Specializing in wedding photography + videography for the in love & adventurous
destination weddings | elopements | adventure sessions | + more



I’m a photographer currently based out of Montrose, Colorado serving the western slope of Colorado, eastern Utah + beyond. I love traveling, birds, hiking, camping, & anything that takes me outside.

Montrose, CO + Moab, UT + destination wedding photographer & videographer

Hey! My name is Malachi Lewis & I am so glad you are here! I am a destination film photographer with a love for color specializing in intimate weddings & adventure elopements, although I also enjoy photographing seniors, families, & other portraits occasionally as well. I usually call Colorado my home but love to travel!

Colorado adventure wedding & intimate elopement photographer

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My photography style

I love to create images that embody the people in the photo. Whether that is romantic, fun, or crazy, or some combination of those, I want your photos to be all about you! I love to shoot beautiful, romantic photos at golden hour, but I also love being able shoot something more colorful, fun, or crazy! I like to shoot film because I love the way it handles light & how it is so full of character. Digital photography can be too perfect, while analog photography can really capture the gorgeous light in a romantic or fun way.

adventure wedding photographer in Montrose, Colorado | Colorado elopement photographer

Why work with me? What makes me different?

I was a landscape photographer before I ever started shooting weddings. After shooting weddings for awhile, the transition to elopements & adventure weddings just felt natural. I already knew how to compose landscapes & how to interact with people, now I can just put those skills together! I learned film photography before digital was ever a thing & have recently picked up film again. It handles color & light so differently, it works so well for those harsh lighting situations that you face with adventure weddings. And I am one of the only photographers who shoots film for adventure weddings & elopements! I also follow the Leave No Trace principals in my business. I care about the environments that I shoot in & want to educate others on how they can preserve these beautiful places.

Are you eloping? I'd love to be your elopement photographer!
ask me about what I offer & how I can help not only in photographing but also planning your elopement

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