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Jen and Ryan | Omaha Engagement Photographer

Jen and Ryan | Omaha Engagement Photography
Omaha Holiday Festival of Lights
Savannah Chandler Photography | Nostalgic Destination Wedding Photographer


Last year (wow, it’s already 2016!), Veronica of Mile High Celebrations Wedding and Event Planning and I connected about an amazing couple getting married on the top of Keystone Mountain in 2016.  Jen and Ryan live in Omaha, and are getting married at the top of the mountain this coming August.  Ryan proposed the previous December during the Festival of Lights in Omaha, and they wanted engagement photographs at this amazing location that was near and dear to their hearts.  Some people may call me strange, but Ben and I were so excited to head East to Omaha!  The entire Chandler family is from Nebraska, and we were so excited to make the drive (with a toddler in tow) to see family and take some amazing photographs.

We kept an eye on the weather during the upcoming weeks, and Omaha got hit by a cold snap.  The lights turn off on January 4, so time was of the essence.  Jen and Ryan braved the cold, wind, and cold (did I mention it was cold?) to venture out to the Gene Leahy Mall for their engagement session.

We started photographing on top of a rooftop near the downtown city center, hoping for an amazing sunset.  The sun had other plans for us, but we did get a nice reflection through the clouds.


I absolutely LOVE a little wind in photographs, I love the movement and emotion a little breeze creates.


After photographing for a little while, we all needed a hot beverage to warm up!  What better way to warm up than coffee?!


At 5:00, the sun started to go down and the street lights turned on.  This town is FULL of midwest charm.  There were lights everywhere.


Thank you again, Jen and Ryan, for being troopers and coming out in the nearly 0* temperatures!  You both were so welcoming and fun, I can’t WAIT to photograph your wedding this August!



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Deziree Dufresne says:

Gorgeous as usual and I love the photos after the sun went down! You are seriously a lighting wizard!

Rayna McGinnis Mason says:

These are beautiful! I love the nighttime shots!

Amanda Tipton says:

The lights are so good! And I love that golden light off the office building in the beginning.

Corey Elizabeth Weber says:

I love how you used the city and the surroundings to help tell their story together. It’s seriously gorgeous! Those lights in the trees… so lovely! Can’t wait to see their wedding in the blog later this year!

Larissa says:

These are beautiful and they actually look warm! The lights look beautiful and I am in love with that black and white laughing shot! So beautiful!

Laura Glines Kinser says:

Great shoot, I love seeing the day and night! You show such a connection to your clients that makes them show connection with each other! so wonderful

Chris Erin Loring says:

These are so so beautiful Savannah Chandler! I love your ability to capture romance and connection. . .

Lindsay Tullar says:

can we talk about the christmas lights!!!! EEEEEP I LOVE THIS SESSION

Ashley Zenzen Meier says:

I love the christmas light photos!! Always interesting to see how people shoot in the dark, and you nailed it. Great job.

Kayla Feldman Scott says:

I love your work Savanna!!!! Seriously so beautiful!

Elizabeth says:

What a unique urban session! Love the roof top shots!

Jenae Lopez says:

nice work dude! Night time is not easy- and you got some awesome stuff! Love the dancing ones, and the backlit one with the lights is great! Your images are always so damn crisp! nice!

Katie Bicket Green says:

Love the reflection shots in the city and of course the LIGHTS and cityscape shots! Lovely, beautiful work Savannah! They are lucky to have you as their photographer!

Jennie Crate says:

Love love love all the bokeh lights!

Kate Carlton says:

What an enchanting session! Goregous work <3

Gwen Shoemaker says:

Love the night shot with the trees and lights!

Sunshine Lump says:

I love the coffee shop and evening photos!

Ashley Kidder says:

I love the shot of her ring through the window!

Jennifer M Koskinen says:

LOVE your work, Savannah!! These are just beautiful… and the night ones are unique and especially enchanting!