Destination Wedding Photographer | Savannah Chandler Photography

Destination Wedding Photographer | Travel Dates and Destination Weddings
Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Based Travel Photographer

 

 

Traveling around the globe is something I love to do.  As a destination wedding photographer, I throughly enjoy visiting new places and photographing at all the amazing locations our beautiful world has to offer.  I’ve photographed internationally as well as to many locations across the United States – No destination is too far nor too close.

Let us know where you’re having your wedding, elopement, or engagement – I’d love to talk about flying out and celebrating with you!

Check out some of our recent travels in the blog posts below!

***CURRENT 2018 TRAVEL DATES***
Special rates for engagements, renewals, or weddings at:

January 13-17:
Nashville, TN

March 22-26:
Belize

April 2-5
Las Vegas, NV

April 11-19
Iceland

May 1-8
Ireland

September 11-16
Canmore, Canada

October 19-26
Iceland

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Mountain and Adventure Elopements

Across the Rocky Mountains

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OHV and Jeep Elopements

Jeeping and OHVs have a special place in my heart.  I own a lifted Yellow Rubicon (my good ol' Hella Yella) that sees lots of gravel and dirt time.  I've recently gotten the hubbs and kiddo into Jeeping around with the top off and the tunes blaring.  If you hear Pearl Jam or Pink Floyd blasting from someone's open window, coming down the mountain - regardless of weather - chances are it's me.

There are SO many amazing locations here in Colorado that are accessed by Jeep and OHV!!  From Yankee Boy Basin in Telluride to private land near my Cabin in the San Luis Valley (YES, we can TOTALLY go there for your elopement!!).  I'm an experienced 4x4 driver, with a Kurgo seat cover to bring the puppers along as well.  I'm happy to share some of my very favorite Jeeping spots to adventure to for your elopement!

Jeeping Bonus: I bring along the Camping Stove for coffee and brekkie for those early morning alpine starts!  

Skiing and Snowboarding Elopements

I've been Snowboarding for 25+ years at this point (hello giving away my age!).  Getting up early to hit the slopes on a Pow Pow day is hard to beat.  My personal favorite mountain is Copper - I grew up boarding and learning how to ride park there!  These days, I'm a little less rails and kickers, and a little more bowls and tree bashing.

Looking to hit the slopes together?!  I'm happy to help with everything from logistics to recommending the best Apres booze (Kickapoo Tavern!).  I've boarded on most of Colorado's slopes throughout my two and a half decades of shredding.  I do have a list of mountains that are HIGHLY on my "YAAS" list to board down **Telluride, wink wink**.  

To get the best photos possible while heading down a mountain at high speeds with frozen water flying everywhere, I've even crafted a totally custom backpack to properly hold my gear.  To say I'm excited about hitting the slopes with you would be an understatement.

Hiking and Summit Elopements

Summer time is Hike time!!  

I love to spend my summers hiking to alpine lakes or conquering summits!  In 2020, I summitted 9 unique 14ers (and a 10th repeat summit... dont' dare try to tell me that effort is for naught), 4 unique 13ers, and hiked to countless Alpine Lakes.  My favorite 14er thus far is Handies Peak in the San Juan mountains (SO STUNNING), the scarriest was Torrey's Peak via. Kelso Ridge (Spicy Ridge Spine at Class 4/4+), and the longest was Humboldt Peak (nearing a whopping 15 miles in a single day).  Unbeknownst to many, I have pretty severe asthma.  I may not be the fastest hiker (especially at altitude), but I am a stubborn little shit and throughly enjoy my Uncrustable at our destination.

I'm here to help with planning, logistics, mountain scouting - you name it!  If you're wanting to hike it - I'm there!  I can recommend everything from a short, easy hike (Lake Isabelle being a favorite) to a full day where we continually say "we really worked for those photos" (Mt of the Holy Cross on the list for a full day adventure).  I've hiked all across our beautiful state, and am more than happy to help answer any questions you may have!

Tip: Rolling your Gown reduces wrinkles!  Looking to have your bouquet stay on the front of your bag?  Attach a few Keyrings to existing ribbon and create a way to quickly fasten your flowers!

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2021 Adventure Elopement Photography Pricing

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Half Day Elopements | $3000

Perfect for a Short Hike, Skiing, or a Single Location

• Up to 5 Hours of Photography and Travel Time

• One Photographer

• Location Planning and Suggestions

• Online Gallery delivered within 2 weeks

Full Day Elopements | $5000

Perfect for a Longer Hikes, Jeeping, or Multiple Locations

• Up to 10 Hours of Photography and Travel Time

• One Photographer and One Assistant

• Location Planning and Suggestions

• Online Gallery delivered within 2 weeks

Multi Day Elopements | $8000

Perfect for a "Couple's Only Day" and a Family Day
or Backpacking for Sunset and Sunrise photos.

