Rachel Sima Photography
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Lifestyle Family Session
Headshots Professional & Modeling
Photos and Videos
31 photos and 1 video
Getting your photos taken, whether for a holiday card, a special occasion, or just to remember a time in your life, can be awkward. Rachel will instantly make you (and your kids) feel at ease...even if you normally hate smiling for photos! She has experience with kids, animals, grumpy husbands, self-conscious wives, families of all types, and even boudoir shoots. Not only will you be comfortable and laughing throughout your shoot, you will end up with beautiful photos! Rachel is an amazing film and digital photographer. Her pictures are full of light and gorgeous but don't feel forced or overly styled. She is especially great at capturing the personality of kids and toddlers. Rachel has a lot of experience photographing her own toddler, the most glamorous two year old in Sacramento. Check out her website or instagram to see her in action (and for any deals!)Sep 24, 2019Review from GoogleRachel Sima Photography's reply
Thank you. I always love photographing you three so much.
Rachel was fantastic! I will definitely use her again for future photos.Mar 11, 2020Verified
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, 2020Verified
Rachel is a delightful professional, and most importantly she creates beautiful photographs that you and your family will cherish as mine has. She knows just how to deal with the very young to all ages, and her charm will put everyone at ease. That she uses real film is a plus. I recommend her highly!Sep 24, 2019Review from GoogleRachel Sima Photography's reply
Thank you. I love that you cherish the photos!
I LOVE the photos Rachel took of my daughter and me. I will definitely repeat when our second is the same age! I thought I would feel uncomfortable and would have preferred it to just be my daughter in them, but now I treasure the way she caught us interacting. She made us feel so comfortable. I don't have any other photos like them!Sep 24, 2019Review from GoogleRachel Sima Photography's reply
Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure to photograph you two <3
- 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.