Bear Lake Wedding Portraits: Congratulations Whitney and Dillon!

Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is a magical place. Driving through Estes Park gives a glimpse of the scenic beauty, but once you drive through the Bear Lake corridor, and walk out onto the lake, the view takes your breath away. The alpine lake sits beneath the sheer flanks of Hallett Peak and the Continental Divide, the air is fresh and the water is sparkling–it’s the perfect place to celebrate a wedding!

Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer

Whitney shares, “Ten years ago we met on a camping trip in the mountains of Northern California through my best friend, Jessica. Our life together has been incredible and unorthodox in the last decade. We lived in California for three years before deciding to move halfway across the country to live in Wisconsin. In 2017, we bought our first home together. Our business was still new and fresh and I was dedicating a lot of time to work so Dillon was in charge on moving day. I had been at work for nearly twelve hours and was exhausted, so we ordered pizza.

When the door bell rang, I answered to find that Dillon had secretly flown my best friend out from California to surprise me! The next morning, Jessica wanted to take our picture in front of our new home (in the middle of January…in Wisconsin). He wasn’t paying attention to the camera and kept saying how much he loved me and I kept telling him to take the picture until he finally said, “Whitney! Pay attention!” I looked at him and he had his grandmother’s wedding ring in his hand. I was completely shocked and surprised by the entire weekend.”

Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
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Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer

Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer

Whitney and Dillon, thank you for being up for anything!

They scaled boulders, hiked up the side of a mountain, and walked through the forest and just kept smiling! And it was totally worth it.

Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer
Bear Lake, colorado wedding, RMNP, estes, wedding photographer

Congratulations Whitney and Dillon!

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