In the past few years, I have dealt with a lot of lose, as we all have. From the loss of a brother, to an aunt, cousin, and several friends. Even as a photographer, I still sometimes forget to stop and take portraits. My ONE and ONLY portrait of me with all my siblings, is one of my most treasured possessions. Too many people, have gone in my life without me having an amazing photo of them. If this sounds familiar you're not alone.
I do what I do for two reasons! (1) Life is precious and portraits of loved ones on the walls of your home, are a wonderful way to honor and treasure both your growing family, and those who've gone.
(2) to help build confidence in young girls, teens and women. One of the reasons, I have so few photographs of the women in my life, is because they "hate the way they look". This breaks my heart. ALL women are beautiful! I love taking the experience I have working with fashion models to the home town women. Creating an experience they'll rave about for years, and hopefully creating a positive impact on the world, one girl/woman at a time!
I come from a prestigious history of photographers, one whom was my great-grandfather, Julian P. Graham, he photographed many famous, beautiful and glamorous people that visited, played and lived on the Monterrey Peninsula, including Betty Davis, Clark Gable, and John F. Kennedy, just to name a few. His ability to genuinely capture the personality of his clients has inspired me to follow in his footsteps.
Taking my 20 year long love of photography to a professional business in 2015, I have had the absolute pleasure of capturing everything from a proposal to the wedding, from a maternity shoot to a newborn in home session to their first year! Just like my grandfather before, my journey took me through many different genres before finding my true joy, is helping girls, teens and women feel like a million dollars! Co-creating beautiful artwork that hangs on their walls, not collecting digital mothballs on their hard-drive.
I love to travel, having visited every state but 3 in the United States, I am excited to photograph beautiful sessions around the world.
Although I don't often have time, I love to cook and bake for other people. They say that the key to someones heart is through there stomach.
I LOVE TO COOK & BAKE
Daily gratitude and meditation
is an important part of life.
It helps center me and allows
me to exude joy and
happiness to those around me.
Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved to read. It's no surprise that I started my book collection at a very young age and it has grown to over 900 books.
SITTING IN A HAMMOCK
Even after photographing over 60 weddings, each one makes me cry at least once during the day, normally during the speeches. Seeing love at it purest on the first day of their lives together is absolutely beautiful.
Photography is my true love, as Gay Hendricks said in "The Big Leap" living in ones Genius is effortless, it is fulfilling and it brings more joy and happiness than you have ever thought possible. This is what photography is to me.
At Summer Bear Photography we specialize in making even the most resistant, relaxed and happy, enjoying the joyous moment in time that I'm capturing. I specialize in creating authentic and genuine moments, that showcase love, connection and confidence. Clients of Summer Bear Photography can call on me to capture every stage of their lives journey. Creating a feeling of warmth, self-confidence and joy in a luxurious photography experience is my goal with each and every one of my clients. At Summer Bear Photography my clients are my number one priority. Each and everyone become apart of the Summer Bear family.