We Explore For those who prefer life-changing adventures on the road and in the wild...
I believe in... Elopement Adventures are the equivalent of human wings...
I believe in... sharing intimate vows while noticing the melting snowflakes rolling down your cheeks while exchanging the vows at your dream location...
So, let's harvest all the light and life and fire between those raw moments... I believe...Love is Love.
The reward at the end drives me forward. "I think of adventures as magic...capturing the emotions...your love tale...fills up my heart, recharges for days...to come.
I believe in your vision... If it's raining, then take of your hiking boots and dance, twirl, and splash into your own crafted adventure...Walking on the clouds...
Let's adventure! ...bring hiking boots... I believe in twirling on a green knoll surrounded by the rolling Irish hills, exploring the black sandy beaches of Iceland, and those windy mountain tops of Polish Tatra Mountains...or mesmerized by the rocky cliffs of Monhegan Island at sunset…
Say Hey Let me know what your wildest adventure elopement dreams are!
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Intimate Wedding & Elopement photographer based in Colorado. Adventuring around the world, meeting amazing couples, hiking Colorado trails, creating soul-stirring narratives for non traditional couples, catching the first light at sunrise on the coast of Wales or sunset at The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland or eating s’mores by the bonfire with my favorite people on Monhegan Island, Maine.

If all this gets you excited, we should talk! *wink *wink

Wherever your adventure takes you, take me along the way…

Meet Your Artist
Featured Colorado Mountain Adventure Elopements + Intimate Weddings
Steeped in love and adventure...
Alpine Adventure Highlights
Colorado + Beyond

Why I Think We'll Get Along

I'm in love with raw, natural, organic, and real human state. The sunrise yawns, the stretches that pull up your dress, the hiking boots on your wedding day, the way the alpine wind blows your hair, the eyes, the butterflies in your stomach moments when you embrace each other at the top of the world at the blue hour, a smile that turns into a laugh...The way you blush when I ask you to do something totally crazy just to capture that in between moment, the true moments that hold no mask over you two, that purely YOU-no embarrassment, no shyness. Only pure and raw and those quiet moments during your alpine adventures....

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TRAVEL DATES

Colorado - October 2019
Poland - November 16- 21st 2019
Wales, UK - November 14- 26 2019
Colorado - December 2019
Hawaii - March 1st-15th 2020
Yosemite California May 2020
Colorado Wedding Photographer, Adventure Engagement in the Fall, Kenosha Pass

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I WANT TO HEAR YOUR LOVE TALE

Rocky Mountain Adventure Elopement + Intimate Weddings For Nature Lovers | Colorado & Worldwide | Colorado Intimate Weddings and Adventure Elopement Photographer | LGBTQ Same-Sex Couple Colorado Wedding Photographer | Fly Me Anywhere

With these hands...

" Step into the experience with butterflies in your bones with a nervous feeling so beautiful, you know you're doing something right."

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The Adventure Elopement Experience

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Oliver+Alyssa

Justyna was there last June to capture the fire in our eyes shortly after our engagement. She immortalized the warmth and love of our marriage by photographing our wedding this past October. Finally, in March, we celebrated our relationship in a…less than traditional way. With all the formal events behind us, we decided to claim our own song of fire and ice.
Back-lit by the mountains and a brief pink sky as the sun dawned over the rocky peaks, we donned our cloaks and furs and hung swords at our sides. For our final adventure shoot with Justyna, we decided to try for something epic and unusual, and so we let out geek flag fly. It was more fun that we could have hoped, and so incredibly us.
So many of the major moments in our relationship were spent in the mountains. The wilds are a part of our couplehood now. We are so lucky that we had such an amazing photographer along with us for so many of those adventures, using her artistic eye to preserve them forever. We will cherish these photos always.
in the tin cold of morning
when the earth sighs awake
and fills the empty lung of sky
with birdsong and living things,
you are the warmstone.

you are the gold on the blue rocks and the salmon cliffs,
the granite that I lean against to melt frost into dew.

my Bronze Dawn, please listen:
if I glisten, it’s because of you.

