Colorado Wedding + Elopement Photography

 adventure elopements

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what’s an adventure elopement all about?

 The short answer: YOU.

When you contact us to chat about your special day, the first thing we’re going to ask you is “what do you want?”
While we absolutely love to photograph large, traditional weddings, our passion is behind small and intimate adventure elopements. Days that have few moving parts, little to no stress and lots of fun and excitement. Days that start before the sun comes up, hiking to a vista, so you and your partner can exchange vows as the sun rises over your shoulders. Days that finish with quiet “I dos” and champagne pops on sand dunes. Days that begin and end with simple and easy love in extraordinary locations.


how do we book our dream adventure?

  • Visit our pricing page to take a look at our adventure elopement package.

  • Reach out via our contact page to chat about your vision!

  • After you’ve made contact, we’ll chat over the phone or Skype to get to know each other and make sure we’re a great fit, and discuss any details and questions you may have prior to booking.

  • If everything feels great to you, we’ll solidify a date and a general location, and then we’ll send over contract and retainer information to get your date booked!

  • After your contract is filled out and retainer is paid, we’ll go over all of the big + tiny details for your big day, and start to put the perfect plan in place. We’ll correspond occasionally (and sometimes frequently) before your big day, to make sure everything is going according to plan.

  • On the day-of, your adventure will come to fruition. You’ll laugh, cry, and probably have the best day ever, making unforgettable memories-but in case you do forget, we’ll be there to document it.

  • After, you’ll receive a gorgeous gallery that will bring you back to that very special day every time you look over your images.


what our couples have to say


amber + ryan

“Don’t think, just book. Her work rivals the greats, and you wont regret it! (I looked at 27 photographers, compared price, technique, equipment, style...etc) I traveled 1,520 miles to work with her.”

Patricia + Alex

“We had the pleasure of having D as our photographer for our wedding. To say that we were satisfied would be a huge understatement. The photos D took are just perfect and we are obsessed! We received numerous comments on how kind, fun, and professional D was at the wedding. After the wedding, the compliments kept coming as family and friends would continue to tell us how impressed they were with her work. Given the chance I would choose D over and over for our wedding photographer, and as we move on in life I will always use River+Root for any of our photography needs. We are so thankful to have had the chance to work with her!”

elizabeth + roger

“We cannot recommend River + Root highly enough. D's talent speaks for itself and her photos are simply gorgeous, natural, and candid. We had been searching for a photographer for a few months looking for the perfect feel and when we stumbled upon D's Instagram, we instantly knew we'd found the one. We recently had our engagement session with her and cannot wait for D to shoot our wedding as well. Our experience was nothing short of amazing and we felt instantly at ease. She's a breeze to work with, willing to adventure (even in 10 degree weather covered in snow!), and gives just enough direction while letting your personalities shine through the photos. Do yourself the biggest favor and book her now!”

a quick idea of what we’re all about…