Amanda & Patrick | Sonoma Engagement Session

Amanda & Patrick | Sonoma Engagement Session

It’s always fun when I get to photograph fellow West Coast transplants. Amanda and Patrick moved from NYC to San Francisco shortly before our session with their 100 pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Bentley. Their Boston wedding will be Wine Country themed, so they had to...

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Katie and Brad | Sonoma Wedding

Katie and Brad | Sonoma Wedding

Sonoma Strong The final weeks leading up to Katie and Brad’s October 20th wedding in Sonoma were full of uncertainty. On October 9th a massive wildfire broke out with high winds spreading from Northern Napa to Santa Rosa, taking many homes and businesses in its path....

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Weekly Brain Candy | March 23

Weekly Brain Candy | March 23

  Editing thousands of photos at a time can get monotonous and mind numbing after a while. So, I often listen to podcasts or watch a movie/show that doesn’t require too much attention while editing. I’m often bugging my friends and family to watch a show or listen to...

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Lauren and Todd | Highland Estate Wedding

Lauren and Todd | Highland Estate Wedding

A Rustic and Romantic Wedding This rustic DIY wedding was full of love and community. Set at top of a hill just north of Cloverdale, you couldn't ask for a more picturesque Sonoma view. It fills a special little place in my heart when  a friend asks me to photograph...

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Peggy & Bill | Children’s Fairyland Wedding

Peggy & Bill | Children’s Fairyland Wedding

A Fairytale Wedding Story I was beyond pumped when these two booked me for their Fairyland wedding in September. Being a fan of Disney/Pixar and childish fun, I knew we would have a blast taking portraits as we wandered through life size fairytales. Peggy and Bill...

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Christmas Traditions | Unscripted Families

Christmas Traditions | Unscripted Families

I don't know about you, but my family's Christmas traditions are some of my favorite memories from my childhood. I remember making cookies with my mom, rolling the dough between my hands to make the perfect circle to place on the pan for baking. (I was a perfectionist...

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Giving Tuesday | How I Give Back

Giving Tuesday | How I Give Back

Happy Giving Tuesday everyone! I love that this is a special day on the calendar now. In my business and personal life I try to give back to my community regularly throughout the year. I do this in a few different ways. 5% of every wedding I am hired for is donated to...

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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community

regrowth from the ashes   Some people have March Madness, I have October Madness, and it's way less fun. For the past two years October has left me in complete burnout. I have entered November craving time alone to rest, reflect, and refill my well so to speak. Last...

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Flowers Winery Proposal | Matt and Sarah

Flowers Winery Proposal | Matt and Sarah

The setting was perfect, Flowers Vineyard and Winery on a coastal mountaintop with epic views (^^see above^^). The story we told was, I was a photographer for the winery doing promotional photos during their private tasting. Sarah believed he wouldn’t propose this...

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609-234-8184
rachelsimpsonphotography@gmail.com