Colorado & Washington Elopement Photographer

Helping Carefree Couples Capture Their Elopement In The Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest & Beyond!

Your story is a wild one

And this new chapter is no different. Your love wants adventure, not production. What better way to celebrate that love than in the natural world among sky-scraping peaks and alpine lakes. A place that won’t have any WiFi, but a connection far greater.

As an Elopement Photographer I specialize in crafting unique experiences in the rocky mountains. Check out my Elopement Pricing & Packages Page to help you get started!

I Help Couples Trail-blaze Their Non-Traditional Wedding With

Breckenridge Elopement



Ouray Elopement



Breckenridge Elopement Vendors



Colorado Elopement Photographer


To Have Fun With

Everyones Love Is Unique & Different. Your Wedding Experience Should Be Too.

Beyond the camera I help co-create a wedding experience that aligns with your values and intention so that when your big day is here – you can focus on being present. When we’re present the worries fade and the details demanding our attention slip away. Have a wedding experience that compliments your most authentic self.

About Ethan James Rivera

Behind the lens –––

As an outdoor lover, I often find my time in nature to be some of the most meaningful moments life has to offer. To share that love with couples looking to elope – whether you’re newcomers to the outdoors or veterans who have slept more times under the stars than in your own beds – is what fuels my adventurous soul!

My goal as an Adventure Elopement Photographer is to help you craft an unforgettable wedding experience in nature! A day where you can ditch the template and write your own story, laugh at the plot twists, relish the cheesy moments and remember the spark that brought you both together.

I would love to learn about your story and help co-create your wedding experience in the rockies. Check out my packages page to help you get started!

Visual Storyteller

Wilderness First Aid Certified

Adventure Seeker

Paying It Forward – One Hike At A Time

Leave No Trace Photographer

As a Leave No Trace Aware Photographer I capture epic moments of your day while helping maintain the natural beauty of whatever landscape we explore on your wedding day.

Following these ethics not only helps preserve outdoor spaces and our access to them, but also by making sure that we use them sustainability and responsibly – so that you can return to the same area to have a vow renewal or anniversary and still experience it as pristine as the day that you got married.

Kind Words

“Ethan’s energy and gentle guidance (while also giving us and my parents the space to have our moment as well) was so appreciated and allowed us to relax and really enjoy the moment, nature, and each other! Ethan remembered details we would have forgotten (hello first dance in the spotlight of our car headlights!). From the start of the planning to the delivery of our photos, Ethan was attentive to any needs/questions we had, and we could not be happier with the photos and services we were provided with. We were captured so perfectly.”