How your marriage begins matters.
Whether you are choosing an elopement or a larger free spirited wedding, the day you say your vows to your partner is a step that deserves to reflect you, and your unique relationship. The commercialized wedding industry has spent millions of dollars trying to convince couples of what “the perfect wedding” looks like. The truth is, YOUR perfect wedding is going to look completely different than anyone else’s, and I seriously can’t wait to see what you dream up!
Forget what you’ve been told your 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 Photographer who specializes in photographing elopements and free-spirited weddings throughout AZ and across the southwest, I help couples create and capture non-traditional wedding experiences 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 capturing my couples moments.
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
Once you choose your location, we can work to make sure there is enough time scheduled to capture all the important moments.
Capture Your Moments
I will be your photographer, 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!
I truly care about the success of your marriage and capture the moments 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 20 years, with a second home base in Southwestern Colorado. Although I work mostly as an Arizona Elopement Photographer, I am available for travel to anywhere my anti-kidnapping specialist husband approves!
What are couple’s saying?
Ready to learn more?
I’m here to help capture your adventurous love story surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Arizona and across the Southwestern United States
Elopement Photography Packages
Whether you are eloping with just the two of you, or inviting a few of your closest family and friends, an elopement package should be just what you need! As an Arizona Elopement Photographer, the majority of my couples elope in Sedona, Arizona. I also offer packages with *travel included* anywhere in Arizona, and stretching up into the canyons of Southern Utah and San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Destination elopements available worldwide!
Wedding photography Packages
Are you having a larger wedding, but still going with a more free spirited vibe? Then a check out my Wedding Photography Packages page! 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!
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.”
More reviews from past couples…
Shannon was our life line when planning our elopement in Sedona, AZ. Not only was she supportive and informative in advance she made the day of feel truly special. The photos were gorgeous and perfectly captured our day!
Don’t hesitate to work with Shannon if you’re seeking an adventure photographer.
~ Gabrielle R.
I cannot say enough great things about Shannon! My husband and I had never been to Arizona before our elopement. It was nerve-wracking, to say the least, to choose to elope somewhere that you knew nothing about. Shannon assured us she would take care of absolutely everything and made our whole journey essentially stress free! Her elopement guide was so detailed and ensured you wouldn’t forget a single detail on your big day. My husband and I knew we wanted to hike to our vows spot, so Shannon sent us a comprehensive guide of multiple locations, which included details for the hike itself, how busy they would be at what times, pictures, video guides of the hikes and the views, parking situations, and so so much more. Literally all we had to do was pick our spot and show up on time. AND THE PICTURES! OMG! We have the absolute most breathtaking wedding photos ever. She was so kind and thoughtful. I knew I wanted pictures of the starry sky and to get the perfect shot she let us climb on top of her nice SUV and stand on it!! She literally makes the day all about you (as it should be!) and makes sure you’re comfortable and having a great time. I cannot recommend her enough! Amazing work and she’s an amazing person!
~ Brooke S.
Shannon’s level of communication and professionalism made her the obvious choice for our adventure elopement from the very start, and her work speaks for itself. Her talent is positively unmatched, you can tell that she is deeply passionate and truly cares about the couples she photographs. We can’t imagine having shared this day with anyone else. She laughed with us, cried with us, and stood by us in the harrowing hours when my family heirloom ring was lost to a monsoon. Her positivity and warmth carried us through, and she was kind enough to continue our session the following morning – giving us the opportunity to collect ourselves and regroup.
Shannon gave us the wedding of our dreams. An unforgettable adventure in locations we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access, and DANG does this woman come prepared. We are eternally grateful.
~ Olivia M.
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 ideas we were told was “the way” to get married, feeling overwhelmed and unenthusiastic about the whole process. I was torn between LOVING the big party weddings that friends and family had to celebrate their marriage, and finding something that fit my husband and my more private personalities. Our lives were centered around experiences over things, so everything about a more traditional wedding route just felt “not us”. 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 planning a massive party with 200 of your closest friends and family- whatever makes your soul sing! I love all the ways to celebrate, and will help you capture every moment that matters to you.
Sound like what you are looking for? Let’s talk!
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I would LOVE to hear what you are dreaming up!