Welcome to Simonson Photography

A Full Service Portrait Studio in Laguna Niguel California

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Eric Simonson, a professional photographer with over 30 years of experience, has a passion for creating traditional portraits and capturing the moments of special events. Most importantly, Eric's easy going personality lets people feel relaxed and comfortable; drawing out the true personality of those he photographs.

Simonson Photography has enjoyed the privilege of being referred by many of the highest rated Southern Orange County event locations such as the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel and St Regis of Monarch Beach. Eric has also had the honor of being selected as the photographer for many celebrity events.

We are a contract photographer to many Orange County elementary and high schools; the event photographer for numerous Fortune 500 companies and a renowned family portrait artist.

Business portraits and Corporate head shots are on special: $150 for 2014, call for details and to set your appointment up.

Family portraits at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach are very popular during the summer season. We offer an array of custom wall portraits and custom holiday cards to our clients.

At the end of the year there are a lot of holiday parties and corporate events for companies and corporations. Please keep us in mind for any photography needs at your upcoming holiday event. We can take couple photos and print and deliver them onsite the same night if you would like.

Family Photography

Studio and Outdoor Family Portraits


Most of our Family portraits are on location: at the beach, park, or your home. You also have the option to have your family portrait created at our full service studio in Laguna Niguel. Orange County has many wonderful outdoor options for family portraits including the most popular - beach portraits.

Senior Photography

Contract and Independent Senior Portraits

With over 25 years experience in contract school photography, Simonson photography has the expertise to create many different styles of senior portraits and deliver the highest quality service possible.

We currently contract with JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach.

We also offer Senior photography services to independent seniors. Our independent seniors come from all over Orange County and many different Orange County High Schools.

Business Photography

Corporate Events and Business portraits

Eric Simonson and his professional team can provide complete corporate event coverage from small to Fortune 500 Business size. Our team has enjoyed photographing everything from black tie dinner parties to a casual beach luau party in Hawaii. Our expertise includes our professional team of photographers and videographers and dvd authoring capability.

In addition, we know what makes an exceptional executive portrait and can create your portrait or headshot in an environment that best fits your needs such as our studio, your office or at another location.

Simonson Photography


Simonson Photography is a husband and wife team with thirty years in the business. Eric is the main photographer while Valerie is the Business Manager. The studio is located in Laguna Niguel, but they like to say the world is their studio as most portrait sessions occur outside the studio. They have also combined their love for travel with corporate event photography which takes them all over the world to photograph events.

Locations we Serve

While all the world is our backdrop, family and senior photography sessions are usually located within the Orange County, Southern California area. Cities we serve include Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Coto De Caza, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine and beyond.

We are available however to photograph anywhere in the world and our corporate event photography frequently takes us to many different states, countries and islands.