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Bear and Penguin Photography

Anchorage , AK
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Anchorage, AK US (map)

PHONE

805-931-6329

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ABOUT US

We're Bear and Penguin Photography, otherwise known as Scott Julia, a husband and wife team. As our passion for each other & photography has grown, we realized that wedding photography... Read more
We're Bear and Penguin Photography, otherwise known as Scott Julia, a husband and wife team. As our passion for each other & photography has grown, we realized that wedding photography was a natural outlet. Wedding photography for us has always been about seeing the love in couple's face as they see each other for the first time. We strive to capture your love on "film" and tell a story of your special moment.

Your relationship to your wedding photographer is important. Remember that you are letting us capture one of the most intimate and emotional events in your life. Take a look at our Website to see our latest work, ask to see more pictures (believe me we have them), email us, call us, have a beer with us. What's important is that we jive with your style! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Shannon
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia were very patient with our large families and took all the wedding day delays in stride. They captured some priceless moments and left us with beautiful photos to remember our wedding day by. They were worth every penny!
I love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia were very patient with our large families and took all the wedding Read more...
I love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia were very patient with our large families and took all the wedding day delays in stride. They captured some priceless moments and left us with beautiful photos to remember our wedding day by. They were worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Choosing Bear and Penguin photography to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding was the best decision we could have made. Scott and Julia were unbelievably easy to work with because they are super flexible, and did an excellent job of figuring out exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photographers. They have great, creative ideas and create beautiful pictures. Scott and Julia are also really fun to be around, which makes having your picture taken all day really easy. We could not be happier with the time we spent with them, and the final pictures that were produced. These guys are the best!
Choosing Bear and Penguin photography to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding was the best decision we could have Read more...
Choosing Bear and Penguin photography to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding was the best decision we could have made. Scott and Julia were unbelievably easy to work with because they are super flexible, and did an excellent job of figuring out exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photographers. They have great, creative ideas and create beautiful pictures. Scott and Julia are also really fun to be around, which makes having your picture taken all day really easy. We could not be happier with the time we spent with them, and the final pictures that were produced. These guys are the best! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Scott & Julia are the most incredible team. Extremely responsive and absolutely patient. I had my wedding on 9/29/13 and I've already received edited photos through their website.
The quality of their work is phenomenal. I absolutely recommend them to every bride.
Scott & Julia are the most incredible team. Extremely responsive and absolutely patient. I had my wedding on 9/29/13 and Read more...
Scott & Julia are the most incredible team. Extremely responsive and absolutely patient. I had my wedding on 9/29/13 and I've already received edited photos through their website.
The quality of their work is phenomenal. I absolutely recommend them to every bride. Read less
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Catherine and Daniel
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We are SO thankful that Scott and Julia have relocated to Alaska. What a great couple! Can't say enough about their professionalism, eagerness to help, and beauty of their photos. It has been so much fun working with these two and would recommend to ANYONE looking for a photographer.
We are SO thankful that Scott and Julia have relocated to Alaska. What a great couple! Can't say enough about their Read more...
We are SO thankful that Scott and Julia have relocated to Alaska. What a great couple! Can't say enough about their professionalism, eagerness to help, and beauty of their photos. It has been so much fun working with these two and would recommend to ANYONE looking for a photographer. Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Very friendly and super easy to work with. They easily guided us through what we need to do. They were very flexible and prompt. They had really great ideas and got really great pictures! We got everything we wanted and more.
Very friendly and super easy to work with. They easily guided us through what we need to do. They were very flexible and Read more...
Very friendly and super easy to work with. They easily guided us through what we need to do. They were very flexible and prompt. They had really great ideas and got really great pictures! We got everything we wanted and more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bear and Penguin Photography's work was outstanding. We can't say enough about how well they handled our wedding. We are thrilled with the results!
Bear and Penguin Photography's work was outstanding. We can't say enough about how well they handled our wedding. We are Read more...
