Where do I even begin? I suppose i'll start with the short and sweet version: Simone is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding (or any special occasion) photographer.
Long version: When I was looking for a we...
dding photographer, I researched a number of different Bay Area options before I stumbled upon Simone. I discovered I had pinned quite a few of her photos to my wedding pinterest board months prior, before I ever thought she would be a feasible option to capture my wedding day. I had thought she would be WAY out of our price-range, but after some emails, I realized she was willing to customize a photo package that would work for us (and our budget). Leading up to our wedding day, she kept in contact; going over the wedding day schedule, locations for different photos, and just little emails to calm my nerves about the whole process.
Being someone who, personally, loves taking photos and scrapbooking those photos to preserve memories, I knew the wedding photos were one of the most important aspects of the wedding for me. (Aside from of course, marrying the love of my life with my loved ones close.) Because of that fact, I had high expectations of Simone and her photos... and oh my goodness, she surpassed every hope and expectation I had. She was so fantastic, as a photographer of course, but as a person as well. My husband (to-be at the time) and I were so nervous, but she kept calm.. smiling and laughing, making it impossible for us not to do the same. She was so organized and efficient - not even blinking an eye when my two sisters and I ran around frantically, realizing we were running late getting ready. Somehow she made time for all the photos we wanted anyway. During the ceremony and reception she was a photo ninja with how quickly and quietly she moved around. She even took the time to bring us glasses of champagne. We received a number of compliments from friends and family about how friendly, and overall great she was.
When looking for a photographer, I wanted someone who not only captured the love between my husband and I, but someone who also took the time to capture the happiness and love of our friends and family. I didn't want all googly-eyed cheeseball photos of me. I wanted real emotions and reactions of the ones closest to my husband and I. Simone delivered on that: photos of my grandma crying, our friend's new baby smiling, my sister dancing... All memories I won't ever forget now. Not to mention, my husband and I ended up with dozens of beautifully romantic photos of the two of us. Simone incorporated the lovely scenery along with her skill to find perfect lighting and gave us photos that look straight out of a fairytale. After receiving our photos and being completely blown away, I've been brainstorming what big event we can hire her for next!