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Boulder Elopement | Jill and Terry

Boulder Elopement | Jill and Terry
Savannah Chandler Photography | Nostalgic Colorado Wedding Photographer

I love elopements.  Everything about them.  From their spontaneous nature to their incredibly intimate vows, elopements are awesome.  And as a Colorado wedding photographer, Boulder Elopement is the best.

Jill and Terry drove out from Iowa, just the two of them. They wanted to have their Boulder elopement on Flagstaff mountain.  We headed up the mountain to Flagstaff summit, where the views can’t be beat.  It had been raining all day but we ended up with an incredible evening.

In Colorado, you don’t need witnesses to get married.  You can marry yourselves.  Which is exactly what Jill and Terry did.  It was just the three of us trumping through the mountain.  I’ve never been a part of something so intimate.  It was so emotional to watch the two of them say their vows with no one else around.  And the sun peeked through just as they were officially wed.  The gorgeous, amazing, fall sun.

Congratulations again, and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your beautiful day!


Jill’s cousin is a professional florist, who was awesome enough to provide the two of them with a beautiful bouquet and boutonnière.


Flagstaff Summit, near the nature center, provides amazing views.  It’s also a great spot to take a moment and let everything soak in.  🙂


Jill and Terry were an amazing couple to work with.  They knew they wanted to get married, but didn’t have a set time for their ceremony.  We waited until the time felt right, and they made their vows to each other.  They said their vows up at Artist Pointe, a little further up the mountain.


During the vows, I took a step back and was out of earshot.  Have no fear, this is what telephoto lenses were made for.  I was able to capture the emotion while still allowing the two of them to have a purely intimate moment.


On our way back to the nature center, we stumbled upon the sun setting through the evergreens in this magnificent field.


Thank you again, Jill and Terry, for inviting me to be a part of your Boulder elopement.

Savannah Chandler
Nostalgic Colorado Wedding Photographer

Location: Flagstaff Summit Nature Center

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Jamie Kraus says:

Wow, that first black and white shot took my breath away! I love elopments!

Shea McGrath says:

Stunning photos and such beautiful light!!

Melissa Mullins says:

Wow wow wow!! I love elopements so much. These images are perfect!

Maren Miller says:

So pretty! Those sunset ones are just breathtaking!

Keziah Kelsey says:

Beautiful!! i love how the light helps tell their story! Really, really well done.

Brooke Summer says:

So intimate… there is nothing like two people without so many distractions all around, saying their vows! Beautiful work!

Miqui Miller says:

Is it just me or does yummy, beautiful light follow you to every session?! 😉 This is one of the best elopements I’ve seen!

Miqui Miller says:

Is it just me or does yummy, beatiful light follow you to ever session?! 😉 This is one of the best elopments I’ve seen!

Chris Erin Loring says:

These are so so gorgeous. I am loving your light and processing SO much in these. . .beautiful. . .

Rayna McGinnis Mason says:

So beautiful! I love elopements like this one and you captured it beautifully!

Jennifer Rainey Mason says:

Gorgeous light! Beautiful!

Jennie Crate says:

The light is phenomenal! So awesome to be part of such a cool experience with them!

Sarah Hendee says:

So much love!!! and OMG the light is awesome.

Julie Livermore says:

Timeless and beautiful! Love how you captured the day!

Kate Carlton says:

These melt me. Everything about it. Love, love, love all the beautiful light and the images show so much love.

Meredith Harris says:

What a great thing witness! Lovely work.

Deziree Dufresne says:

I love everything about this! Having such an intitmate elopement is just so beautiful and sweet and your pictures perfect capture that!b Stunning work!

I don’t even have real words for how perfect this is. Amazing job as always!

Ashley Busch says:

Beautiful Savannah!