Colorado Skiing Engagement Photographer | Becky and Pete | Vail Skiing Photography

Becky and Pete | Vail, Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Engagement

Savannah Chandler Photography | Vail Engagement Photographer

I’ve been Snowboarding for 25+ years, and needless to say I LOVE IT! One of my very favorite things in the world is a powdey day on the back bowls, perhaps drinking a margarita or two between runs. Colorado has the best Champagne Powder around.

Funny story – my parents put me into ski school when I was 4 years old (or so I’m told, I don’t really remember) – and they were called back to come get me shortly after they dropped me off. Apparently, I didn’t like the fact that I had a male ski instructor and promptly took my skis off and started throwing them 😂. My, how times have changed.

When Becky and Pete talked about having an adventure for their engagement session and brought up skiing – I was SOOO EXCITED to shred some pow-pow with them. We met at the base of Vail mountain, and headed up to the infamous Back Bowls. To say there was a bit of powder would be a severe understatement. We walked out into at least 18″ of fresh snow that had fallen the night before. SO MUCH AMAZING FLYING POWDER!!! After boarding through that much powder, I actually bought special lens caps to help keep my lenses clear of any snow – as I kept finding myself having to wipe off my cameras between shots.

After a few fun runs, Beck and Pete changed into elopement attire. Pete in his tux, and Becky bravely into a dress and leggings. It was a balmy 4* or so outside – and I was quite impressed that Becky took her coat and gloves off for a few photographs. The end result is amazing in my opinion, but I’m still shivering just looking back at the images!!

As with all days on the mountains, we ended in the best way possible – with some hot drinks and delicious food.

I know that Covid has made for alternative wedding plans for Becky and Pete, but I am so thankful for our time together up on Vail Mountain. I wish the two of you all the love and happiness, and hope that our paths cross again up on the slopes.

Cheers –

Savannah Chandler Photography | Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Engagement and Elopement Photographer

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

Mountain Resort: Vail Resorts
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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.