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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
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