Stratus Adventure Photography


I’m Shannon Durazo

A storm-chasing, cloud loving, trail-racing, adventure-seeking, peak-bagging, butterfly-stalking, dog-rescuing, off-roading, world-travelling, boy-mom-ing, wife to a real life ninja…

owner of Stratus Adventure Photography…and I would love to be YOUR Wedding Photographer!

Shannon durazo of Stratus Adventure Photography crouched on top of a red rock boulder in Sedona Arizona

I freaking love love!

Yes, I realize this sounds super cheesy and a bit cliché, but I truly love LOVE! I am forever grateful to be able to do what I do, spending my time helping couples celebrate one of the happiest moments of their lives.

I consider it a privilege and an honor to be tasked with documenting your story, and I take that responsibility very seriously- while still having a great time!

I believe Strong Marriages make our World a better place

I believe that when people find a partner in life, it is not only good for them, but our world as a whole. We as humans are not meant to be isolated. Having steady love, trust, and companionship gives us a support system to be bold. Knowing what it feels like to be loved completely allows us to love others completely, and the benefits for everyone- our children, family, friends, co-workers, and strangers. I think we have all heard the phrase- “hurt people hurt people”. I believe the opposite is also true- “loved people love people.”

Outdoor Wedding & elopement Specialist

The outdoors are my happy place, so my favorite weddings of all sizes are ones that incorporate nature and views of gardens, deserts, or mountains. This is where I shine, as I am willing to climb a hill, lay in the dirt, or wade through freezing water to get “the shot” you have been dreaming up. And if you are feeling extra adventurous and want to hike or off-road on your wedding day, I’m your gal for that too!

Stratus Adventure Photography is an unusual name for a wedding photographer, where does it come from?

Have you ever laid on your back, facing up at the shapes in the clouds in the sky, imagining a whole other world full of adventure? From dragons in far off castles, to bunnies hopping through fields of flowers, the possibilities of what you see are limited only by your imagination! Dreaming up mythical worlds and epic adventures in the sky has been a favorite pastime of mine for as long as I can remember. When it came time to name my photography business, I enlisted the help of my son- my partner in cloud dreaming. He thought something to do with the clouds would be fun, and it the rest is history! Incorporating this limitless, free spirited way of looking at the world helps serve as a daily reminder that anything is possible. This is the same philosophy I encourage my couples to have for their wedding day- dream big, embrace the freedom to be yourself, and always remember- the sky is the limit!

What makes me stand out…

I grew up in the outdoors, and your safety matters to me. I am Wilderness First Aid, CPR and Stop the Bleed certified.

I educate and follow Leave No Trace principles with all of my clients and in my personal life.

I am a proud wife, mom, and daughter of first responders. I unapologetically support first responders and the jobs they do every day.

I am a non-denominational ordained officiant, so I am able to sign your marriage license in most U.S. states.

A few personal tid-bits…

Do you feel like we just become best friends?

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