Oakland Boudoir Photographer Ella Sophie specializes in classy and tasteful boudoir photography for women.

Creative personal portraits and boudoir sessions are the perfect way to create photos tailored to your heart’s desires. You deserve to have photos of yourself that make you feel beautiful, strong, and confident. So that is exactly what these sessions are designed to do. Each session is customized to fit who you are.

Professional hair and makeup is available although not required.

What to expect.... We will have an initial consultation, then the fun part begins! Collecting inspiration (pinterest!) sending ideas back and forth, and planning outfits. On the day of your session we will begin by getting your hair and makeup done. Once you feel beautiful and pampered we begin taking photos. I will find what angles, poses and lighting bring out the best in you. Then a week later we will meet for the photo reveal. You will get to see all the amazing images from our session, choose your favorites and decide on which products you want. I offer a wide range of beautiful heirloom products, including prints, cavases, and books.

Oakland, CA boudoir photography mini-book by Ella Sophie

"Oh my gosh. They are beautiful!!!! Thank you so much. I'm shocked at how good you made me look"

Oakland, CA boudoir photography gift book by Ella Sophie

"I did a boudoir photo shoot with Ella Sophie as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. I had never done anything like this before and was super nervous on the day of the shoot, but she immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. We spoke on the phone a few times before the shoot to plan everything, and she suggested that I make a Pinterest board for inspiration, which we went over together to make sure she understood what I was looking for. I could tell that she put a lot of thought and effort into the shoot so that the finished product would truly be a reflection of who I am. Her photographs are beautiful and sophisticated and unlike any other boudoir photos I've seen. I would recommend her to anyone!"

Bay Area, CA boudoir photography luxury gilded pages book by Ella Sophie

"Wow, where do I start? Ella truly captured parts of myself emotionally and mentally that I never knew I had. Our recent boudoir photo shoot was exactly the self image revitalization that I needed. She made it very comfortable to be only partly clothed and express myself freely. It was such a pleasurable experience and I felt pampered the entire time. Going into the photo shoot, I was quite nervous and assumed that I wouldn't like the pictures because I was self conscious. After a quick turn around time, Ella had sent me the photos and I bursted out in tears of happiness. What she saw in me, she captured on her lens and made me see myself in a different light per say. I highly recommend her!"

Oakland, CA boudoir photography luxury gift photo album, by Ella Sophie

Boudoir & Portraiture FAQ

What are your rates?
I offer both a la carte menu pricing and packages that I have put together. Please contact me for the full price guide! Sessions start as low as $250. Most clients will choose to purchase packages around $1500

How do I commission you for a boudoir or portrait session?
Please call or email me ellasophiephoto@gmail.com and let me know what services you are interested in. We will then set up a consultation to go over all the details and your questions!

Will you travel for my photo session
Yes! I love to travel both in the US and internationally. Travel costs will be added to whatever packages you choose. There is no additional fee for local Bay Area locations, so if you would like to have your boudoir session done at your home or your favorite park we can do that!

How long will I wait before I get my images?
We will set a date for your photo reveal one week after your session. This is where you will get to see all the best photos from your session and make your decisions on which prints or albums you would like. And don't worry about not being able to decide, I am always happy to help and will guide you through the process.

How many images will I get from my session
This will depend on which package you choose, and on how many images you decide you want. You are under no obligation to purchase any of the images. You only buy the ones you love!

Do you offer prints?
Yes, I offer a full range of fine art print products, including canvases and image framing. You will choose which images you want printed during your photo reveal & ordering session.

What about an Album?
Albums come with some packages, and are available to purchase separately as well. My albums are works of art on their own. Each album tells a story, and is 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!

Will you be the photographer?
Yes, due to the boutique nature of my business I give each of my clients my full attention and energy. You will be working exclusively with me for your session, because boudoir is a private experience I believe that the best images are made when you are comfortable.

Do your provide hair styling and makeup?
Yes, while I don't require it I offer professional hair styling and makeup. Not only will will you feel pampered and beautiful but it will help give your photos an extra glamourous look.

I never wear makeup, do I need to for the shoot?
You do not have to wear any makeup for your photo session, if you want to embrace your natural look then go for it. I'm a professinal and will be able to capture your beauty with or without makeup.

Do you provide wardrobe for boudoir sessions?
I'm always growing my selection of wardrobe pieces, but I also know that it is impossible to have the right fit and style for everyone. So in addition to having some pieces in my studio I will help you decide on wardrobe before the shoot and can guide you on places to shop for particular looks.

How do you protect my privacy?
Not everyone wants their boudoir photos shared with the world, and I take your privacy very seriously. Your images are stored offline on a password protected drive, I work exclusively with professional labs and I won't share your images anywhere online without your written permission. All of the images you see on this site have been approved by my wonderful clients!

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!