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"Looking for the right wedding photographer is like finding a needle in a haystack. You need someone who fits your vibe, personally and professionally. You also want someone who's going to look at your wedding with a specific, artistic point of view - not just do the same old shots you see from EVERY wedding. We were lucky to not only find Penny and Becoming Images, but we realized she was EXACTLY who we were looking for. She listened to our needs and delivered shots that uniquely captured the style and aesthetic of our wedding. She also approached our big day with a sense of story - capturing key moments and accent pieces organically as they happen (no fake, staged moments). This was all huge for us, and we couldn't have been happier with our photos."
- Taylor & Rachel (Colorado Wedding)
"Oh my, where do I start? Becoming Images did such an amazing job for my engagement and wedding! Penny is such a free and loving spirit full of life and will make your experience the best ever. I felt like I’ve known her for years within minutes of us meeting for the first time. Our cold engagement session in Maryland was absolutely perfect. Penny made us feel so comfortable and our pictures turned out beautifully. My favorite part of the way she photographs is how our pictures looked so organic and natural. During our sessions- the way she directed us never felt or looked posed once! Before our wedding day approached, Penny reached out multiple times so we were able to talk about both of our visions and create our wedding day game plan. Our day went so smoothly and our pictures once again turned out beautifully! Our families had nothing but great things to say about Becoming Images. Our wedding was one big party and they were along for the ride capturing all of our most memorable moments! One thing I loved was that Penny’s second photographer was her husband. Being able to work with your spouse is so special and I love that they are able to do that! The day after our wedding we had our adventure session where my husband and I were able to take pictures with our horses at our farm. It was so nice having this special time where it was just us after all the excitement from the day before. These pictures, to no surprise, turned out beautifully- just as our engagement and wedding photos did! Overall working with Becoming Images was easy, fun, full of laughter and memories! What I can promise you is that you aren’t doing Becoming Images a favor by hiring them for your most special day. You are doing yourself a favor. I would not have these beautiful photographs and memories if it weren’t for Penny!"
- Jordan (Washington DC area wedding)
"Choosing Becoming Images was one of the best decisions I could’ve made. Working with Penny & her team has been such a great experience. She has been a big part of my major milestone moments including graduation, engagement and wedding photos. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole engagement photoshoot and was very creative in the way she & her team executed the photography at our wedding. I would definitely recommend Becoming Images to anyone needing professional photos done. Becoming Images did such a great job with our photos. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. I look forward to more of her work in the future. Thanks, Becoming Images!"
-Jackie Russell (Alaska wedding)
“Having Penny as our photographer was one of the best parts of the entire wedding! With a large family that had many opinions, Penny listened to what we wanted and she captures everything even better than we could have imagined! As the bride, she showered me with compliments and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She was calm the entire time and helped everyone around her feel peaceful. She allowed us to enjoy moments, while still moving things along so we were punctual. My husband and I couldn’t have asked for higher quality photos to capture our special day. Anyone that chooses Penny to work with them will not regret it! She is an absolute joy and incredibly talented. I would recommend her to anyone hands down!” -JoJo & Matthew (Colorado wedding)
"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 (British Columbia wedding)
"Penny was absolutely amazing from start to finish! We were coming from out of state for our wedding, and were having a hard time finding a photographer. From the minute we got on the phone with her, we felt at ease. She was so full of love and passion for her business--we could feel the joy through the phone across the country! We knew she was a perfect fit for our wedding. She's detail oriented and professional. Our wedding day went off without a hitch and Penny found a way to stay in the background, but still managed to magically get the most perfect photos. We also did a day-after shoot to get more formal bride and groom portraits--she spent so much time with us and we are SO incredibly in love with those special photos that were a bit more relaxed the day after the big event. Thank Penny!!" -Madelyn & Gregg (Colorado wedding)
"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!" -Kaci Jones (Montana wedding)
"I loved working with Becoming Images for so many reasons! From the moment my fiancé and I met with Penny we felt very much at home... she has a wonderful ability to truly listen and make your photography experience great. We had a very small beach wedding and it would have been easy for a photographer to overwhelm us and our family but Becoming Images did an amazing job of capturing incredible moments without being intrusive! She never gave us any hard sell for products (which are amazing); Instead her focus was on what we needed and wanted."
-Ryia Waldern (Alaska wedding)
"Penny and her staff were amazing from the first phone call I made to the end of the reception. She even took the time to meet with me in person ahead of time to ensure she knew what I wanted out of the wedding photography. The photos all turned out perfectly and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer, the pictures captured my most favorite moments. She fit in perfectly with our wedding guests and everyone enjoyed her thoroughly. She made us feel so comfortable despite being camera shy and I can't thank her enough." -Teri Forst
"Becoming Images did an outstanding job capturing our wedding day. Penny made the entire process enjoyable and fun! Our photos will forever fill our home with the beautiful reminder of that wonderful day. I could not ask for more. I still stand in awe of the magic that was captured in our mountain top fairy tale. Thank you Becoming Images!!" -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 intimate 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 ;)
"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." -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!"
"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
"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
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