Colorado Elopement Photographer | Vicki and TJ | Alamosa Engagement

Vicki and TJ | Alamosa Engagement

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Elopement Photographer

When I first spoke with Vicki and TJ, we were trying to decide on an amazing location for their Colorado engagement session. Somewhere a little different than where everyone else goes. When I mentioned that I’d be at my cabin in the San Luis valley the week they’d be in town, and that it was just a short drive away from the Sand Dunes – we knew we’d found the perfect location.

TJ had mentioned that he was interested in trying to get some Milky Way and/or star shots if the sky was clear enough. We talked about logistics – things like waiting for Blue Hour to conclude, the temps dropping, and crossing the river at night to get back to our cars. Night shots are quite a lot of work for just a few images – but those few are typically my personal favorites <3.

We met near the base of the Dunes, and headed up for some sunset photographs before the sun dipped below the horizon. We didn’t have the intense sun with shadow/light play that I’ve become accustomed to, but we did have some stunning softer light. There was a storm out to the West of us, hiding the sun and creating for some dramatic skies off in the distance.

Once the sun dipped, we picked out a Dune that we’d shoot on in the dark and waited for the stars to start popping out one by one. First, we could see satellites start to dart across the sky then slowly the dark night started to appear.

There’s an amazing app (shoutout to PhotoPills) that allows you to project what the night sky will look like on the terrain you’re at. We had seen that the Milky Way may start to hit the horizon over the mountains, and we got just the start of the galaxy before we wandered back to the cars in the middle of the night.

Thanks, Vicki and TJ, for adventuring out to the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night for your adventure engagement session.

Cheers –

Photographing across the Rocky Mountain Region: Telluride |Aspen | Dillon | Keystone | Vail | Breckenridge | Winter Park | Granby | Grand Lake | Estes | Buena Vista | Ouray | Arapahoe Basin | Silverton | Silverthorne | Spanish Peaks

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

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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.