Bear and Penguin Photography's work was outstanding. We can't say enough about how well they handled our wedding. We are thrilled with the results! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
1/4/2013
5.0/5.0
If we could give Bear and Penguin more than 5 stars we would! They were absolutely amazing from start to finish! We have received numerous compliments on our photos and, more importantly, we love them. There are so many great photos it has been difficult to decide on which ones to print and put in our album. The shots from our engagement session and our wedding are fantastic and do a great job of capturing the emotion of the experiences. Scott and Julia are extremely professional and were great at working with us and providing guidance when we needed it. If you are looking for a photographer then you should definitely contact Scott and Julia!
If we could give Bear and Penguin more than 5 stars we would! They were absolutely amazing from start to finish! We have Read more...
If we could give Bear and Penguin more than 5 stars we would! They were absolutely amazing from start to finish! We have received numerous compliments on our photos and, more importantly, we love them. There are so many great photos it has been difficult to decide on which ones to print and put in our album. The shots from our engagement session and our wedding are fantastic and do a great job of capturing the emotion of the experiences. Scott and Julia are extremely professional and were great at working with us and providing guidance when we needed it. If you are looking for a photographer then you should definitely contact Scott and Julia! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Bear and Penguin online while searching for a good photographer for our wedding in Santa Barbara. What drew us to them was their website which was very informative and included package information and pricing. After we hired them they were constantly in contact especially as the date approached. On the big day they were there early and in contact with the church coordinator. They were very thorough taking pictures and their pictures were great. They were not only a great value but definitely up to other more expensive photographer standards. We loved working with them and would recommend their services.
We found Bear and Penguin online while searching for a good photographer for our wedding in Santa Barbara. What drew us to Read more...
We found Bear and Penguin online while searching for a good photographer for our wedding in Santa Barbara. What drew us to them was their website which was very informative and included package information and pricing. After we hired them they were constantly in contact especially as the date approached. On the big day they were there early and in contact with the church coordinator. They were very thorough taking pictures and their pictures were great. They were not only a great value but definitely up to other more expensive photographer standards. We loved working with them and would recommend their services. Read less
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Conor
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Scott & Julia were outstanding to work with and we were overjoyed with the final product. They really listened to all of our requests and worked with us to get all of the shots we wanted. We feel so lucky to have been able to work with them on our special day.
Scott & Julia were outstanding to work with and we were overjoyed with the final product. They really listened to all of Read more...
Scott & Julia were outstanding to work with and we were overjoyed with the final product. They really listened to all of our requests and worked with us to get all of the shots we wanted. We feel so lucky to have been able to work with them on our special day. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia were easy to work with, extremely competent, and professional. They were unobtrusive during our wedding, yet managed to capture many wonderful candid moments. They created many "frame worthy" photographs. We are very happy we chose Bear & Penquin and would not hesitate to hire them again!
Scott and Julia were easy to work with, extremely competent, and professional. They were unobtrusive during our wedding, Read more...
Scott and Julia were easy to work with, extremely competent, and professional. They were unobtrusive during our wedding, yet managed to capture many wonderful candid moments. They created many "frame worthy" photographs. We are very happy we chose Bear & Penquin and would not hesitate to hire them again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia were wonderful wedding photographers! They made planning a long-distance wedding super easy and relaxed. They took special care to make sure we got all the shots we wanted on the big day and we are so happy with the results! (they even found a way to get a photo of us with our 90 guests!!). We are so thrilled that we have so many great photos to help us remember our special day.
Scott and Julia were wonderful wedding photographers! They made planning a long-distance wedding super easy and relaxed. Read more...
Scott and Julia were wonderful wedding photographers! They made planning a long-distance wedding super easy and relaxed. They took special care to make sure we got all the shots we wanted on the big day and we are so happy with the results! (they even found a way to get a photo of us with our 90 guests!!). We are so thrilled that we have so many great photos to help us remember our special day. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Bear (Scott) and Penguin (Julia) Photography to shoot both our engagement photos and wedding. They did an excellent job working with us during our engagement photo session. Scott and Julia made it so much fun that the time flew by. For the wedding, the two worked well as a team with Julia taking photos pre-ceremony of the bride and Scott going with the groom. During the ceremony, Scott focused on the major events unfolding while Julia was in the background taking more candid shots. After the ceremony, we took more group shots and Scott directed us in a professional manner. He is very easy to work with. Finally, at the reception, both were very active and took many photos of our us and our guests. Scott and Julia also did a fantastic job of ensuring they captured all of the minor, painstaking details my wife put into the ceremony and reception. The final edited pictures turned out great with a fast turn around. We were very pleased with our experience with Bear and Penguin Photography and will happily refer them to anyone!
