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Neil Simmons Photography

Santa Cruz , CA
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LOCATION

180 7th Ave Suite 201B
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 US

PHONE

831-429-5512

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ABOUT US

We are a full service Portrait and Wedding Photography and Videography business serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and destination weddings. We specialize in fun, canidid, photo-journalistic.... Read more
We are a full service Portrait and Wedding Photography and Videography business serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and destination weddings. We specialize in fun, canidid, photo-journalistic. and traditional portraiture. I having been photographing ever since I was a little kid playing in my grandfather's darkroom. I went to school for photography and at the same time started photographing friends weddings. After I obtained my Bachaelors degree from San Jose State I went to work building my reputation and skills locally and around California. I now have photographed over 300 weddings and am blessed to be surrounded by great photographers and videographers that work with me. We can cover any event big or small and put a great amount of effort into each project regardless of the size.

Call 831-429-5512 or email neil@neilsimmonsphotography.com with questions or to make an apointment. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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molly
Wedding:
10/18/2013
4.9/5.0
Neil was incredibly easy to work with. His laid back manner allowed for a relaxing wedding day. He was organized and efficient so it didn't leave guests waiting for hours and hours for the couple to return. Even with the big family photos, he was quick and made it easy on everyone plus he was able to capture the moments. His team of photographers were discreet however was there when you needed them.
His scheduling of the engagement photos was flexible - he waited for the perfect weather and wasn't afraid to put his schedule aside to capture the "perfect" sunset. We were so grateful we waited as we had a great outcome!
As for the follow-up, he has never rushed us on getting our albums done in a particular time period. It was always on our time which was nice. We just received our album (since I procrastinated so long) and we are so happy with our decision to go with Neil. Thanks Neil!
Neil was incredibly easy to work with. His laid back manner allowed for a relaxing wedding day. He was organized and Read more...
Neil was incredibly easy to work with. His laid back manner allowed for a relaxing wedding day. He was organized and efficient so it didn't leave guests waiting for hours and hours for the couple to return. Even with the big family photos, he was quick and made it easy on everyone plus he was able to capture the moments. His team of photographers were discreet however was there when you needed them.
His scheduling of the engagement photos was flexible - he waited for the perfect weather and wasn't afraid to put his schedule aside to capture the "perfect" sunset. We were so grateful we waited as we had a great outcome!
As for the follow-up, he has never rushed us on getting our albums done in a particular time period. It was always on our time which was nice. We just received our album (since I procrastinated so long) and we are so happy with our decision to go with Neil. Thanks Neil! Read less
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Amanda Poulsen Dix
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Neil was very flexible with mine and my husband's needs. He did an amazing job on our engagement photos, so we had no doubt that he would do a great job on our wedding day. He called me the week before our wedding to check in and make sure he had all of the information he needed and to ask if I had any questions or concerns. He has a unique style that we just loved! He has such a calming demeanor which I really appreciated on our wedding day. I highly recommend Neil for photography and videography. He's flexible, smart, talented, professional and calm. Everything a bride could ask for on her wedding day.
Neil was very flexible with mine and my husband's needs. He did an amazing job on our engagement photos, so we had no Read more...
Neil was very flexible with mine and my husband's needs. He did an amazing job on our engagement photos, so we had no doubt that he would do a great job on our wedding day. He called me the week before our wedding to check in and make sure he had all of the information he needed and to ask if I had any questions or concerns. He has a unique style that we just loved! He has such a calming demeanor which I really appreciated on our wedding day. I highly recommend Neil for photography and videography. He's flexible, smart, talented, professional and calm. Everything a bride could ask for on her wedding day. Read less
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AKelley
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband & I were on an extreme budget & were having difficulty finding anyone who would work with us on pricing.

Luckily Neil was there to help us out. He connected us with his assistant, Tina Saso who is very friendly & a competent & creative photographer. We could not have asked for better results!
My husband & I were on an extreme budget & were having difficulty finding anyone who would work with us on pricing.
Read more...
My husband & I were on an extreme budget & were having difficulty finding anyone who would work with us on pricing.

Luckily Neil was there to help us out. He connected us with his assistant, Tina Saso who is very friendly & a competent & creative photographer. We could not have asked for better results! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Niel was my daughter's photographer at her wedding on Feb. 19th, 2011. We just got the pictures he took from Niel's website and I was very happy to see the shots he took. They were amazing. One happy Mom!
Niel was my daughter's photographer at her wedding on Feb. 19th, 2011. We just got the pictures he took from Niel's Read more...
Niel was my daughter's photographer at her wedding on Feb. 19th, 2011. We just got the pictures he took from Niel's website and I was very happy to see the shots he took. They were amazing. One happy Mom! Read less
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Toby
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Neil was terrific! He was one of several photographers we contacted, but the only one that was willing to work with our budget. Our wedding photos are perfect! He was very personable, flexible, fun, creative and talented! We can't imagine it turning out any better. Thank you Neil!

Alivia and Doug Foster
Neil was terrific! He was one of several photographers we contacted, but the only one that was willing to work with our Read more...
Neil was terrific! He was one of several photographers we contacted, but the only one that was willing to work with our budget. Our wedding photos are perfect! He was very personable, flexible, fun, creative and talented! We can't imagine it turning out any better. Thank you Neil!

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Elisa
Wedding:
7/7/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married in Santa Cruz in July 2010. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, so it was a clear choice for the location of my wedding. The challenge was that I'm a current Southern California resident....so I was planning my wedding as a destination wedding of sorts. My SC friends were full of recommendations when it came to wedding planning. Neil was a recommendation from a friend of mine who also used him for her wedding a few years earlier. After seeing his work, it was the obvious choice for us.

