before you share your story, let me tell you mine.
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Ciao, I'm Simona

When I was little, sitting by my dad's dentist chair, I would see him making people feel comfortable between the drills and harsh lights. He managed to make going to the dentist welcoming!

Although to my dad's surprise, I didn't venture into dentistry, I pride myself on making my clients feel comfortable (and HOT!) in front of the camera. ​I find true joy in making others feel seen and appreciated. My main goal is to make each client feel confident and comfortable during the vulnerable experience of being photographed.

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a visual STORYTELLER for LOVED-UP folks.

My goals are:

  • Celebrate Authenticity
  • Create a Welcoming Space
  • Build Genuine Connections
  • Capture Raw Emotions
  • Create Lasting Memories
  • Continuously Learn and Grow
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My Philosophy

I believe that every couple deserves the freedom to embrace their true selves. It's all about honoring your unique journey and capturing the genuine essence of your love story. I'm not just your photographer; I'm your constant support throughout those cherished moments. When you invite me to document your memories, it's like reconnecting with an old friend – sharing stories, laughter, and creating lovely images together.

"Simona did some couple pictures for us when my husband and I were dating and I still display them all around our home! Already planning to work with her for the future because she’s fun to work with, creative and has great ideas, makes the whole process less awkward if you hate attention, and super professional. Book her!" - Marisa Tucker-Alleyne

"My wife and I loved and enjoyed Simona throughout our entire session. We would strongly recommend her for any future bookings" - Von Anthone

"Simona is the best to work with! Not only is her photography beautiful but her customer service is impeccable! She is so kind and very personable, she was great to shoot with and helped pose everyone comfortably. She even honored my request of adding my dad (who has previously passed) into a couple photos-which turned out amazing!!" -Sarah Knapp

I'm Simona Land

(Promised LAND Arts, ha! Get it?)

I am a lover of the arts! I attended an art high school in Italy, and then went on to get my BFA in film in Oklahoma. That's where I met my equally creative husband, Jackson. My photography is a result of all my backgrounds merged together into a recipe for beauty.

I am just an Italian gal who will forever be yearning for those romantic love stories, even if the background is not Venice.


I truly love my job. It's been calling me my whole life, and when it comes to it, client experience is such a vital part of my work as a photographer. I will direct you step by step, pose you with dedication, and give you prompts that will get those genuine smiles out! Taking your pictures is more than just standing behind the lens. It's telling your unique story in all of its beauty.

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“Simona is who every photographer should aspire to model after. She is one of the few people who have such a rare gift for truly capturing the essence of a moment. Simona is gem to work with, and her creative eye is unmatched.”

When not behind the camera, or updating this website...

I beg my husband to sit and watch tv with me (current fav, Modern Family) or try to keep my lovely chiweenie off my keyboard. I also love to travel! One of my most recent adventures was in Oahu, but I have so many crazy stories from around the world. I was a traveling teen who stayed at strangers' houses in different countries, not even knowing the language!!

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Super 8 videographer in Lake Como

Do you have that one thing that really was just your partner's hobby and now it's on your "about me" page on your website? Just me? Well, on my motivated seasons, I like to go lift weights with my personal trainer/husband.

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