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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Gold Wedding Rings on stone, by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Destination Wedding at Liberty View Farm

Evan & Nicole had their destination wedding at Liberty View Farm In September this year I photographed a wonderful destination wedding in the beautiful hudson valley. Some of you might recognize Nicole & Evan from their adorable engagement session which you can check out by clicking here. Their wedding was near the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge […]

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 […]

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 […]