Ethical Fashion Lookbook photography for Wooly Knit Things

Fall & Winter 2016 Lookbook Photography for Wooly Knit Things I loved creating the lookbook photography for Wooly Knit Things’ Winter 2016 collection. Victoria, the owner and mastermind behind the company, makes each piece by hand herself. She uses all natural fibers and dyes in her garments that are good for you and the environment. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ella Sophie - Wedding Photographer

Freckled & Charred Bridal Portraits

Napa Summer Bridal Portraits – Freckled & Charred This bridal portraits photoshoot was inspired by a freckled rose that I saw in a garden near my studio. It stood out from the rest of the roses on the bush with its ‘imperfections’. The other inspiration for the images was the unconventional beauty that I found in […]

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 […]

Bridal musings in the Rose Garden

Last week I had the chance to photograph a bridal editorial set in my new city – Oakland, CA. We went to the Morcom Rose Garden around dusk. Twine & Dandy created a stunning flower crown and bouquet. Juanita from Poetic Beauty did the makeup for Zoe West, the model & ‘Bride’. I have to say, […]

Dreamy Same-Sex Wedding Editorial

I’m thrilled to finally be able to share these images with you all! Why the wait? I was waiting for the images to be published by Artfully Wed. A few months ago I teamed up with some awesome local wedding vendors to put together a vision I had for a same-sex wedding editorial. Styled for […]