Twin Lakes Engagement Photographer | Tomi and Casey | Sunrise Engagement

Tomi and Casey | Twin Lakes Sunrise Engagement

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Engagement Photographer

On an early September morning this past fall, I met Tomi and Casey up at Twin Lakes near Leadville for an amazing sunrise session.

Twin Lakes is one of my favorite places here in the state of Colorado – it’s an easily accessible location that is just a few hours outside of Denver. Colorado’s largest peak, Mt. Elbert, booms in the background at 14,439′. Every time I’ve been in this area for sunrise, we get an amazing alpenglow and the whole hillside turns a shade of pink and purple.

This morning was no exception – we got an amazing alpenglow and sunrise. We started out by the water, which is always chilly, but always worth it! To join us after a few minutes of photographing, their Bischon Frise ran ever so cutely towards Tomi and Casey. I’m always partial to Bischons, that was our family dog we had for 16+ years growing up. They’re such sweet little pups.

Once the sun began to rise over the horizon, we headed back into the fields underneath Mt. Elbert. Fall time in Twin Lakes means yellow everywhere, from the ground foliage to the lining aspens.

To end our time together, we headed just a few miles up Independence Pass to the riverfront. This area has some of the coolest milky-teal waters that I’ve seen. There must be a mineral that is in the nearby rocks, as the water is unlike any other teal I’ve personally experienced here in Colorado. To add to the amazing-ness of this area, Tomi’s freaking stunning orange jumpsuit popped against the mountains and aspens. I still feel as I told her that morning, I think she should be a model for the manufacturing company… that outfit was made for her!!

With Covid-19, we may be celebrating Tomi and Casey’s nuptials a little later than expected at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Only time will tell what will happen here in Colorado for larger wedding gatherings, but I’ll be here anxiously awaiting the day we get to celebrate and dance our hearts out!


Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Elopement Photographer | Hiking Elopements across the Rocky Mountains and Beyond

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

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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.