Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Jenna and Chris | Sprague Lake

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Jenna and Chris | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Savannah Chandler Photography | Estes Park Elopement Photographer

 

Whenever couples contact me from out of state about taking Colorado Mountain portraits, I suggest Rocky Mountain National Park.  You can’t go wrong with the amazing views, it’s accessible year round (well, some areas are at least 😉 ), and there’s every kind of trail in the area from handicapped accessible to trekking up Longs Peak.

Jenna and Chris were coming out to Colorado, originally to take a look at wedding venues in Durango.  A few weeks before departing Arizona, they decided to elope while they were out here.  Jenna got a STUNNING golden gown (that sparkled ever so amazingly when the sun hit it) and Chris got a dapper blue suit.

We met at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Black Friday.  We began by heading to Moraine Valley and the Beaver Brooks, one of my favorite valley views.  The grass in November is always a beautiful straw color and the water is either frozen or low in the brooks.  We’ve had quite the warm winter this year out here in Colorado, so the water was running but was low (and warm) enough for me to venture out into the middle of the pond.  I really do need to start keeping waders in my car – I’ve done this multiple times now and always end up soaked for the rest of the day 😂

After catching some sun at Moraine, we headed up Bear Lake Road to Sprague Lake to walk around and get some portraits.  The sun started to go behind the clouds and the sky turned an amazing black with the approaching storm.  We could see the clouds forming over Deer Mountain and the wind was headed our direction.

We headed a little ways up Trail Ridge Road, in attempt to see if Many Parks Curve had a view to capture, but the entire park turned into nearly a white out by the time we got there.  Not wanting Jenna and Chris to experience terrible driving conditions on the roads and in the canyon back to Denver, we decided to seek lower ground.

Jenna and Chris had a celebration in Arizona once they returned, where they said their vows that a friend had written for them.

Thanks for coming along on a winter Colorado Mountain adventure with me, Jenna and Chris.  Congratulations once again, and I hope to see you out here in Colorado again here soon!

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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.

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