Rachel Sima Photography
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Dreamy, intimate photography for women and families

Northern California

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I’m Rachel


I’m Rachel Sima Castro, the solopreneur behind Rachel Sima Photography. I live in downtown Sacramento with my husband, baby girl and Great Dane.

I’m a grown-up girly girl, with a feminist soul. I specialize in categories of portraiture that place female subjects center stage: maternity, family, bridal and boudoir. My idea of a good time looks like mommy/baby playdates at the river, pouring over Kinfolk magazine, and planning a party.

Learn more about me here.

We are so in love with the photos from our shoot. I’m truly blown away by [Rachel’s] talent behind the lens, creativity and welcoming nature.
— Dorothea

Dreamy, intimate photography

for women and families

Whether it’s a quiet boudoir session at home, a mother cozying up with her baby at the park, or a whole family with triplet toddlers at the beach, Rachel specializes in translating significant relationships, and intimate moments, into heirloom quality photographs. View session options here. 

I remembered how much fun it was, how I felt being in cute undies, capturing my “wild” essence by climbing to the roof, and how it lingered after the shoot. It was magical, and all captured on film. My gratitude cannot be expressed in words.
— Ronni P.

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heirloom quality, custom art

The polar opposite of getting a portrait at the mall. Every session with RSP is tailored to the individual client, with the goal of producing fine art images that convey nuance and emotion. Each photograph is captured on film, and printed in partnership with a fine art lab. The result is heirloom quality, custom art.

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My family and I absolutely loved working with Rachel Sima Photography. She was client-centered, flexible, responsive, energetic and super accommodating.
— Denise B.

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Northern California


Rachel Sima Photography is based in Sacramento, serves all of Northern California, and is available to travel. RSP offers outdoor, studio and home sessions.

Rachel has the talent to make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is able to capture honesty like Richard Avedon.
— Angelica R.