We chose Bear (Scott) and Penguin (Julia) Photography to shoot both our engagement photos and wedding. They did an Read more...
We chose Bear (Scott) and Penguin (Julia) Photography to shoot both our engagement photos and wedding. They did an excellent job working with us during our engagement photo session. Scott and Julia made it so much fun that the time flew by. For the wedding, the two worked well as a team with Julia taking photos pre-ceremony of the bride and Scott going with the groom. During the ceremony, Scott focused on the major events unfolding while Julia was in the background taking more candid shots. After the ceremony, we took more group shots and Scott directed us in a professional manner. He is very easy to work with. Finally, at the reception, both were very active and took many photos of our us and our guests. Scott and Julia also did a fantastic job of ensuring they captured all of the minor, painstaking details my wife put into the ceremony and reception. The final edited pictures turned out great with a fast turn around. We were very pleased with our experience with Bear and Penguin Photography and will happily refer them to anyone! Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We selected Bear and Penguin Photography for our wedding, after viewing many stylish, interesting and well executed photos in our first meeting with them (lots of cool candids)! Scott and Julia were really wonderful to work with during the entire experience! They were very organized, punctual, accomodating, well priced and incredibly pleasant! They showed up super early to all meetings and sessions, and seemed really passionate about their work. They were super thorough during our engagement session, and did a really good job of making a potentially awkward experience really nice for us! Scott and Julia really exceeded our high expectations, and both our engagement and wedding photos came out really great! Would recommend to anyone!
We selected Bear and Penguin Photography for our wedding, after viewing many stylish, interesting and well executed photos Read more...
We selected Bear and Penguin Photography for our wedding, after viewing many stylish, interesting and well executed photos in our first meeting with them (lots of cool candids)! Scott and Julia were really wonderful to work with during the entire experience! They were very organized, punctual, accomodating, well priced and incredibly pleasant! They showed up super early to all meetings and sessions, and seemed really passionate about their work. They were super thorough during our engagement session, and did a really good job of making a potentially awkward experience really nice for us! Scott and Julia really exceeded our high expectations, and both our engagement and wedding photos came out really great! Would recommend to anyone! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better team of photographers than Scott and Julia. They took amazingly beautiful photographs on our wedding day (and earlier in the year, they shot our engagement photos). I was worried that photographs inside the Santa Barbara Mission would not turn out well as it is very dark inside; however, they took the time to stake out the Mission months in advance, take practice photos, and figure out where they would set-up to capture the special day. Every photograph turned out beautifully! My husband and I felt so at ease while they were shooting, we barely noticed their presence. Lastly, their price cannot be beat - especially in the high-priced competitive market of Southern California. We would absolutely recommend Bear & Penguin Photography to any friend wanting any type of photos taken!
I couldn't have asked for a better team of photographers than Scott and Julia. They took amazingly beautiful photographs Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better team of photographers than Scott and Julia. They took amazingly beautiful photographs on our wedding day (and earlier in the year, they shot our engagement photos). I was worried that photographs inside the Santa Barbara Mission would not turn out well as it is very dark inside; however, they took the time to stake out the Mission months in advance, take practice photos, and figure out where they would set-up to capture the special day. Every photograph turned out beautifully! My husband and I felt so at ease while they were shooting, we barely noticed their presence. Lastly, their price cannot be beat - especially in the high-priced competitive market of Southern California. We would absolutely recommend Bear & Penguin Photography to any friend wanting any type of photos taken! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We would like to give our full recommendation of Bear and Penguin (aka Scott and Julia) for 1) making planning and having our engagement shoot an enjoyable process and 2) providing a stellar product, beautiful photographs that capture a moment we'd like to remember forever. During the shoot, Scott and Julia made us (a normally camera shy couple) feel comfortable; and that was very apparent in the photographs, which captured us and our love without looking forced. The quality of the photos we received was stellar, and we were so happy to share them with our family and friends. If we have more special occasions to capture in the future, Bear and Penguin Photography is definitely our go-to.
