Bierstadt Lake Engagement | Ashley and Brian

Ashley and Brian | Bierstadt Lake Engagement | Rocky Mountain National Park
Savannah Chandler Photography | Estes Park Engagement Photographer


I met Ashley… over 2/3 of my life ago.  Literally, we’ve known each other a lifetime.  In elementary school, we used to hang out and watch movies in her basement hot tub (I mean, come on… who wouldn’t want to spend all day in an indoor hot tub?!?) and playing “teacher” at my house.

Fast forward a few schools, diplomas, and degrees later… we’ve both “grown up” and are starting families of our own.  I was so excited when Ashley asked to meet up in Denver and talk photography over some drinks of the adult variety.  It’s always so nice to catch up with old friends, and to meet the person they’ve chosen to spend their lives with.

For their engagement session, we hiked up to Bierstadt Lake in Estes Park.  September in the high country is always stunning.  We timed our session just right, we hit the gorge at peak color.  The slope side leading up to Hallett Peak is quite a sight to behold in fall.  I’ve really come to love this side of the mountain over the course of 2016.

Thank you for trekking up the series of not-so-little switchbacks in the full sun with me, Ashley and Brian.  🙂  I can’t wait to celebrate your June wedding with you shortly.

Also, be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the page for a snipet of behind the scenes footage!



Want to see more Engagement Sessions?  Click HERE!

Bierstadt Lake Engagement | Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Photographer

Estes Park Engagement Photographer | Savannah Chandler

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Adena says:

You, my dear, are the master of the mountains! I’m in love with every single shot!

Melissa says:

Wow those colors are epic! So fun that you got to do a session with someone you’ve known for so long.

This is absolutely beautiful! Such s lovely couple and bierstadt never fails to be breathtaking!

Recent Colorado Weddings


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.