about SIMONE



about SIMONE

Who are you?

Hello! I am a photographer, writer, & social media manager based out of Half Moon Bay, California (that’s just south of San Francisco). I love (!!!) adventures & getting outside, love both brunch at cute restaurants & vegan food (but not exclusively), & adore hanging out with my puppy & my family. <3



Where have I seen your work featured? 

Clients+Features include: US Weekly, Lowepro, Pictory Mag, Apartment 34, The Daily Californian, Bare Magazine, Tastespotting, Foodgawker, Angelique Kidjo, Outstanding in the Field, Miss Moss, Turntable Kitchen….

Check out a full list of all my features HERE. My travel website has also gotten a lot of attention & you can see the full list HERE.



We are looking to book you as a wedding photographer. What’s the process? 

Shoot me an e-mail! hello [at] simoneanne [dot] com

Let me know the date, location, approximate number of guests, and any other details you think are important. I’ll send you more portfolio links to look through and pricing information. We can discuss details, meet-up if possible, & more. :)

A signed contract and 50% retainer fee is required to book. The final 50% is due two weeks before your wedding day.

How do you deliver final images?

ALL of my wedding packages include fully edited, high resolution digital images delivered to you on a high quality USB drive. You can print and share them as you wish. You will also receive an online gallery with all the images from your wedding so that you can easily share them with friends and family. This will also offer options to order professional prints of your wedding photos. Images are generally delivered 3-6 weeks after your wedding date.

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes, definitely. I’m happy to travel all over the United States and internationally to shoot your wedding.

We are a couple also looking to hire other professionals for our wedding. Do you have recommendations?

When I work with a vendor I really love, I add them to this list of Resources. You’ll find flowers, music, hair, make-up, and more…  the list continues to grow as I meet and work with more rad people! :)




Where does your inspiration come from? What photographers do you like?

My favorites places for finding interwebs goodness are: Bonnie Tsang, NYTimes Lens BlogJose Villa, Timothy Allen, Jonathan Canlas, Ryan Muirhead, Hilda Grahnat, and many more. I’m always looking at photos online.

What do you shoot with?

Bodies: Canon 5D Mark IIICanon 5D Mark IICanon 20DGolden Half 35mm Camera

Lenses: Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4Canon 35mm 1.4LCanon EF 50mm f/1.2 LSigma 50mm f/1.4Canon 50mm 1.4Canon 70-200mm 2.8LSigma 18-50mm 2.8 EX MACRO

Even moreSpeedlite 430X IIHoodman CF cardsSandisk CF cardsAA Batteries, Canon batteries for both the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 20D, Off brand battery for the 5DMii

BagsThe Bowery Antique Cognac Small Goods Bag & InsertLowepro Pro Roller Lite 250AWLowepro Pro Roller x300Lowepro Pro Roller x200TRKFLD Marty bag in blue and white stripes, for shooting :)

How do you shoot?

I shoot RAW and manually adjust my exposure and color temperature (I use the setting K). I minimally edit in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 with VSCO Film Presets and Adobe Camera Raw before batch saving to JPEG.

I am looking to get into photography OR shoot more photographs of my life & family. Can you give me advice on what camera to buy?

Sorry. I really don’t research cameras beyond for my own personal use as it relates to what I need & how much I spend on my business. See above for more on what I shoot with.

Got more questions?

hello [at] simoneanne [dot] com