Hello there! I'm Simmone - a creative and candid Jersey Shore based wedding and portrait photographer that travels all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York to take photographs of the people you love. I'm mildly obsessed with my two miniature dachshunds, going to see live music and the old black and white Addams Family TV Show.
I'm also obsessed with being a wedding photographer. I am so grateful to be able to do this job. I have been a wedding photographer for over 10 years and I treasure the opportunity to create photos that show how awesome and in love you are with each other. To be able to share your experiences with others and capture those memories through photos is incredible. Those images are a part of your story.
I grew up on the beaches in Sydney, Australia and discovered photography during an art class in high school. I was amazed that I could capture moments and bring them back to life again. I spent so much time in the darkroom trying to be a better photographer that my art teacher ended up giving me the key - yep, I was that art kid in school. When I moved to America a few years later, my ultimate goal was to continue learning photography and I soon started photographing weddings.
I love learning about what brought you two together, and am incredibly passionate about creating authentic photographs that tell your story in a real and lasting way. To share your uniqueness, sensitivity and love through fun and relaxed portraits.
My style is a mix of documentary and creative portraiture. I focus on genuine, candid moments and emotion, with vibrant, colorful portraiture. I'll give you direction on how to pose, wrangle family members for pictures, and help create a timeline that fits with your vision for the day, all without being too intrusive. I take my job very seriously, but have a fabulous time doing it.
You found your person, planned every detail of your day, and amongst your closest friends and family, you're going to get married! I can't wait to document it for you!
What is your shooting style?
Here at Simmone von Sydney Photography, we want your photographs to be a true reflection of you as a couple. Simmone focuses on genuine, candid documentary but understands that everyone needs a little help in the posing department. She will give you pointers, fluff your dress and help wrangle friends & family members for your posed portraits but spend the rest of the time quietly capturing the natural flow and excitement of your big day. The goal is to keep things fun and relaxed, whilst creating beautiful images of your memories
Do you edit the images?
Absolutely! Simmone hand selects the best images from your day and makes adjustments to brightness, contrast and color. While she loves bold and colorful images, you spent a lot of time choosing all the little details for your wedding, and she wants your images to feel true to life and timeless.
How many images will we receive?
This can vary depending on your photography goals and guest count but typically couples can expect to receive 50-75 images per hour.
Do we need a second photographer?
There are many reasons why you may want to consider a second photographer. A few questions to ask yourselves - Are the getting ready images important to both of you? How many guests are you expecting? Are you planning on attending cocktail hour? Are there certain aspects of the day you are most excited about? Once we discuss your photography goals we can determine what is right for you. Regardless of what you choose, Simmone will be your main photographer, and will assist you with every aspect of your photography planning leading up to your wedding day.
Can we print the images?
Heck yeah! Simmone offers professional prints, wall art & custom designed albums but you're also free to use any printing service you choose.
When can we expect our photographs?
Engagement and family portraits will be ready 2-3 weeks after our session date. Wedding galleries are typically ready 6-8 weeks after your event. All images are available for digital download on your own online gallery.
Shoot her a message to see if she's available for your big day! A signed contract and an initial retainer is due at booking to hold your date.
Want to learn more? Simmone wants to learn more about you too! Let's chat!