to be treasured and kept forever.

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

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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

It's Your Wedding Day!

When it comes to your wedding day, 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 enjoyed for years to come!

This is exactly our process & goals for your big day!

We love ensuring that you are always comfortable & feeling confident that we won't miss a moment, from walking down the aisle to your 1st dance & so much more! Relax and take the time to savor the love that surrounds you!

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

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What the brides are saying....

"SHE MAKES THE WHOLE PROCESS FUN"

KAYLA & JOSH

Even working quickly, her quality was excellent!!

ERIC & TAYLOR

"She was great about directions and guiding us" every step of the way

Sherita & Rich

"My husband and I really connected with Crystal since the very start"

Deb & Adam

"She kept us laughing and relaxed during the portraits! "

scott & cat

"she has an eye for detail"

jen & ryan

"Summer is simply an artist!" 

Veronica & Eric

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

"We were practically giggling the whole time"

isaac & Queenie

The Women Behind the Lense

I am thrilled that you are considering me to capture your wedding! After 70 weddings, I still cry at least once at Every Single One!

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 weddings?

Is travel included in the investment?

What happens if you are ill or injured?

Do you offer videography?

Will you help us with the timeline?

My 1st wedding was in 2015, and I finally found my true calling!

Yes absolutely! My goal is to make sure you actually enjoy your day! More information in our wedding magazine!

I have several associate photographers I work closely work that will cover a wedding in the rare case that occurs...I do cover weddings sick....as long as I can stand lol!

Yes absolutely!! It is a great way to keep the light and natural style cohesive in your entire package!
Price ranges $1400-$1800

Travel is included for all of California! (excluding engagement sessions, Bay Area ONLY included)
For Out of State and International Weddings are included in customized packages, created just for you!

Crystal is an incredible photographer! Our original photographer backed out last minute and a family friend suggested that we check Crystal out. I was a bit nervous because it was such short notice, but she was totally able to make it work! Her prices were even better than what we were hoping for and we could not have been happier with the final product! She even made us a beautiful wedding photo book that we will treasure forever and are so grateful for! She suggested that we pay for an extra shooter that she had worked with before, and it we're so glad that we went along with her suggestion, we have so many great shots! She makes the whole process fun and made everyone feel very comfortable in front of the camera. We will definitely be recommending her to any family members and friends who need a photographer in the future, she was awesome!

Reviews

KAYLA & JOSH

Crystal was amazing. I was nervous about picking a photographer, because I'm a photographer myself, so I wanted to find someone I could really trust and know that my photos would be amazing. I was so happy to have found Crystal she was just the best. We had her for both our engagement and wedding. She was great about directions and guiding us every step of the way. I love her creative ideas to make our engagement session fun and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our wedding was a whirlwind, but she was there every step of the way, collaborating with her team. I am so happy to have found a wonderful photographer to capture such a wonderful day I will never forget!

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Sherita & rich

I would highly recommend Crystal.
My husband and I really connected with Crystal since the very start. She is easy to work with and has a great eye.
Bonus she is super funny and made me laugh to get the best pictures. Our wedding album is spectacular. I will always remover the memories of my wedding with the stunning pictures crystal took of us.

Thank you Crystal!!!

debbie & Adam 

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Crystal shot our wedding on 5/5/18 and did a wonderful job!!! She was so easy to work with and made sure we were all standing and posing in the right way to make the photos come out great! We only hired her for 5 hours and she worked quickly so we could get all of the shots we wanted in our short time frame! Even working quickly, her quality was excellent!! I would definitely recommend!!

