to be treasured and kept forever.

We believe every person has a beautiful story to tell & being camera shy should never get in the way of timeless personal art,

Welcome Friends!

to be treasured and kept forever.

joyful     HEART



Drawing out the authentic RAW BEAUTY of every woman!
Taking joyful clients and creating their dream images & artwork!

For the Undeniably

Celebrate yourself!!

When it comes to your branding or glamour/empowerment session, being camera shy should never get in the way of having timeless beautiful images! As women we often feel self conscious in front of the camera. Never fear! I've got you! From a nervous giggle to outright laughter, it is all about having a blast and never feeling awkward in front of the camera, while creating genuine, joyful & magical images.

We love ensuring that you are always comfortable & feeling confident during the entire session!

If you are looking for a portrait photographer that can help draw out the best version of you, I would love to connect!! Click Below!

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What women are saying....

"Crystal knew how to bring out the real me in this photo shoot!! 


She's easy to work with, is professional and genuine.


Crystal goes above and beyond to set-up the perfect shot


My expectations were beyond met with Crystal's expertise and abilities


She worked quickly with myself and the vineyard to put a plan in place for the big day and it all worked out flawlessly.

susan & Janos

Crystal is An amazing photographer and yet amazing human being


The Women Behind the Lense

Crystal Summer Bear

I am thrilled that you are considering me to capture this special time in your life! Helping young girls & women feel special and beautiful through every stage in life, is my reason for being! 

From the proposal, to the wedding day, to your child's dance recital, this is just the start of our journey together!

Filled with fun and laughter, I will draw out all those sweet precious and magical moments, that make life so special.  The images we co-create will bring you joy every time you look at them for years.

We are dedicated to creating a customized experience and artwork for each and every client to cherish for decades. There are a lot of people who can take a great photo, but together we will create timeless art! 


How long have you been photographing?

Is travel included in the investment?

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule?

What is included?

When is the investment due?

Professionally since 2015, but for fun since 1998!

The creative fee is due at our consultation to secure your date and time. 

I offer rescheduling for emergencies, and will reschedule as soon as I am available next. 
The deposit is forfeit if you cancel a session. If you are more than 20 minutes to a session it is forfeit.

An in-person consult to collaborate and plan your custom session.
Your session, and an ordering appointment for your artwork.

Depending on the session, all or part of the Bay Area is covered. 
Destination portraits can be negotiated as well!

Crystal Bear definitely is a one of a kind photographer and I was so lucky and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her. Crystal not only captures amazing photos of in a beautiful area, but she captures effortlessly natural moments and makes you feel so comfortable. My inner emotions, expressions and visions are not always easily expressed in words, but Crystal knew how to bring out the real me in this photo shoot. Thank again Crystal and I will definitely keep you as my go to photographer for business and personal.



Crystal is amazing! She's a true artist and a consummate professional. She's easy to work with, is professional and genuine. Crystal makes you feel at ease so that your poses are natural and yet beautiful and artistic. I wasn't super excited about having my portrait photos taken but Crystal made the whole experience enjoyable, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the shots. Crystal has a keen eye and excellent technical skills that make her an amazing photographer. I won't hesitate to recommend her to all my friends!



My daughter had already fallen in love with Summer Bear's style and on the phone, photographer came across as experienced, professional and with a personality to put us at ease. Crystal goes above and beyond to set-up the perfect shot. She is very aware of how posture, angle of face, of how feet, legs, knees, arms, etc are situated and checks over and over again to get the lines right for the best shot.



Crystal is seriously the best! I was so thankful to have such an amazing photographer during my graduation where she took singles of myself as well as additional photos at my graduation party. She was extremely helpful in creating the scene that imagined for my single photos. She is creative, thoughtful, and dedicated to capturing photos that help build lasting memories you can cherish time and time again.

My expectations were beyond met with Crystal's expertise and abilities. She works with individuals, couples, large groups of families and friends.... Not to mention her compassion and patience when working with children and pets! She is capable of commanding presence without being overbearing which is exactly what you want in a photographer trying to rally people for pictures. Crystal is so nice and genuinely cares about the satisfaction of her clients.



We Can't Wait to Hear from You!!


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