Adventure Wedding & Elopement Photographer + Experience Creator

Chill wedding day experiences that embrace adventure & celebrate the freedom to do what you want + colorful photography to match the joy you’ll feel during your wedding day


Just imagine a wedding day completely your own, in the most awe inspiring surroundings of nature.

The focus of your wedding day should be the beginning of your lives together. Have the freedom to celebrate your love in your own, unique way, without feeling pressure to fit into traditional wedding norms.

Helping Couples Get Married Across the Western U.S. & Beyond

Whether you want to elope or have an intimate outdoor wedding, I help couples elope anywhere from Colorado, Moab, Joshua Tree, the PNW, & beyond! I’m here to help you make it all possible.

Bride and groom jumping up and down celebrating their elopement in Joshua Tree National Park in California.

Why have an adventure elopement or outdoor wedding? Connect with nature. Connect with each other.

Do you know the main reason why most couples elope? The main reason that most couples elope is to have a day that is truly focused on them. Ditching the stress of a big wedding & saving money can definitely be factors in choosing to elope. Your marriage isn’t about pleasing a hundred friends, it’s about your connection with each other. Why should your wedding day be any different? Make the choice for YOU to ELOPE!

About Your Wedding & Elopement Photographer

Hey! My name is Malachi Lewis. I am a traveling adventure elopement photographer & wedding photographer with a lot of my work being in Washington, Utah, & Colorado but I am always traveling somewhere new! Specializing in small weddings & elopements allows me to help couples have amazing experiences for their wedding days.

I mainly serve the Seattle, Telluride, & Moab areas, but with my extensive travel experience, I help couples plan all sorts of amazing adventures across the U.S. & beyond! My focus is to give you both a fun, stress-free experience + epic photos in beautiful locations. I love getting to know the couples I get to work with & I’d love for you to get to know me a little better as well!

Don’t have any idea where to start with your elopement? I’m here to help! You just need a few ideas. I’ll help turn those ideas into a reality that is sure to create memories for life!


An Elopement isn’t About the Photos, It’s About the Experience

An elopement is a chance to break from traditions & have the day you truly want! What can you do on your elopement day? The options are endless! Take a Jeep deep into the desert, hike up to a mountaintop for sunrise, take off in a romantic hot air balloon ride, hire a private chef, or take a mini road trip. Stop thinking about what a wedding should be & instead start thinking about what a fun day you could plan together.


An elopement is NOT just a small wedding. Your elopement can be so much more! An elopement is one of many best days to come. Do something different, make the brave & bold choice to elope in a way that is totally personalized to what you want to experience.

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Reviews & Testimonials

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He has such a friendly and natural presence & has a way of making you feel instantly comfortable around him.
Sydney & Jackson
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He was truly kind & was always willing to chat with us or give input on even the smallest questions. An elopement like this can feel complicated and intimidating to plan, but Malachi made it feel painless.
DOM & Katie
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Malachi is a really cool, easy to talk to, chill guy which made the whole thing less awkward & more fun.
Shelby & Zach

Why Work With Me as Your Adventure Elopement Photographer?


Experienced Adventure Photographer

There’s no shortage of experience here! With years of experience as a Colorado elopement photographer, you can be assured that I’ll help you be prepared for exploring on the day of your adventure elopement. I am fully prepared with emergency gear, backups, first aid kits, & so much more!

Vendor Recommendations

Need some recommendations for other adventure elopement vendors? I am always happy to help! I not only recommend vendors but can also recommend places to stay, things to do while you’re in the area, & helping you know how to travel to your elopement destination.

Location Scouting & Planning Assistance

Don’t know where to elope? There are so many hidden gems in Colorado, the Western U.S. & beyond! Figuring out the best time to elope or navigating the permits for the various locations can be confusing. I am heavily involved in the planning process to help you have one of the best days ever.

