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Regan and John | Twin Lakes and Independence Pass Engagement
Savannah Chandler Photography | Aspen Engagement Photographer

 

One of my favorite spots in all of Colorado is Twin Lakes – you’re surrounded by majestic mountains in all directions yet still low enough to get aspen groves.  The highest mountain in Colorado, Mount Elbert, booms behind the lakes standing at 14, 439′.

When Regan and John said they had just moved out from Tennessee to Colorado and wanted the mountain engagement experience, I knew exactly where to suggest.  Our fall this past year was an interesting one – the leaves began to change a few weeks earlier than normal and didn’t stick around for long.  We timed our engagement session just right – all of the aspen groves along the lake and upwards towards Independence pass were at prime.

We met at the small town of Twin Lakes and headed down towards the water while we still had some light out.  I had looked at the sunset calendar, and knew we had to be at the top of Independence pass by 6:00 to catch the last glimpse of the sun.  After spending some time at the lakes and along the creek on our way up the pass, we made it up the hairpin turns to 12,095′ just in time for…. snow.  Foggy skies and snow.  This was Regan and John’s first experience in high altitude, and seeing snow in September is always a bit of an interesting feeling.

We headed out to a few of the alpine ridges, trying our best not to freeze.  On our way back to the car, once we had decided we were “done shooting” we saw the sun start to peek out behind the fog.  It was quite an otherworldly sight – which was the perfect ending since Regan an John are huge Star Wars fans.  I must admit, I know nothing about Star Wars – but I do know that Lightsabers at dusk are pretty cool.  And fun.

Thank you for coming along on a Colorado Mountain Engagement journey with me this past fall, Regan and John.  I can’t wait to see images from your Memphis wedding this upcoming summer!  Congratulations once again.

 

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer
Aspen Engagement Photographer | Based in Denver, Colorado | Available for Travel Worldwide

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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.

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