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Where did we get the name silver bear?

WE GET ASKED THIS A LOT AND IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO RETELL THIS STORY. WE ARE A VERY OUTDOORSY TYPE OF PEOPLE. TRAVELING, CAMPING, CAMPFIRES, MOUNTAINS, BEACHES, BEER AND WHISKEY. WE LOVE IT ALL.

 

WHILST CAMPING IN COLORADO 8 YEARS AGO, PUTTING DOWN A FEW BEERS AND SIPPING WHISKEY IN THE FIRELIGHT, WE HEARD THE SOUND. THE SOUND THAT WHEN YOU HEAR IT, YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. WE FROZE. WE DIDN'T MOVE AN INCH. RUMBLING OUT OF THE WOODS CAME A CREATURE SO MAJESTICAL AND ETHEREAL, WE STARED IN UTTER AMAZEMENT. At first, it was hard to focus on it because of the brilliance, but as our eyeballs adjusted to the sheer blinding light, we came to realize it was the silver bear. A BEAR that is only found when it wants to be found.

 

HE commandeered our CAMPSITE, took the best seat by the fire, Sampled THE BEERS AND WHISKEY, AND THEN turned its attention to OUR CAMERA EQUIPMENT. With a gentle yet demanding nod of his massive Head, he bestowed upon our gear a shimmering and glistening blessing. We knew after that, we’d never be the same. It trusted us to take its silvery goodness to the world and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since.

 

NAH...BUT REALLY, WE JUST THOUGHT THE NAME SILVER BEAR sounded dope!

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

PHOTO & VIDEO

 

We are at our best when we create together! Our flow is seamless and we know how to work without being in each other's way. It's a well-oiled machine when it comes to making your day stress-free. We joke with you, get you moving and having fun! And you will probably see us dancing with you at the reception! Trust us and we'll create beauty for you!

WE ARE FAMILY

 

Not only are we blessed to be able to do what we love for a living, but we get to do it with the people we love most in the world. This isn't a business that is here now and will be gone tomorrow. Our vision is BIG and our dream is that one day, our children will be joining us and taking over. This is all we do for a living and we are dedicated and all in...110%!

LOVE UNSCRIPTED

 

While we love Instagram and Pinterest and all of the inspiration you find there, we love authenticity even more! Our style is real and unscripted. Of course we have to get those formal shots, but the rest of the time we prompt you instead of pose you. While we get detail shots, we don't bring any props with us to style photos. We love moments and feel those people shots will be treasured far more in 20 years then pretty Pinterest shots.

MEET THE BEARS

Allison is the lead photographer in Silver Bear land but that’s not her only title. She’s also one of the owners, your first point of contact with the Bears, and handler of everything behind the scenes that runs this business. Basically, this company is her baby and she treats as such! While she loves creating beauty through her camera and is living her dream job, her greatest joy is being a mother. After years of struggling, Kris and Allison were blessed with triplets who are known to the world as The Lezonlings! When she isn’t working, her family and planning trips with them are what she’s obsessed with. Disney or any beach usually takes all of her money! Moving to the country last year and being on her land is what brings her peace. Well, that and sipping a few margaritas!

 

Allison at Silver Bear Creative
Kris at Silver Bear Creative
Kris is fond of words that start with “B”. Beards, beer, and bears. His spirit animal is the majestical bear, obviously. His facial hair has brought joy and merriment to many across the country and cutting his beard has been known to crush people’s spirits. The long beard is here to stay! Kris has been obsessed with filmmaking and cinematography for years and has been rocking weddings for 7 years now. When he isn’t making magic on his plethora of Sony equipment, you’ll find him around the fire pit with a craft brew in his hand and listening to good tunes with his wife Allison and dog Douglas Bubbletrousers by his side.
Ryan specializes in dancing on the job, standing on things to get a higher vantage point, and singing along to all your favorite tunes. Aside from producing silky smooth imagery beyond your wildest dreams, Ryan‘s goal on your wedding day is to be a positive and fun presence, never adding to any stress that the day could bring. From a creative outlet, to a hobby, to a profession, making films has become a part of who Ryan is.
Ryan at Silver Bear Creative
Who's that girl? It's Jess! Jessica has been working WITH the Bears for 2 years now and because she just fit with us so well, she is now one of our lead photographers! She is a lover of color and cool vintage finds. She is married to a musician, and cat mom to a hyper little dude named Casper. When she's not working or wrangling her crazy kitten, she can be found shopping for all the plants, wandering the aisles of Target, and playing Animal Crossing. She is obsessed with French bulldogs, otters, mountain scenes, and traveling to new places.

 

Diane is wife to Ryan and mother to their 4 beautiful kids! She’s also a very proud chicken mom that lives and breathes for those fluffy butts! On the wedding day, you’ll see her behind the camera, filming and shooting, fluffing your dress or spraying smoke behind you to get the glowing shot! She is the assistant of all assistants. She loves working with all of our couples, keeping the day light and fun! She has 15 years of cosmetology experience too, so after your HAMU team leaves, you’re still in good hands.

SILVER BEAR STUDIO

1013 BROADWAY ST
CARROLLTON, TX 75006

 

Based in North Texas
Available for travel worldwide

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