Photography for Adventurous & Offbeat Couples

Capturing love, elopements & non-traditional weddings

San Francisco Bay Area Based, traveling worldwide

Bridal Portrait of bride in wheelchair with wheelchair tattoo. From Disability rights wedding editorial by Ella Sophie SF offbeat wedding photographer Black and White Empowering boudoir Portrait, back of woman standing with flowers in lingerie. Tasteful boudoir photographers Ella Sophie Oakland
urban badass bridal portrait by Oakland offbeat wedding photographer Ella Sophie. Bride in street with long dress looking over her shoulder at cyclists Studio Boudoir, tasteful boudoir portrait of woman sitting on chair, thin fit dancer in bodysuit. by Oakland boudoir photographer Ella Sophie Powerful boudoir portrait of strong black woman on red bed with white lingerie by Bay Area Boudoir Photographer Ella Sophie
Underwater Portrait by Bay Area Underwater Photographer Ella Sophie. Creative intimate portraiture of woman with locs underwater. LGBTQ couples engagement photo. Two women with short hair embracing at the Sunyside Conservatory in San Francisco. By SF Wedding Photographer Ella Sophie. Detail of wedding dress and hands, black and white wedding photo by alternative artistic wedding photographer Ella Sophie dissability rights, handicapable same sex couple in San Francisco in front of mural

About Ella – a brief summary of who I am

I'm a full-time professional photographer, a cat-mom, and outdoor enthusiast. When I'm not working on creating images (or all the behind the scenes stuff that goes along with it) you can find me playing outside. Drinking coffee and admiring plants.

I’m honest and sincere and care a lot about your photography experience! I'm down for a hike or backpacking trip in any weather on any day, so if that is a space you want your photos taken in, then I'm the photographer for you! If you want to know more about me check out my about page, or get in touch.

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.

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.

Engagement Photography:

I offer a complimentary engagement session with all of the full wedding packages that I offer. And when doing a smaller package that doesn't already include the engagement session you can still have a fun photo date as an add on. Engagement shoots are the ideal way for us to get to know each other and for you to get comfortable in front of my camera. PS. Engagement photo dates aren't just for those who have just said yes! Every so often it is nice to celebrate your relationship just for fun.

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.

Commercial & Personal work

When I'm not capturing the grand adventure that is your love story you can find me creating commercial photography. For my personal work I am continually pushing my conceptual and creative boundaries with long-term projects such as Obscured Light, the Distorted Fishnets series, Selfless and Clandestine. You can check out that work at


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
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!