• Two Days of Photography and Travel Time - up to 8 hours per day

• One Photographer and One Assistant

• Location Planning and Suggestions

• Online Gallery delivered within 2 weeks

Add Basic Video Coverage | $1500

• Highlight Video from your Elopement

• 3-5 Minutes with Audio

• Available for All Elopements

Recent Colorado and Destination Elopements | Colorado Elopement Photographer

Ready to Start Planning your Elopement? Shoot me a message!

Frequently Asked Questions

     

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When will we receive our photos?

Photos are delivered within 2 weeks of your elopement.  I post a Sneak Peek posted on Social Media within 24 hours for you to see while you wait for your photographs to be edited!

How far out do we look at booking?

Weekend and Prime Elopement dates tend to book about 8-14 months out.  Weekday and Off-Season (Late fall through Early Spring here in Colorado) book typically 1-3 months out.

How many photos are included?

Each elopement day is incredibly unique.  I don't guarantee image count since each day has it's own details and timeline, but a good estimation is about 50 - 75 images delivered per hour photographed.  

Will my photos be edited?

Yes!  All of your elopement photographs are hand edited by me, myself, and I.  I don't oursource any editing - I retouch every image that you receive in your gallery.

Do we have to hike?

Adventure isn't exclusively hiking!  There are many ways to have an incredible elopement day full of adventure, mountains, and all around awesomeness without hiking.  We're fortunate that here in Colorado, there's many roads that will take you directly to stunning locations.

We need help with locations, permits, and logistics! Can you help us?

I sure can!  I'm a born and bred Coloradan - who has a multitude of experience finding just the right location for your vision!  I've been a professional photographer in the state for 10 years, and have become very familiar with our permitting system and legal logistics of elopements.  I'm happy to help you find the perfect location based on your needs as well as help with any permitting or vendor help!

How do we access our photos once they’re edited?

You'll receive a link to your online gallery site - you can download the full resolution images directly from that link!  Feel free to share your gallery with your family and friends as well.

Can my Family or Dog attend our Elopement?

Asbo-freaking-lutely!  We can adventure with your loved ones (both of the human and fur varitey), or we can meet them for a ceremony before or after a couples only adventure.  Some locations do have animal restrictions, so be sure to let me know if the fur babes are coming along.

We’re ready to start planning! What kind of deposit is required?

I'm so excited to start planning your adventure!  To reserve a date and start the planning process, I ask for a flat $500 retainer with the remainder being due on the day of your elopement.

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Looking to elope in the Colorado Rocky Mountains? Want to say your vows with the sun rising over rugged peaks? Growing up here in Colorado, I'm incredibly familiar with a multitude of stunning Mountain locations. We can adventure as close, or far, from Denver as you're wanting to go! Looking for Sand Dunes? We have those! Looking for Alpine Tundra? Yep! Skiing? You bet! Have a dog?! Yes please, bring the fur-child along! Let me know what kind of Elopement you're invisioning.

Want to Elope, but need some guidance or help navigating locations within Colorado? I'm here to help with ALL your elopement planning needs. I have a vast network of amazing vendors here in Colorado and can help with everything from florists to celebrants. Want to marry yourselves? You can actually Self-Solmonize here in Colorado - it can be just the two of you amongst the neverending mountains. Want to bring your closest family and friends along? There are amazing locations that are accessible for all family members! Please ask any questions that you may have about eloping here in Colorado. I am more than happy to help in any way that I can.

Elopement Photography for Adventerous, Spontaneous Couples across the Rocky Mountain Region

 

     Interested in a Hiking Session or an Adventure Session? I'm an avid hiker and seeker of adventure. No hike is too big, no adventure too long. I love tossing on my hiking boots (or snowshoes) and adventuring to the many beautiful places that Colorado has to offer.

Looking to summit a 14er (or my favorite, a 13er)? Let's pack up our gear and head up in the dark to reach the summit at sunrise. There's no better kind of portraits than those on top of a mountain with an amazing alpenglow in the background.

Looking for an elopement outside of Colorado? I'm available worldwide, my passport is ready to go and looking for new stamps.

Check out Recent Colorado Elopements and Destination Elopements above!

Based in Denver | Colorado

Serving the Rocky Mountain Region and Beyond

Telluride | Aspen | Vail | Silverton | Ouray | Steamboat | Granby | Estes Park | Durango | Ridgway | Breckenridge | Keystone | Arapahoe Basin | Winter Park | Copper Mountain | Carbondale | Crested Butte | Gunnison | Buena Vista

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