Simply Put

Simple Joie offers boutique photography services, committing to a limited number of clients each year in order to give our full attention and creativity to each memory. We do not offer props or cookie cutter screens and every session is designed with your vision in mind and the world as our backdrop. We specialize in capturing intimate moments, handpicked details, and letting you be silly. Our team is truly blessed to have had the opportunity to share laughter and tears with our clients on their biggest moments of their life… and the little ones too… We love grabbing coffee and tea, talking shop, and breaking bread; we can’t wait to be apart of your journey. Servicing the Bay Area, Central Coast, Central Valley, and all of Greater California!

Capturing the simple joys of today for tomorrow.

Joie

Will it date me if I tell you that I've been shooting weddings for more than 10 years. Time flies when you're having fun! I am extremely passionate about chasing light and finding beauty in the small things. I started my career with shooting sunsets and the moonrises and fell in love with the emotions of people and weddings. I think that the perfect event can be summed up with great food, music, close friends and family! You'll notice that I don't interfere with what's going on, rather capture your day the way it is as it unfolds naturally; but don't be mistaken that I won't be there to help you with your process. I've done everything from boutonniere pinning, tying ribbons & ties, making bouquets, sewing dress straps back in place, holding grandma's hand, decorating the cake with flowers, holding onto cellphones, and you name it - I've probably done it!

I think laughter is contagious and try to fill my days full of the people I love so we can share stories and inspire each other. I spend my free time with my dogs on back-roads getting lost and found. I love traveling to nearby cities to find great food and far away cities to discover history and cultures. It would be a lie if I didn't admit that business is hard at times but getting to do what I love everyday with its ups and downs is much more rewarding than the going through ups and downs of something else. It has been such an honor and I am truly blessed to have shared in all the beautiful weddings of past clients and I can't wait to meet you and capture your story.

Deth

I think I've almost perfected blue steel when you're not looking... People tell me that my laugh is infectious and I can almost always make any baby laugh (or cry). I started to get into photography because my sweetheart is so good at what she does and her passion is so empowering. I enjoy capturing macro images and will mainly capture your detail shots that you didn't see coming but don't be fooled - some of those epic shots are mine too. I couldn't dream of anything more fulfilling than to spend my off time traveling the world with her hand in mine and wish to capture your love story in the interim. 

I love Joie!!! What caught my eye at first was her images, a lot of photographers today have styles that look the same or are trying to too hard to look vintage like everyone else. Her images were colorful and a live and I knew I just had to have her. My husband and I are so pleased with our wedding photos that we plan to use Joie as our family photographer for the rest of our life for all our big moments.
Lacey & John
When you look at Joie's images, you can definitely tell she's got a style of her own. We had been looking at a lot of people's images and everything was either very vintage, trying too hard to be artistic, or simply traditional. Joie's images are modern, colorful, and capture our day just as it is with a creative touch. I hired her because of her candid images on her website and I'm so glad that we made that decision. She was very professional and responded to all our questions as well as even gave insight on our planning because she's done so many weddings. Timing is everything when it comes to photography and we got some amazing images and then some!!
Dan & Julie
When our guests met Joie for the first time, they couldn't believe that we had only met in the course of planning our wedding. She was not like a wedding professional we hired to shoot our wedding but so comfortable that she was apart of the crew and that's exactly what we love about her. I had a vision to capture my engagement photos and our special day like something you'd see in an inspirational blog and she did just that. We were pleased with our engagement photos, our wedding, and LOVE our album! I love love love this girl and can't wait to recommend her anyone looking to capture their story.
Allison & Nick
Can we just say Joie is a Ninja! All I remember was her asking us to do a couple posed shots for our bridal portraits and she disappeared but knew to come back to us when we were looking for her. What amazed us was when we received our digitals, she had captured some moments that we didn't know she could have. I love her style and how she does not get in the way of the day but makes sure to capture all the little details. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to book Simple Joie!
Lisa & Keegan
I'm a hair stylist and have worked with Joie on other brides and photoshoots before but hadn't had my photos taken by her until I had the opportunity to for a styled shoot. My husband and I had been married for years but never got to do fun bridal photos, he wasn't really the guy who likes to get in front of the camera. Joie made it easy for us and instead of posing, we had a great day together and she captured some beautiful photos that we are happy keep and share with our family for years to come.
Ana & Tony

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