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Steamboat Springs Wedding at Bella Vista Estate

Steamboat Springs Wedding at Bella Vista Estate | Intimate Fall Wedding in Steamboat
Savannah Chandler Photography | Nostalgic Colorado Wedding Photographer

About a month and a half ago, I spoke with this lovely bride about photographing their intimate Steamboat Springs Wedding at Bella Vista Estate.  They’re currently living in Denver, but had quite a bit of family visiting from both out of state and out of the country.  When we pulled into Bella Vista off Rabbit Ears Pass, I was completely taken back by the view.  The building sits on top of the hill that leads into Steamboat Springs, overlooking the entire valley and lake.

Being a Colorado Wedding Photographer, Bella Vista was definitely my kind of place, very quaint and intimate.  The staff consisted of some of the most friendly people I’ve worked with to date and they had the poolside set up looking spectacular for the BBQ reception that followed the ceremony.


The couple’s intimate ceremony was held on the lawn facing out towards Lake Catamount.  They were surrounded by roughly 30 of their closest family and friends.


During the ceremony, the bride’s brother sang “All I want is You” by Barry Louise Polisar.  Complete with the harmonica and tambourine, of course.  I’ve never heard this sang at a wedding before, and I felt like it fit the simple yet elegance of their intimate ceremony.


When I first spoke to the bride, she had mentioned how important their families were to them.  One of my favorite parts of photographing weddings is capturing genuine moments during family formals.


In October, this sweet family of two will become a family of three!  They are expecting their first baby boy shortly.


Congratulations, and thank you again for inviting me to be a part of your beautiful day.

Nostalgic Colorado Wedding Photographer

Venue:  Bella Vista Estate

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Miqui Miller says:

That’s a wonderful location. I love your shots with their parents!

Kate Carlton says:

What a sweet intimate wedding. Love the portraits!!

Ashley Louise McKenzie says:

Ugh…your family portraits are the best! Love the ones of the Bride & Groom in the field too (o:

Amanda Tipton says:

What a view! Great job!

Sarah Hendee says:

What an adorable bride! these are great. LOVE the location and views

Susannah Storch Allen says:

Love the photos and what a great spot. Lucky couple!

Sarah Hoffarth says:

Beautiful photos. Love the connections you captured in the family formals!

Melissa Mullins says:

Wow, perfect location! I love the shot of them overlooking the lake.

Erica Thompson Swantek says:

What a beautiful wedding! And many congratulations to the happy couple!

Chris Erin Loring says:

Gorgeous wedding. Your family photos are always perfection 🙂

Jenae says:

beautiful day!! Great work with the bright sun! Love how you embrace the family photos as well- nice work!

Elizabeth says:

Omg that image of them looking at the amazing vista scenery …priceless!!!

Deziree Dufresne says:

Love the intimacy of this, and your photos capture it perfectly! Also, your black and whites are just to die for!

Rayna McGinnis Mason says:

What a beautiful wedding at a gorgeous location!

Andrea says:

Lovely, you captured their love and location of their ceremony beautifully.

Kimberly Mitiska says:

Love how clean and sharp you images always are! Such a beautiful wedding!