It’s getting close to reunion time in Bear Lake, and I am already getting July days booked, and also receiving inquiries about August. If you’re on the fence deciding to hire a photographer or have a family member photograph your family, might I suggest the benefits of hiring a local photographer.
She will be the most familiar with locations perfect for large family sessions, and will know what time of day works best for those locations. She may even have access to private spots not available to the public. For example, I have a handful of private locations around Bear Lake that I have permission to bring families for photos. Because they are private, they are quiet and not crowded.
A local photographer will also be aware of the popular rental cabins, and if your cabin makes a great spot to have a session. The beach photo below was taken on the beach just below the Grizzly Bear Cabin. It was easy for this group to gather and have some beautiful shots on the beach. And because there are no homes near by, we had the beach to ourselves.
Another reason to hire a photographer is that they are skilled in posing and directing families, especially children. A photographer will have suggestions on how to stand the most flattering, and will arrange your group in a balanced, pleasing composition. You will have a more polished looking family portrait if you take the time to hire a professional.
I was talking with other Bear Lake business owners about what is so unique and special about Bear Lake. We concluded that it must be all the wonderful families that come to visit in the summer. They come to be with their families. They come to have fun, make new memories, and simply they just love their family and want to be together. And that is what makes Bear Lake so great. Not only is it beautiful here and an escape, it is the place where families gather and they bring their love with them. It’s just one big valley of love. And I couldn’t be happier to document all this family love.