Sedona Elopement Photographer

Elopement Photographer for Nature loving Couples getting Married in Sedona, throughout Arizona and across the Southwest

Sedona Elopement Photographer

Arizona Elopement & Non-traditional wedding Photographer for Nature Loving Couples getting Married in Sedona, throughout Az and across the Southwest

Capturing Genuine Heartfelt Moments for Couples who Crave Real Connection

Do you find yourself saying that one of the top priorities during your wedding planning is ensuring your have photographs that can make you feel the love of your day again? Great news! You’ve found the right place! As an Arizona elopement photographer, I specialize in helping couples create lasting memories, while still soaking in the joy of the moment. My couples tend to lean heavily into creating time in their wedding experience for just the two of them. That can look like eloping, having a day after adventure after a larger wedding, or sometimes a combo of eloping with a reception at a separate date- and I am here for any and all of the above!

Elopement couple at the top of Cathedral rock captured by local Sedona Wedding Photographer Shannon Durazo from Stratus Photography

Are we meant to be a team?

We may be the perfect fit if:

  • You find yourself gravitating toward images that tell the Full Story of your day.
  • You want to capture All the Big and Little Details, from lavish florals, to tiny raindrops dripping from a yucca on the trail, to epic little people-big-world landscape portraits, and all the candid moments with your loved ones throughout the day.
  • If the idea of having a photographer who is a hands on, invested Personal Problem Solver on your team to help with planning and guidance sounds like exactly what you need.
  • You want to create space on your day to Be in the Moment and take in the world around you without feeling rushed.
  • You place a high value on your Couples Portraits, so help choosing the perfect location with custom scouting and timeline planning is a priority.
  • You envision having an Experience for just for the two of you as all or part of your wedding, so having a photographer willing to hike, off-road, and go adventuring with you to capture it is a must.
  • Your idea of a perfect Wedding Story includes the world around you- dirt, wind, rain clouds and all!

Above all,, as your Sedona Elopement photographer I promise to fiercely safeguard your experience on your wedding day!

On the other hand, I am probably not the right wedding photographer for you if:

  • You want a hands off photographer who will just show up on the day of your wedding and take a few snapshots on a nicer camera.
  • You want to fit as much as possible into the shortest amount of time possible, creating a super fast paced day without room to breath.
  • You are afraid of getting a bit of dirt on your dress or won’t go anywhere spiked heals won’t go for the best shot.

Hi! I’m Shannon Durazo

and I would be thrilled to be your Sedona Arizona Elopement Photographer

I moved to Arizona 20 years ago, and made this my home after falling in love with my desert dwelling husband. For me, Sedona was love at first sight. It is the perfect mix of desert and mountains, with a touch of magic that is hard to explain without experiencing it for yourself. From the desert to the mountains, exploring the southwest is where you will find me when I’m not capturing weddings days.

I’ve always been happier outside with dirt between my toes and the wind in my hair. Therefore, elopements out in nature hold a special place in my heart. But don’t worry! I clean up well if your perfect wedding is at a venue. I tend to bring a more calming energy to your day. But if your dance floor is poppin, you better believe you will find me out in the middle of the action!

My Services

Reviews from past couples…

I can’t believe how fortunate my husband and I are to have found and worked with Shannon. I happened to find her on an elopement photographer website and instantly fell in love with her photography. Not only that, but when I inquired as to cost and what she recommended for my specific day she was quick to respond, kind, and honest with her suggestions and advice.

Shannon really does think about every last detail and made the entire process so seamless by asking the right questions and truly understanding the goals we had in mind for our special day. Not only that but she was able to quickly make adjustments when we discovered that some of our older guests could not walk as far as we anticipated. If you have the opportunity to do something exciting and different for your wedding, you should absolutely choose Shannon for your special day. Also did I mention she’s just an overall incredible human being? Thank you Shannon for everything 🙏🏼

~ Caitlin S.

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.

Absolutely best decision we made with our elopement. Once we chose the location- she planned out the day and it was truly amazing. We even had some issues with weather- and she moved things around without any issues. She even scheduled in some time to truly sit and enjoy the day and we appreciated it so so much. And the pictures are absolutely insane- my friends joked that after seeing our wedding pics, they wanted to ‘elope’ and redo their wedding pictures.

Do not even hesitate, if you are looking for an elopement photographer- you found the best one. Thanks again for absolutely everything!

~ Ashley S.

Pricing & Information

I offer photography packages for elopements, weddings and destination elopements wherever your heart desires!

Wedding Packages from $3800

Elopement Packages from $2800

Intimate wedding under giant sycamore trees at Los Abrigados in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is a desert lover’s dream wedding location!

