Purple lingerie and hair with lavender flowers. Ethereal goddess portrait by Ella Sophie. Oakland CA

Ethereal Portraits: Obsessed with flowers & badass hair

❝That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.❞ Ethereal Portraits: Floral Badass Hair Styling Inspiration Sometimes things don’t go as planned. This creative editorial photo shoot was one of those times. I’ve had these floral ethereal portraits in my head for […]

Close up natural beauty portrait by photographer Ella Sophie. Model Queen of Freckles

Queen of Freckles

Portraits for the Queen of Freckles I got to combine so many of my favorite things for this empowering portrait photoshoot! Some of you may have noticed I like the color orange. I’m currently wearing an orange shirt with a lion illustration on it. I’m also a sucker for freckles, I’ve always loved freckles and […]

Women Artists & Business Owners Portrait Special, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area. Photographer Ella Sophie

Women Artists & Business Owners Portrait Special 2018

I’m bringing back the Portrait Special for women artists and business owners! Guess what folks, Spring is just about here! Which means my anniversary is around the corner! And that means that my annual portrait special for women artists and business owners is back! Ok, I think I’ve used up my exclamation points for this […]

Why you need a professional portrait, by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Why you should always have a strong portrait

What do you do when you don’t have a portrait ready and get a press request? Call me! Or at least that’s exactly what the owner and designer behind the luxury bow tie brand SONSON decided to do. When she got a last minute press request but didn’t have a recent portrait she needed a […]

Asian beauty portrait, Oakland Photography Studio, Ella Sophie, natural beauty

Ethereal Natural Beauty Portraits

Natural Beauty Portraits, a studio session I love making beauty portraits, and when it comes to working in the studio, I’m in my element. Playing with lighting to create a mood, and to make images that radiate is one of my favorite things. In NYC I used to do studio sessions weekly, creating new lighting […]

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 […]