Beautiful bridal portrait, bride in window, by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Jess & Justin Backyard Wedding

Late Summer Backyard Wedding in Upstate NY Jessica & Justin had a beautiful backyard wedding at their country home in upstate NY. Jessica got ready at the beautifully renovated Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY with her closest friends. She worked on her vows until just before the wedding, while Justin probably had his rewritten weeks beforehand. […]

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 […]

Dancer Lee Alex Meyer-Lorey standing arms crossed, black leotard, Lake Merritt Oakland. Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Grand Lake Oakland Dancer Lee Alex at night

Recently I photographed around the Grand Lake neighborhood in Oakland Dancer Lee AlexMeyer-Lorey at night. Dance is such a fascinating art form and lends itself to so many creative photo ideas. What lead to the Oakland Dancer at night photoshoot? Initially the plan was to shoot during the late afternoon and to catch the magical golden […]