Maroon Bells Engagement | Aspen Engagement Photographer | Jean and Nick

Jean and Nick | Aspen |  Maroon Bells Engagement
Savannah Chandler | Maroon Bells Engagement Photographer


When Jean and Nick asked if I would be willing to drive to Aspen for their Maroon Bells engagement, there was only one answer:  HECK YES.  Even as a Colorado native, I had never been to the Maroon Bells.  For those that don’t know, this stunning location just outside of Aspen is the most photographed location in all of Colorado.  If you’ve seen a “stock photo” of Colorado, it’s most likely from this stunning lake.

On a Friday morning, I left my house fairly early to head over Independence pass into Aspen for Jean and Nick’s Maroon Bells engagement session.  I took my time, taking in the views through Leadville, over the pass, and into the town its self.  When I took the right curve where the peaks come into view – I nearly was in tears.  It was truly a sight to see, and a sight that I had been waiting a long time to experience.

I met Jean and Nick up at the lake, where we took the Lake loop to get a few different areas of the surrounding wilderness for their Maroon bells engagement.  As much as they would have loved to have done a full hiking session, Nick was recovering from a motorcycle accident that unfortunately made that not possible for this moment in time.  (I would love to go hiking in that area at some point – hint hint 😉 ).  We started taking the loop, getting the greenery as well as some stunning red rock formations in the background.  As the sun started to hit the horizon off in the distance, we headed back to Maroon Lake for some images just as dusk approached.  The mountains only alpenglow (that “bright red” look) at sunrise, but the dusk light was also quite magical and simply stunning.

I’m so excited to celebrate with the two of you this August for your Keystone wedding!  Thank you for adventuring into the wilderness with me for your Maroon Bells engagement!

Savannah Chandler Photography
Colorado Wedding Photographer | Available for Travel Worldwide
Maroon Bells Engagement Photographer | Aspen Wedding Photographer

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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.