I am that girl, who from my tween years on, carried a camera in my back pocket and took photos everywhere I went. I was counted on by my co-workers, friends and family to get the shots and send prints to them later. I can't remember a time where that wasn't me. So naturally in my early twenties I began photographing friends and family for their portraits, engagements and weddings. I am a lifestyle photographer living in Europe. Our family joined the Navy in 2010 and decided to travel the world, one duty station at a time. We are currently stationed in Rota Spain. We were just a hop skip and a jump from our beautiful Capital, Washington DC at our last duty station and before that we were in Chicago. We have been so blessed to see such beautiful places and meet such wonderful people. In 2014 my husband, Jonathan and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary, our daughter's 11th birthday and will celebrate our son's 3rd birthday soon. It has been such a wonderful year. I am getting my feet planted firmly on the ground here in Spain and I would love to hear from you! We strive to give back to our community, we offer a military discount(see pricing), and for referrals and reviews we give free prints. We love our clients. Please don't hesitate to email us if ever you think our services are needed for our Hero's and Survivors.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Searching for Newborns | Upper Northern Neck VA | Rota Spain Family Photographer |

Newborn Model Search!! Due to my huge prop stash...and the fact that I desperately want to refresh my newborn portfolio before heading to Spain, I am searching for specifically girl newborns (less than 10 days old). If you know of someone having a baby this month, have them contact me soon before I fill my calendar. If you have a boy contact me as well. Keep in mind I just don't have a ton of boy props, although I have plenty of ties and baskets for your little one!
Since I am refreshing all sessions booked will receive $100 off their session and your digital negatives, if booked by September. Otherwise if booked by November you will receive your digital negatives with no purchase required.

Remember that a key to getting those sleepy shots and newborn like poses is bringing them in when they are under 10 days old. Especially if they are bigger babies, the baby in both of these shots was born at albs 12 oz and he was only 10 days old in these photos. Due to how large he was he really would't do any of those swaddled shots and wouldn't have anything to do with being posed on his belly. Please keep that in mind when booking. Please email me at simonawatlersphotography@gmail.com or contact me on my contact form here.


  1. Can't wait to see the pics! ;)

  2. Gorgeous images, and can't wait to see what comes of your model sessions! :)