We would like to give our full recommendation of Bear and Penguin (aka Scott and Julia) for 1) making planning and having Read more...
We would like to give our full recommendation of Bear and Penguin (aka Scott and Julia) for 1) making planning and having our engagement shoot an enjoyable process and 2) providing a stellar product, beautiful photographs that capture a moment we'd like to remember forever. During the shoot, Scott and Julia made us (a normally camera shy couple) feel comfortable; and that was very apparent in the photographs, which captured us and our love without looking forced. The quality of the photos we received was stellar, and we were so happy to share them with our family and friends. If we have more special occasions to capture in the future, Bear and Penguin Photography is definitely our go-to. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia did an amazing job with both our engagement and wedding photos. As friends, we knew we could count on them to make us relaxed and comfortable, and to make the photo process fun. As photographers, we had seen their previous work and knew they would do a great job with our own wedding. They took a ton of shots and captured some really meaningful moments. They had to contend with a bright and warm outdoor wedding and handled it really well. They were great about suggesting shots we might not have thought of, and took some creative photos to add to the mix. Having a team of two meant they were able to capture different angles and moments which made for a variety of great photos. The trick now will be to whittle down to the best of the bunch for our photo book. Tons of great shots to choose from. They come highly recommended!
Scott and Julia did an amazing job with both our engagement and wedding photos. As friends, we knew we could count on them Read more...
Scott and Julia did an amazing job with both our engagement and wedding photos. As friends, we knew we could count on them to make us relaxed and comfortable, and to make the photo process fun. As photographers, we had seen their previous work and knew they would do a great job with our own wedding. They took a ton of shots and captured some really meaningful moments. They had to contend with a bright and warm outdoor wedding and handled it really well. They were great about suggesting shots we might not have thought of, and took some creative photos to add to the mix. Having a team of two meant they were able to capture different angles and moments which made for a variety of great photos. The trick now will be to whittle down to the best of the bunch for our photo book. Tons of great shots to choose from. They come highly recommended! Read less
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Selina
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia are amazing photographers! They captured our personalities and our love perfectly on our wedding day. They even captured the personalities of our families and friends perfectly. Scott and Julia are very professional and they manage to keep a good sense of humor as well. Our families were chaotic when it came to picture time and even though we kept thanking them for having patience with us they were thanking us for having patience with them, which wasn't necessary because they were awesome. They are brilliant photographers and charge a reasonable amount. You can't beat their prices! Plus, they have an adorable name. :)
Scott and Julia are amazing photographers! They captured our personalities and our love perfectly on our wedding day. They Read more...
Scott and Julia are amazing photographers! They captured our personalities and our love perfectly on our wedding day. They even captured the personalities of our families and friends perfectly. Scott and Julia are very professional and they manage to keep a good sense of humor as well. Our families were chaotic when it came to picture time and even though we kept thanking them for having patience with us they were thanking us for having patience with them, which wasn't necessary because they were awesome. They are brilliant photographers and charge a reasonable amount. You can't beat their prices! Plus, they have an adorable name. :) Read less
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Roisin
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Julia and Scott are an amazing team with so much talent. They were
easy to communicate and work with and helped us to get all of the
shots of our wedding that we wanted. They captured many beautiful
moments at the wedding that we wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise.
One of the best surprises is that they had pictures ready for us to
view really quickly and continued to communicate and work well with us
after the wedding was over. We highly recommend this team!
Julia and Scott are an amazing team with so much talent. They were
easy to communicate and work with and helped us to Read more...
Julia and Scott are an amazing team with so much talent. They were
easy to communicate and work with and helped us to get all of the
shots of our wedding that we wanted. They captured many beautiful
moments at the wedding that we wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise.
