adventure elopement in Moab, Utah in Arches National Park in a black wedding dress
hiking elopement photographer and videographer in Colorado
Colorado elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park in winter
adventure hiking elopement in Monument Valley on the Utah and Arizona border
Yosemite elopement at Tunnel View


My job here at Shell Creek Photography is to foster & capture connection as an elopement photographer in Colorado. Your elopement is your way to create a wedding day where you can truly connect with each other. Let’s talk more about what your elopement day can be!

hiking elopements | intimate weddings | adventure sessions | planning & photography | + more

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Hey! My name is Malachi Lewis, I am based out of Telluride, Colorado & Moab, Utah but tend to be very nomadic. Specializing in intimate weddings & elopements allows me to help couples have an amazing experience for their wedding day.

As a wedding & elopement photographer in Colorado & Utah, I get to take couples to some of the most beautiful places in the San Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Great Sand Dunes, Canyonlands, & more! Just because you are having a smaller wedding or elopement doesn’t mean you deserve less. You deserve even more!

Intimate weddings & elopements allow you to focus on the beginnings of your relationship together & that is a beautiful thing.


Malachi Lewis at Shell Creek Photography with Bunji the basenji dog

Me & Bunji exploring in Moab


elopement on the beach in Florida at sunrise

Why I love photographing elopements

elopements are all about the experience

Elopements are something you do for you. Your relationship with each other is the most important thing & you don’t need a massive production to show that. In fact, a big wedding takes away from the focus of a marriage. An elopement can be anything you want it to be & I am here to help make your dreams a reality.

My extensive international & domestic travel experience allows me to help couples plan an amazing adventure, even if neither of us has been to the location before! My favorite locations where I’ve been include Glacier National Park, Panama, Banff, & Guanajuato. Some of my bucket list list locations include Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Ecuador, & just about anywhere in Africa.

Adventure wedding photographer & Colorado elopement photographer | Malachi Lewis at Shell Creek Photography


I'm an elopement photographer + experience creator in Colorado

I’m Colorado elopement photographer & Colorado wedding photographer based off of the western slope. I mainly serve the Montrose, Telluride, Crested Butte, & Aspen areas, but with my extensive travel experience, I can help you elope anywhere! My focus is to give you guys a fun, stress free experience + epic photos in beautiful locations.

Ready to elope? I am the wedding photographer for you!

ask me about what I offer & how I can help not only in photographing but also planning your elopement


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Want another reason to elope? Not only are weddings expensive, they also produce a lot of waste. Each wedding usually produces at least 400 pounds of trash! When you elope, you don’t spend a bunch of money on things you’ll later throw away, you’ll invest in a true adventurous experience. And if you’re like me, you value experiences over things & want to elope because it just sounds like an amazing start to the new adventure of life that you are starting together.

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Are you ready for the most amazing wedding day that is completely yours?

Let's plan your epic elopement!

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