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Ella Sophie is an Oakland Wedding Photographer, Specializing in Alternative and offbeat weddings.

In 2008 I started photographing the weddings of artists and creative couples and fell in love with it. I specialize in capturing authentic images of weddings with an offbeat and alternative vibe. My style is to capture how you and your guests feel, without being intrusive or clichéd. The images I create reflect my training in fine art while simultaneously bringing back memories for years to come. My attitude is to be creative and easygoing while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. I hope you enjoy the images in my engagement, wedding and bridal portrait portfolios.

Engagement Photography Portfolio

Wedding Photography Portfolio

Bridal Art Portraits

Wedding Photography FAQ

What are your rates?
Full day wedding packages start at $3500. Please contact me for my full wedding photography price guide. In addition to my set packages I offer 'a la carte' pricing so you can customize your own package.

How do I commission you for my wedding?
Please email me ellasophiephoto@gmail.com Let me know what services you are interested in, date and location, then I will set up a meeting or a phone call with you to go over everything else.

Will you travel for my wedding?
Yes! I love to travel both in the US and internationally. Travel costs will be added to whatever packages you choose. And on a side note, if you are like me and decide to get married in the mountains on a hiking trip, I'll gladly hike up anything that doesn't involve avalanches and photograph you or your ceremony on a mountain summit!

How long will I wait before I get my images?
I’m always excited about the images and try to get to them right away, you can expect images within 3-6 weeks (often sooner).

How many images will you give me from my wedding?
While this will depend on which package you choose, you can expect around 400 images. They will be beautifully presented in a handmade box, along with an online gallery which you can easily share with friends and family.

What about an Album?
Albums come with some packages, and are available as optional ad-ons to any wedding package. My albums are works of art on their own. Each album tells the story of your wedding, and they are made with the highest quality archival fine art papers. I offer a selection of customizable choices, we will work together to make a book that is perfect for you!

Do you offer prints?
Yes, my basic wedding photography package comes with a collection of 4x6 prints. In addition I also offer a full range of fine art print products, including canvases and image framing.

Will you be the photographer at my wedding?
Yes, due to the boutique nature of my business I give each of my clients my full attention and energy. If you contact me last minute and I am not available, I do have other photographers that I can suggest for you.

Do you bring backup gear?
Yes - my favorite annecdote was a wedding I was shooting without an assistant years ago. As the bride came walking down the isle my camera broke. My backup gear was in the car outside, I sprinted out of the hall, jumped off the 2nd floor balcony, grabbed the backup gear out of my car and was back to photographing the bride before she even reached the groom. No one ever noticed. Now I keep my backup gear within arms reach ;)

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Reviews from Happy Married Couples

From the very first email, we were made to feel special and excitement resounded in sharing our wedding day with Ella as our photo artist! She captured the most precious and unforgettable moments! Not only was she our "elusive" photographer, her very own makeup contributed to the lovely wedding glow of my face. It has been a pleasure working along side her and we look forward to capturing our big moments of the future with Ella!
I could go on and on Ella! I'm so glad that our paths crossed and am forever grateful to have worked with you!
Angela & Bill

Ella was a pleasure to work with before during and after our wedding. The photos she took captured every moment beautifully. My husband even described her as "ninja", because she was effortlessly everywhere getting amazing shots. Such a great experience.
Katie & Joe Jasper

Ella is very talented and has a great attitude. Nothing is posed or unnatural, she captures genuine moments and was great with all family members. I highly recommend her.
Juliette & Bill

The minute my husband and I became engaged, I was planning for our wedding. Immediately I already had my eye set on Ella Sophie for our wedding photographs. I had worked with her previously and I knew how talented and professional she was to work with. We got married this past September on a nice crisp fall day. Our guests commented on how lovely Ella was at making sure all of our wedding day was captured. She took some of our favorite shots with the breeze of the day. My husband and I were speechless when we saw our wedding photographs for the first time. She was quick at putting together our album, we appreciated that very much. She catches beautiful moments without you even knowing, not a surprise when working with Ella. I've looked at her wedding photographs online and can say she is an artist when it comes to adapting to whatever preferences you have. She can work with anything given to her, she is a true artist she is friendly and accommodating to your needs.. We loved working with her and could not have imagined a better experience with a photographer!
Bride Sommers

Everything you could want or need in a wedding photographer. One of the easiest parts of our wedding was the pictures thanks to Ella and her partner! Professional, comfortable, and beautiful.

Ella Sophie, You are an amazing, creative, talented photographer. We love that you think “outside the box” and captured all our special moments. All of our photos are perfect and unique. You did a wonderful job at capturing our big day. Thank you for working with us and being patient with all the craziness that was going on. You are so sweet and I can’t wait to see more of your work. Hopefully we can work together soon :)
Shantelle & Jason Ellison

We were incredibly happy with our wedding photos. Ella was very helpful and professional. She was able to get some wonderful candid shots of our family and friends, capturing them laughing, smiling and hugging. She did a great job making sure to include everyone and her attention to detail was impeccable. Our wedding was outdoors and she planned out good locations to create a tasteful backdrop. She brought good lighting for late night dancing shots. She was very timely in providing us with the pictures. We are so glad we hired her to do our photos and would highly recommend her!
Heather & Will

Ready to take the leap? I'd love to hear from you, give me a call 510.844.4191 or send an email to ellasophiephoto@gmail.com to get your boudoir session planned!