They say a picture is worth a thousand words and video is worth a million people. For me a picture of a loved one, or a picture of myself is like being transported to that moment in space and time when I felt a certain feeling. Memories of our experiences fade over time, but with just one image, or one click of the play button you can be transported to that moment in time bringing laughter and tears in an instant.
My parents wedding album is one of my most treasured possessions. I can relive their wedding day as often as I like, laughing at the blue suits and big hair as well as the joy everyone felt. I can see my grandfather again, god rest is soul, and experience a time in history in which I wasn't even a glimmer in my parents eye. I love massive digital galleries, but going through a physical album is like reading a real life fairy tale.
I grew up on Disney princess stories and movies, always believing that there was a happily every after. Of course is far from a fairytale, but for at least one day we can all believe that when we wish upon a star hard enough, that dreams do come true and life through it's ups and downs can have its' fairytale moments, for each and everyone of us.
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, John F. Kennedy, and even the Windsors just to name a few. His ability to genuinely capture the personality of his clients has inspired me to follow in his footsteps.
Since taking my photographic passion and turning it into a business in 2015, I have had the absolute pleasure of capturing beautifully unique and perfect moments of love that make it so magical. From that once in a life time moment, when that special question is popped to engagement photos that let the whole world know you found your person, to the bid day when all those moments of planning come together in a celebration of love in front of all of your family and friends.
In an effort to become the best wedding photographer and videographer I can be, I've spent the last several years learning with the best of the best, from world renowned wedding photographers Rebecca Yale, Julie Paisley and Amy and Jordan Demos to Kevin Michael Schmitz (fashion photographer, producer and director). I believe in order to deliver a luxury experience one has to learn from the best in the field. Although I have photographed nearly 100 weddings I am a life long student and strive to learn, to improve, and continuely delivery a luxury experience to each one of my clients.
I love to travel, having visited every state but 3 in the United States, I am excited to photograph weddings 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 Weddings we specialize in making even the most shy couples fell relaxed and have fun, enjoying the joyous moment in time that I'm capturing. I specialize in creating authentic and genuine moments, that showcase the love and connection during Weddings and Portraits. Clients of Summer Bear Weddings can call on me from the moment of the first "YES" to the grand exit at their wedding and beyond. Creating a feeling of warmth, self-confidence and joy in a luxurious photography session and wedding is my goal with each and every one of my clients. At Summer Bear Weddings my clients are my number one priority. Each and everyone become apart of the Summer Bear family.
We can't wait to hear from you!
Crystal Summer Bear
Crystal Summer Bear