If you’re from Southern California and you want to celebrate your engagement somewhere unique, you’ll love these Big Bear engagement photos! 

Big Bear Lake is nestled in the San Bernardino mountains only 2 hours from LAX! It makes a great day trip or even a weekend getaway for SoCal couples!

We met up at Castle Rock Trail and hiked the first half of the trail to get to a viewpoint above the treeline! Big bear lake is popularly known for it’s skiing during winter, but the atmosphere during summer made for epic pictures!

We had a blast climbing on trees and rocks while exploring the trail! The views were to DIE for so we hope you enjoy the pics from these Big Bear engagement photos!

Where’s the best place to take engagement photos in Big Bear Lake?

Castle Rock Trail is the best place to take engagement photos in Big Bear Lake because the parking is only 10 minute walk up hill to an epic viewpoint! You are close enough to parking but far enough away to get a peaceful atmosphere without many people interrupting your pictures!

What’s the best time of year to visit Big Bear Lake?

Big Bear Lake attracts visitors during all 4 seasons! Winter is popular for skiing while summer is popular for kayaking and mountain biking. You can also visit during the fall to see the autumn colors in the trees!

Where should I stay the night in Big Bear Lake?

We recommend looking at the cabins or Airbnb’s in the area! For a list of available Airbnb’s in the area, check the widget below!

Which trail has the best views in Big Bear Lake?

Castle Rock Trail has the best views in Big Bear Lake! You can see the whole lake from above the trees and climb a giant rock that literally looks like a Castle! 

Where should I watch sunset in Big Bear Lake?

Not everyone likes to hike down in the dark after sunset, so we recommend going down to the lake to watch sunset! The east side of the lake has the best views because then you can look west across the lake for an epic view!

Thanks for enjoying these Big Bear Engagement Photos!

Bree + Stephen are creative entrepreneurs based in San Diego, California who have a contagious passion for collaboration. They’re hosts of the NO BS Podcast and pioneers of the NO BS Patreon group.  Please contact for advertising partnerships or collaborations!


Aug 14, 2020


Couples Photography

Big Bear Engagement Photos