Lost Gulch Proposal Photographer | Michael and Rachel | Boulder Colorado

Michael and Rachel | Proposal on Lost Gulch Overlook

Savannah Chandler Photography | Boulder Engagement Photographer


Proposals are always full of adrenaline – the concept of blending in behind a rock and jumping out to catch “bending the knee” is one that makes my heart race.

I talked with Michael quite a few times in preparation for their Lost Gulch Overlook proposal and following engagement session.  I always be sure to get photos of the couple, as well as their vehicle.  I knew that they’d be pulling up in Michael’s white Honda at 2:30 pm.  My second photographer and myself traded taking photographs of each other up on the rocks, as well as the lovely view of the Never Summer range to the South West of Boulder and looking out into Rocky Mountain National Park.

We saw a white Honda pull up right on time, and knew it was go time.  As Michael and Rachel headed out towards the overlook, we kept a close eye on their location and followed them out the the Western most point on the rocks.  At roughly 2:35pm, Michael dropped down to one knee and proposed to Rachel.  These are the moments when you can feel your heart pounding out of your chest – my fingers were shaking for quite some time from the rush.

Once Michael pointed us out, we took some time to photograph at Lost Gulch overlook and spray some champagne in celebration.  One of the great things about late April on Flagstaff mountain is that it’s not too terribly hot yet.  We were able to outrun the coming storm system, and then head up the road to the Flatiron Vista Trailhead.  We originally thought of heading to Chautauqua park, however, on 4/20 in Boulder – the crowds are always massive.  Able to escape the city and crowds, we walked around the Vista Trailhead.  There were tons of beautiful yellow flowers on the ground.  Spring was certainly in bloom.

I wish you both the best of luck, and nothing but happiness.  Thank you for adventuring with me up near Boulder!!



Second Photographer: Amanda Maughmer



Savannah Chandler Photography | Boulder Engagement Photographer | Lost Gulch Proposal

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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.