Colorado Wedding + Elopement Photography

Denver Wedding and elopement Photography

captured with intention for the adventurous + wildly in love


I’m D (yes, just D), and this is River + root! river + Root is a lgbtq owned and operated photography business inclusive of all identities and lifestyles.

I’m a photographer who lives + breathes documenting intimate love and raw moments, and my focus is on engagements, weddings, elopements, and adventure sessions!

we’re Denver, colorado based, however, i travel all over to capture the MAGICAL experiences that only happen once.

kind words

“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. 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!”

-Alex + Patricia 2018


“We have now had two sessions with D and cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. She is not only an incredible photographer with extensive knowledge of some amazing locations around Colorado but she also makes the session a blast and puts those of us who aren’t the best in front of a camera at ease and coaches in a way that brings out your very best. We’ve decided River and Root Photography is our go-to for images from now on!

-Jeremy + Geoff 2018

“I booked our photographer a month in advance! I selected D’s portfolio out of many choices. SO GLAD! Our photos are absolutely breathtaking and I wasn’t as awkward as I normally am! She made me and my husband feel so comfortable and the experience was fun! We want D to do all our future photo shoots! We live in North Dakota and will drive to Colorado just for D! That’s how amazing our photos and experience were!”

-Tia + Charles 2018

“Not only does D have a knack for taking gorgeous photos, they are also an expert at making you feel instantly comfortable and at ease. We have had the joy of booking D three times now and the shots capture the special moments perfectly. Our friends, family, and strangers rave about the images. We can hardly wait for another special occasion so that we can hire D again!”

-Vanessa + Jay 2018

a quick idea of what i’m all about