Colorado Elopement Photographer & Planner

Helping Carefree Couples Plan Adventurous Elopements In The Great Outdoors!

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 a Colorado Elopement Photographer I specialize in crafting unique experiences in the rocky mountains. Check out my Colorado elopement guide to help you get started!

Helping couples trailblaze their non-traditional wedding with





So that when your big day arrives you can focus on…


What everyone wants.

What so few get.

When we’re present, the worries fade and the details demanding our attention slip away. Give yourself the chance to have a wedding experience that aligns with your values.

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 a Colorado 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.

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 know how to capture epic moments of your day in a less impactful way to help keep nature wild and protect the natural beauty of this planet!

Why you ask?

Not only does following the LNT ethics 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 whatever location you choose to have a vow renewal or anniversary session and still have it be 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.”

Looking for a Colorado Elopement Photographer?

Everyone has a story to share, your elopement photos should reflect that story – not just with the big moments, but the details that often get overlooked. My goal as your photographer is to have you look back on your day and feel what it was like to be there; To create a lasting emotion that always resurfaces every-time you want to relive this moment in time.

Thank you for stopping by my corner of the internet! I would love to hear from you and learn about your story. Be sure to check out my elopement guide to help you get started!