Engagement photo sessions are a great way for us to get to know one another better
and for you to become comfortable with me before your wedding day,
and the photos make great save the date cards!

All full wedding packages include a complimentary engagement shoot, or you can book a session independently of your wedding day photos, pricing starting at $600.

Same sex engagement photography, san francisco Sunnyside Conservatory. Bay Area Wedding photographer Ella Sophie

Adorable engagement photo, dumbo, brooklyn bridge park, Oakland photographer Ella Sophie

Sunset engagement photography by San Francisco photographer Ella Sophie

Dumbo Brooklyn, Engagement Photography by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie, Couple at sunset with NYC skyline

Winter Engagement photography for hiking couple. Outdoor adventure photography by Ella Sophie

Sweet intimate engagement photo of alternative couple in love. Black and white image by Oakland photograhers Ella Sophie

Sunset engagement photos on the pier. Offbeat Couple embracing. by Alternative wedding photographer Ella Sophie

Intimate laughing unposed engagement photograph. Mixed race couple wedding photographer, Oakland CA, Ella Sophie

Adorable kiss enagement photography pose, by offbeat wedding photographer Ella Sophie. San Francisco

Artistic close up, alternative engagement photography portrait. By bay area alternative wedding photographer Ella Sophie

Adorable LGBTQ engagement photography by Alternative wedding photographer Ella SOphie

Magical engagement photography, alternative couple at historic site.

Outdoor adventures hiking couple engagement photography. Alternative NorCal adventure photographer Ella Sophie.

Engagement photo of hiking couple in front of frozen waterfall. Northern California wedding photographer Ella Sophie

Best of LGBTQ Engagement photography San Francisco, by Photographer Ella Sophie. At Sunnyside Conservatory San Francisco

For me, engagement photography is one of the best ways to celebrate the uniqueness of your relationship. I love going on adventures with my clients. Be it exploring in the mountains, urban gardens, or your favorite brewery. I'm game for whatever it is that makes you shine. Being photographed isn't everyone's favorite thing - I get that. So I make sure that my clients can feel comfortable and candid during our engagement photography sessions.

One of the best aspects of engagement photography is that there is no script. You don't HAVE to do anything. It is just about getting comfortable around me and my camera. I promise I'll be super chill about things and you will forget how nervous you were in no time.

Side note, engagement adventure photography dates aren't just for newly engaged couples. Scratch the word engagement and it turns into a photo adventure for couples. It doesn't matter if you are married or not. Couples who don't have photos from their wedding often choose to do a session like this.

While most of my engagement photography sessions take place in Oakland, San Francisco and the greater bay area, I'm happy to travel to just about anywhere. So if you want your engagement photos taken at Yosemite, or Yellowstone, or maybe the bottom of the Grand Canyon let me know. The sky is the limit.

Curious? Have questions? Give me a shout! I'm always happy to answer all your questions about how booking a session with me works. Best ways to reach me are in the studio at 510.844.4191 or at ellasophiephoto@gmail.com