Sunrise, snow capped mountains, desert superbloom by photographer Ella Sophie

Anza Borrego Superbloom Roadtrip

Anza-Borrego Superbloom Roadtrip In March of this year you may have heard about the amazing superbloom happening in the south west desert. Chris and I were itching for a camping trip and our 10 year anniversary was coming up. We decided to take a long weekend and go for an impromptu road trip. We left […]

Oakland Photographer, Ella Sophie, Basic invite, diy invitations

Basic Invite DIY Stationery

DIY invitations by Basic Invite A few weeks ago I got an email from Katie. She was reaching out to me about photographing some of basic invite’s unique wedding invitation stationery products and sharing a blog post about them. Since at first I was skeptical, because I always am. I asked her a million questions about their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]