After graduating from The Ohio State University, Simon began his professional career in 1999 as a full-time wedding photographer.  His signature photography style has made a tremendous positive impact on the Columbus wedding market and enabled Simon Yao Studio to become one of the most elite wedding photographers in town.  As he has continued to cultivate his work over the years, the studio has evolved beautifully to meet the growing demands of his portrait work from both existing and new clients.   

Today Simon’s work includes a splendid fusion of weddings, families, children, babies, professional headshots, and a limited number of special commercial projects.  During the past 18 years, he has documented the growth of many children from babies into young adults; from high school seniors into proud parents.  Simon's passion is to create a customized photography experience as unique as each clients. He is most humbled to have many loyal clients as his best advertisement.