Wedding & Elopement Packages in Utah, Colorado, & Beyond

I help couples plan small outdoor weddings & elopements in all sorts of epic locations!

How can I help?

  • Choosing the right suit, dress, & hiking shoes for an adventurous elopement
  • The need for a backup location in case of weather, closures, or other issues
  • Elopement locations for the scenery you desire & the experience you want from your wedding day
  • What to do for your day if you’re not into hiking but still want adventure
  • Creating a timeline & figuring out how long it will take to hike various trails
  • Packing your clothes & bouquet securely for a hiking elopement
  • Signing your marriage license as an ordained officiant to make it legal
  • Helping you feel relaxed in front of the camera
  • Keeping you safe with my outdoor knowledge & having fun!

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For a Relaxed Elopement Day, You Need Someone Who is More than Just a Photographer…


THAT’S WHY EXTENSIVE PLANNING ASSISTANCE IS INCLUDED WITH EVERY ELOPEMENT PACKAGE!


Most elopement packages don’t allow much for customizations, but when you work with me, the sky is the limit! You’re not stuck with a few set locations or some preplanned activities. What I offer isn’t cookie-cutter elopement packages. I am here to help make your day whatever you want it to be!


Stop thinking about what a wedding day “should” be & start thinking of anything & everything that your elopement day could be!

Couple laughing together during their elopement in Colorado.
Malachi Lewis of Shell Creek Photography with his dog.

About Your Elopement Photographer

I live for being outside! Elopements allow me to share the amazing outdoor places I love with couples who then make these locations their special places.

I like to do a bit of everything from canyoneering in Moab to snowshoeing up a mountain & snorkeling in the ocean to hiking another fourteener in Colorado. I’m always looking for new places & new experiences & that’s why I love to travel! I like to get off the beaten path & see things most people haven’t seen.

I want to help you elope in a way that is totally unique to what you want to do & where you want to go!

Learn more about the experience of working with me & how I will help you for a fun & adventurous wedding experience!

You’ve seen the big, traditional weddings & they just aren’t for you. You like the idea of an elopement but maybe you’re just not sure of how it all works. You’re in the right place! Your elopement is a wedding day all about you & I’m here to give you an experience that goes beyond photos.

With your elopement day focused on just the two of you, your day can be anything you want it to be! I am here to guide you through the entire planning process from planning locations to getting permits & finding the perfect vendors for your elopement.

What the Heck Do Couples Do at an All Day Elopement?!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE YOUR AMAZING DAY!

My misson here at Shell Creek Photography is to foster & capture connection.

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!

“Where Do You Travel?”

I travel anywhere you want to elope! My base packages include all of my travel so I “ship for free” to Colorado, Utah, & parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, & Wyoming! If you want to elope outside these areas, I have packages that include my travel to other parts of the U.S. or even other countries. There are no extra fees & you just have to get yourselves there, no need for you to worry about me!

Elopement Packages & Pricing for Adventure Weddings

With photography + planning assistance wrapped up into one service, there’s less for you to worry about!

Elopements Packages for Anywhere in the World

  • starting at 8 hours of coverage for your elopement package
  • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc
  • personalized list of location ideas for an epic elopement
  • access to my exclusive client library with a 90+ page elopement planning guide, vendor recommendations, LNT guide, gear guide, checklist & more so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring
  • custom created timeline for your elopement day
  • online gallery of your awesome photos
  • no travel fees to anywhere in the world!
  • adventure session for more fun & photos

Starts at $7900


Elopement Packages for Anywhere in the United States

  • all day coverage for your elopement package so we can go to multiple locations for the best photos
  • you can choose your own adventure so it’s as adventurous or as chill as you want
  • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc
  • personalized list of location ideas for an epic elopement
  • access to my exclusive client library with a 90+ page elopement planning guide, vendor recommendations, gear guide, checklist & more so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring
  • custom created timeline for your elopement day
  • sneak peeks of your photos so you can share right away
  • online gallery of your awesome photos with unlimited downloads
  • my travel is included to anywhere in the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii)
  • adventure session for more fun & photos

Full day elopements in the U.S. starting at $6400 


Elopement Packages for Anywhere in the Colorado + Utah Regions

  • all day coverage for your elopement package in Utah or Colorado so we can go to multiple locations for the best photos
  • you can choose your own adventure so it’s as adventurous or as chill as you want
  • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc
  • personalized list of location ideas for an epic elopement
  • access to my exclusive client library with a 90+ page elopement planning guide, vendor recommendations, gear guide, checklist & more so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring
  • custom created timeline for your elopement day
  • sneak peeks of your photos so you can share right away
  • online gallery of your awesome photos with unlimited dowloads
  • my travel is included to Colorado & Utah

