Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding Photographer | Kelly and Patrick | Mountainside Spruce Mountain Wedding

Kelly and Patrick | Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding | Mountainside Ceremony
Savannah Chandler Photography | Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding Photographer

 

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Back when I got married in 2011, we chose May 26th as our wedding day.  That was the year I began photographing (granted I thought I wanted to photograph newborns back then…. a big NOPE to that one now), and we must have picked a great day as I think I’ve photographed on our anniversary every year since then.  This year, I joined Kelly and Patrick on May 26th for their Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding.  Spruce Mountain Ranch has multiple wedding locations – all of which I’ve been blessed to photograph at, and they’re all beautiful.  Kelly and Patrick choose to get married up at the Mountainside ceremony site, overlooking the valley and nearby mountains.  Of all the times I’ve photographed at Spruce Mountain Ranch, this was my first time attending a spring wedding.  As I pulled into the parking lot, I noticed all of the vibrant yellow wildflowers that were in bloom alongside the property and waterfront.  Spring in Colorado is such a lovely time (and the weather is typically mild yet still sunny).

My second photographer (the amazing Melissa) and I arrived on site a little early and found Patrick and a few good friends doing yoga out in front of Grace’s Chapel.  I think that starting the day of your wedding doing yoga alongside mountain views under the shade of a beautiful tree is a fantastic idea – one that I might start putting into practice before I head out to photograph.  🙂

Following their ceremony, we hung out up on the mountainside to take some portraits – and perhaps more importantly – blow some bubbles.  Bubbles – I’m telling ya, everyone loves them.  The kids, the adults, brides, grooms, photographers (guilty) – EVERYONE.  If you want to see happy guests, put out some bubbles.

Throughout the day, Melissa and I had friendly chatter going on if we’d see a sunset or not.  The sky was blanketed in some pretty thick clouds, the kind that can really mask the sun and provide a WOMP WOMP sunset.  I kept hoping that at some point the sun would peek through and give us a little color.  We headed outside to photograph a few more extended family portraits just after dinner had ended, and boy-oh-boy did the sky turn colors.  Everything turned a bright orange hue.  It was the most spectacular sunset I’ve experienced up at Spruce Mountain Ranch to date.

We topped off the rest of the evening dancing with family and friends.  Oh, and some more bubble blowing.  To end their wedding day, Kelly and Patrick exited into a ROLLS ROYCE.  Yes, a RR.  It was quite the stunning car.  I may have stared at it a little too long in awe.

Thank you, Kelly and Patrick, for inviting us to celebrate your Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding with you.  Congratulations, and I wish the both of you a lifetime of happiness.

Vendors:
Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Planner: Brandi with Cheers Wedding Planning
Florals: Bride
Band: Diamond Empire Band
Car Service: Chauffeured Events
Secondary Photographer: Melissa Minkner

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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

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