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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 boudoir, ethical fashion, fine art and alternative weddings.
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, or sell myself; I really do love providing my clients with an amazing photography experience.

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 page to see my images and learn more about the process.

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

Fashion Photography:

I frequently work with fashion designers, hair stylists, jewelry designers to create editorial, look book and promotional images. 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 the Fashion pages of my site to see more of this work. I'd love to create editorial or promotional images for your brand.

Fine Art:

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

Print Products:

When you receive your images they will be in the form of heirloom quality products, not just a digital file that will sit on a harddrive never to be seen again. I offer a full range of professional print products. From handmade fine art photo albums to beautiful metal and canvas wall art.


Some seriously awesome magazines, and blogs have published my photography. Including but not limited to:

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!