Sky View at Fall River Village Wedding Photographer | Cecily and Jimmy | Estes Park

Cecily and Jimmy | Sky View at Fall River Village | Estes Park
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Savannah Chandler Photography | Estes Park Wedding Photographer

Estes Park has always had a special spot in my heart.  I can remember going “down” for family vacations growing up, and watching the taffy being pulled in a local taffy shop along mainstreet.  Estes is a quaint mountain town, sitting at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, and boasts a busy main street with small shops, restaurants, and bars.  My very favorite coffee house – Kind Coffee – is along the main drag. <3

I’ve been to Fall River Village before, and was incredibly excited to see the new Sky View wedding venue that opened this past August.  I met Cecily and Jimmy at Sky View to get ready, where Cecily was in the bridal suite and Jimmy was in their rental property just across the way.  Coming out from Virginia for their Colorado destination wedding, the bride and groom decided to have their first look in the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park at Sheep’s Lakes.  Cecily headed up with myself and we met Jimmy (along with my secondary photographer, Melissa) right along the roadside.  Mountains and fall color were what we were in search for all afternoon – and we were able to get both despite the cold snap and fog descending over Estes Park the day of the wedding.

If you’re planning on having a first look and heading up into the mountains for couple’s portraits, I highly recommend leaving plenty of time and allowing for spontaneous decisions.  We originally thought about heading up Trail Ridge Road, but the weather had other plans for us.  The road closed for the day due to snow and wind – Colorado can have crazy weather and snow in Estes (even in September!).  We snaked our way up towards Bear Lake, but decided against any of the upper lakes due to low visibility and fog.  As we were heading back down the road, I found a small pull off with a dirt ledge and a stunning Aspen field behind that was in prime color.  I may have made the 😬 face and asked how up for adventuring up the side of a muddy/slick sidewall they were.  #BadAssBride

We snaked our way back down hwy 34 towards Sky View, and met all the family, friends, and most importantly THE DOGS(!!) for portraits.  I knew from our first conversation (where I skyped and “met” their older pup) that the doggies would be a very important part of Cecily and Jimmy’s Estes Park wedding day.  The “Ring Pups” were such good troopers, and really listened (for the most part) to their bridal party duties.

After their vows amongst the fog wall, we headed in to the venue for some dancing and reception fun.  There was even Cornhole in the reception area!!

Thank you again, Cecily and Jimmy, for inviting me to celebrate your Estes Park wedding with you.  I wish you (and the “kiddos”) all the love and happiness.

Venue: Sky View at Fall River Village
Florist: Previe Events
Hair and Makeup: Megan Kerry Events
Caterer: Comida 
Secondary Photographer: Melissa Miniker


Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographer | Estes Park Wedding
Based in Denver, Colorado | Available for travel worldwide

Servicing the Rocky Mountain Region and Beyond
Telluride | Dillon | Keystone | Vail | Breckenridge | Winter Park | Granby | Grand Lake | Estes | Buena Vista | Ouray

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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.