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BEST OF ADVENTURES 2018 |COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER| COLORADO INTIMATE WEDDING + ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER |JUSTYNA E BUTLER ADVENTURE DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER |ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELOPEMENTS | ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | ELOPEMENT + INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | JUSTYNA E BUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY | ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER I COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER |INTIMATE WEDDING + ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENTS | ADVENTURE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER| SELF-SOLEMNIZING COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | HIKING ELOPEMENTS PHOTOGRAPHER |DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
MATTIE+AUSTIN

Wow, I cannot say enough great things about Justyna! My fiance, Austin, and I kind of stumbled into Justyna's website but I was amazed at the pictures. I met with Justyna and I just knew!! Austin and I just had our engagement pictures done at the beginning of September in Rocky Mountain National Park. We got to Trail Ridge Road before the sun came up and began our sunrise session! Justyna stressed that this was all about capturing our love and warmth. We walked and cuddled and never felt posed! Justyna was so excited to be photographing us and she made the whole morning fun. We got our pictures back and I couldn't believe it! Justyna's attention to detail, light, and background is breathtaking. I just keep thinking \"That can't be us!\". Our photos show love, connection, happiness, and authentic. We can't thank Justyna enough and we are so excited for her to photograph out wedding! I will be adding all of our pictures to our website! Feel free to look through them! www.theknot.com/us/ happilyeveralexander2018

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ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER|COLORADO ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY|JUSTYNA E BUTLER|ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK HIKING ELOPEMENTS|Colorado Intimate Weddings+Adventure Elopements|Rocky Mountain Adventure Weddings|ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK HIKING ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS|ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS|COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|MOUNTAIN INTIMATE WEDDINGS|SELF -SOLEMNIZING ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER |DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|JUSTYNA E BUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY|ADVENTURE HIKING ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | CREATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES
DANA+JEFF

After months of anticipation the experience actually surpassed our expectations! The photo shoot was exciting, thrilling, and a true adventure. The hours slipped away so quickly. \"Time flies when you're having fun!\" Justyna was enthusiastic, professional, and really worked hard to get the perfect shots. She was emotionally engaged in her work and vested in ensuring our photos were the best they could be. Her bubbly personality and can-do attitude are particularly suited for the occasion. Overall, we were thrilled with our experience. Working with Justyna was a delight! We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a similar experience.

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STAR GAZING MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT ADVENTURES|JULIANNE+DARREN|ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK SPRING ADVENTURES | COLORADO SUNRISE ADVENTURE|MOUNTAIN HIKING ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER|TRAIL RIDGE ROAD HIKING ADVENTURE|INTIMATE WEDDING + ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER|ADVENTURE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER| ESTES PARK COLORADO ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
DARREN+JOANNA

Do you want amazing, unique photos? Do you like adventure? Do you want a photographer who is passionate about capturing YOUR love story? Well then look no further because Justyna is the photographer for you! We recently hired her as our wedding photographer and had our engagement shoot in Rocky Mountain National Park on Aug. 11th. She met us in the park at 4:30am and we took photographs under the stars. We watched the alpenglow illuminate the peaks. It was such a beautiful, magical experience! Justyna is so fun to work with and the results are seriously perfection!! My fiancé and I could not stop gawking over the them and we are SO excited for her to shoot our wedding next May! I highly recommend that anyone reading this who is looking for a photographer to please invest in yourselves and hire Justyna! You will thank yourself later when you get the pleasure of seeing all the nuances of your love captured on film :)

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ADVENTURE DESTINATION ELOPEMENT|ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK WEDDING|RMNP ELOPEMENT|3M CURVE CEREMONY |GRAND COUNTY HIKING ADVENTURES|SELF-SOLEMNIZING COLORADO ELOPEMENT |TANDA+STEPHEN
CLIFF+AMY

Very few people in this world surprise me. I can honestly say that Justyna has simply amazed me. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, creativity, and most of all - her character. Justyna photographed my engagement pictures and my wedding. Her work is OUTSTANDING and it speaks for itself. More remarkable than her work is her personality and her integrity. The product aside, I can attest that working with her was remarkable. Justyna is energetic, fun, and passionate. My wife and I felt so comfortable and our experience was delightful - and her work was exceptional. I worked with many vendors to put together my wedding, all of whom did a great job. I had very high expectations and demanded much from the vendors who participated in my wedding. However, by far, my most memorable and impressionable experience was working with Justyna. I felt that Justyna was just as passionate about my experience and my wedding as I was. Her penchant for capturing pure and organic moments is unrivaled. The memories she helped to create are incredible. I cannot say enough about her or her work. As I mentioned before, Justyna’s work is outstanding, but the person is even more amazing. Justyna is a gifted photographer with an incredible ability to connect with people.

