searched Boudoir Photos in google images, out of the first 300 images, 5 showed black women, 2 of those were photographed in a way that their skin looked white. On Pinterest I had a […]

bath boudoir, detail shot white lace bodysuit, Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Bath Boudoir, fluid magic a transformative experience

Bath Boudoir, a form of fluid magic I’ve always loved bath boudoir, for me it is a chance to push the creative boundaries. This session was such a fun one, working with my favorite bay area florist Ashely from Ash+Oak, and recently retired dancer LeeAlex. This bathroom set up was gloriously dreamy. On a technical […]

Angie Hilem, Empowered woman with flower crown, headdress, dessert dunes. Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Beyond Boudoir, Capturing your feminine power

Beyond Boudoir, a photo experience. I’m excited to share the images from this recent beyond boudoir photo adventure. Angie had such a great experience that she offered to write a guest post about the photoshoot. So the following words are from the beautiful Angie herself. Guest Post by Angie, about her photoshoot experience. I’ve hired […]

Women Artists & Business Owners Portrait Special

I’m thrilled to be able to offer this portrait special for all you badass lady artist’s & business owners in the Bay Area! Everyone needs a good portrait, which is why I’ve decided to have a day for 30 minute portrait special sessions! These mini session are just long enough to get some really killer […]

Awesome first dance by rock & roll bride and groom by Oakland Wedding Photographer Ella Sophie

Modern Industrial Wedding

Leah & Chris’ Modern Industrial Wedding, Bronx NYC. I had such a great time photographing Leah & Chris’ modern industrial wedding in the Bronx last September. Leah & Chris are musicians, and they have a band together called With Watson. Some of my favorite aspects of their wedding include: The focus is emotion, the love […]

Calm sunset sky, growing pains, personal growth. by Ella Sophie

Growing Pains, and a visit to Muir Beach

Growing pains… & a visit to Muir Beach Growing Pains, this seems to be the theme of 2017. Over and over the words growing pains are coming into my consciousness. In my business, the move and rebuild, the struggles, the pain is all a part of my long term growth. When I’m working on myself […]

Disability Rights Wedding Editorial, Brides sitting at table holding hands by Ella Sophie Oakland

Disability Rights Wedding Editorial – San Francisco

I’m so excited to share this disability rights wedding editorial. Recently I had the chance to take part in Catalyst Wedding Co’s Out of the Box photo challenge. Read more about that on their blog. Ashley, from Ash+OAK floral, and I worked together to make this wonderful shoot come together. “My dream is to have […]

Ella Sophie, Oakland photographer ad image for handbag designer Kalu.

Ad Images, with a message of hope

Ad Images for handbag designer KALU, with a message of hope. I’m thrilled to share with you all these ad images for designer Kalu. This shoot was originally meant to be a simple lifestyle shoot to show the Kalu handbags. But listening to the news lately is suffocating and overwhelming, so I am using all the discomfort to […]

Dancer Lee Alex Studio Boudoir Editorial, mixed light, by Ella Sophie

California Dancer, Boudoir Photography or Art?

Is it Dance Photography, Boudoir Photography or Art? I’d say this session is all three of those things. The photos are free from the stereotypical ideas of what each subject should look like. I love sessions like this one, because I get to combine aspects from many different kinds of photography together. My background in fashion photography […]

Tattooed boudoir photography by Oakland photographer Ella Sophie

Sexy Plus Sized Boudoir – Oakland

Plus Sized Boudoir Photography Hold on, before I can say anything about this shoot, we need to address the ‘plus sized boudoir’ title. I can’t help it, that term makes me cringe. Why do I have to label the body size of my client? What’s up with everything over a size 2 being labeled plus sized? […]