BEAUTIFUL, SEEN, VALUED
Since I started Simpson Portraits, I have photographed so many women and have seen firsthand what this experience can do for a woman's self esteem. This isn't about making you into someone you're not, but about making you look and feel like the most beautiful version of yourself. I've had clients cry happy tears when they saw their portraits, and one client literally jumped for joy. It is journey of self-discovery and self esteem for women of all ages, stages, shapes and sizes.
WHO CAN I BRING WITH ME?
Here's what's GREAT! Your session fee covers more than one person! If you would like to bring your BFF, your sisters, daughter, or your mom,, they, too, can have a portrait session and you can share the experience together. It’s the ultimate girl’s day out! If you have a group of friends, let me know and we will close the studio for the day and make it into a party. Want to include your children or partner? We will invite them to the studio at the end of your shoot (or while you're in hair and makeup) so you get all the pampering and also have wonderful portraits together.
HOW TO BOOK A SESSION
Give us a call at 626-335-1050 or use our contact form. I like to talk to all my clients personally and invite them to the studio to talk about the experience, what to wear, products, and pricing. If you can’t make it to the studio, we can also schedule a video call on Google Hangout or Skype.
IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?
Yes! I work with wonderful professional hair and makeup artists who will talk to you about your favorite looks, about your skin, and how you would love to have your hair styled. They are highly trained to work in natural light photography and will make you look beautiful.
WHAT DO I WEAR??
In our complimentary style and concept consultation, I will listen to you about what kind of portraits you would like and give you suggestions about what to wear. Once you book your photo shoot, I will send you our Details Magazine, which has information about what to wear, such as sleeve length, necklines, colors and patterns. It gives suggestions for jewelry, and things to think about when coordinating family outfits. We also have lots of beautiful clothes and accessories in our studio wardrobe. You can play dress up for the day! Still looking for ideas, follow us on Pinterest and see our What to Wear Board.
I'M NERVOUS ABOUT NOT LOOKING LIKE MYSELF
It's not our job to make you look like someone else. It's our job to bring out YOUR version of beauty. There are a thousand ways we could style you and do your hair and makeup, but they might not be YOUR brand of beautiful. This is your session and we want to get to know you so we can make you feel amazing. Communication is key. Talking in advance about hair and makeup, clothes, styles you like, and what you're like as a person helps us to uncover the very best of you.
I WANT TO BOOK A SESSION BUT NOT UNTIL I LOSE 20 POUNDS
I can help you look 20 pounds just with posing. The thing is, it's important to feel great as we are right now. Life will pass us by if we keep waiting for perfection to arrive (I've been waiting for YEARS for perfection to come around). Interestingly, I've found that my clients sometimes lose weight after their session because they feel great about themselves and that gives the confidence and determination to shed the weight. I also hear, "i don't like my chin," or "I'm self-conscious about my skin." These are things I easily address in posing and in Photoshop. Don't let the small things stand in your way of feeling beautiful TODAY.
MEN ARE JUST AS NERVOUS AS WOMEN
interestingly, men are just as nervous about looking good in portraits as women are. The lighting is different, designed to bring out chiseled features, and the posing is crafted to bring out masculine energy, but the feelings of insecurity and self-consciousness are the same. Never fear, we will pose you right down to the finger so you look amazing.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH FAMILIES?
Yes. I love photographing families. I have 2 young children and love to photograph kids of all ages. The best part is that the kiddos will have their photo shoot while mom is in hair and makeup. No stress for mom and the kids have a great time. The key is taking our time so the children don’t get worn out or annoyed.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Simpson Portraits is located at 200 N. Glendora Ave., Suite J, Glendora, CA91741. Our studio is at the heart of charming Glendora Village, surrounded by shops and restaurants. Glendora is a suburb of Los Angeles, about 15 miles east of Pasadena.