Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding Photographer | Danielle and Sam | Trey’s Vista Wedding

Danielle and Sam | Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding | Trey’s Vista


Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer


I love photographing at Spruce Mountain Ranch – it’s always been one of my very favorite Colorado wedding venues.  They have a multitude of ceremony sites (all of which are gorgeous), including Trey’s Vista.  I love the field view behind the vista, facing the mountains near Monument, Colorado.  The lighting is always pretty killer for couple’s portraits as well out in the field ;).

When Danielle and Sam contacted me about their September 28 wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch, I was so excited to visit Larkspur for the third time in my 2018 wedding season.  September is the start of Colorado’s beautiful fall wedding season, with the fields turning to an Autumn Gold and the sun setting slightly to the south from the summer months.  This year, Colorado decided to go all “Colorado Crazy” with a cold snap the weekend of Danielle and Sam’s wedding.  Although it may not look like it in the photos, the temperature was dipping down into the 40’s and the wind was bringing in quite the chill.  All of the attending guests were troopers – any many of them came here from balmy Florida.

Danielle and Sam met when they were attending Perdue University (which I’ve since found out has an intense fight song, and that they’ve modified the lyrics to “Sweet Caroline” in favor of Perdue and NOT in favor of IU 😉 ).  Many of their bridal party, friends, and family also attended Perdue University.

After spending some time getting the bride and groom ready to take pre-ceremony portraits – we began our family and bridal party portraits.  Danielle is one of 6 children, and the first of those 6 to be getting married.  It was so fun to watch the whole family be so excited and happy to celebrate Danielle.  Sam and his group of groomsmen were so fun – I don’t know if I’ve ever had more guys in stitches during our formal groomsmen portraits.  I may have said something along the lines that they needed to stand closer together to avoid “beaming crotch light’… #HarshYetTruePhotographySayings.

Once Danielle and Sam said their vows, smashed some glass in honor of Sam’s Jewish heritage, and hugged many a loved ones following their ceremony – we finally headed out from the cold and into the lodge for their reception.  I absolutely fell in love with the hanging lights from the ceiling – I think that they added an amazing ambiance to the already stunning Ponderosa Room at Spruce.

To cap off the night, we danced the night away – including a Hora – and then Danielle and Sam made their epic exit into massive streamers.

Thank you again for inviting me to celebrate your Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding with you, Danielle and Sam. <3 .  I wish you all the love and happiness in your marriage.

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Coordinator: Cloud 9 Denver
Hair and Makeup: Soluxe Salon
Florals: Southern Charm
Catering: Buffalo Gals
Secondary Photographer: Melissa Miniker

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographer | Based in Denver, Colorado | Available for Travel Worldwide

Servicing the Rocky Mountain Region and Beyond.
Telluride | Keystone | Dillon | Aspen | Buena Vista | Breckenridge | Arapahoe Basin | Granby | Winter Park | Silverton | Ouray | Vail
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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.