Orange county & inland empire locations

  Current PORTRAIT session start times are early evening, typically an hour before sunset, check the weather and sunset times before booking.

What to Expect

My goal is to capture a wide variety of shots that best showcase your personality. by creating a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you and your family. I want to capture you at your most natural and spontaneous moments. I do everything I can to make the experience fun and carefree. I will be snapping away freely, capturing personalities and your special bond as a family. Candid shots are my favorite images and likely the ones you will cherish the most!

The complete session fee is due at the time of booking. The session is not officially booked until the session fee is paid in full. The session fee shall be paid through our online payment system. In the event that you need to re-schedule that date, simply let me know. A cancellation fee of $50 will only by upheld if you cancel with less than 5 hours notice. Also keep in mind that rescheduling during the holiday season may be very difficult so please do you best to keep your session date.
After Our Session:
You will be able to order online from the comfort of your home via your online gallery, just be sure to do so before your gallery expires 30 days after your shoot. (A $25 fee will be charged to re-post galleries for an additional 7days) I strive to make every step of your custom photography experience fun and stress-free and in the end, you will have gorgeous artwork that will wow everyone who comes to your home. When booking your sessions, please keep in mind and give yourself plenty of breathing room for any deadlines involving your images. Allow roughly one week for standard print portrait orders and 2-3 weeks for custom or specialty items.

Step 1: Purchase your digital images for $25 each or a package of 10 for $150
I heard your camera clicking hundreds of photos, will I get every one of them?
No, I upload the very best images from your session which is approximately 20-30 unedited digital images for you to choose from . Your proofs will be ready for viewing in approx. 1-3 days. I will email you a link to view your proofs and choose your favorites.
Step 2: Editing
Next, I Creatively Process, Edit, Enhance, Re-touch, etc. This takes long hours to do and I strive to create the very best I can for you and that is what you are investing in. It will take approximately 1 week to work on your collection. 
Step 3: Download your images & Order Prints/Back up Flash Drive
Lastly, your  High Resolution files images can then be downloaded for free via your online gallery or purchased on a flash drive which is the best option for storing and keeping your images backed up as I DO NOT BACK UP YOUR IMAGES. You will be able to print them anywhere but for the best quality and to be sure they are printed the way they have been edited, I recommend ordering thru your online gallery.  I do not give/sell unedited work.
IMPORTANT  Your collection will be up for viewing for 30 days only. Once it expires there will be a $25 fee to re-post your collection for an additional 7 days.
I reserve the right to use any and all images. It is illegal and rude to copy, take, re-edit, steal, save, paste or display my work that you have not purchased or have not had verbal or written permission to do so. Please do not do this as it breaks my heart and I work long hours to process and edit your photos.
What Should I Wear:
A question I get a lot is “what should we wear?” And why shouldn’t you ask!? After all these will be cherished memories and you would like to look good in them, especially when you hang that canvas on your living room wall. I think the most important thing I can say when picking an outfit is ‘Be Yourself’. It is easy to wear all white or all of another color (and there is nothing wrong with that if you go that route) but you want to take a step back and make sure your outfit reflects who you are. Do you wear a lot of jewelry? Do you like scarves? I strongly suggest working with those you will be photographed with to create a color concept. Pick 3 colors and add texture to your outfit by layering with scarves, jewelry, bow tie, cardigans etc. Color is good. Patterns are great. It’s okay to mix and match a bit. You can mix stripes, plaids and even polka dots – gasp! Have fun with it, just be you! For ideas check out my PINTEREST BOARD.
What if it rains or I need to cancel:
Weather plays a large role in a photographers life. Should the weather not cooperate with our session date and time you will be given the option to reschedule your session with no penalty. If a reschedule is not possible, you will be given a refund of your retainer. Please note weather cancellations are at the discretion of Simple Smiles Photography. If you need to cancel your session for personal reasons, please do so at least 5 hours prior to the session time. Failure to give notice of a cancellation will result in a non-refundable retainer due to my need to schedule childcare and loss of opportunity to schedule other family bookings.
What type of photography do you do?
Jen describes her style as  Simple, candid and fun. She works hard to capture those priceless moments in a non-intrusive way.  Jen will not make you pose but rather let the personalities come through and capture people as they are. She prefers to capture them laughing, smiling, gazing and enjoying the day. She offers a great balance of a photo-journalistic and classic approach to photography. The photo-journalistic approach means that she will photograph moments as they unfold however in regards to weddings, she recommends she have at least one hour (or more!) alone with both the bride and groom to create those gorgeous photographs for their wedding album. 
Legal Stuff:  
  • All images are the exclusive copyright and property of Simple Smiles Photography. Large format prints should be ordered direct from the photographer. Portrait session images may not be reproduced, altered or published without permission. Copyright infringement is unlawful. The images from photo sessions may be used for my marketing purposes, including on my personal and Facebook Fan page, company blog and website. They may also be used in various print and advertising materials at the discretion of Simple Smiles Photography and its owners. By submitting your session fee and participating in your session you agree to these terms and conditions.
  • Parties being photographed must be dressed, made up and prepared at the exact designated start time. Sessions will begin and end promptly as scheduled. Jen captures the “essence” of your children; the finer details (combed hair, clean faces, jewelry etc.) are the parents’ responsibility.
  • No altering of photographs/files is allowed….such as turning them black and white or working on them in photoshop or applying instagram filters.
  • All clients are asked to agree to our contract when booking their session.



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