Penny is the most amazing photographer and is simply all around wonderful! I first met and was photographed by Penny while I was still in high school getting my senior pictures taken. Let me tell you, the moments she was able to capture were beautiful and she had me laughing the entire time. Shortly after that session I was asked to participate in a “for fun” photoshoot where my friend and I got to play in the Alaskan outdoors trashing a couple prom dresses and again Penny had us laughing the whole time. Penny has the incredible ability to make you forget there’s a camera pointed at you and captures moments that are natural and not at all forced. This last fall I got married and decided to ask Penny to travel to Montana to share in my husband’s and my special day…I was floored when she said “yes!” She had no qualms about traveling hundreds of miles to spend just a few hours photographing our wedded bliss and I knew I could rest east knowing I was going to get the most perfect pictures of my wedding. Penny picked some of the most beautiful Montana backdrops for our pictures and I seriously could not have asked for more. My guests all praised how professional and fun Penny was and she had great ideas for our posed pictures that didn’t look stuffy or cliché.
I ordered several prints through Penny and received my order very quickly and the quality of the product she delivers is superb. I can’t recommend Penny enough. She will become not only your favorite photographer, but one of your favorite people as well. Thanks Penny, for the countless memories I’ll have to cherish forever!"
-Henry & Amanda
"My wedding pictures are among my prize possessions and the first things I would grab if my house ever burned down. You probably can tell she's talented just by looking at her website- but there are so many wonderful pictures she hasn't even posted! Aside from being a talented artists she's also a comforting presence, she has experience dealing with brides after having photographed so many weddings. On top of being a professional- Penny is a ninja- she got these amazing shots during the wedding, and I don't even remember her taking them!" -Annie Klausner "I can't thank you enough for doing my boudoir session! I knew I wanted to give my groom an extra special and personal wedding gift. He was elated that I was willing to do something so sensual for him. I was nervous before the session but with a little glass of wine and some fun outfits I was ready to rock the shoot. I felt so sexy and confident about my body and you made it so comfortable. I was blown away by the results and found a new confidence in who I am as a woman. I think every wife should do something like this for her husband. It's tasteful, sophisticated and sexy. I can't wait to do another session 5 years or so down the road as an anniversary gift for my husband! You are the best Penny!" Sincerely~ Blushing Bride ;)
"Penny and her husband, Bill, just photographed my wedding on the Stikine River in BC, and they were both so amazing! I haven't seen the pictures yet but they both fit into my crazy epic wedding in the bush on the side of a river. I asked Penny months ago if she was okay hiking over a mile to a glacier to take some pictures and she never hesitated. I knew right then that Penny was the perfect pick for mine and Kevin's wedding. You and Bill are the best photographers ever!!! Can't wait to see the pics." -Jen & Kevin
"The moment I saw Penny's work I booked her for our wedding, which at that time was still two years away. We never looked back. She first did our engagement pictures after which Daniel said, "What else can we schedule to have her photograph in our life?" Our wedding pictures are more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. She was able to capture all of the special moments on one of the happiest days of our lives. We now have not only a wonderful go-to photographer but also an amazing mentor and friend. Penny is an extraordinary person and her talent and love clearly shine through her work. Thank you so much for everything! You have helped capture our special memories beautifully!Penny, and her daughter Kaley, did an amazing job photographing our daughter Ashleigh's wedding. From the beginning, we were one of those "difficult" clients - a last moment changed wedding date, a cranky grandma who didn't want her picture taken, a low light venue (a barn in March), and a groom who was literally able to be there only for the wedding day. With all these challenges Penny went to work and joyfully made adjustments and put people at ease with her relaxed, professional, humorous, and encouraging demeanor. She was able to deal with the lighting situation and the photos are incredible. She knows how to capture the beauty of the entire event not just those "cliche" moments. Yes, we even have gorgeous photos of grandma! It is apparent that Penny has done this a "few" times and that we weren't her only "challenging" client. One side note, she never made us feel like a challenge, those are my words. Penny was full of grace, genuine, and just plain fun! She is a true professional who makes you feel like she is family." -Dana Chambers
"We were so blessed to have Penny, and Kaley, as a part of Ashleigh and Bryant's wedding day that when our second daughter was married three months later, Penny was our photographer of choice for that event also."
