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For couples looking to avoid sweating their butts off on their wedding day, the Southern California mountains can provide the perfect cool weather solution for a destination wedding. This is the reason why so many brides and grooms are opting to get married in Big Bear or nearby Running Springs. Not to mention, the fresh air, organic surroundings, and natural beauty of the mountains are all additional perks of having a Big Bear elopement or traditional wedding. For the madly in love and wildly adventurous couples, Big Bear is the perfect location to get married.

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Contact Ryan Horban Photography via text at 951-704-9503 to get more information on him being your Big Bear wedding photographer! Or use the contact form to send him a more detailed message about your upcoming Big Bear wedding.

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Top 5 Big Bear Wedding Photographer FAQs

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1. What made you decide to become a Big Bear wedding photographer?

There are not many natural outdoor destinations in Southern California that provide that epic mountain backdrop look, but Big Bear is one of those majestic places. From couples who choose an Autumn wedding where gold and red leaves decorate the scenery or a winter wonderland wedding with snowcapped mountains, there is something so refreshing about couples who choose to say their wedding vows surrounded by nature. Personally, I also enjoy occasionally slipping on ice and almost breaking my camera gear while shooting in the winter conditions.

2. What is the best wedding venue in Big Bear?

Big Bear ceremony locations really depend on whether a couple is planning to elope in Big Bear or plan a more traditional wedding. Those chasing a Big Bear elopement, the best venue is anywhere outdoors, surrounded by nature, and with a view of the mountains or lake. And the location is whatever spot feels like “your” spot. For couples planning a larger more traditional ceremony, I have some more information on Big Bear wedding venues below so hold your horses.

3. Any tips about Big Bear wedding photography?

If you’re planning a wedding in Big Beat the best tip is to be mindful of the weather. That means leaving a little more time for guests to arrive, making arrangements ahead of time if a snowstorm comes through (if you’re planning a winter wedding), and working with a Big Bear wedding coordinator who has experience working in the unique location. Honestly, a good wedding planner familiar with the Big Bear landscape can be a huge asset.

4. How would you describe your approach to Big Bear wedding photography?

The best way to describe my style to Big Bear wedding photography would be that warm feeling you get when someone asks you, “Do you wanna go do karate in the garage?”. Step Brothers references aside, my approach is to capture candid, unposed moments. The real stuff. The good shit that will make you smile for years and years. I want my brides and grooms to laugh, cry, dance, and have one of the best days of their lives. And I want to capture that in a way that is authentic to each couple in a unique way.

5. I need an affordable Big Bear wedding photographer. Can you help with that?

I offer Big Bear elopement packages as well as affordable wedding packages for small weddings to meet the needs of anyone planning a wedding in Big Bear. Big Bear wedding packages start at $600 an hour with discounts for additional hours of coverage, but please know I can customize anything to your particular needs. For couples looking for something super basic and cost-effective because they are recycling white claw cans to pay rent, I also have a team of super talented associate shooters who are more affordable that do a great job!

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How Much Does A Wedding Photographer Cost In Big Bear?

The best Big Bear wedding photographer studios and elopement photographer in Big Bear will offer pricing that can vary depending on expertise and when the wedding is taking place. Couples wondering how much does a wedding photographer cost in Big Bear should anticipate investing around $750 per hour for an adventurous elopement or small wedding coverage, and around $4000 for full wedding day packages. Complete wedding day packages typically include 6-8 hours of photography coverage, an engagement session, and an online gallery for free download of Big Bear wedding photos.

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    Wedding Venues Big Bear

    Best Big Bear Wedding Venues

    The Lodge At Big Bear Lake: One of the most popular wedding venues in Big Bear, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake can accommodate 200+ guests, offer on-site catering, and they even toss in a free room for the bride and groom!

    Pali Mountain Weddings: Technically located in Running Springs, this is actually a brand that offers a variety of Big Bear wedding venue options to choose from. Some of the wedding locations include a Tree-Top Deck that can accommodate 50 guests, Enchanted Forest that is perfect for a couple who wants the outdoor vibe, and a vintage-style camp lodge.

    Gold Mountain Manor: Ideal for couples seeking bed and breakfast wedding venues Big Bear, Gold Mountain Manor can accommodate 120 guests. The best part is that everyone can stay right on property and have all their needs taken care of, making this Big Bear wedding venue perfect for couples planning a destination wedding. Other amenities include stone pathways, outdoor mountain garden setting, and open space that allows for couples to get creative in personalizing the property.

    Edgewood Mansion (Grey Squirrel Resort): A cool spot for those DIY couples, the Edgewood Mansion is a Big Bear wedding venue that has a lot of amenities, but some Yelp reviews that are underwhelming. Couples interested in this property for their destination wedding should check it out in person, speak with the staff, and make a decision based on their own research.

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    Wedding Photographers In Big Bear, CA

    I love the mountains and everything about the cool, crisp air of Big Bear Lake and Running Springs so I can understand why any couple would choose a natural setting for their destination wedding. I want to learn more about you. I want to hear about your vision with the Big Bear Lake wedding planning. But if for some reason I am already booked for your Big Bear elopement or wedding, or maybe my photography style is not connecting with you, then please check out these Bear Lake wedding photographers:

    • James Tang Photography
    • Dean Mackay

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