I'm Ella Sophie, I’m an artist; my medium of choice is photography. In 2008 I started photographing the weddings of artists and creative couples and fell in love with it!
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 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.
Currently I am based out of Oakland & the San Francisco Bay Area. My professional photography career started in the Hudson Valley and NYC. I studied commercial art, and then completed a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. My photos have been in fine art exhibitions, and my images are published in various magazines and publications throughout the US.
I love adventure and to travel! So if you have some far out destination you want your photos taken at, count me in. I’ll hike, backpack or camp any day!
Let‘s create some badass, artistic, awesome wedding photos together!
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
At this point you know that a traditional wedding photographer isn‘t right for you. But who is the right photographer for you?
Well, that’s where I come in! To make sure we’re a good fit we will chat in person before you decide. I include a complimentary engagement session with all my wedding packages so that you can get comfortable around me and my camera. As a bonus, if you are someone who doesn‘t love being photographed that engagement session will give me a chance to prove that you actually look great on camera, especially when you are holding hands with your favorite human!
I care deeply about your wedding photography experience. So you won‘t find me judging your age, ability, body type, partner choice or anything else for that matter.
I‘ve always done things my own way. Growing up bilingual and multicultural introduced me to a world beyond my town at a very young age. I‘ve always been drawn to people who have the confidence to make their own path in life. So it is only natural that I gravitate towards couples who say no thanks to the traditional wedding scene and do it their way.
It is with this background that I approach all of my couples. I will always encourage you to create your dream wedding. Invite who you want, dance to whatever songs you want, wear whatever you want, and marry whomever your heart gets all giddy for!
I love the diversity and strength in all of my clients. So if that means having an intimate 5 person ceremony on the summit of some epic mountain, I‘m in. Or if that means having 100 of your favorite family and friends gather around you and your partner to celebrate regardless of your physical ability, gender, or race I‘ll be there!
I promise that I will always see your unique beauty.
I promise that I will give your wedding photography 100% the entire way through.
I promise that I will be your advocate.
And, I‘ll try not to use too many exclamation points, but can‘t promise that!
"Ella was able to get amazing shots without being intrusive. In fact my husband referred to her as a 'ninja' because most of the time we didn't know she was there. We have beautiful photos to remember our day for the rest of our lives!" - Katie & Joe
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Because I‘m so psyched about you finding me here on Offbeat Bride I‘m offering a $50 print credit towards a custom photo album!