Strawberry Creek Ranch Wedding | Roxie and Scott | Granby Wedding Photographer

Roxie and Scott | Strawberry Creek Ranch Wedding

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Savannah Chandler Photography | Granby Wedding Photographer

Strawberry Creek Ranch in Granby is one of my very favorite Colorado wedding venues. It’s tucked back, on a dirt road, and boasts some spectacular views of both Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide. The light ALWAYS seems to be stunning, as are the sunsets, at Strawberry Creek. So naturally, when Roxie and Scott told me they’d be hosting their wedding at this amazing venue, I was beyond stoked.

Fall in Colorado can be a tricky thing to try and time. Our crazy weather patterns make for the leaves changing at different times every year. This past year, in particular, the leaves changed incredibly late. Roxie and Scott timed their wedding JUST right – the leaves were turning yellow, and we even had quite a bit of orange leaves in the grove on the side of the property! To go along with the changing leaves, the weather was also starting to change… and it was quite cold all afternoon. I personally love being in the Colorado mountains when the air is becoming crisp and you can smell the change in seasons coming.

I love working with wedding planners. They truly help with EVERYTHING. For both couples and vendors. Roxie and Scott were working with Lilli Black, the owner (and all-around badass) of Sweetly Paired Weddings. Lilli had everything on point. The place looked amazing, the timeline left the couple plenty of time to relax and enjoy their day, and us vendors always know it’s going to be a great day when working with Lilli and her team.

To begin their day, Roxie and Scott had their first look on the lawn with the stunning reflection pond in the background. One of my favorite things that I’ve noticed happening more this year is having the first look be more casual and natural as opposed to having one partner tap another on the shoulder. One of my favorite images from the day is Roxie giving the “A-Okay” sign once she saw her groom. <3

Following their beautiful ceremony, performed by Scott’s aunt, everyone enjoyed cocktail hour out on the deck despite the chilling temperature. It was a genuine Colorado wedding indeed. The deck was filled with dresses, blankets, and booze.

Just as my second photographer, Logan, and I sat down to eat our (AMAZING lamb shank) dinner, the sky turned an amazing shade of fire. We threw our forks down and headed out to take some sunset portraits. This past year, after much research, I decided to buy a few parabola umbrellas for lighting just such occasions. I am SO happy with these amazing light modifiers – as you can see, the light quality is SO PRETTY and really makes for stunning night portraits. A big thanks to Logan for schlepping this cumbersome equipment all around the property 😬

After we headed back (and of course finished our amazing lamb dinner), the party in the barn began. It makes my heart sing to see everyone out on the dance floor – with high heels and parkas on. Again, it was SO Colorado. I may be biased, but I think is the best way to celebrate.

Thank you, Roxie and Scott, for inviting us to celebrate your Strawberry Creek Ranch wedding with you and your loved ones. Congratulations, and I wish you the very best!!

Cheers!

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Venue: Strawberry Creek Ranch
Planner: Lilli Black with Sweetly Paired Weddings
Florist: Olive and Poppy
Beverage Service: Peak Beverage


Savannah Chandler Photography | Best Colorado Wedding Photographer

Based in Denver Colorado | Photographing in the Rocky Mountain Region and Beyond

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.

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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.

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