Erick & Taylor

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My husband and I could not have been more thrilled working with Crystal and Summer Bear Photography!
Stunning, natural appearing photos that highlighted the happiness of our special day. The portraits were gorgeous. She is attentive to detail, knowledgeable, and has a knack for capturing beautiful candids. She was also fun and easy to work with. She kept us laughing and relaxed during the portraits!
She has fast email response times and responsive to our questions. Our wedding and Summer Bear was in California, while my husband (then fiance) and I are based out of the East Coast... the distance created a challenge, but this speaks to the capabilities and overall professionalism that Crystal exhibits. She worked with us closely before to make sure we were on the same page in regards to our expectations and timelines, she also added her suggestions and thoughts. During the wedding, she worked seamlessly with the rest of our team and accommodated additional on-the-fly requests. Afterwards, the edited photos arrived on time (looked amazing) and she made sure that we were satisfied!
The only regret that we had was booking her for 6 hours instead of 8!

cat & scott

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Omg!!!! What an all around great experience!!!!! We were lucky enough to have her photograph our big day! But before that she was nice enough to offer us a free one hour photog shoot for us to get comfortable in front of the camera. The products of both were absolutely amazing. The pictures of our big day were able to be blown up into a metal print of 3 feet with great quality. She has an amazing eye and we look forward to including her into the next great steps in our life.

veronica & Eric

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This is the photographer you want for your wedding. She is incredibly fun to work with. She is also very talented and dedicated to her work.

I chose Crystal Summer Bear from many photographers on Yelp because she was the most responsive and I liked her portfolio on her website. She was also seemed invested from the start, and she had a competitive price with flexible options that worked for us.

I couldn't have been more pleased with our experience working with her. She is very professional and efficient. Even under time pressure she able to get a lot of photos because she could so quickly and effortlessly direct us on how to pose to get great pictures. She's also just a lot of fun. We were practically giggling the whole time because she worked with such enthusiasm and knows how to make the process fun.

She does great touch up work and even got us a great sample of photos very quickly that we used as a display for our larger wedding reception a week later per the picture below.

I really can't recommend Summer Bear Photography enough. You will not go wrong if you get her as our photographer.

Issac & Queenie

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Crystal was the most INCREDIBLE photographer a bride could hope for. I am someone who freezes when you put a camera on me - I'll make an ugly face and do an awkward pose. I have never been comfortable infront of a camera so my wedding day was something I was nervous for. That was until I met Crystal. She helped shape and frame every photo so there were no real bad ones to worry about. She helped fix my hair, adjust the weird things I do with my arms and always had me laughing so the smile never felt forced. I love every single one of my photos from my wedding and that is something I never thought I'd say. Crystal helped make my day perfect and ensured that my memories are perfect for years to come. Thank you!

angela & jordan

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Crystal shot my wedding back in September and made it an awesome experience. She was professional and very attentive. All of the photos were perfect and very much captured my wife and I's personality and taste. So easy to work with!

Emily & TOdd

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We had never done professional photos before and were a little nervous. How would we stand? Would we have any direction? Would we look too posed? But Crystal was very helpful. She directed us to stand and look in certain ways that felt natural and looked great in the photos. She timed the photos well to avoid having too many people in the background (we shot at lake Merritt on a sunny evening, so some people in the background were unavoidable)
She got us our sneak peek the next day! and our full album in 2 weeks. She even mailed us prints of some of our favorite photos to frame.

Audrina & Mike

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Crystal was awesome during our wedding! She made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. Unfortunately someone stepped on my wedding dress during the ceremony which caused the train to become black. I was upset, and just told her it was whatever. She reassured me that she was going to make sure the photos do not show the black train confidently. She positioned me and my dress perfectly to where there was zno black in any of our photos! I am super grateful that she did her best to make me feel happy and gorgeous. She was in charge during the wedding photos after the ceremony. She put the groomsmen in check, which I was appreciative for because I did not want to be a bridezilla. Crystal really helped me out; I am so thankful for Crystal’s hard work. I will always cherish our wedding photos because of Crystal! I will most definitely hire Crystal again for any other photography needs!

Ashley & Andrew

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My fiancé and I had never had professional photos taken before and were a little anxious. Crystal knew exactly what to do, which poses would look amazing, and gave clear direction the whole way through our engagement session.

She braved the mosquitos, expertly played around with lighting, and made a run down walking trail look incredible.

Well, what are you waiting for?! Book Crystal with Summer Bear Photography. You will not be disappointed!!

Her work is fabulous and her prices are absolutely affordable. Many photographers who I seeked quotes from were much pricier!

Alex & Mercedes

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