Local Backcountry Elopement

Have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to exchange your vows with just the two of you?  To share something that is just between you and your love?  On an adventure in your own backyard?  Lina and Joel could imagine what it would be like to let the tears flow freely, to have the freedom to be truly themselves, to honor each other without the pressure of onlookers.  To remain a fly on the wall, to witness such beauty, is such a privilege, I felt it deeply.  The importance of being the only person in attendance at their nuptials was not lost on me, thank you for trusting me and allowing me to create art for you.  I hope that these images will bring happy tears to your eyes over and over again throughout your years together.  Here is Lina and Joel’s wedding story in photographs…











Elopement planning and photography  |  EJ Dilley Photography

Dress  |   Custom Lulu’s

Dinner |  Lancelot, Vail, CO






Elopement and Family Photographer, headshot image of EJ Dilley


Intimacy and adventure is what I am all about. I absolutely love families who are just fun, who are real and let it fly.  I want to see you!  They don’t mind if they get their dress dirty. They may be down for a short hike and are not afraid of getting in the water at the end of your session, you are my people. They don’t mind if things don’t go perfectly and that is just perfect. 

The best parts of life are the parts that surprise us, and the best photos are usually the ones we didn’t know were coming.