Hi, I'm Savannah Conley- a Telluride + Crested Butte senior & family photographer!
I am a photographer based out of Montrose, Colorado. I started my business at 17 years old, photographing my senior friends. I have since moved my business to 4 cities and 2 states, and I have learned a LOT along the way.
I have taken a few breaks in my photography career to spend time pursuing my other true love, coffee. I have had the privilege to work with some of the best coffee shops in the biz so you could say I'm a bit of a coffee snob.
I am a a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mama of a wild animal two year old.
I grew up riding horses in north Texas and they will always hold a really special place in my heart. My personal creative projects usually revolve around them.
Since moving to Colorado I have fallen in love with all things outdoors. It helps when it's not 110 degrees in the shade (lookin' at you Texas). I love to hike, kayak, ski, practice yoga and camp.
I am always, always listening to music. It has played such an important role in my life (seriously...the biggest part of my wedding budget was for the band). I have a pretty eclectic taste, but jam bands are well..my jam. You can catch me at Phish every year or at really any music venue in town.
Clumsy is my middle name, but I love to hike anyway, and I love dogs. Like really, really love dogs.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
My passion is capturing beautiful, emotional moments and integrating the stunning natural landscapes here in Western Colorado. You will notice a mix of wide landscape shots and tight, intimate photographs in your gallery. With years of photojournalism and portrait training under my belt, I know how to pose and guide clients to make them feel relaxed while looking their very best. I use natural lighting as often as possible and make sure my sessions are intimate & fun!
Will you Photoshop my images to hide any unwanted spots, wrinkles, etc?
I primarily edit for color, contrast and light. Minor edits such as smoothing skin, removing blemishes and whitening teeth will be made to all of your images, but I believe our imperfections are what make us beautiful & unique.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 4 weeks (usually much less). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and order prints!
Do you travel outside of montrose?
Yes! Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, and Crested Butte are some of my favorite destination locations- but I shoot all over the Western Slope. All full sessions include up to 100 miles of travel with no extra fee.
Do I have to order prints through you?
I highly recommend ordering prints through one of my professional vendors, but it isn't required. The difference in quality is huge when it comes to ordering through a professional lab, so I always love to help with prints! I have an affordable collection listed on my pricing page.
How do we reserve our date?
Shoot me an email! A 25% deposit & signed contract is required in order to get your shoot on the calendar. The remainder of your balance is due the day of your session.
How are my photos protected?
Every session & wedding is shot with dual cards and two camera bodies. This means if one memory card fails, there is always a backup the images have been written onto. If one camera body fails, I always have another. I also upload all images onto an external hard drive the minute I get home from your session. Once images are culled they are uploaded onto another hard drive. When all is said and done, your images have been backed up 4 times!
Montrose, Colorado Senior & Family Photographer