One of the best surprises is that they had pictures ready for us to
view really quickly and continued to communicate and work well with us
after the wedding was over. We highly recommend this team! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Julia and Scott did all of the photography for our outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception. They did a stellar job and we would recommend them to anyone. In all of our pre-wedding planning they were attentive, warm, organized and professional, offering suggestions but clearly adapting to our needs. In advance they gave us a clear list of what they needed from us to make sure that they could get to work immediately at the event without interrupting us. During the event they were timely and professional, working quietly and quickly and never drawing attention to themselves or demanding attention from us. They worked hard all night, taking only a quick meal break and staying later than agreed to get a few more shots of the reception. They provided us all of our photos, both in proof and final edited form, in a timely fashion and in the formats we requested. The photos looked great, even in our very low-light reception hall, with a good combination of creative and straightforward compositions: we were very impressed.

Bear and Penguin listened to our wishes and didn't try to strongarm us into a particular "package" or style of shooting. In particular, Julia and Scott carefully considered our requests in a few key areas, and tailored their services accordingly. First, we wanted the majority of our photos to be candid and relaxed. Julia is an exceptional stealth-photographer (gets the best candid shots without people noticing) leaving Scott to work the crowd, and they both worked hard to scope out good viewpoints for these candid photos, even (quietly, unobtrusively) climbing around in the bushes and behind obstacles to get the best shots. Second, we really wanted to tone down the typical wedding pomp, and Julia and Scott mirrored that for us. When we were doing our few posed photos, they chose subtle backdrops and never tried to dramatize the shots. Their relaxed manner made less self-conscious about having our photos taken. They offered a full set of engagement photos and pre- and post-wedding shots (bride getting dressed, posed photos of wedding party), but quickly understood that we wanted things to be low-key, and focused on the candid shots which was what we wanted. We are very grateful to both of them for being both seamlessly professional in covering the event completely and catering carefully to our specific requests. Thanks Julia and Scott - we, along with our friends and family, are very satisfied!
Julia and Scott did all of the photography for our outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception. They did a stellar job Read more...
Julia and Scott did all of the photography for our outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception. They did a stellar job and we would recommend them to anyone. In all of our pre-wedding planning they were attentive, warm, organized and professional, offering suggestions but clearly adapting to our needs. In advance they gave us a clear list of what they needed from us to make sure that they could get to work immediately at the event without interrupting us. During the event they were timely and professional, working quietly and quickly and never drawing attention to themselves or demanding attention from us. They worked hard all night, taking only a quick meal break and staying later than agreed to get a few more shots of the reception. They provided us all of our photos, both in proof and final edited form, in a timely fashion and in the formats we requested. The photos looked great, even in our very low-light reception hall, with a good combination of creative and straightforward compositions: we were very impressed.

Bear and Penguin listened to our wishes and didn't try to strongarm us into a particular "package" or style of shooting. In particular, Julia and Scott carefully considered our requests in a few key areas, and tailored their services accordingly. First, we wanted the majority of our photos to be candid and relaxed. Julia is an exceptional stealth-photographer (gets the best candid shots without people noticing) leaving Scott to work the crowd, and they both worked hard to scope out good viewpoints for these candid photos, even (quietly, unobtrusively) climbing around in the bushes and behind obstacles to get the best shots. Second, we really wanted to tone down the typical wedding pomp, and Julia and Scott mirrored that for us. When we were doing our few posed photos, they chose subtle backdrops and never tried to dramatize the shots. Their relaxed manner made less self-conscious about having our photos taken. They offered a full set of engagement photos and pre- and post-wedding shots (bride getting dressed, posed photos of wedding party), but quickly understood that we wanted things to be low-key, and focused on the candid shots which was what we wanted. We are very grateful to both of them for being both seamlessly professional in covering the event completely and catering carefully to our specific requests. Thanks Julia and Scott - we, along with our friends and family, are very satisfied! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Amy
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Bear and Penguin photography are fantastic photographers, and such a great value! My (now) husband and I had Bear and Penguin take our engagement photos and they were so friendly, creative, and flexible - the day was so fun and we walked away with some AMAZING photos. They continued to impress us once we saw their photo editing skills. We loved all our engagement photos and used them on our wedding website and for our save the date card. We would have hired them for our wedding, but they were already booked! We definitely recommend Bear and Penguin photography!
