Ella Sophie is a Visual Artist & Photographer

Offering an empowering and fine-art approach to photography

Serving Oakland & the Bay Area, traveling worldwide.

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About Ella – a brief summary of who I am

I’m a San Francisco Bay Area Photographer, I specialize in capturing the beauty and power of women. Through empowering portraiture, ethical fashion, fine art and alternative weddings. I thrive in a studio setting and love working with light.

I’m honest and sincere and care a lot about your photography experience! I’m a foodie, I appreciate both coffee and tea. I love to hike, kayak, camp, and travel.
If you want to know more about me check out the information page, or read some of my personal blog posts!

Photography Services – what I love to do for you

This isn’t me trying to sound clever; I really do love providing my clients with an amazing photography experience.

Intimate Empowering Portraits & Boudoir:

Over the years I’ve developed a serious love for creating images that empower women. Often called boudoir photography. My take on this subject is to give my clients space to embrace and express their unique beauty and power. I offer this service both on location or in my studio. My boudoir photography is for you, the woman, the mother, the wife, the imperfect beauty, the personality, the emotions, and the real you. I create tasteful artistic images that honor you and your body. Be it as an album or wall art, the final product is an heirloom photo collection that will be cherished for years. Boudoir can be scary, but I will give you the space to find your confidence and power. Please take some time and check out the Intimate Portraits page to see my images and learn more about the process.

Photographing Women:

As a woman and an artist I focus on creating images that empower, respect and honor the beauty of the female form. As an artist I’ve always been interested in the male gaze and how to counter that in portraiture and commercial photography. As a boudoir photographer I'm constantly searching for ways to capture women in an authentic and powerful way.

Elopements & 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. Visit the Love pages of my site for more information and images.

Fine Art:

I am continually pushing my conceptual and creative boundaries with long-term projects such as Obscured Light, the Distorted Fishnets series, Selfless and Clandestine. Please visit the Fine Art pages of my site to see more of this work, and to find out about art shows.


Some seriously awesome magazines, and blogs have published my photography. Including but not limited to:
published alternative wedding photographer Ella Sophie in Artfully Wed magazine and blog. Magazine Logo button. Offbeat Bride published wedding photographer Ella Sophie, eco friendly wedding. Magazine Logo button.     Empowerig Boudoir inspiration for women of color by Catalyst Wedding Co. Photographer Ella Sophie Oakland CA. Magazine Logo button.     Creative alternative wedding photographers Oakland CA Ella Sophie published by Way Out Wedding blog. Magazine Logo button. Equal & Forever same sex wedding blog featured photographer Ella Sophie. Magazine Logo button.   
Musee Magazine logo, emerging artist feature for Ella Sophie wedding wire featured photographers in Oakland CA: Ella Sophie. Magazine Logo button.     Love Inc. featured wedding editorial by Photographer Ella Sophie. Magazine Logo button.   Vintage Inspired Empowering boudoir photography by Ella Sophie published by Lucy Dylan Weddings. Magazine Logo button.
Rock n Roll Bride, planning a wedding for accessibility. Photographs by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie. Magazine Logo button.    

Get in Touch

Ready to get started, or just want to say hi?
Feel free to use the contact form below or Email me at ellasophiephoto@gmail.com.
My studio number is 510.844.4191.
When I’m not shooting I’m always happy to answer the phone and to answer your questions and schedule your session!