Colorado wedding & elopement photographer for couples that love the outdoors
adventurous elopements | destination weddings | adventure sessions | + more

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


Hey! My name is Malachi Lewis & I love working with couples who have a sense of adventure. I am based out of Montrose, 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 an elopement photographer in Colorado, I get to take couples to some of the most beautiful places in the San Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, Gunnison National Forest, & more! Just because you are having a smaller wedding doesn’t mean you deserve less. You deserve even more! Intimate weddings & elopements allow you to focus on YOU.




I’m an intimate wedding & elopement photographer based out of Colorado but totally down to help you elope anywhere . My focus is to give you guys a fun, stress free experience + epic photos in beautiful locations. I'll help you through the entire process, from planning out times & locations to vendor recommendations & tips for hiking with wedding gear.

Why I love photographing elopements 

Elopements may be cool & trending right now. That’s not why I love being an elopement photographer in Colorado though. Elopements are something you do for you. Your relationship with each other is the most important thing & you don’t need a massive celebration to show that. In fact, a big wedding can take away from the focus of a marriage & even cause unneeded stress. And not every elopement has to be an adventure elopement. There are lots of options for those who want views without hiking through the mountains! But if you are wanting a hiking elopement in Colorado, Montana, Utah, or somewhere else amazing, I’m all for it!

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.

Recent work


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 waste! 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.

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


elopement photography in Moab, Utah with a black tulle wedding dress in Arches National Park


Locations I serve include…


Montrose, Ouray, Telluride, & Grand Junction in Colorado | Castle Valley, Bluff, Kanab, & Moab in Utah | + worldwide!

elopement in the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in Colorado | Shell Creek Photography
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