Bride and groom pop champagne at their elopement in Montana.

Colorado Elopement Packages + Elopements in Other Locations

How can I help? I'm more than just a photographer!

• Choosing the right suit, dress, & hiking shoes for an adventurous elopement

• The need for a backup location in case of weather, closures, animals, or other issues

• Elopement locations for the scenery you desire & the experience you want from your wedding day

• Suggestions for activities the day of your elopement

• Transportation suggestions 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

• Keeping you safe & having fun!

 

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Malachi Lewis, a photographer, smiling and holding a camera in mountain settings with wildflowers in the background.

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 every step of the way 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.

When booking with me, you are going to get a lot more than just pretty photos. I’ll help you find the perfect location that you’ve been dreaming about. We’ll talk about how accessible locations are & ideas for your elopement day. The process of getting permits & creating timelines for adventurous weddings can be confusing. I will help with permits & create a customized timeline for your wedding day to make sure you can enjoy the whole experience! 


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
  • 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, & help you out in other ways!
  • Once we get closer to your day, I’ll help in creating a customized timeline for a stress free elopement day
  • On your elopement day, I am full of outdoor knowledge to help keep you safe + I am there to document you having one of the best days ever
  • After your elopement, you’ll get sneak peaks of your photos to share soon after & a full gallery of high resolution images
  • You can order any products from your custom print shop or order custom albums from me of your amazing photos

Elopement Packages & Pricing for Adventure Weddings

adventure hiking elopement in the sand dunes in Colorado

Elopements Anywhere in the World

•starting at 8 hours of coverage

• unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc

• personalized list of location ideas for an epic elopement

• access to my exclusive 70+ page elopement planning guide, LNT guide, & gear guide so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring

• custom created timeline for your elopement day

• online gallery of your awesome photos

• includes all travel fees to anywhere in the world

adventure session for more fun & photos

Starts at $6950

Bride reads personal vows at a ceremony in Grand Teton National Park.

Elopements Anywhere in the U.S.A.

• starting at 6 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 70+ page elopement planning guide, LNT guide, & gear guide so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring

• custom created timeline for your elopement day

• online gallery of your awesome photos

• includes all travel fees to anywhere in the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii)

adventure session for more fun & photos

Starts at $4950 

snowy winter elopement on a frozen lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Elopements Anywhere in Colorado + Utah

• starting at 4 hours of coverage

• unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc

• personalized list of location ideas for an epic elopement

• access to my exclusive 70+ page elopement planning guide, LNT guide, & gear guide so you can be totally prepared & know what to bring

• custom created timeline for your elopement day

• online gallery of your awesome photos

• includes all travel fees to anywhere in Colorado & Utah

Starts at $2950

Moab engagement session with arches, a canyon, waterfall, and more!

Adventure sessions

• online gallery of your awesome pictures

• location & outfit planning

• as many locations and outfits as you can fit in

• permits are taken care of so you don’t have to worry about them

• starting at 1-2 hours, more for longer hikes & other locations 

Starts at $1250

from couples

Reviews & Testimonials

elopement at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in winter

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 my husband's ten year vow renewal. He offered really great recommendations 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 and we were caught in a spring snow storm all day during our hike. But Malachi was patient, let me borrow his gloves when mine were soaked, and made sure we had fun every step of the way. The photos and video he delivered to us were exceptional and 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.

- Lucas & Laura

Malachi is an excellent photographer and artist. You can tell he truly loves what he does & cares about capturing the connection between you & your loved one. He was available last minute when we happened to take a spontaneous trip to Ouray & he was really flexible and helpful in directing us to an awesome location with gorgeous fall colors. We are SO happy with our photos & can't thank him enough!

- Ashley & Patrick

Jon & Madeline | engagement photographer in Moab, UT

Malachi is a fantastic photographer who is truly passionate about his trade. He captured our engagement session (gorgeous hike through slot canyons in Utah) as well as our beautiful outdoor wedding in the foothills of Colorado. If you're looking for a wedding photographer who is going to do a fantastic job, look no further than Shell Creek Photography!

- Jon & Madeline

intimate wedding at Varaison Vineyards in Palisade, CO | Colorado elopement & wedding photographer

Shell Creek Photography was exceptional for our outdoor Colorado wedding. We loved our adventure session & wedding with Malachi & would highly recommend him for anyone interested in making the most of using the outdoors as a back drop for their photos.

- Scott & Tiffany

Ready to get started with planning your amazing elopement experience?

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