Aspen Wedding Photographer | Maroon Bells Elopement | Kendra and Nelson

Kendra and Nelson | Maroon Bells Elopement

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Savannah Chandler Photography | Aspen Wedding Photographer

 

 

I met Kendra and Nelson through a Colorado Wedding Planner, Lily with Sweetly Paired Weddings .  We chatted over Skype about their August Maroon Bells Elopement and all things mountains and alpenglow.  For those that don’t know, the Maroon Bells (on a clear day) turn a bright pink at sunrise… it’s quite the spectacle to witness.  Kendra and Nelson would be flying out to Colorado with their closest family members from a small town in Illinois for their intimate wedding in the mountains near Aspen.

Come the week before their wedding, my son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, leaving me to stay in Denver and having one of my very closest friends and fellow photographer, Haley Allen, to head up to Aspen for Kendra and Nelson’s elopement.  Needless to say, this blog post is quite unusual in the fact that Haley photographed, where I edited the images.  Have no worries, my son is doing well and on the road to a full recovery.  We’ve made it through the end of Chemo and I’ve been back behind the camera since mid-September.

Kendra and Nelson’s elopement amongst the mountains was a typical Colorado day – filled with sunshine, wind, rain, and fog.  😬 . Our weather likes to live up to it’s reputation… CRAZY.  During the vows, the wind kicked up off Maroon lake and took Kendra’s cathedral length veil with it.  But like any good gentleman would, Nelson promptly ran after the veil and made sure that everything was just as Kendra wanted for her mountain ceremony.  While they walked in the Snowmass wilderness, the sky darkened, the fog rolled in, and the rain began to come down.  Over the years, one of my very favorite “emergency” items to carry has become a clear umbrella.  I believe that they make for such lovely rain photos.

The next morning, at the late hour of 6:00 am, Haley met Kendra and Nelson back at the Bells for what we hoped would be an Alpenglow session.  But that good ol’ Colorado weather had different plans… Clouds covered most of the skies, which made for a stunning, dramatic background.

Thank you, Kendra and Nelson, for your love, understanding, and support for me and my family.  I wish you both all the happiness in the world, and a lifetime of adventure.  Cheers, and congratulations on your stunning mountain wedding!

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Associate Photographer shooting for Savannah Chandler Photography: Haley Allen
Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Sweetly Paired
Florist: The Olive and Poppy
Venue: The Amphitheater at Maroon Bells | Aspen, Colorado

 

 

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographer
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Review from Jenna and Chris

"Savannah is the most AMAZING photographer!!! I would recommend her a thousand times over again. I would plan another event just to use her again! She is incredibly professional and incredibly talented!!! Best vendor/photographer/professional I have ever worked with."

Check out Jenna and Chris' Estes Park, Wedding Day HERE

Review from Ashley and Aaron

"Savannah is an amazing person and photographer! She captured our wedding in every way we could imagaine. Looking back on the pictures she took makes us remember and feel those special moments. Savannah is very professional but at the same time will help load up carseats and offer a helping hand wherever she can. She is very knowledgeable from locations to take pictures to making us feel comfortable in directions to pose. We have nothing but good things to say. We definitely reccomend Savannah Chandler!"

Click HERE to see Ashley and Aaron's Estes Park, Colorado Wedding Day!

Review from Katie and Brad

Savannah was so great and managed to make us (two awkward people) feel super comfortable and thrilled about wedding photos. :) She saved our day with her flexibility and the pictures were better than we could've ever hoped for! Highly recommend!

Check out Katie and Brad's Boulder, Colorado Wedding Day HERE

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