Sedona bride with vibrant bouquet of cacti and pink florals taken by Shannon Durazo, a local Sedona elopement photographer

As one of the most breathtaking locations in the country, it’s no wonder you are considering Sedona for your wedding or elopement day! There is something magical about the uplifting energy that flows through our beautiful high desert paradise. Call it energy vortexes, or just an all around great atmosphere… Sedona is overflowing with good vibrations!

High five if you started singing good vibrations in your head!

Come enjoy breathtaking red rock formations combined with incredibly talented local vendors to support your wedding day vision. I would LOVE to help you capture it all as your Sedona Elopement or Wedding Photographer!

Sedona Elopement planning Guide

Need help getting started planning your Sedona Elopement? As a Sedona Elopement Photographer, I specialize in helping couples plan and execute the wedding day of their dreams. I have used my years of experience to put together this extensive step by step planning resource. Feel free to use it to help you get started imagining your perfect day.

Key Benefits of hiring a local expert as your Arizona elopement photographer

  • First hand knowledge of the area, including both the popular and locals secret “best spots” for portraits!
  • Experience with how busy areas are, educated estimates on foot traffic each day, and help navigating the limited parking and shuttle systems!
  • Relationships with local businesses and vendors from florists, hair and makeup artists, bakeries, planners, officiants, guided activities, venues, restaurants, caterers, rentals, and more!
  • Access to backup plans and locations should the need arise- because we all want a bit of extra peace of mind on our wedding day!

Laughing bride with a rainstorm in the distance captured by Sedona elopement photographer Shannon Durazo

Find the perfect outdoor Sedona Wedding Venue

Sedona is home to many venues offering gorgeous backdrops, no matter what size guest list you have. From intimate weddings, to elaborate 100+ gatherings, and everything in between. As a Sedona wedding photographer, I have used my local knowledge to compile a master venue list with details, maps, and general information so you can choose the best fit for you.

Arizona Elopement planning Guide

Arizona has a ton of gorgeous places to elope! The Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, the Superstition Mountains, the Mogollon Rim, Flagstaff, Page, and so many more.

Next Steps…


Schedule Your Discovery  Call

Schedule your discovery call so we can get to know each other and brainstorm your perfect wedding experience- the possibilities are endless!


Secure Your Wedding Date

Did our call feel like the perfect fit? It’s important to officially secure your date asap. I only take a limited number of weddings per month so I can serve all of my couples to the best of my abilities.


Plan your wedding Experience

Once you are booked, we will begin to craft your ideal day. From location scouting, vendor recommendations, and timeline assistance, to laying out the important details to capture on your day.


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 on your wedding day.

What does is mean to have a non-traditional wedding?

Do you find yourself leaning away from some of the more traditional wedding day activities? Whether you are dreaming up a themed wedding with a dramatic flare, or feeling drawn to an elopement or destination wedding, creating something unique to the two of you can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.

Ask yourself if being out in nature hiking epic peaks in your wedding dress sounds like the perfect way to say your I dos? Or possibly you are more of a desert lover, and exploring otherworldly rock formations is more your style. Or maybe a themed wedding be your epitome of awesomeness? The possibilities are endless!

Couple dancing during their Sedona elopement overlooking a gorgeous pink sunset by Shannon Durazo- local Arizona Elopement Photographer
Newly married couple riding their mountain bikes to celebrate with just married signs taken by Sedona elopement photographer Shannon Durazo

Embrace the freedom to make your day as unique as you

No matter what energy you bring to your wedding day, allow yourself the freedom to be you. Let me help you find the perfect mix of enjoying the outdoors, time with family, and time to just be you.

Not sure what kind of wedding fits you best?

Take this fun Quiz to find out!

should I elope quiz
A sunset kiss between a bride and groom during their Sedona adventure wedding by Arizona elopement photographer Shannon Durazo

Why I became a Sedona elopement photographer

I never tire of exploring the gorgeous red rock vistas and winding trails between manzanita and barking juniper trees. From the well known- more travelled trails, to hidden caves tucked away in canyon walls. I’ve spent thousands of hours wandering the Arizona desert both in my personal time, and helping couples live out their wildest elopement dreams.

I love helping couples find the perfect wedding portrait locations. I will even help with extra planning if you are eloping! As a Sedona Arizona Elopement Photographer, I will help you plan an adventure that is the right mix of gorgeous views, while avoiding overcrowded trailheads or crazy lines just to snag a few portraits at a popular overlook. Great Experiences make for great pictures!

Ready to Begin Planning?

Head over to my contact page to schedule a discovery call. Whether you are looking for someone to capture your elopement in Sedona, another location in Arizona, or have your eye set on another backdrop somewhere in the western United States, we can begin making your dream elopement come to life! Choosing an Arizona Elopement Photographer to help you plan is the next step.

Bride and groom riding their one wheels down a gravel road surrounded by aspen trees taken by Arizona Elopement Photographer Shannon Durazo

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