How your marriage begins matters.
Does wedding planning have you feeling stressed out? Does the idea of a super traditional wedding seem like something so “not you” that you find yourself dreading a day that is supposed to bring you overwhelming joy?
You are not alone. Many couples are finding freedom in choosing a more non-traditional wedding experience. Keeping the traditions that speak to them, while filling the rest of the day with activities that speak to who they are as a couple.
Forget what you think a wedding Should look like… Instead, imagine what your wedding Could look like!
Close your eyes and visualize what you would do on your very favorite day with your very favorite human… Now envision building your wedding experience around THAT perfect day or days- what does it look like?
As an Arizona elopement and intimate wedding photographer, I specialize in helping couples who choose a more non-traditional wedding experience that is true to them!
What’s in a name… why Stratus Adventure Photography?
Have you ever laid in the grass looking up at the sky, imagining a whole other world in the clouds overhead? From dragons in far off castles, to bunnies hopping through fields of flowers, the possibilities of what you dream up are limited only by your imagination! Creating mythical worlds and adventures in the sky has been a favorite pastime of mine for as long as I can remember. The name reminds me to always keep this limitless, free spirited way of looking at the world at the forefront while guiding my couples.
This sounds exactly like what I’m looking for for my wedding!
Schedule Your Consult
Schedule your FREE Consultation Call. We will brainstorm your perfect wedding experience- the possibilities are endless!
Craft Your Day
We will work together to craft your Best Day Ever! Location ideas, help with logistics, vendors, timelines, etc… I’ve got you covered.
Capture Your Moments
I will be your photographer, planning guide, hype woman, stalker-azee and personal problem solver so you can feel free to live in the moment.
Curate Your Memories
Sit back and enjoy epic photographs of your one of a kind wedding experience while you begin the next chapter of your lives together!
Hello! I’m Shannon Durazo…
and I want to be your Arizona Elopement photographer, Adventure curator & planning guide!
I truly care about the success of your marriage and creating experiences that help you celebrate your love, strengthen your relationship, and head into the next chapter of your lives together feeling excited and full of joy. Whether that is through an elopement, or a larger wedding that embraces the wild and free spirit- let’s talk!
I’ve called Arizona home for over 19 years, with a second home base in Southwestern Colorado. Available for travel to anywhere my anti-kidnapping specialist husband approves!
Elope /əˈlōp/ verb
- to choose a wedding experience laser focused on you as a couple, your relationship, and your commitment to each other. Can be with or without close friends and family who are integral parties to the success of your marriage. “They chose to elope and begin their marriage intentionally strengthening their bond by doing something special together.”
What are couple’s saying?
Ready to learn more?
Elopement and Intimate Wedding Packages
Whether you are eloping with just the two of you, or inviting a few of your closest family and friends (usually under 20ish), an elopement package should be just what you need! As an Arizona Elopement Photographer I offer packages with travel *included* anywhere in Arizona, and stretching up into Southern Utah and Southwest Colorado. Destination elopements available worldwide!
Free Spirited Wedding Packages
Are you having a larger wedding, but still going with a more wild and eccentric vibe? Then a Free Spirited Wedding package is more your style! Still want those epic scenery shots as well? Choose a package with an Adventure Session and we can make that happen! No travel fees in all of Arizona.
Interested in epic photographs, but not getting married? Adventure Sessions can be used for anything from Engagements, Anniversary sessions, Family sessions, or added on to your wedding package as Day after portraits or Bridal sessions!
Embrace the Freedom to have the wedding that fits you!
Traditional weddings aren’t for everyone- and that’s ok. I was once a bride to be, trying to plan a wedding that fit the expectations and needs of a ton of people I barely saw or spoke to, feeling overwhelmed and unenthusiastic about the whole process. Our lives were centered around experiences over things, so everything about a the more traditional wedding route just felt wrong. My own 7+ year struggle planning a wedding was actually where my journey as an Arizona elopement photographer began. Once I embraced a non-traditional wedding myself, I wanted to help other couples embrace the freedom to do the same! (spoiler alert- we eloped!) I believe your wedding should reflect you, and all the things that bring you joy. Whether that means eloping, having an intimate wedding at a unique venue, or even planning a themed wedding- whatever makes your soul sing!
Sound like what you are looking for? Let’s talk!
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Ready to begin planning your Elopement adventure?
I would LOVE to hear what you are dreaming up!