Bear and Penguin photography are fantastic photographers, and such a great value! My (now) husband and I had Bear and Read more...
Bear and Penguin photography are fantastic photographers, and such a great value! My (now) husband and I had Bear and Penguin take our engagement photos and they were so friendly, creative, and flexible - the day was so fun and we walked away with some AMAZING photos. They continued to impress us once we saw their photo editing skills. We loved all our engagement photos and used them on our wedding website and for our save the date card. We would have hired them for our wedding, but they were already booked! We definitely recommend Bear and Penguin photography! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia flew all the way from California to document out special day in Massachusetts. They were incredibly responsive over the phone and via email. They really put our minds at ease and we had the utmost faith in their craft. We spoke so much regarding the details that we felt as if we had known them for decades. The photos truly documented our day and told a story which we will never forget. It turned out that we needed a hand with the flower arrangements. They helped with that as well. This act was just another example of their desire to make our wedding day go as smoothly as possible.
Scott and Julia flew all the way from California to document out special day in Massachusetts. They were incredibly Read more...
Scott and Julia flew all the way from California to document out special day in Massachusetts. They were incredibly responsive over the phone and via email. They really put our minds at ease and we had the utmost faith in their craft. We spoke so much regarding the details that we felt as if we had known them for decades. The photos truly documented our day and told a story which we will never forget. It turned out that we needed a hand with the flower arrangements. They helped with that as well. This act was just another example of their desire to make our wedding day go as smoothly as possible. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Photography
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Tara
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I really wanted a local photographer. Julia & Scott captured and created wonderful images both documenting & glamorizing the wedding in such a way that we will be able to choose the Wedding Book look we want. Scott & Julia's presence during the ceremony & reception was low-key and unobtrusive. Yet their coverage was very thorough. I would recommend them without reservation. Boy did I chose wisely (luck out ). Thank you Scott & Julia!
I really wanted a local photographer. Julia & Scott captured and created wonderful images both documenting & glamorizing Read more...
I really wanted a local photographer. Julia & Scott captured and created wonderful images both documenting & glamorizing the wedding in such a way that we will be able to choose the Wedding Book look we want. Scott & Julia's presence during the ceremony & reception was low-key and unobtrusive. Yet their coverage was very thorough. I would recommend them without reservation. Boy did I chose wisely (luck out ). Thank you Scott & Julia! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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melissag
Wedding:
4/14/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a talented, easy-going, and insightful photographing team, call Bear and Penguin. They shot some beautiful pictures for my business's website, and we get compliments on it all the time. I have worked with several photographers and would call them again in a heartbeat. What else could you want?
If you are looking for a talented, easy-going, and insightful photographing team, call Bear and Penguin. They shot some Read more...
If you are looking for a talented, easy-going, and insightful photographing team, call Bear and Penguin. They shot some beautiful pictures for my business's website, and we get compliments on it all the time. I have worked with several photographers and would call them again in a heartbeat. What else could you want? Read less
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Eddie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Shari and I loved working with Scott and Julia at our wedding reception in Hawaii. Scott and Julia are just the perfect combination of photography fun and professionalism. They know how to get the job done but also know how to guide you through the picture taking process and make it enjoyable. I absolutely loved Scott's upbeat personality. He was always able to make me laugh but at the same time, very good at taking control of situations to get the right shot. His wife, Julia also has a fabulous personality. Julia is one of the sweetest, down to earth people you'll ever meet. She has a creative eye and is always there taking the pictures from different camera angles. They make a great team and are definitely good people. Thank you Scott and Julia for all the beautiful pictures! We love them all!
Shari and I loved working with Scott and Julia at our wedding reception in Hawaii. Scott and Julia are just the perfect Read more...
