March 3, 2023

Top 3 Big Bear Lake Photography Tips

Posted in: Photography, Writing

The top 3 Big Bear Lake Photography Tips

Alright lovebirds, it’s time to temporarily take your mind off your significant other and focus on these
important photography tips! Big Bear Lake is a gorgeous town that many people flock to for photos or to pop the question with the mountains cascading down behind them. The big question you may have been asking yourself is where do you start?

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! Snuggle up to your significant other and let your love show. For those who are
shy, take a breath and concentrate only on your loved one. Think of this moment as a date and treat it
as such!
Hire a photographer that will make you feel comfortable. Talk to them beforehand and see if your
personalities match up. Then when you show up to your session, you can relax, have fun, and know that
you’re in good hands because your photos should reflect the love you two have for one another.

For the location, figure out the type of backdrop you’re interested in because this town has it all when it
comes to the mountains, lake, and forest. Be realistic when you’re picking your location because not
every area will work at all times of the day. Lighting is very important. You never want to pick a location
that is wide-open and decide the best time to go is in the afternoon, because you can have harsh
lighting. Plan your location and time wisely as a package that goes together.

If you’re feeling lost, you should still hire a local photographer who grew up in town. They know the area
more than anyone else. Yet, here is a little bonus tip on location just for my readers:
Juniper Point Picnic Area has stunning views of the lake and Snow Summit mountains from a distance.

Think about your location before deciding on your outfits. The colors that pop will be decided on the
time of year visitors will be there. Neutral colors are always my go-to recommendation because they
blend well without disappearing entirely into the background. If you’re going to bright green mountain tops, you don’t want to wear green, or you’ll become the location rather than standing out against it in the photo.

When planning group outfits, remember to mix it up! Don’t stay with the same shade of color for every
single person. For example, if you decide to go with blue, have some people wear a lighter shade of blue
while others wear darker shades. When you take photos, make sure the people with different colors stand next to each other to break up the hues of blue.

At the end of the day, what matters the most is that the love you have for each other comes through the photograph. Focus on each other, and everything else will fall right into place.

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