It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 7 times
13 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash
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Elissa was very accommodating and professional. She took fabulous pictures and we have a very well documented photo journal of our wedding. She was able to manage some interesting shots, and stuck to a schedule very well. Best of all, she was a very calm and reassuring influence to the bride and groom when we were a bundle of nerves in our respective corners of the wedding venue awaiting the start of the ceremonies.. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat.Jul 31, 2014Verified
I have worked recently with Elissa Simmons for my wedding she is amazing, the best photographer I have seen!! Her work is amazing and top quality, she is professional but most of all understanding I wasn't an easy bride and she not only listened to what I wanted but she delivered I couldn't be happier with my pictures and her work I highly recommend her to anyone! The best out there...Oct 18, 2013
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our price scale is very competitive. Our base price for photography "in-studio" is $185 and "on-location" $150 plus a minimal travel fee based on location. We easily accommodate/provide professional hair and make-up services (at an additional expense) and that fee is largely dependent on the scope of that service.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?All our services first start with a conversation. We love to communicate with our clients and create a dialogue that gets us on the "same page" about everything...the investment, our creative process, and our clients' expected result, beautiful images. Our first conversation is usually devoted to understanding and defining the "look" our client is trying to achieve: classic, glamour, vintage, retro are all styles of which we are familiar. The location will also be discussed and decided whether we will conduct the session in our studio or some other location. Finally, a set price will be determined for all services provided including hair and make-up if needed. The day of you session is exciting and we will arrive on time or welcome you into our studio graciously. Our clients have a blast during their sessions and often can't wait to see their final images. About 1-week after the scheduled session our clients receive an email to view their edited images on-line and the next week our clients are sent a flash drive containing all edited, full resolution images from their photography session.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated college from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Visual Arts. My career began more than twenty-five years ago photographing models in fashion and catalog work where I branched off into wedding and event photography under the watchful eye of a professional mentor. I have photo credits in both OC Bridal Magazine and Southern California Bride Magazine. Capturing boudoir photography became my professional focus in 2010 and since then I've been creating sessions and capturing beautiful images with no end in site. I enjoy shooting boudoir specifically because everyone has a natural beauty to discover and I'm really good at creating a comfortable environment so that beauty can shine through. Pushing the shutter button is as natural as brushing my hair and knowing when to capture that perfect image ...my life's work.