Shari and I loved working with Scott and Julia at our wedding reception in Hawaii. Scott and Julia are just the perfect combination of photography fun and professionalism. They know how to get the job done but also know how to guide you through the picture taking process and make it enjoyable. I absolutely loved Scott's upbeat personality. He was always able to make me laugh but at the same time, very good at taking control of situations to get the right shot. His wife, Julia also has a fabulous personality. Julia is one of the sweetest, down to earth people you'll ever meet. She has a creative eye and is always there taking the pictures from different camera angles. They make a great team and are definitely good people. Thank you Scott and Julia for all the beautiful pictures! We love them all! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
For awhile, I was worried about photos on our wedding day because my
husband has a history of being "anti-photogenic" to put it nicely :).
We had our engagement shoot with Julia and Scott to give it a try.
They are AMAZING photographers because every shot had great smiles and
warmth to it. It looked natural and not posed. They definitely know
their way around the camera and are willing to try different things.
They are also super easy to get along with and make you feel
comfortable. They are flexible, fun and produce great work. Not only
did they take the greatest number of good shots ever taken of my
husband and I BUT we had them in less than a week to look at! I would
highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer.
For awhile, I was worried about photos on our wedding day because my
husband has a history of being "anti-photogenic" Read more...
For awhile, I was worried about photos on our wedding day because my
husband has a history of being "anti-photogenic" to put it nicely :).
We had our engagement shoot with Julia and Scott to give it a try.
They are AMAZING photographers because every shot had great smiles and
warmth to it. It looked natural and not posed. They definitely know
their way around the camera and are willing to try different things.
They are also super easy to get along with and make you feel
comfortable. They are flexible, fun and produce great work. Not only
did they take the greatest number of good shots ever taken of my
husband and I BUT we had them in less than a week to look at! I would
highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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eva
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Smart friendly photographers who give great direction and produces wonderful pictures . . . Thanks so much for doing such an awesome job. We finally got some great couple pictures with our new home cause you helped him feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Thx . . . Highly recommend
Smart friendly photographers who give great direction and produces wonderful pictures . . . Thanks so much for doing such Read more...
Smart friendly photographers who give great direction and produces wonderful pictures . . . Thanks so much for doing such an awesome job. We finally got some great couple pictures with our new home cause you helped him feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Thx . . . Highly recommend Read less
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Eric and Yenly
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia were spectacular during the entire wedding process. Since it was our first time, and as a young couple we didn't know anything about what kind of pictures we needed/wanter. Scott and Julia, always made sure to ask what we wanted first, and if we couldn't think of anything or had something missing, they were both full of great ideas. Like photography wedding planners. We especially appreciated that they were with us every step of the way. From pre-planning, to the engagement photo shoot to the rehearsal dinner to set up for the ceremony to my wife and I getting ready before the ceremony to the ceremony and throughout the entire reception. The photos turned out amazing and they got them to us much quicker than we had expected. We highly recommend this capable duo! Eric and Yenly, married 2010 in Santa Barbara.
Scott and Julia were spectacular during the entire wedding process. Since it was our first time, and as a young couple we Read more...
Scott and Julia were spectacular during the entire wedding process. Since it was our first time, and as a young couple we didn't know anything about what kind of pictures we needed/wanter. Scott and Julia, always made sure to ask what we wanted first, and if we couldn't think of anything or had something missing, they were both full of great ideas. Like photography wedding planners. We especially appreciated that they were with us every step of the way. From pre-planning, to the engagement photo shoot to the rehearsal dinner to set up for the ceremony to my wife and I getting ready before the ceremony to the ceremony and throughout the entire reception. The photos turned out amazing and they got them to us much quicker than we had expected. We highly recommend this capable duo! Eric and Yenly, married 2010 in Santa Barbara. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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freddyt
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Scott and Julia were awesome to work with! They were so good about getting shots of us without stressing the mood, we felt so comfortable with them around too! One of the great things about their operation is their rapid turnaround with the photos, it was so great to see the pictures so soon afterwards. We would totally recommend Bear & Penguin to our friends and family and recommend it to you (the reader of this review).
Thanks Scott and Julia!
Scott and Julia were awesome to work with! They were so good about getting shots of us without stressing the mood, we felt Read more...
