I approach every wedding as the chance to fall in love with the two of you and the way you approach life together. I highly value your supportive families and your wonderful friends and because of this I often feel like I am part of your family by the end of the day.

My photography captures candid and natural moments that express these feelings. I seek out laughter, tears, and loving looks. I’m inspired by the natural environment and love to weave the landscape of wherever we are celebrating into my work. I offer direction that favors beautiful light and vibrant colors. My job for every wedding is to create a gallery of real photos that bring back authentic, happy moments in my signature style.

I also never miss a chance to eat a slice of cake (or pie! or ice cream sandwiches!), make ridiculous faces in your photobooth, and boogie it out on the dance floor between photos.

 

EXPERIENCE

I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley!) and regularly travel all over California and beyond to capture weddings. I’ve been working as a wedding photographer since 2008 and have photographed almost 100 weddings as the lead photographer. I got my start second shooting weddings and because of all the time I put in learning and practicing, I photographed another 150 as a second photographer. This is my full time job and I am so thankful to do what I love.

Published: Sara & Gordon on Green Wedding Shoes, Hannah & Cameron on Wedding Chicks, Kristine & Eric on Wedding Chicks

Best Wedding Photographer in California // SimoneAnne.com

Wedding Wire / Yelp

BEYOND WEDDINGS…

Photography is life and so when I’m not photographing weddings, I’m often found photographing other things. I love to backpack and explore California’s wild places. In 2015 I solo hiked all 220 miles of the John Muir Trail. I travel a lot, too. If I had to pick a few favorites from the places I’ve been, I’d choose the wild forests of Uganda, the dreamy streets of Paris, and the melting pot that is fabulous Cape Town. I’m also a ceramics potter and I spend a few days every week getting my hands muddy and making art just for the heck of it.

I live and play in Berkeley with my long time boyfriend (& raddest best friend ever) Sam and travel home to Half Moon Bay to visit my parents and my (little & very old) dog often.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

Photography Instagram / Personal Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

 

PROFILES & FEATURES: 

Outside Online: A Solo Mission on the John Muir Trail

Curbed: #1 Must Follow Photographer for Design Obsessives

Refinery29: Bay Area Photographers You Must Follow Right Now

Creating Your Own Path Podcast: The Benefits of Dabbling + Making Travel a Priority with Photographer Simone Anne

7×7: Five Photographers Who Got Their Big Breaks on Instagram

United Airlines: China Press Trip

Instagram Suggested User, 2015

Mountain Hardwear: Yosemite