Studio Location:
Oakland CA


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What’s the deal?
Hey! I’m Ella Sophie, I’m a visual artist, my medium of choice is photography. I create images to empower women, through fine art, authentic boudoir, ethical fashion and alternative weddings.

Originally located in the Hudson Valley & NYC, I'm now based out of Oakland, CA. I'm available for photography throughout the bay area and am always happy to travel for my badass clients.

I studied commercial art, and then followed that with a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I’ve been in both solo and group exhibitions, and have had my images published in fashion, art, and bridal publications throughout the US.

I take a fine art approach to my work, so my image delivery is tactile, with prints that can be touched, turned, and cherished. I offer a full range of professional fine art print products. Because I believe your memories are print worthy.

I love adventure and to travel, and am happy to take assignments just about anywhere in the world.

Use the contact form below, call or email me if you have any questions or are ready to book your session!

I look forward to working with you!

Ella Sophie, Oakland boudoir and fashion photographer portrait

Oakland photographer Ella Sophie on set with the D'Amby dance studio

Who’s that guy in the photo? - That is my best friend Chris, he has been my assistant since the very beginning. He is super handy and can put me on his shoulders so I can get pictures from above. He is also my husband. ☺

Services – what I love to do for you

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

Empowering Boudoir Photography:

Over the years I’ve developed a serious love for boudoir photography. My studio has wonderful natural light and professional lighting equipment for those times when natural light isn’t perfect. 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 walk you through all the steps, so all you have to do is enjoy the experience. Please take some time and check out the Boudoir pages to see my images and learn more about the process.

Commercial Photography:

Over the past 10+ years as a full time professional photographer I have discovered that I'm a multi-talented and passionate person. The variety of subjects that I photograph inspire and inform the others. I frequently work with designers, stylists, and other small businesses to create product, editorial, look book and promotional images. I strive to encourage ethical and sustainable practices and am excited to be a part of the change in the industry. I work with my clients from start to finish of an editorial production, and strive to enhance their design concept and inspiration with the visions that I bring to the photo shoot. Please visit my commercial photography website to learn more about this side of my work.

Wedding & Elopement Photography:

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. It is so important to find a photographer that reflects your values and style. That is why I specialize in smaller non-traditional elopements and weddings. As well as destination and adventure weddings. If this sounds like you, it's highly likely that we'll be a good fit! Visit the Love pages of my site for more information and images.

Print Products:

In today's world everything is so digital. But your photos don't have to be. Yes it is nice to share them on social media, and of course you will have the option to do that. But when working with me you receive your images in the form of heirloom quality products. I offer a full range of professional print products. From handmade fine art photo albums to beautiful metal and canvas wall art. I have both packages and ‘a la carte’ options that are tailored to each of my photography services. I’m also always happy to create a custom product specifically for you, the only limit is our imagination.


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 or Email me at My studio number is 510.844.4191
When I’m not shooting I’m always happy to answer the phone to answer your questions or schedule your session!