Colorado Engagement Photographer | Heather and Mike | Twin Lakes Engagement


Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Engagement Photographer
Heather and Mike | Leadville and Twin Lakes Engagement



Heather and Mike’s Twin Lakes Engagement

Back in high school, nearly another lifetime ago now, I played fast pitch softball both for school and competitively.  I’ve always loved sports, and softball was “my sport” (side note – I still love softball and play on an adult Fast Pitch league in the summer between weddings).  On my team at Legacy High School back in the early 2000’s was Heather – she played 3rd base while I played Left or Center.  We spent a lot of time together, both on the field and off.  Fast forward to 2017 – when I got the news that Heather and her beau, Mike, were engaged and getting married in Estes Park.  Needless to say, it was so great to spend some time with Heather and meet her soon to be husband for during their Leadville engagement session.

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Whenever I’m suggesting a location and time for a Colorado engagement, I always throw out some new/fun adventurous locations and typically ask if they want to meet at sunrise.  Some people think I’m crazy.  Some (awesome) people go along with my wild Colorado engagement ideas and meet me nearly 3 hours away at 5:30am to catch the sun hitting alpenglow.  As a Colorado adventure photographer, I love finding new spots that are nestled in gorgeous mountain scenery.  I found this stunning spot, at 10,200 ft elevation surrounded by peaks on all four sides.  We were able to photograph facing Virginia Peak, Huron Peak, Ervin Peak, and Mount Hope.
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Another interesting thing about Colorado in the fall is the timing of when our trees begin to turn.  Typically, in higher elevations, mid September is when you begin to see large patches of yellow leaves.  Once the sun came over the ridge on this September 8th morning, you could see incredibly large groves of Aspens that had already begun to change colors.

We spent some time up in the field, then on our way back down the pass we stopped in a few aspen groves.  At around 8:30-9:00 am, we all decided that we needed COFFEE and headed back towards town.

I can’t wait for this upcoming July to photograph your Wild Basin Lodge wedding, Heather and Mike!

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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.