Sprague Lake Engagement | Jiovanna and Kevin

Sprague Lake Engagement | Jiovanna and Kevin
Savannah Chandler Photography | Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Photographer


I met Jiovanna and Kevin at Wedding Wars, a local Denver Bridal Show, where they won my free engagement session.  It was quite serendipitous, as we had been talking on and off most of the evening.  I also had the booth next to the bar… maybe that’s why they kept stopping by 😉  .  After speaking a few times, we decided to head up into Rocky Mountain National Park and up Bear Creek Road for their Sprague Lake Engagement.  We began our day walking around the lake, as the sun perfectly outlined Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain.  After fully making it on the loop around the lake, we headed out to find an Aspen Grove.


Sprague Lake Engagement

Sprague Lake Engagement

Sprague Lake Engagement

Heading down Bear Lake Road, we came off a switchback near a river that housed a beautiful Aspen grove.  I immediately pulled into the side street parking lot, where Jiovanna informed me that this exact spot was one of their favorites.  The two of them had brought family up to Rocky Mountain National Park, and since Jiovanna loves Aspens, this is a part of Colorado that they wanted to share with their loved ones.


Sprague Lake Engagement

One of the highlights of our engagement session was that Jiovanna and Kevin are avid campers – so they set up a small styled camping area to showcase this aspect of their relationship.  I was quite impressed at how in-depth their set up was, and how much though and time went into the details.


To end our evening and chase the hazy sunset skies, the three of us headed towards Moraine Park.  Much to my dismay, my very favorite field at Moraine has been torn down.  Just a few weeks earlier, my partner-in-crime and I were shooting there with amazing, full bloom lupines.  I may have shed a tear or two, or poured one out for my homies… but then quickly returned to light chasing.  I found myself standing in waist deep grasses to achieve the angles I was after.  I hope you agree that the images were worth it… as I ended up with one million bug bites and stood up with spiders on my arms.  Ah, the things we do for that perfect foreground.


Thank you for adventuring with me through Rocky Mountain National Park, and listening to me talk about ‘fabulous light’ all evening.  I can’t wait to photograph your Wedgwood Inn Wedding next June!!



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Leave a Comment
Cara Elizabeth says:

These are soooo gorgeous Savannah!! I am obsessed. <3

Belinda Cano Stephens says:

WOW! THese are so amazing. You are so talented. I want to get engaged to my husband again lol just for these photos.

Nicole Roche Nichols says:

oh wow, the way you captured the light in the last set of pictures in the field truly is amazing! I also love how you captured their love and intimacy so naturally. And I have to know…is that a “tent” they actually go camping in, or did they create that just for pictures?

Elizabeth says:

Wow!!!! Epic session!!! You are so talented!

Brittany Slaughter says:

this session is too dang beautiful! the colors, the camping scene, and this couple is just adorable!

Willy Wilson says:

Beautiful mountain engagement photos! That sunset shot at the end – yowza.

Kelly Tasker says:

Love everything! That camping scene is the best. Adorable couple!

Adena Rossiter says:

Woah…how do you continue to amaze me to this level? Those colors are insanely gorgeous. The posing is so natural. And that camping set up…seriously, the best! You’re incredible!

Justyna says:

Wow! The frame where he holds her hand….helping her walk…the dancing one… So beautiful!

Chris Erin Loring says:

So so pretty Savannah Chandler. Love these

Nicole Pettit says:

Gooooooorgeous! What a fabulous area, and they are just the cutest!

Recent Colorado Weddings


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.