award-winning photographer

Can I admit something to you?
*Assuming you’re shaking your head yes*

Photographing you and your story are just a teensy bit selfish for me. I’ve shaped my entire life around a love for the outdoors and around connection with other humans.

So getting to show you around my favorite spots in my town …
capturing the connection you share with each other …
and the connection we all share with nature …

It’s like a gift to my soul. I get to see humanity in the way you two steal a kiss right after seeing a breathtaking view. Or when your daughter nuzzles her nose against your cheek just because you made her laugh. And I get to photograph it with a backdrop of some of the most epic views in the country.

If you allow me this gift, I promise I’ll give you one back. The gift of this season of life, documented. 

Header photo credit: Simply Blessings Photography

Photograph to the left: Lo Photo

Oh, hi, I’m EJ
And here is my story

I am mountain bikes and trail hikes. (Oops! That rhymed. This isn’t a poem so don’t get your hopes up, but please be impressed.)

I am as Colorado as they come: I love everything about living here. I ski, I camp. Have all the gear, will travel. No, seriously, I will travel anywhere to photograph you. Especially if you have an epic adventure in mind.

My best adventure started in 2012 when I met my wife. We fell in love quickly and worked against the logistics of long distance to get married in Maui in 2014. It was just the two of us … and it was perfect. Our wedding is a huge reason that I now photograph intimate elopements. I want to give my couples the opportunity to celebrate their love the same way that we did.

This next part is a little intense, but I want to share it with you because I know that the road to parenthood isn’t always as easy as a pretty Instagram photo makes it seem. I share my story because I want to give you space to share yours with me.

Our fertility journey lasted several heartbreaking years, but we finally grew our family in an amazing way: embryo adoption. We now have two beautiful toddlers and I don’t take one second with them for granted. We are so grateful for our struggles because in the end we ended up with two incredible humans we might have never met otherwise. 

I bet you’re an incredible human too. And I would love to meet you and photograph whatever adventure life has brought to you right now.

Photo credit right and below: Stormy Solis

Elopement and Family Photographer, headshot image of EJ Dilley

kind words

“Elizabeth is a warm and friendly professional photographer. She is very patient with kiddos and pets and is very generous with her time making sure she captures the special moments. We highly recommend her for any of your photography needs. We have used her for two sessions and will be certain to do so again!” – Eric