Full day elopements in Utah & Colorado starting at $5200


Adventurous Photography Sessions

  • can be used for engagements, anniversaries, or other photography sessions (not available for elopements)
  • you can choose your own adventure so it’s as adventurous or as chill as you want
  • online photo gallery of your awesome pictures
  • location & outfit planning assistance
  • as many locations & outfits as you can fit into the time booked
  • permits are taken care of so you don’t have to worry about them
  • starting at 1-2 hours, longer sessions available for longer hikes & other locations 

*Please note that the adventure sessions are not available for use with elopements. Elopements take more planning & can require different permits.

2 hour sessions starting at $1250


“Unforgettable Experience & Beautiful Pictures”

“Our experience with Malachi was nothing short of wonderful & he helped us have one of the best days of our lives. From the start, he was extremely helpful in planning the day at Valley of Fire by researching excellent shot locations, securing our permits, & helping us get a schedule of the day’s events going. Throughout the entire process, he was truly kind and was always willing to chat with us or give input on even the smallest questions. An elopement like this can feel complicated & intimidating to plan, but Malachi made it feel painless & we could not have done it without his help and expertise. We had a great adventure together & it didn’t feel like being hounded by a camera crew which is exactly how we preferred it. Malachi was well prepared too he had all the permits & even brought supplies in case we had a wardrobe emergency or needed first aid. Malachi is an amazing photographer, but he is also a thorough professional and a fantastic human being. Our day could not have gone any better & we had so much fun the entire time. We would recommend anyone looking for an unforgettable experience & beautiful pictures to contact Malachi, we would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
Dom & Katie

“Truly Went Above & Beyond”

“My (now) husband & I were so nervous about having photos taken of us because we are both so unnatural & awkward in front of the camera. This all quickly subsided as soon as we met Malachi! He has such a friendly & natural presence & way of making you feel instantly comfortable around him. Not only this, but he truly went above & beyond on our wedding day. He tied my husband’s bow tie, helped decorate our cake with greenery when I was running behind, provided us hand warmers & spikes for our shoes so we’d be comfortable while hiking to get photos, the list goes on! On top of all this, I must say the photos are absolutely incredible; they perfectly captured the beauty of the scenery while still somehow keeping the focus on us. They are everything I could have hoped for & more, & people are still raving about how beautiful they are. Malachi truly blew away any & all expectations & hopes I had for our experience & I am forever grateful we chose him for our wedding day!!”
Sydney & Jackson

“Made Sure We Had Fun Every Step of the Way”

“Malachi photographed our vow renewal in Colorado. He was so amazing with coordination. We had a meet ‘n’ greet via Skype where I learned about his photography background & what inspires him, as well as shared my vision of our 10-year vow renewal. He offered really great recommendations on locations in Colorado over our month of planning as we were from out of state. He even put together my bouquet for me. What a man of many talents! The day of our vow renewal was an adventure! Spring in the Rockies is so unpredictable & we were caught in a spring snowstorm all day during our hike. But Malachi was patient, let me borrow his gloves when mine were soaked, & made sure we had fun every step of the way. The photos & video he delivered to us were exceptional & I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you Malachi for giving us these memories to hold on to forever. If you’re looking for an adventurous photo session or a unique way to celebrate an elopement or vow renewal, Malachi of Shell Creek Photography is the best choice.”
Laura & Lucas

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Wondering About the Process & How it All Works?

  • We’ll start by getting to know each other over a video call & once you book, I’ll send a getting to know you questionnaire, you’ll also get instant access to my exclusive resources for booked clients!
  • I’m here to help with a completely personalized list of elopement location ideas & you’ll get access to all of my exclusive client guides to help you plan
  • After deciding on a location, I’ll hammer out the details & help you navigate any permits and transportation needs
  • I’m always happy to help with vendor recommendations, things to do, places to stay, create a custom timeline, & help you out in other ways!
  • On your elopement day, I am full of outdoor knowledge to help keep you safe & I am there to document you both having one of the best days ever
  • After your elopement, you’ll get sneak peeks of your photos to share soon after & a full gallery of high-resolution images to share & print to have those memories forever!

Ready to get started with planning your amazing elopement experience?

Contact me now & let’s get planning!

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