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LOVELAND PASS ELOPEMENT|DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER| SUMMIT COUNTY ADVENTURES|ALIVIA+BRINNAN|COLORADO SUMMER ELOPEMENT|JUSTYNA E BUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY|ADVENTURE HIKING ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | CREATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES| COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
ALIVIA+BRINNAN

WHY WE CHOSE YOU

Getting married in the beautiful, majestic Colorado mountains was more of a dream than a reality for Brinnan and I. It was actually a joke we made in passing as we visited a few wedding venues in our hometown. We researched countless places to get married but nothing seemed to win us over - nothing fit “us” or what we wanted. “We might as well just go somewhere to get married. Can you imagine getting married in Colorado?” And that’s just what it was to me - something to imagine...until I stumbled across Justyna’s work.

I remember seeing her pictures and immediately calling Brinnan. “You HAVE to see these pictures! You will NOT believe how amazing this photographer is!” The way Justyna can capture not only two people in love but also the beauty of the outdoors is insane. Justyna’s photography is what finally won us over - she is why we chose Colorado.

From the first phone call Justyna had me. Here she was, a stranger 10+ hours away, that was so invested in my love story and how she could capture it. She truly cares so much about her couples and what she can do to make everything easy and comfortable. She was so helpful with finding a location for our ceremony - she even became my cheerleader when I realized I would need to wake up at 3am to get ready! She ensured me that this experience would be out of this world and the lighting (she loves the lighting) would be epic.

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MAROON BELLS HIKING ADVENTURES|ASPEN COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES|INDEPENDENCE PASS HIKING ADVENTURES|ASPEN SNOWMASS WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURES|ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS|HIKING ADVENTURE|AMY+ IAN|INTIMATE WEDDING + ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
AMY+IAN

Justyna undoubtedly captures your most intimate moments more effortlessly than I could have ever imagined. Sometimes it feels like I'm the most awkward person in the world (I'm a nerdy lady scientist), but Justyna works to make you comfortable and to break through the awkwardness and captures perfect shots with the most unbelievable lighting. I love her energy and bubbly personality. If you're looking for a fairy-tale photographer, Justyna is your godmother <3

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PEDRO + KIRSTEN

Justyna was such a fun photographer to work with!! When we first met her she was so full of positive energy which made my fiancé and I feel very comfortable! When we were taking pictures we absolutely loved her style! My fiancé and I got to be ourselves and she captured every moment of it. Her intimate style made for the most breathtaking pictures my fiancé and I have ever had together! We couldn't believe that was us in the pictures. Working with Justyna was such a pleasure! She's great at what she does and she is very responsive with any questions you may have leading up to your big day!

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CHRISTINE+JASON

Justyna has been a breath of fresh air to work with she is so kind and knowledgeable she has went out of her way to help me, with vendors for the wedding and to make sure our engagement shoot was fun and easy. She calmed my nerves and with her knowledge and insight we had an amazing photo shoot. She has such an eye for beauty and love and it very visible in her work

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REVIEW OF 2017 | COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS|ADVENTURES COLORADO INTIMATE WEDDING + ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER |JUSTYNA E BUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY
LISA+JONATHAN

Justyna is all about capturing the genuine, raw feelings that you and your significant other share. She's not about generic poses (especially during engagement shoots) and fake smiles. When I look back at my photos, I can't help but think: (1) We look freaking hot!!! (2) We look like an actual couple that intimately loves one another. With the beautiful surroundings you're immersed in, the way she captures the moment, and how she edits the images... I look back at my photos and think my love story is an epic, adventurous, wonderfully made movie. Thank you Justyna!

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BOULDER FAMILY ADVENTURES| LISA + MICHAEL |BOULDER FAMILY ADVENTURE |JUSTYNA E BUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY | ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK ADVENTUROUS FAMILY PHOTOS | COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTUROUS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
LISA+JOHN

Oh my goodness! We just got our pictures from our engagement shoot with Justyna. Not only are the pictures amazing (which they are), but Justyna has the most inviting energy and she makes you feel so comfortable! Our shoot was scheduled for evening, but we ran in to some rain...Justyna drove over an hour to go back home and came back in the morning so we could get good lighting and great pictures before we left town. Above and beyond!!! I can't wait for our wedding!!!

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