Colorado wedding photographer specializing in elopement photography for the in love & adventurous
destination weddings | elopements | adventure sessions | + more

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


Hey! My name is Malachi Lewis & I am so glad you are here! I am based out of Montrose, Colorado & also serve the areas around Ouray, Telluride, Grand Junction, & Moab. I am a digital & film photographer with a love for color specializing in intimate weddings & adventure elopements, although I enjoy photographing other cool adventurers on occasion as well. I usually call Colorado my home but love to travel the world & explore new places!


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I’m a wedding 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.

I strive create images that truly show the personalities of 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 enjoy shooting film because I love the way it handles light & how it is so full of character. Analog photography has a different quality about it. It not only shows the light & colors in a different way, but just the physical aspect of it makes it fun to shoot & try new things with.

Film makes it fun to try things like double exposures!

double exposure on Portra 800 film of a bride and flowers

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. If you take a look at my work, you can see that I use & see light in a very different way, I can photograph the light in a romantic, fun, or adventurous way depending on the image I want to create. I also follow the principals of Leave No Trace in my business & travels. 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 wedding photographer!
ask me about what I offer & how I can help not only in photographing but also planning your elopement

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Locations I serve include…

Montrose, CO | Ouray, CO | Telluride, CO | Grand Junction, CO | Moab, UT | + more!

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