When I first heard this quote, it hit me like a thunderbolt.

I have found nothing to be truer in life. There is no going back, time keeps marching on and oh how fast a year can fly by!

As a mom you know this too well. Those little munchkins won’t be this small forever. This age is fleeting and precious and you want to make sure to remember every sweet smile and sticky hug. But also you want a nap, like real bad.

It’s so simple to get caught up in busy and it doesn’t get easier
(though we love to think it will)!

This is why my mission is to make the experience easy and fun.

Whether it’s a maternity, newborn, or family session, my #1 goal is for you to be able to relax and soak in how stinking awesome your family is.

Through my info packed session handbook and a detailed questionnaire, I will guide you to beautiful images you will be pumped to hang on your walls.


Working with me is easy as 1, 2, 3…..4


I’ll send you my booking calendar for you to sit down and find a date that works or we can work together to figure out the best time to capture all the adorableness of your family.


You book through an easy online link and receive your session handbook to look through and prepare.


We play! It’s session time. Whether that’s in your home or at a favorite location, we will capture beautiful, silly, serious, and sometimes tearful photos together. Above all, there will be connection and love in every image.


You will receive a beautiful slideshow of all your edited images. You’ll build your own package using the handbook I sent over. Then you get to fulfill your package with those images that make you feel all the feelings.

A session for every stage of life


Your whole life is about to change. Let’s capture life just how it is now, whatever that looks like for you.
Is it just two of you and your fur child?
Create a time capsule of the things you enjoy doing most now before there is a stroller in tow.

Expecting #2 or more?
Have one last session together before the dynamic shifts to make room for one more. In your home or out in a space that is familiar like home, we’ll capture sweet moments of you together that show the excitement and expectation of this special time.

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There is a brand new tiny being in your world and you want to
remember every wondrous moment.

The way their fingers wrap around yours, the way it feels when you smell their head, or the funny face they make and you know
they were about to need a diaper change.

You lifestyle session will be a relaxed 2 hours in your home, where you’re most comfortable and can allow baby to run the show.

I will be your guide, using gentle posing to capture all the connection and emotion that come with this very special time in your lives.  

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No matter what age your kids are, family portraits are so important. Especially when those portraits highlight the unique changes that are happening at each stage of life.

Did you just notice how grown up your daughter is starting to look? Is your son rocking a gap tooth grin?
All of the subtle changes that happen in a year that are so rewarding to have preserved in beautiful, authentic images.

Sessions last about an hour and take place in your home or in an outdoor place that feels like home.

See my documentary page for an even more organic, undirected session.

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First Year

Your little one changes so much in the first year.

The transformation between their newborn photos and their
birthday is simply astounding.

Let’s capture a few more milestones in between to tell the full story of their first year. From birth, to sitting, to walking, we’ll document every important stage.

Included in this package is 3 hour long sessions
and an 8x8 book with the best images from each session
and personal touches from you.

Get in touch to learn more about this package.

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Write to me at hello@rachelsimpsonphotography.com for information
on Documentary Birth Photography or Fresh 48 Sessions.


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