To get straight to the point....we could not have been happier. Neil and crew were amazing. Super laid back and easy going....which helped my husband and I to really be able to enjoy our day. Took beautiful pictures, extremely professional and easy to work with. I would give him my highest recommendation. We have received nothing but amazing compliments about our wedding pictures.

My sister who was married a year earlier in SC even wants to use to Neil to make a wedding album for her and the prints she has from her wedding.

Neil Simmons Photography was a pleasure to work with...and clearly the best choice to our wedding!!
My husband and I were recently married in Santa Cruz in July 2010. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, so it was a clear Read more...
My husband and I were recently married in Santa Cruz in July 2010. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, so it was a clear choice for the location of my wedding. The challenge was that I'm a current Southern California resident....so I was planning my wedding as a destination wedding of sorts. My SC friends were full of recommendations when it came to wedding planning. Neil was a recommendation from a friend of mine who also used him for her wedding a few years earlier. After seeing his work, it was the obvious choice for us.

To get straight to the point....we could not have been happier. Neil and crew were amazing. Super laid back and easy going....which helped my husband and I to really be able to enjoy our day. Took beautiful pictures, extremely professional and easy to work with. I would give him my highest recommendation. We have received nothing but amazing compliments about our wedding pictures.

My sister who was married a year earlier in SC even wants to use to Neil to make a wedding album for her and the prints she has from her wedding.

Neil Simmons Photography was a pleasure to work with...and clearly the best choice to our wedding!! Read less
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braveheart
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Neil Simmons Photography our treasured wedding moments were captured perfectly, just as we wanted them! After meeting with other photographers, for our September beach wedding, we were thrilled to find such a personable, professional, and easy going photographer as Neil! Right away we liked his presentaion. His approach is open an very dependable. We wanted a variety of style which he delivered with ease. His packages are well structured and generous. Neil's knowledge, experience, and ideas were impressive! He was fully prepared for the layout of any venue we selected, offering a variety of options. He was aware of the correct combinations of our blended family even ahead of my instruction! I wouldn't trust any of these details and treasured wedding moments in the lens of any other photographer! We were completely satisfied with Neil's stellar photography!
Thanks to Neil Simmons Photography our treasured wedding moments were captured perfectly, just as we wanted them! After Read more...
Thanks to Neil Simmons Photography our treasured wedding moments were captured perfectly, just as we wanted them! After meeting with other photographers, for our September beach wedding, we were thrilled to find such a personable, professional, and easy going photographer as Neil! Right away we liked his presentaion. His approach is open an very dependable. We wanted a variety of style which he delivered with ease. His packages are well structured and generous. Neil's knowledge, experience, and ideas were impressive! He was fully prepared for the layout of any venue we selected, offering a variety of options. He was aware of the correct combinations of our blended family even ahead of my instruction! I wouldn't trust any of these details and treasured wedding moments in the lens of any other photographer! We were completely satisfied with Neil's stellar photography! Read less
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ousemousehouse
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Both my husband and I were extremely satisfied with choosing Neil Simmons Photography for our wedding. The entire process was straight forward, Neil was very accommodating and responsive to our wishes and there was no pressure involved, which is a welcome relief during the wedding-planning process. The photographer that was available for our day, Vincent, was very un-obtrusive, professional and got a lot of candids of our guests that we were very pleased he had covered. We were totally thrilled when our prints and album came in--they were gorgeous and high-quality. Our friends went with Neil for their wedding and were also thrilled with his work. Support local Santa Cruz businesses and go with Neil--he's the best!!
Both my husband and I were extremely satisfied with choosing Neil Simmons Photography for our wedding. The entire process Read more...
Both my husband and I were extremely satisfied with choosing Neil Simmons Photography for our wedding. The entire process was straight forward, Neil was very accommodating and responsive to our wishes and there was no pressure involved, which is a welcome relief during the wedding-planning process. The photographer that was available for our day, Vincent, was very un-obtrusive, professional and got a lot of candids of our guests that we were very pleased he had covered. We were totally thrilled when our prints and album came in--they were gorgeous and high-quality. Our friends went with Neil for their wedding and were also thrilled with his work. Support local Santa Cruz businesses and go with Neil--he's the best!! Read less
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mias82
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Hiring Neil Simmons to cover my Wedding Day was the best decision I made. His prices are extremely reasonable and his photos are amazing! I had my dream wedding and when I got my pictures back I saw that Neil captured every Amazing moment I had! He doesn't miss a beat! For all of those brides out there looking for a great Photographer look no more, Neil Simmons as good as it gets!
Hiring Neil Simmons to cover my Wedding Day was the best decision I made. His prices are extremely reasonable and his Read more...
Hiring Neil Simmons to cover my Wedding Day was the best decision I made. His prices are extremely reasonable and his photos are amazing! I had my dream wedding and when I got my pictures back I saw that Neil captured every Amazing moment I had! He doesn't miss a beat! For all of those brides out there looking for a great Photographer look no more, Neil Simmons as good as it gets! Read less
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cherieanne
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
We worked with Neil and his team, photographer Vince and videographer Kosuke, for our wedding day in Monterey. We couldn't have been happier with their service and the results. It was a wonderful day, and I will forever treasure the memories they help capture.
We worked with Neil and his team, photographer Vince and videographer Kosuke, for our wedding day in Monterey. We couldn't Read more...
We worked with Neil and his team, photographer Vince and videographer Kosuke, for our wedding day in Monterey. We couldn't have been happier with their service and the results. It was a wonderful day, and I will forever treasure the memories they help capture. Read less
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