Simona definitely sees things differently (this could be because she is small of stature!). This perspective creates imagery with a twist. Simona comments:
“Whilst studying photography at the London College of Communication most of my peers wanted jobs in advertising or fashion. Exciting avenues for sure. However, having come from a marketing and PR background, I felt I could make a difference as a corporate photographer. Not only because I have an understanding of working client side, but also because I love creating imagery that offers a new take on an old subject. “
During the past 7 years of shooting professionally, Simona has built relationships with clients from multinational organisations to sole traders. She has photographed celebrities, CEO’s, conferences, award ceremonies, charity events and variety of products. She also teaches photography both privately and at ACRES College
Our Business Developer
Georgina combined forces with Simona in 2011 to form Satsuma Photography. Her main role is to drum up new business. However she is also a talented self-employed painter & decorator, The Painting Lady
, and so has an eye for detail and design. This artistic bent means that Georgina also gets involved with designing our marketing material and bespoke wedding albums.
Most photographers promote themselves as “forename surname”. However, being half Italian, Simona has a surname that even she finds hard to spell! So in 2011 when Simona and Georgina teamed up they wanted a catchy memorable company name that said something about their personalities too. As they are both petite and smiley and have a zest for life, citrus fruit soon came to mind. But which fruit? Georgina loves the colour orange and Simona loves all things Japanese, (having lived there) so it wasn’t long before they settled on “Satsuma”.
satsuma /sat’suma/n.1 a tangerine of a hardy loose-skinned variety (we don’t like citrus fruit that is hard to peel), originally grown in Japan. 2 /also satsuma ware Japanese pottery, often elaborately painted (we love beautiful things), with a crackled cream coloured glaze.