What is the mission of Ella Sophie Photo?
My mission is to create photos that empower women, and to make fine art quality images filled with emotion that will help you relive and celebrate your most important life moments for years or even generations to come.
What is your company's origin story?
I started as an artist, studying fine art, fashion, interior design, and painting. Photography came naturally to me and became the primary tool for me to create images. From there my business evolved into what it is today. I spent the first years building my business in the bustling world of New York City, in 2016 I moved across the country to Oakland where I am based out of today.
What is one of your favorite projects you've ever worked on?
I can't pick a single favorite project, because there have been so many wonderful clients and collaborations. What I love the most is the diversity of the work that I am doing. I love how I can spend one day hiking with a couple and photographing them, and the next day I can be photographing a fashion designer's latest collection, or a boudoir session for a woman learning to love herself. I also am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be part of the shift in how women see themselves and are portrayed in the media.
How are you a "wedding space disrupter”?
I'm an artist first and a wedding photographer second, I am not in the industry for the money but rather for the passion I have for true love. I'm always pushing my clients to do what they really want. You will never catch me telling someone they 'have' to do something because its a wedding standard, instead I tell my clients that they should do what makes them happy and stress free.
What three ingredients are necessary for a great day at Ella Sophie Photo?
Creative photoshoots, happy clients, good food.
What are some traits of your ideal client?
My clients care about the environment and the world they live in. They are passionate about being individual, creative, and down to earth. And of course, they trust me and my artistic vision, which is one of the most important aspects of picking a photographer.
I’m a San Francisco Bay Area Photographer, I specialize in boudoir, weddings, and editorial art. I'm passionate about creating images that empower women. 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.