-Lindsey and Daniel "I wanted to thank you Penny for taking my boudoir pictures for my husband. As you know they were a surprise for him for a little weekend getaway that I had planned for us. The way you take photographs is truly an art and the way you put it all together is a gift. And yes my husband was very surprised. But in a way that I didn’t expect. He was honored by them and even got a little choked up telling me that I was so beautiful. So thank you for making an already great weekend even that more special for us. I now want to show my book to all my girlfriends and have them do this for their man. But really not only for their man, for themselves as well. You have a way of making a woman feel beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gift, your talent with me." Joyfully- Heidi
"Penny is such an amazing photographer, and such a pleasure to work with. Her and her lovely husband (assistant) flew from Juneau to Petersburg, Alaska to photograph our wedding. Her photos are so artistic and beautiful. She made us feel so comfortable and like we could really be ourselves. We definitely recommend her!" -Kelly & Stewart
"When I look back through the moments of my wedding, I am reminded of how great it was to work with Penny and her team. She knew exactly what I was going through and how to deal with me; my expectations, my crazy schedule and my husband. As the memories of our special day start to fade, we are forever grateful that we have (literally) thousands of perfect photos to pull us right back into the moments of our wedding. Thank you, Penny." -Amanda & Zachary
"I would highly recommend Becoming Images! We could not have picked a better photographer to capture such a monumental day. Penny understood our vision and made us feel comfortable on such a stressful day. We were blown away by the quality of photos. From the creativity in each shot to the flawless editing, each photo is breathtaking!" -Kait & Josh
"After 20 years of marriage and a pound added to my backside for each of those years, I was so nervous about doing an intimate session at becoming Images. penny had the nicest way of making me feel relaxed and the whole session was a blast. she had music pumping, snacks and wine for me to enjoy & we spent a lot of time laughing. when I saw my images, i was brought to tears because i realized that i am still beautiful and sexy, which i had forgotten with every pound i gained. I now realize that ‘sexy’ comes in my size, no matter what that size might be! my husband was elated... to say the very least! ;) " - Still Sexy
"I spent hours scouring the internet for a wedding photographer who could deliver a specific candid, artistic style of photography without any luck. When I finally found one I liked, he was unavailable on my wedding date. He referred me to Penny of Becoming Images, the photographer he trusted and used for his own wedding. I immediately fell in love with Penny's online portfolio and knew she was the right person for the job. From first consultation to the final delivery of the photos, Penny always brought a joyful spirit and made everyone feel special and at ease. We were very pleased with the final results of our wedding photos. We've since then used Becoming Images multiple times for family photos as well." -Crystal & Ian
"Penny McGoey, Jake and I were so impressed with your professionalism and how important you made us feel. Even though we are like family, we felt like valued clients. You made sure we felt comfortable and you took your time and put care into every pose. It was made so clear and evident that you truly love what you do. You are so talented! Thank you for an incredible experience and for making us feel special. We appreciate and love you so much." -Crystal & Jake
"I thought I had already left my recommendation but here's another one just in case....Becoming Images and Photographer Penny McGoey were absolutely fantastic for our wedding day in Juneau. Even though we were making arrangements from Pennsylvania, Penny made everything so easy and effortless, even on the glacier too! Thank you so much Penny!" - Laura
"Becoming Images has captured me nay special moments in my life! Family photos, engagement, senior, wedding and just for fun shoots. Best pictures ever! They are wonderful at catching those candid shots and guide you through the photo shoots on how to pose if you need the help!" - Katie
"Penny has photographed all three of my daughter’s senior portraits, my son’s engagement, my best friend’s daughter’s wedding, my own family portraits, and, joyfully, all three of my daughter’s wedding days! I love her passion for what she does and the energy she puts into giving the best possible images to every single client. Clients don’t remain clients for long... they become her friends. I am so grateful!" -Therese- mother of the bride
"We had never met before wedding and it was like I had known her for years. Felt very comfortable with Penny" -Abbie
"Becoming Images is the only photography studio/photography team our family uses. Penny's work is stunning and brilliant - she truly captures the hearts and souls of those whom she is photographing." -Laura- Mother of The Bride
"Penny is so so so amazing! My wedding wouldn't have been the same without her and her amazing creativity:) she even allowed me to get ready at her house before we said I DO. I couldn't say enough great things about her. She is just a genuinely good person." -April- Happy Bride
"The quality of the photos at Becoming Images are unlike any other. Not only does Penny take fun and artistic photos, but she makes them come to life with her own enhancements. This, among many other things, is why we choose Penny. We knew we wanted her professional photos that would last and that we could enjoy forever. This is her skill, and it really is an art form what she does with them. Thank you so much for all of the posed and candid photos you took at our wedding, we love them all." -Kayla