Choosing a photographer to document this awesome time in your life is HARD. I can tell you first hand that a great photo of yourself is less about being “photogenic” and more about trust. Trust with your partner and trust with the person behind the camera. To give you a sense of if we’d be a good fit, here’s a little about me.

I'm Simone, the owner and lead photographer of Archive. My husband and I live a cozy life in a home filled with instruments, books, art, DIY projects and two very feisty cats. I’m inspired by photographing people crazy in love, full of laughter, in unconventional settings and paralyzed by desserts of all kinds (I’m especially a sucker for anything chocolate).

I am trained in graphic design and self taught in photography. Together they help to create my style that resonates with couples who want creativity and authenticity and none of the cheese and stuffiness.

Photos to the left by Oh, Karina Photography and Jenny Jimenez
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How would you describe your style?
Officially, I shoot in a creative documentary or photojournalism style. Unofficially, I just really love documenting genuine connections between people and their surroundings. I love creating images that don’t follow trends and ones that you’ll yourself in years after I’ve taken them. You’ll hopefully remember how you felt that day and not how I wanted to make you look.
Do you also photograph formal family and couple portraits?
Absolutely. I understand that these images are very important in the documentation of your day. These are often what ends up on your mantle for years to come and I’m happy to capture them.
Is an engagement session necessary?
Nope. However, if you’re at all like me and tend to feel a little uncomfortable on that side of the camera it definitely helps to ease you into the process. Not only will it be really fun, but we get to know each other and by the time your wedding rolls around you won’t feel any hesitation with me having my camera up in your business.
How many photos do we receive and how long does it take to get them?
I’m a big believer in quality over quantity; I painstakingly go through your photos and deliver the very best. I have no limit to how many I deliver, if it meets my standards it will be in your gallery! My turnaround time is typically between 6-8 weeks.
Do we need a second photographer?
Again, not totally necessary but having a second photographer there does two things. First, the shooter helps capture all of the guests you invited to come party with you. The more people you have, the less likely I’ll be able to document every last one of them. It’s also great to have a second perspective on the day. My second shooter can grab angles that I might not be able to get and it allows me to essentially be at two places at one time.
Do you have backups and insurance?
Yes and yes. Always be prepared, as the Boy Scouts say. If your venue needs proof of insurance let me know and I’d be happy to get that for you.

THESE. ARE. F**KING. AMAZING. We obviously didn't have a videographer, and I don't regret that decision at all because these photos tell the day perfectly. Thank you for EVERYTHING. We are so lucky to have had you there with us. <3

Kelly + Randy

SIMONE!!! These photos are unbelievable. Thank you so much for capturing our day perfectly. We couldn't be happier!

Dorrie + Chris

THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you so much for everything. We loved our experience with you.

Rhiannon + Alex

Oh my Goodness! Simone, the pictures are gorgeous!!!!!! This was everything we could have possibly dreamed of. The shots you got are so... real. You managed to get the most beautiful classics pics and all of our awesome goofy faces that show just how happy and how much fun we were having.

Gabi + Josh

Simone is fantastic to work with. She's always snapping photos to catch the moments other photographers would usually overlook and she's more than willing to go the extra mile for that must have shot! She let us be ourselves to make our own moments and memories. A very easy going presence that you can trust for one of the happiest moments of your life.

Lori + Steve

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