to be treasured and kept forever.

WE BELIEVE being camera shy should never get in the way of timeless  IMAGES

Welcome Friends!

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Drawing out the authentic RAW BEAUTY of every single couple!
Taking simple joyful clients and creating  their dream gallery!

For the Undeniably

Celebrate your love!!

When it comes to your engagement, proposal or anniversary, being camera shy should never get in the way of having timeless beautiful images! 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 moments that you can look back on and be enjoy for years to come!


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 couples are saying....

"Loved her ideas and her instructions" were on point!! 

JASMINE

She took simple people in a simple place and turned the photos into an absolute dream. 

Lacey

For two people who are extremely camera shy, she made us feel so comfortable.

Mariah

she knew the EXACT moment to get the best pictures

Austin & Kayla

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

Nekhita

"Summer is simply an artist!" 

Veronica & Eric

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

The Women Behind the Lense

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

From the proposal, to the wedding day, to your 1st child, this is just the start of our journey together! Our photography experiences are designed to take simple people, in a simple place and create your dream gallery you will treasure forever!

Filled with fun and laughter, I will bring out your inner confidence and showcase your beauty both inside and out. The images we co-create will be so special and will bring you joy every time you look at them for decades...There are a lot of people who can take a great photo, but I want every one of my clients to feel that I've given them a masterpiece...no matter what their budget. 

FAQ's

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?

What is the investment?

Professionally since 2015, but for fun since 1998!

There is a 50% deposit required to book and the final payment is due 72 hours before the session.

The pricing ranges from $345 - $545 depending on the session. 
Including the digital downloads.

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 online gallery is included for you to download, print and share. 
My luxury print packages are also available at a discounted rate if you add on at the time of the session.

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

Loved her energy she is so good at capturing the moment and she helped coach us I swear she made sure our shoot came out perfect. I love every picture she exceeded my expectations for sure.

Loved her ideas and her instructions were on point!! Love my pics

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Jasmine

You have found the right one! We were privileged enough to have Crystal photograph our engagement session and I could not be more impressed or happier with the results. My rambunctious two year old and very camera shy fiancé could not have possibly made for more difficult subjects but Crystal somehow made the process seamless, natural, comfortable, fun, and the photos came out beautiful. She took simple people in a simple place and turned the photos into an absolute dream. I couldn't be more thankful for her professionalism, talent, dedication, timeliness (two day turnaround for edits!) and everything else. Our overall experience was a 12/10 and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer! Thank you again Crystal. We are so grateful.

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Lacey

I highly recommend Summer Bear Photography! She made the overall experience of our engagement session so fun. For two people who are extremely camera shy, she made us feel so comfortable. The quality of the pictures were excellent and I absolutely love how they turned out.

Mariah

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The service is EXCELLENT! Our photographer was so pleasant, knowledgeable, encouraging, and brilliant!

The absolute best part was the pricing is more than fair with an exceptional product!

We had our engagement pictures done, and she knew the EXACT moment to get the best pictures. This includes, but is not limited too, lighting, environmental conditions, exquisite candid moments, etc.

If you want AMAZING customer service, INCREDIBLE detail work, a very personalized experience at a cost that won't break the bank look no further!
You WONT regret purchasing all packages.

Kayla & Austin

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I couldn't be happier with the experience I had with Crystal! My fiancee and I received our photos today and they were perfect beyond even what we were hoping for.

I reached out to Crystal the day before I was going to propose. Stupid on my part but Crystal was, luckily, in the area for another event and made it work. She worked quickly with myself and the vineyard to put a plan in place for the big day and it all worked out flawlessly. While I hate taking photos normally she made us both feel comfortable which really came through in the photos.

Her prices are also incredibly reasonable for the quality of photography and professionalism you are getting.

Once again, I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everyone!

Susan &Janos

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Crystal is An amazing photographer and yet amazing human being. She accommodated our last minute request for a pre wedding shoot and was phenomenal in making us comfortable during the shoot. She has amazing ideas and is pro at what she is doing. We had absolute fun shooting with Crystal. The photos came out to be so perfect. Our friends and family loved it.
Thank you Crystal !!

Nekhita

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Call 510.734.6695