Timeline Planning & Activity Ideas

To have a stress-free elopement day, you don’t need a strict timeline to follow, but a general guideline of when to leave & where to go can be immensely helpful. I also know how to estimate the time it takes to hike trails or drive 4WD roads. And activity ideas can really help you have fun on your elopement!

Arches National Park elopement in Moab, Utah just after sunset.

Colorful, Bold, Fun, Timeless…

Colorful Elopement Photography that Celebrates Your Unique Day

You don’t want the cookie cutter photos that you see everywhere else. You want bold, colorful, & creative photos that show off the epic adventures of your elopement day!

My photos are edited true to color with a little extra pop. No desaturated colors, dull greens, or white-washed skin tones here! I want you to love your photos, print them big, & show them off for years to come. That’s why I have a true to life & timeless editing style.

Pricing & Planning Resources for Adventure Elopements in Colorado & Other Locations

Adventure elopement at sunrise in the Grand Tetons with a bride and groom exchanging vows.

Wedding + Elopement Packages in the Western United States & Beyond

Check out my pricing guide for elopements. I offer adventure elopement photography in Colorado, Utah, & beyond. Travel is included with all elopement collections.

Bride and groom elope in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado near Telluride.

Learn More About Getting Married in Colorado & Elopement Locations

As a Colorado elopement photographer, I can help with info about weather, locations, permits, & other information you need to know for planning your elopement in Colorado!

Adventure Elopement in Moab, Utah with a bride and groom dancing near a cliff at sunrise.

How & Where to Elope Around the Moab, Utah Area

Moab, Utah is a small town with a lot of diverse areas for adventure elopements! Learn more about the deserts & mountains of Moab & learn more about this adventure destination.

I have taken the official photography course from the Leave No Trace Center & am committed to preserving our public lands. If you’re not familiar with leave no trace, don’t worry! I’m here to help educate others on how we can leave a minimal impact.

Recent Adventure Elopement Photography Galleries

Read more about how couples have planned their days & see some real elopements!

Mountain Elopement in Silverton, Colorado.

Why Elope in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado?

The mountains of western Colorado are a less visited part of the state that are full of some amazing hidden gems! As a Colorado elopement photographer local to this region, I LOVE helping couples elope in the San Juans!

Latest Blog Posts

Read more information on how to elope, where to get married, & other tips for your adventure elopement day!

Bride rides a horse during their elopement in Sedona, Arizona while the groom kisses the horse on the nose.

Planning a Sedona Elopement – The What, Where, & When

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Sedona is full of vast desert vistas, rock formations in rich red tones, & weather that is relatively mild year-round. Sedona has captured the hearts of couples seeking an intimate & unforgettable wedding experience in the deserts of Arizona. Whether you’re planning a simple ceremony for just the two of you or an intimate celebration…

The Best Places to Elope in Utah

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I live right along the Colorado/Utah border & absolutely love everything about Utah! The small towns, diversity of landscapes, expansive red rock deserts, & mild weather are just some of the great things about Utah. If you’re looking for the best Utah elopement locations & unique places to elope in Utah, you’ve come to the…
Surprise proposal in Telluride, Colorado during the winter.

How to Plan a Surprise Proposal

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A surprise proposal can be SO MUCH FUN! But they can also take a bit of effort in the planning that has to come together & in keeping it a surprise from your partner. Keep in mind that hiring a proposal photographer can take a lot of the stress off of you because they can…


However you choose to get married, I’m here to help plan a relaxed day.

I love helping couples get married or elope in stress-free ways. Whatever your wedding day looks like, if it’s just the two of you canyoneering in Moab or you getting married with your closest friends & family at a cabin up in the mountains, I want to help make your day laid back & carefree.

For Photographers

I offer various education + services specifically for photographers. Check out the blog posts & learn more about mentoring, SEO, & blog writing services.

Ready for the most relaxed, chill, & joyful day of your lives? I am the wedding photographer for you!

Ask me about what I offer & how I can help not only in photographing but also in planning your adventure elopement or outdoor wedding. Reach out & schedule a time to talk more!