Elopement Photography Pricing

Your experience matters

Eloping presents the opportunity to strip away the production and traditions of a big wedding and shift the focus back to you, your love, your story. It’s the chance to trade in expectations of you for authenticity from you.

Have you ever dreamt while you were awake?

Not in the literal sense, but as kids we’re use to dreaming of adventure and of what could be. Our imagination was limitless then, why not take a moment to let go of what is “realistic” and just let yourself dream?

Want to say your vows at sunrise beside a glacier-cold waterfall that’s 10 miles deep in the backcountry? I’m there.

Want to perch on a cliff with your partner as the rolling landscape goes on for miles? I can make it happen.

Or maybe you’ve got a few VIPs that can’t make it up a 14er. I can plan a perfect day with epic scenery and avoid anything too strenuous.

This is your story to curate. You’re here because you want a wedding experience that’s true to you. There’s no cookie cutter elopement, why? Because everyones story is unique.

Let yourself dream while you’re awake.


Celebrate love & Leave No Trace

The great outdoors are wild, wonderful and awesomely beautiful. That’s why you want to have an adventure elopement, right?

I want you to have the best damn day of your life. This is my commitment to you. But I also have a commitment to help protect the mountains, rivers, trees, wildlife and public lands. That’s why I’m a proud Leave No Trace certified photographer.

Great Ethan, what does that mean for us?

I promise 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? Because we all deserve to experience the power of nature.

More than just a photographer

A perfect wedding day isn’t just about everything going precisely as planned (nature has a way of throwing curveballs and thunderstorms), it’s about enjoying every moment of the experience from start to finish. You need a photographer who can give you presence. You need someone who knows the landscape well, can assist with permits and paperwork and can keep you in the know every step of the way!

Hey friends, thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods!

My names Ethan, I’m an outdoor lover and Elopement Photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and was a total late bloomer to the great outdoors I’ve been working as a photographer for over 3 years, but I’ve been holding a camera for well over decade – taking me on all kinds of adventures over the years.

Back in the day I learned my love and appreciation for storytelling through The Walt Disney Company while photography showed me how to see the world. It wasn’t until my first trip to Yosemite National Park that I really learned the power of nature. Little did I know, that would be the foundation to so much more. Now I share that love and appreciation for the outdoors with couples looking for a non traditional wedding experience.


Colorado Elopement Packages & Pricing for 2021

Your life and love are an adventure, why not let your wedding day reflect that adventurous spirit? 

You can think of my packages like a base camp. Start here and we can customize your day to make it look exactly how you imagine it.

12 hour elopement

Planning assistance

50+ page elopement guide

Personalized location recommendations

Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

Online gallery to view, share, print, and download photos

Starting at $4700

8 hour elopement

Planning assistance

50+ page elopement guide

Personalized location recommendations

Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

Online gallery to view, share, print, and download photos

Starting at $3500

4 hour elopement

Planning assistance

50+ page elopement guide

Personalized location recommendations

Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

Online gallery to view, share, print, and download photos

Starting at $2000

2 hour elopement*

Planning assistance

50+ page elopement guide

Personalized location recommendations

Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

Online gallery to view, share, print, and download photos

Starting at $1300


Testimonials

“Highly Recommend! Ethan took care of the permitting, logistics, and captured the most beautiful memories. Due to his extensive outdoor background we even stumbled across a heard of moose that seemed to pose just for us. After interviewing what seemed to be a lot of “hobbyists” instead of professionals, we chose Ethan for his extensive knowledge of the area, weather, gear, natural lighting, etc. Ethan was timely in responses and very thorough in planning as we knew nothing of the Colorado area. You only do this one (if you do it right) so make it count!”

– Julie + Cody

“His photographs were stunning and they speak for themselves, but his attention to detail did not stop at this photography. He was able to provide enough direction so that no one looked awkward, but also enough freedom for some great candid shots with none of them looking overly staged and stuffy. He was fun and engaging and even had some interesting facts about the location which made it feel more like a fun tour and made us all forget about the cold. I would highly recommend him!”

– Sylwia + Deep

“Ethan was a pleasure to work with! He was great with communication and made sure everyone was on the same page! When we got to the shoot in the morning he was very personable and made everyone feel comfortable! Afterwards, he got the pictures back to us in no time at all and they looked absolutely amazing! I would definitely recommend Ethan for anyone looking for a great adventure elopement photographer!”

– Aspen + Jacob


Think we should connect?

All great adventures begin with an idea, a first step, a desire for something more. I would love to hear from you! Please provide as much information as you can so I can best serve you.


You can also reach me directly at info@ethanjamesrivera.com

Happy Adventuring!

– Ethan