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I’ve discussed elsewhere on the blog, why setting an intention for your session is important. Whether you’re planning a wedding, boudoir, engagement, family or individual portrait, creating a moodboard is instrumental to clarifying and communicating your vision.I ask clients to share a moodboard (or Pinterest board) because it’s much easier to communicate visual goals using […]

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We’ve been sheltering in place in Sacramento for several months now, and I’ve missed Rachel Sima Photography so much! In accordance with our state’s regulations, I’m now experimenting with offering contactless, outdoor portrait sessions. These photographs were taken for a model’s portfolio. It was my first session since the order was lifted, and I quickly […]

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I’m delighted to share that my photographs, along with an interview, were recently published by Mother Muse Magazine. The images depict a portrait session I did with Fertility Awareness Educator Whitney Miley Price, and her husband, in their Berkeley home. Click through to see the feature and read my conversation with Whitney. Subscribe Sign up […]

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This romantic bridal inspiration shoot took place at Sand Cove Beach, just a few minutes outside of downtown Sacramento. “Photographs do not translate from appearances. They quote from them.”  – John Berger (Another Way of Telling)

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Prepare to behold one of my favorite family photo sessions of all time. I photographed this gorgeous family at Sacramento’s Paradise Beach, only a few weeks after the addition of super sweet and very teeny, newborn Elle. If you’ve worked with me before, you know I love sparkling water in the background of my sessions. […]

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Happy New Year! Over the holidays I enjoyed photographing my own family, and plotting our best year yet. I’m feeling refreshed and absolutely bursting with energy to pour into your family, boudoir and wedding portraits in 2020. My sister, mom, daughter and I. Can you see the resemblance?

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Fall is drawing to a close, daylight is scarce, and Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas,” has been playing ad nauseam in grocery stores across the country for weeks. The mood of winter, melancholic, cozy, and intensely sentimental, has taken hold. Although I spend more time sloshing through puddles than crunching through snow, winter […]

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I recently participated in a “Botanical Bizarre” at the Broad Room Creative Collective. The event, organized by a local herbalist, featured loads of makers and creatives vending their wares, as well as the opportunity to enjoy music, food and art. The event was flush with hand sewn and vintage clothing, tarot readings, thoughtfully hand crafted […]

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A beautiful mommy and me session with Sacramento mommy blogger and influencer Porsha Carr

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I got to be IN the photos! Yay! Yesterday, I had the immense pleasure of joining my community in celebrating the release of the latest issue of Dream Broad Magazine. I was doubly overjoyed because a photo essay of mine appears in the new issue. I couldn’t wait to hold that gorgeous, colorful magazine, with […]