Because adventures are the equivalent of human wings...

BECAUSE ADVENTURES ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF HUMAN WINGS. ASK ME TO GO ON ANYWHERE. WE'LL STOP EVERY PART OF THE TRAIL, LEARN ALL ABOUT THE PLACE, ITS STORIES, AND HISTORY, FEEL THE hiking trail, AND CAPTURE ITS SPIRIT. THEN WE'LL TURN IT INTO OUR OWN STORY, YOUR UNIQUE, LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, YOUR LOVE STORY THAT WILL LIVE INSIDE YOU FOR A LIFETIME. I breathe mountain crisp air of the Colorado Rockies, live to feel the mist of a waterfall after an adventurous hike, and capture your details surrounded by the endless beauty. I am an adventurer, an artist, road-trip lover, and an elopement adventure photographer passionate about capturing the breathtaking world around us to tell your love story.

Authentic, raw, and soulful; that’s where it’s at for me.

pERHAPS I LOVE adventures SO MUCH BECAUSE THEY BRING BACK ALL THE WARM AND FUZZY MOMENTS AND PROVIDE ALL THE WARMTH TO MY SOUL AND HEART. THOSE MOMENTS WE DON'T EVER WANT TO END EVER. THE ENERGETIC MOOD, WARM FLAMES PERHAPS SYMBOLIZE OUR ENDLESS LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. ADVENTURES AND NEW PATH TOGETHER. THAT LIGHT SO SOFT AND CALMING.
THE MEMORIES I ALWAYS WANT TO COME BACK WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES.

Colorado Mountain hiker enjoys the bonfire at the camping site in Keystone campsites, Colorado after alpine backpacking retiring for the night.

Meet Your Colorado Elopement Photographer & AdventureGuide...

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir

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with these hands...

through my lens...

about Justyna

Colorado elopement photographer of Justyna E Butler Photography embraces her husband on the top of the world in warm light of Colorado sunset.

“Skadkolwiek wieje wiatr zawsze ma zapach Tatr.” Jan Sztaudynger

HEY THERE! I AM AN ADVENTURER, A LIGHT CHASER, ROAD-TRIP LOVER, AND DESTINATION ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT + INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. your elopement enabler. FILM MAKER PASSIONATE ABOUT CAPTURING YOU AMONG THE BREATHTAKING WORLD AROUND US TO TELL YOUR UNIQUE LOVE STORY. AUTHENTIC, RAW, AND SOULFUL;

THAT'S WHERE IT'S AT FOR ME.



When I was a little girl, my summers were filled with camping, backpacking, paddle boarding the alpine lakes, hiking European trails of National Parks in Spain, Germany, Poland. The alpine tundra of Tatrzanski Park Narodowy of Tatry in Zakopane were my "home". These memories carved unforgettable paths in my heart to this day. These memories laid out a beautiful road in my heart that will be cherished for the rest of my days.
Therefore when you choose me to capture your most important day of your life, your adventure elopement wedding, I pinch myself that I get to do this for a living. Each frame will be heart weaved.

It's funny how life guides you throughout...just happen to find my way to Colorado trails and it's beautiful Rocky Mountains...
So now when I look back at all those memories every time I spend on the top of the world at 12000 feet it feels like home. It brings me back thousands miles away and for just a split second I feel like I am back in that frozen moment of childhood, even the tundra smells the same.
Maybe there is more to those memories, just maybe.

I’ve come to a full circle now documenting the most incredible love stories of nature lovers for 14 years now, boho brides not afraid to get their dresses dirty. Creating soul-stirring narratives for non traditional couples, barefoot brides, who prefer hiking boots over heels adventures on their wedding day, adventurous at heart. Wherever your adventure takes you, take me along the way...bring hiking boots and I will bring a hammock...

let's go

More about Justyna

Choosing me to capture You, your unique story, will mean an adventure. Watch the "behind the lens" film to grab a taste of what is to come... If you made it this far, say hello and let's continue our conversation. Cannot wait to see you on trails soon.

INTIMATE WEDDINGS + ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, COLORADO + BEYOND

“I DON’T EVEN CRAVE EXTRAORDINARY MOMENTS ANYMORE. JUST SMALL, GENTLE HUMS OF BEAUTY STREAMING BELOW, ABOVE, AND BEYOND SIMPLY FROM PAYING ATTENTION. SOUND. LIGHT. SHADOW. ART. WARMTH. THE NIGHT. THE MORNING. DREAMS THAT ARE NOT TOO FAR AWAY BUT EXIST RIGHT HERE- ALREADY IN MY DAYS, HANDS, AND HEART.” VICTORIA ERICKSON

Cinema has been a huge inspiration for filmmaking, movement and the selective focus capturing sensual details. I might have been a hummingbird in the previous life. I am truly obsessed with these tiny creatures and their adventures.


My husband and I met on adventure on Monhegan Island, Maine in 2000, 23 years ago. Feel free to ask about it when we hike up the trail, it's quite a story! One day I will write a novel about it. It's probably the most romantic thing that we have experienced together.

I'm a light chaser. I will be the first one to convince you the best time to start your big day is at 4am at sunrise among the alpine tundra where the light dances among the alpine glow with wildflowers and the breeze. The place where I leave a piece of my soul every time I hike among those sacred trails.
Most days you can find us  hosting friends for dinners ( I drink his beer, Blake makes the food) My husband, Blake (who also happens to be a very talented chef and craft brewer at Six Capital Brewing ) is my rock support, love of my life and partner in all crazy things we tackle in our daily adventures. We have been together 23 years, married for 22 of those, meaning I've spent more days of my life with him than without.  Since Blake and I met in Maine, we call our son "Lobster." These two guys are my everything. They are my happy place.
And if you are ever in Colorado, go check out our brewery for yummy bites and craft beers!

Let's do this Thing!

Robert Jess, Justyna's son and her drone assistant on an alpine trail among rocky cliffs in Steamboat Springs, Colorado hiking waterfalls and chasing light.

about OUR lobster

Adventure with Us!

INTIMATE WEDDINGS + ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, COLORADO + BEYOND

Love watching you grow up, playing in a dirt, open waters, scuba-diving coral reefs of Caribbean, camping on Oregon coast of Cannon Beach, climbing the unbeaten Colorado wild trails. adventuring your heart with us, where wild heart takes you.

My mama's heart could not be more prouder when you tag along to assist with everything adventure brings to the table. You color our world ALWAYS outside the LINES. You know real magic of adventures and always along my side trail after trail getting up early 2 am to star gaze or hitting the slopes no matter the weather. NEVER. saying no to all my crazy ideas.

I hope you stay that way and you will never lose the power of adventure. Love his heart so much when he joins us on the alpine trails along your side as well when we spread our wings and fly...

I will always cherish the moments you had spend with us and my adventurous couples on the trails, hiking, being our sherpa and if you are hiking more than 7 miles for your dream adventure he might join us when he is home for the summer break from Colorado Mesa University.

let's go

Meet Justyna E Butler and her love, Blake, colorado elopement photographer, wedding photographer, planner, and your guide of Justyna E Butler Photography. They are standing in embrace, marries 21 years and so in love, windswept and cinematic mountain moments.

Why me?

Kind Words

"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."

Cliff &. Amy

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