Scott and Julia were awesome to work with! They were so good about getting shots of us without stressing the mood, we felt so comfortable with them around too! One of the great things about their operation is their rapid turnaround with the photos, it was so great to see the pictures so soon afterwards. We would totally recommend Bear & Penguin to our friends and family and recommend it to you (the reader of this review).
Thanks Scott and Julia! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia are professionals with down to earth, relaxed attitudes that made my husband and I very comfortable in front of the camera. We were extremely impressed with the quick turnaround time to see our photos and we were so happy with them! I would definitely recommend this duo for any photography needs - from family (and doggie) portraits, to engagement and wedding pictures. Thanks Scott and Julia!
We love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia are professionals with down to earth, relaxed attitudes that made my Read more...
We love Bear and Penguin Photography! Scott and Julia are professionals with down to earth, relaxed attitudes that made my husband and I very comfortable in front of the camera. We were extremely impressed with the quick turnaround time to see our photos and we were so happy with them! I would definitely recommend this duo for any photography needs - from family (and doggie) portraits, to engagement and wedding pictures. Thanks Scott and Julia! Read less
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Danae
Wedding:
10/22/2010
4.9/5.0
Julia and Scott are absolutely amazing to work with and we would recommend Bear and Penguin Photography for all those special moments you want to capture. They are a fantastic team. While Scott is setting up and taking the classic portrait shots, Julia is capturing the in between moments, which ended up being some of our favorites. They continually made us laugh and put us at ease during the photo shoots. Having a male and female duo works out splendidly the day of the wedding because Julia works with the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, while Scott hangs with the guys. During the ceremony, the pair of them will be everywhere, capturing all those precious moments. Scott is not hesitant about getting up close and personal during the ceremony to get the right shot. They are accommodating and will ask tons of questions to ensure you are getting exactly what you want. Their work speaks for itself, so check out their portfolio. We love the engagement and wedding photos and are blown away with how well they captured our love and all the special moments with our family and friends. All our family and friends rave at the awesome photos; we even used our favorite face shot to send as thank you cards, which were a HUGE HIT. Thank you Julia and Scott for capturing our wedding day in such memorable splendor!!
Julia and Scott are absolutely amazing to work with and we would recommend Bear and Penguin Photography for all those Read more...
Julia and Scott are absolutely amazing to work with and we would recommend Bear and Penguin Photography for all those special moments you want to capture. They are a fantastic team. While Scott is setting up and taking the classic portrait shots, Julia is capturing the in between moments, which ended up being some of our favorites. They continually made us laugh and put us at ease during the photo shoots. Having a male and female duo works out splendidly the day of the wedding because Julia works with the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, while Scott hangs with the guys. During the ceremony, the pair of them will be everywhere, capturing all those precious moments. Scott is not hesitant about getting up close and personal during the ceremony to get the right shot. They are accommodating and will ask tons of questions to ensure you are getting exactly what you want. Their work speaks for itself, so check out their portfolio. We love the engagement and wedding photos and are blown away with how well they captured our love and all the special moments with our family and friends. All our family and friends rave at the awesome photos; we even used our favorite face shot to send as thank you cards, which were a HUGE HIT. Thank you Julia and Scott for capturing our wedding day in such memorable splendor!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.7/5.0
Working with Bear and Penguin Photographer was an awesome experience! Definitely check out their blog and see their work. From the start, we could tell they knew what they were doing and were very professional. They gave great suggestions about when and where to take photos in Santa Barbara. All of the pictures came out beautiful!

My husband and I worked with them for both the engagement and wedding photos. We had fun experiences during both and our families took a liking to them as well. They were always on time, responded to all emails quickly, and were quick to put the pictures up online.
Working with Bear and Penguin Photographer was an awesome experience! Definitely check out their blog and see their work. Read more...
Working with Bear and Penguin Photographer was an awesome experience! Definitely check out their blog and see their work. From the start, we could tell they knew what they were doing and were very professional. They gave great suggestions about when and where to take photos in Santa Barbara. All of the pictures came out beautiful!

My husband and I worked with them for both the engagement and wedding photos. We had fun experiences during both and our families took a liking to them as well. They were always on time, responded to all emails quickly, and were quick to put the pictures up online. Read less
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