Keystone Wedding Photographer | Jean and Nick | Alpenglow Stube Wedding


Savannah Chandler Photography | Keystone Wedding Photographer
Alpenglow Stube Wedding | Jean and Nick

I met Jean and Nick last year, while they were in the beginning stages of planning their Keystone  Alpenglow Stube wedding – one of my very favorite Colorado wedding venues.  Sitting up at 11,444 feet, the Alpenglow Stube has amazing views of Mt. Guyot and Bald Mountain, while Schoolmarm (the ceremony site) boast views of Lake Dillon below while facing the Gore mountain range in the background.  As a Keystone wedding photographer, it’s one of the most beautiful locations to celebrate your wedding day.

We started our day with getting ready for Jean and Nick’s traditional Tea Ceremony – a tradition of Jean’s family.  I absolutely loved her red ceremony dress – I find myself drawn to bold colors.  🙂  The tea ceremony consisted of an offering of tea and gifts to each family, with the youngest party gifting to the elder family member.  Both families were gathered around the room, giving a very intimate and loving feel to the ceremony.

Once the Tea Ceremony concluded, we began getting ready for their American ceremony up on Schoolmarm.  Jean and Nick wanted to do a first look down in the River Run area at the base of the gondola.  I was completely shocked that we were starting to see the leaves change in August!  We took our time walking around the base of the mountain for some portraits, then headed up the gondola.

After their American ceremony, we took the secondary gondola up to the Alpenglow Stube.  The lighting has always been FANTASTIC in the evening at every Alpenglow Stube wedding  I’ve photographed – I’ve had the most amazing streams of light coming in through the pines, followed by stunning sunsets on the adjacent mountains.

As a Keystone Wedding Photographer, you can’t ask for better lighting coming through pine trees at 11,444 feet above sea level

To conclude our evening, I asked Jean and Nick if they wanted to take a short walk away from the lights to capture the Milky Way since we had a clear sky that night.  I love doing milky way images, but you have to be far enough away from light pollution for them to be successful.  Most mountain venues are far enough away from the city that you can see the milky way with the naked eye :D.

Thank you again for inviting me to celebrate your Alpenglow Stube wedding with you, Jean and Nick!


(P.S. – Check out Jean and Nick’s Maroon Bells engagement session HERE)

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Venue:  Schoolmarm and Alpenglow Stube Wedding 

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Colorado – my home for the past 34 years and counting.  My family were Pioneers from Norway and Germany to Colorado in the 1880’s.  I think it’s pretty amazing that our family has always had an interest in photography and capturing moments.  Growing up seeing photographs of our family in covered wagons on their way to Colorado is one of my fondest memories.
  Truly, I love Colorado and the amazing mountain ranges throughout.  I grew up heading into the Mountains on weekends to hike in the summer, and to snowboard in the winter.  I’m hapy to say that not much has changed, I’ve just added a husband and child into my adventerous outdoor mix.  My husband and I now take our little man out into the wilderness that Colorado has to offer, hoping to fill his young life with amazing memories and experiences.
I hosted my wedding in Evergreen, Colorado in May of 2011 at the Evergreen Lake House  .  After our wedding day,  I knew that I wanted to be a Colorado Wedding Photographer.  I was attending Metropolotian State University of Denver for fine art photography at the time, and the transition into a Wedding Photographer was fairly seamless.
I love adventuring to new places for weddings and elopements!  I hike regularly, and love showing couples my favorite spots.  There are amazing places in every corner and in every season.  Snowboarding is also a passion of mine, and I LOVE to capture couples shredding Pow Pow down the mountain.  Interested in a Colorado Hiking or Adventure Elopement?  Contact us on the form below!  Every year I have a list of locations that have special prices for couples wanting to hike, I’d love to chat about my current list!


Awesome Colorado Wedding Vendors

One of the great things about being based here in Colorado is getting to work with some of the best wedding vendors! Here are some of my very favorite places and people to work with. They're all awesome. Almost as awesome as the views we have here across the continental divide... almost.

Venues: Strawberry Creek Ranch in Granby, Colorado
               TimberRidge and Alpenglow Stube in Keystone, Colorado
               Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado
               SkyView at Fall River Village in Estes Park, Colorado 
Planners: Sweetly Paired
Videographers: Whitney Milton
Florists:  Olive and Poppy

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

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographer | Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer

Photographing in the Rocky Mountain Region, Including: Keystone, Aspen, Breckenridge, Estes Park, Twin Lakes, Leadville, Silverton, Telluride, Durango, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Larkspur, Steamboat, San Luis, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Winter Park, Granby, and the Spanish Peaks.