Simple Joie Photography

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16 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, punctuality, and professionalism.
  • Sushant S.

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    Joie was so easy to work with. She helped even from before the shoot with the location and dress choices. Was flexible with driving to our choice of location and was right on time. We did not feel uncomfortable throughout the whole shoot. I just loved the pictures. She processed and delivered the images within a week. It was so effortless working with her. Thanks Joie.

    Jan 23, 2018Verified
  • Brian C.

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    Josie was so amazing to work with. She was really helpful in getting the shots that everyone expects us to get. Once we did that she used her instincts and artistic eye to notice the magic shots. She even took us out to an orchard across the street for some intimate shots of just the 2 of us! She great with kids and knew exactly how to keep our 9 month old baby's attention long enough to get the perfect shot. Thank you Joie for the amazing photos!

      Jul 24, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    Simple Joie offers boutique photography services, committing to a limited number of clients each year in order to give our full attention and creativity to each memory. We do not offer props or cookie cutter screens, every session is designed with your vision in mind and the world as our backdrop. We specialize in capturing intimate moments, handpicked details, and being silly. Our team is truly blessed to have had the opportunity to share laughter and tears with our clients on their biggest moments of their life… and the little ones too… We love grabbing coffee and tea, talking shop, and breaking bread; we can’t wait to be apart of your journey.

    Years in business

    12

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    39

    Number of employees

    5
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    Photos and Videos

    65 photos

      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        We’ve priced ourselves competitively with this market which has actually lowered our prices from when we were established in a hot destination wedding location. The ultimate question most couples are asking is “how come Company A Photography only charges $500 for a full day wedding coverage and how come you can’t give me the same deal or a discount off of your packages?” We were there ourselves once, thinking why do we have to pay so much for someone to just come and press a button and take some photos.We are aware that you had searched far and wide to find us and/or comparable photographers and Company A will not be able to deliver the same results. A good photographer friend of ours once stated “You wouldn’t hire a a pediatrician to assist with surgery, even though their both doctors”. I truly believe in that because frankly Company A can do that because of their different costs to operating. It’s not a bad thing to ask for a discount because sometimes you might be surprised what we can and can’t do depending on the season and desirability of the date in question. If that was the case, please feel free to check in with us however, we pride ourselves in delivering the best quality digitals and photo albums with our packages and cannot simply afford to charge any lower. Essentially, you are not only paying for our service delivered on your special day but you must also keep in mind: post processing time, different costs to run our business, keep our memberships to continually grow our creativity for you and future clients, and also insure that we are able to keep our equipment up and running. We can create a custom package for your needs but just to give you an idea of our range, we offer small sessions starting at $500 (great for engagements) and wedding packages ranging between at $2000 – $4000. Please use our contact form to inquire about our packages and contract details.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        That’s a good question, how does one tell themselves apart from any other photographer these days because good quality digital cameras have become more affordable than ever. We will have to say like every other one of our cohorts whose passions have decided their career that we have no real formal training, we just love what we do! We have one main photographer and an associate photographer along with pre-qualified contract second shooters that we work with. A few years ago, because Joie knew she needed additional formal training than just what you can pick up online, she attended a day conference held by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She also joined in on a workshop held by award winning photographers, Andy & Angie Wood, that gave her insight on creativity, finding your market, and general photography business shop knowledge. Deth was formally trained by Joie after they met in a whirlwind love story. He has also gone on to take online tutorials and learn from hands on experience working along side.
      • What types of customers have you worked with?
        We’ve shot weddings in Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Boise, Missoula, Hawaii, and Cabo San Lucas – just to name a few of our favorites! We feel blessed that we have been able to have had the opportunity to have shared in all these beautiful weddings all over the world and if we had it our way, we’d probably only book destination weddings because we LOVE to travel. In the California area, we’ve covered mainly the South Valley, Central Coast, Central Valley, Bay Area, and surrounding. If booked for location within California, there are no additional fees for transportation and accommodations. Additional fees will apply for destinations outside of California and if required, travel fees are non-refundable and due 3 months in prior to your wedding date so that we can set up the proper accommodations.

      Business hours

      Pacific Time Zone
      Sunday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Monday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Thursday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Friday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Saturday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Coverage Area for Simple Joie Photography is about 1+ miles of Sunol, CA.