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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Ella Sophie - Oakland Boudoir Photographer

Subtle Sensual, Oakland Boudoir Session

Oakland Boudoir, storytelling and legacy I love creating stories that celebrate my client’s unique stories. For Danielle that means we get together whenever she has a significant year and do a boudoir & portrait photoshoot. Someday we will take all of the photos taken over the years and compile them into one beautiful book that […]

Couple's Choice Award 2016

Couple’s Choice Award Wedding Photographer

I want to take a moment and write about winning the 2016 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award. It really means so much to me when my clients take a minute to express how much they liked my photography and services. So giant thank you to all my awesome clients! Here are a few of the […]

Ella Sophie - Boudoir

Corie – Oakland Studio Boudoir Session

Flowery, dreamy, moody, boudoir session. Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Corie in my new Oakland studio boudoir space. It was my first boudoir session in this new space, and I must say, I love all the different light I can find in this space! “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, […]

Isabella Boudoir

“you are going to be in your skin for a long time, you might as well get comfortable in it and enjoy what you have.“      I photographed Isabella’s boudoir session in Baltimore, MD in a beautiful private home. Every time that I shoot a boudoir session I remember how important, fun and rewarding my […]

Intimates – A Book and Prints

“It’s not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood”  A few weeks ago I created this amazing album and prints for a boudoir client of mine. We went all in for her book, an 8×8 with blue genuine leather and an acrylic image cover. The page edges are gilded in silver and each spread has […]

Intimates

Intimates… boudoir photography can mean so many different things, but for me it is an opportunity to create a set of images that celebrate you, your strengths, your accomplishments, your beauty, and your personality.       This session was a special one for me. Since I often can’t share full client boudoir sessions due […]