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Rachel Sima Photography
Rachel Sima Photography

Rachel Sima Photography

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Introduction: My passion is translating you, at your most honest, intimate and beautiful, into heirloom quality photographs. Whether that's a family portrait at your home, a women's boudoir session in my studio, or a wedding on the beach, I will provide you with an easy, fun experience and powerful photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

Hired 22 times

5 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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43 photos

  • Lifestyle Family Session

    Portrait Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Very good 4.5

14 reviews


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Hana A.

Portrait Photography

Rachel was a joy! We hired her for our first anniversary photo shoot. She was amazing and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. She also worked with our budget and gave us options we were comfortable with. Thank you so much and the photos turned out a hundred times better than we thought. Would definitely hire her again and recommend her. Also she answered quickly and explained the whole process very thoroughly. I found her 2 days before I needed her and she out performed herself honestly! Thanks again!
Mar 1, 2021
Risa C.

Boudoir Photography

I am so impressed by Rachel. Not only is she one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, but she delivered more photos than promised in a very short turn around. I am taken back by how beautiful her phots of me are. They look like editorial photographs from a magazine. She is professional from start to finish, She showed up to our planned meeting place before me and was wonderfully encouraging through out our shoot. I could not be more happy. I definitely hope to work with Rachel again.
Aug 10, 2020
Angelica h.

Pet Photography

Rachel did a photoshoot for me and my puppy and she did such an amazing job, i loved the way the pictures came out, she was very professional and so sweet. i look forward to working with her again ! 10/10 would recommend her for anyone who needs professional pictures.
Jul 11, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

Having my photograph taken is probably one of my least favorite activities in life - but sometimes it's a necessity. Rachel is my go to photographer for these moments that need to be captured on film. She has a way of making her subjects feel at ease on camera, which translates to the natural, candid looking portraits you see in her portfolio. She's one of the few photographers that takes photographs of me that I actually love (and not just tolerate) I have been and continue to be a happy customer!
Rachel Sima Photography's reply
Thank you! It means so much that you took the time to leave me a review.
Sep 26, 2019
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Kelly F.

Portrait Photography

Rachel was very sweet and pleasant. I scheduled my original session when COVID hit and waited until June to finally get it done. Unfortunately, she doesn’t offer smaller “professional” or “ business” packages and never provided anything in writing prior to the photo session with regard to package options. She says she mentioned it on the phone but over 3-4 months I did not recall or remember that detail. It definitely was never mentioned through this app or any emails we exchanged. When I got to see the photos it is played in a video format so you cannot actually view the individual pictures. Hit pause and then you have a big arrow in the middle - very frustrating. Gotta buy a package to see the individual shots. The minimum package purchase is $199 and you get up to 20 photos. I do NOT need but 2 or 3 headshots and after having already spent $200 for the session and waited several months.... I would have cancelled had I known I was going to have to pay another $200 for a bunch of photos I do not need. She would not budge from the offered packages and then tried to tell me that I didn’t have to buy all 20. I could just choose what I want UP TO 20 but still costs $200. So I pay $400 and get one picture. Photo quality was okay. I have gray hair and she put me against a gray wall. There was no touch ups or softening of lines. I actually cried as I looked at them. Overall - pretty disappointed. She offered to refund my money, to which I respectfully said no. Her time is worth something and she is a young woman trying to make a living. I just wish I could buy 2 or 3 photos but she was unwilling to offer a smaller package. Now I have to start all over again and spend more money.
Jul 8, 2020
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Rachel Castro


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer photo packages for every budget.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I typically have a phone or email consultation with a client to determine what type of images and package they would be most happy with.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an Masters of Fine Arts from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have been working in the arts for over ten years.

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