Alpenglow Stube | Keystone Wedding Photographer | Jennifer and Ryan

Jennifer and Ryan | Keystone Wedding
Savannah Chandler Photography | Keystone Wedding Photographer


Keystone Wedding Photographer

I met Jennifer and Ryan through Veronica with Mile High Celebrations  (an AMAZING Colorado wedding planner), and I couldn’t be happier to have met this amazing couple.  Back in December 2015, I traveled out to Omaha to photograph their engagement session (you can check out their Festival of Lights engagement here).  I knew after witnessing their amazing chemistry together in sub-zero weather for the evening that they’d have a beautiful wedding.  That statement couldn’t be more true.

On August 13, 2016 – Jennifer and Ryan were wed on the top of Keystone Resort at the Schoolmarm run facing Lake Dillon.  To start their afternoon off, we headed into River Run Village to have their first look.  Of all the first looks I’ve photographed, Ryan surely had one of the most genuinely excited and loving reactions I’ve witnessed.  To sum up these two in one word, they are certainly Smitten.

Jennifer and Ryan wanted to make sure that we had a nice, relaxed timeline for the day.  One thing that I always recommend is to allow for some down time for the bride and groom, a chance to spend just a few minutes to yourselves.

After a relaxing Gondola ride up to the ceremony spot, their closest 30 family members and friends joined them on top of the Mountain for their intimate ceremony.  I can specifically remember Jennifer whispering mid-ceremony to Ryan, “I’m so happy”.  This perfectly describes the feeling that everyone could feel during their vows, pure happiness.

To enjoy the rest of their evening, we headed up a secondary Gondola to the AlpenGlow Stube for their reception.  Just before we headed in for the evening, we found the most magically lit spot in the forest to sneak in a few last portraits of Jen and Ryan.  I think my secondary photographer and myself about had a heart attack when we saw the backs of our cameras.

Thank you again, for inviting us to be a part of your incredibly stunning day Jennifer and Ryan – it was an honor to spend the day up on the mountain with you.



Venue:  Keystone Resort

Wedding Planner:  Veronica with Mile High Celebrations 

Florist:  Love Letters Floral

Secondary Photographer:  Haley Allen (my chick-fil-a eating, 90’s music blasting, partner in crime)

Photography Assistant:  Suzanne Jakes

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Jenn says:

This is a beautiful wedding! You captured their day beautifully. I just love your editing style!

Natalie says:

First off, I love that you took a pic of the dress outside. So unique. I also love the outdoor shots but the reception b&w one with the light casting a beautiful shadow on them during the reeeption. Great job!

Lynn Marie says:

Holy cow! These are gorgeous! I love the landscape, her dress, the details, his reaction to the first look…wow! Fantastic work!

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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.