The Petco’s reached out to me about Big Bear engagement photos and it made for the perfect dreamy photography session.
Now that one of you has popped the questions, it’s time to plan your Big Bear engagement photos. Finding your photographer is important. You want to talk to them beforehand and make sure they are the right fit. Personally, I want to get to know you before your session. It helps me to know what type of photos you’re looking for and the type of session you want as well.
I’m a light/airy/and dreamy photographer. Is that what you’re looking for? If it is then I’m your girl! I love to create dreamy Big Bear engagement photos that make your heart skip a beat. I’m a light-hearted, fun-loving, and romantic type of photographer. Hit me up if you want to see if we connect more!
For other vendors, you can hire an event planner, baker, or florist to help make the session more special. There is nothing like having a little surprise waiting for your significant other either at the location or the day of when you pick it up together.
For the location, speak to your photographer and tell them the type of backdrop you’re interested in. Mountains, lake, woods? They can recommend a couple of ideas for you especially if they are a local photographer. I highly recommend always going local. They know the ins and outs of that town more than anyone else. I was raised in Big Bear Lake, California so it’s my stomping grounds!
There isn’t a question that Big Bear is the perfect place to capture this moment because you can’t beat the mountain vibes. Every season is in full force in the mountains. Are you looking for a sweet, romantic, flowery session? We’ve got it in the spring! What about a stunning, white, and fluffy snow-filled dreamscape? Come up in the winter season! What about a summer dream with the light reflecting off the lake behind you two? Yup, you know what I’m about to say. Big Bear has that too!
Dreamy vibes are exactly what you get when you come to Big Bear and that’s in every season. Each season has its own ambiance, making it perfect for multiple photos because there are more than enough locations to change up the background. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you come, you will get your dreamy Big Bear engagement photos.
Being a couple of hours away from LA makes it a breeze for travelers. You don’t have to rush to hop on a plane. Just jump in your car, put on your favorite music, and enjoy the beautiful scenic drive on the way up. If you’re like me, that’s a huge bonus!
One of the most important tips I can give you about planning your photos is to go in with the idea that you’re going to have fun! It’s a special time in your life and it goes by incredibly fast. Soak it all in by knowing that taking engagement photos will never happen again in your life. Snuggle up to your significant other and let your love show.
For those who are shy, don’t worry about it! I’ll make you feel comfortable and remind you that this isn’t about me. It’s all about YOU and your future wife/husband. Photography sessions are a lighthearted date that can make you fall in love all over again.
There is a magical feeling in the air when you’re staring into the eyes of your future wife/husband and knowing that they are the one for you. As your photographer, I want to capture that genuine feeling of love and trust me, I will! Relax, have fun, and know that you’re in good hands because your photos will reflect the love you two have for one another.
BONUS Travel Tips: Depending on the way you’re driving, there are two scenic drives up that I’d recommend. Highway 38 takes 15-30 minutes longer (without traffic) but encompasses the slow pace of the mountains while taking your breath away when it comes to views. This is the one I’d recommend if you want to see the scenery and enjoy your relaxing drive up.
Highway 330 is more fast pace and traveled. This is the most used highway in and out of the mountain but does get you to Big Bear Lake quicker than most routes. During the holidays, you may want to avoid this highway on the weekends or be ready for a little wait. You still get the views but get to the top of the mountain quicker. Typically, I use this route more than any other so it is the first one I recommend for a drive up to Big Bear.
If there is snow, BRING CHAINS. There will be chain checks up the mountain and they will make you turn around if they are on in your car. When the roads are dry, you won’t need to put on chains but please check the CalTrans website for current road conditions. They will inform you if chains are required on your tires before the drive-up.