Stratus Adventure Elopement Packages & Pricing

Your fully customized wedding experience awaits!

Whether you are choosing to elope just the two of you, or you are having a more intimate- less traditional wedding, deciding to throw out all the rules can be downright thrilling!

And then comes the overwhelming onslaught of TOO many choices.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!   From finding the * perfect * location (if you don’t have a venue), help finding vendors, wardrobe considerations, to helping remember what to pack on the day of- consider me your photographer, planning guide, stalker-azee, and adventure sidekick in one.

Let me help take the stress out of wedding planning!

Step 1- Schedule Your Consult

Schedule your free consultation call to see if we mesh well. I want to hear what you are dreaming up, brainstorm the big ideas together, and see how I can help you create the most perfectly “you” day for your wedding. If all goes well- we move on to booking!

Step 2- Craft Your Day

We will work together to craft your Best Day Ever! As soon as you are booked, I send over a location scouting questionnaire and my Client Elopement & Intimate Wedding Guide jam packed full of information to help you in every phase of your planning. Location ideas, help with logistics, timelines, etc… I’ve got you covered.

Step 3- Capture Your Moments

By the time we meet on your day, we will already feel like old friends. 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.

Step 4- Curate Your Memories

Sit back and enjoy epic photographs of your one of a kind wedding experience. Print them, hold them, hang them on your walls. Surround yourself with the love and joy you feel for each other as you embark on the next great adventure of your life together!

Every Stratus Adventure elopement

& intimate Wedding Experience includes:

Couple embrace at the edge of the Cathedral Rock summit

Custom built Stratus Adventure Elopement Packages

With freedom comes choice. It is my job to help put together a package that fits what YOU value, and help create the experience custom tailored to your vision for your day.

Local Elopements & Intimate Wedding Packages

Arizona & Southwest Colorado

Beginning at Four (4) Continuous Hours with one photographer, and options including two photographer coverage and up to Multi-Day Adventures.

All photographer travel fees to anywhere in Arizona or within 2 hours of Lake City Colorado * included *

Starting at $2400

Destination Stratus Adventure elopement & Intimate Wedding packages

Anywhere in the u.s.a.

Six (6)+ Hours to Multi-Day coverage options

All photographer travel fees * included *

Starting at $4000

Anywhere in the World

Eight (8)+ Hours to Multi-Day coverage options

All photographer travel fees * included *

Starting at $7000

Answers to common questions

Great news! I have a calculator for that! —– Elopement Timeline Calculator

But don’t worry, the calculator is there to give you a ballpark idea on how long certain portions of the day typically take. You can play around adding and subtracting activities from your day.

Most of my elopement couples book me for 6-8 hours. Most of my intimate wedding couples book me for 8-10 hours. Many of my couples who love the feel of an elopement but still have friends and family for their ceremony choose a day of package, then add a day after Adventure Session for their portraits with just the three of us.

I will help you work out your actual timeline as we go through your ideal day. This is why a consultation is so important, to go through options based on your unique vision.

No problem! This is actually normal for elopements and intimate weddings. All I need is a date and the state or region to move forward with booking.

Absolutely! Location scouting is a huge part of what I help you do once we are booked! I have an extensive list of locations I have already found, and am adding more all the time. It is one of my very favorite parts of the job.

Not at all! There are a ton of gorgeous locations that either require minimal hiking and/ or can be reached by vehicle (sometimes 4wd). Just remember, the easier the area is to get to, the more people you will be competing with.

Sign me up! (within reason) I am an avid hiker and backpacker, so if your dream wedding means hiking up a fourteener or down into the base of the Grand Canyon, I am up for the challenge. If you are thinking Everest… I may need to sit that one out 😉

This is dependent on each location, their rules and permitting regulations. If you are wanting to have your actual ceremony on park, BLM, or native land, you are best off with a group between 2-25 for the most options. For larger groups, they tend to be limited to certain areas that can be rented allowing for enough parking and facilities to minimize the environmental impact of events. Most of my couples who invite guests schedule a sunrise or sunset mini- adventure to include couple’s portraits in the best lighting with just the three of us either on the same day- or one of the surrounding days.

Believe me when I say this is the rule, not the exception.  Most people feel this way, and many times one person in the couple goes so far as to say they “hate” having their picture taken.  This includes pretty much every couple you see on my site!  

Don’t worry- I’ve got you.

I will watch the way you interact, and guide you with prompts that bring out real emotions and connect you to each other.  Some moments you may even forget I’m there!  The joy and connection you feel for each other are what make great, flattering photos.  We will make sure to grab a few of the standard portrait style shots, but the vast majority of our time will be spent capturing you being you.

My goal is for your entire experience to fill you with  feelings of joy, laughter, and deeper connection when you look back at your pictures.

I LOVE kids, and couldn’t imagine a celebration that didn’t involve my son (who isn’t so little anymore).  

As a mom I completely understand how adding kiddos of any age can make things seem so much more complicated.  The mom guilt is real- from timelines to outfit mishaps, to hangry crying, to just needing a nap break, all the little things that come with having our little humans along can make us question whether it’s worth it at all.  Should we even try to do this while they are little?

The answer is YES!  Seriously.  I am not just a mom- I am known as the fun aunt.  The one who gets on the ground and finds the cool bugs with my nieces and nephews.  I have a list of tried and true games and little jobs for young ones to do while we are walking, and have never failed to get a genuine smile out of even the most angst filled teenagers.  Babies?  I don’t try to pretend that babies follow our schedule, and understand flexibility is the key to a happy baby experience.

Absolutely!  I 100% want to meet (and photograph) them.  So much so that for any session that you include your fur/ feathered/ scaled family members I will make a donation to a local non-kill animal shelter.

Not sure what would best fit your needs? No problem! Let’s chat and I am happy to talk you through what you are sure of, and help fill in the gaps where you are not.

A full-day elopement? What would we even do?!

Anything you can dream of! Just because you are choosing to keep your vows more intimate does not mean that your experience has to be any less. Think of your favorite vacations or day trips together. Were they 2-3 hours of fun, or was the whole day filled with adventure and experiences big and small that give you the warm fuzzies looking back?

Top 4 reason you should opt for full day coverage…

  • Capture your whole wedding day story, from start to finish
  • Be able to relax and breath, taking your day in stride without overly rushed timelines
  • You will be able to share your day with those who aren’t there
  • Document everything so you can preserve all the details, moments, and little pieces of your day that fade from memory over time

Eloping is about Freedom

  • The freedom to choose your partner over everyone else
  • The freedom to do what YOU want, rather than planning a day based on other’s expectations and traditional norms
  • The freedom to begin your marriage connecting with your best friend, your life partner, the person you are choosing to spend your life with.

and above all… the Freedom to be unapologetically You!

Meet your camera woman, planning guide & professional problem solver…

Hi! I’m Shannon Durazo, and I am not just your photographer- I’m your go-to for all the things! I want to document your story how it actually unfolds, so making sure your experience is a positive one is at the very tippity-top of my list. I believe that how you get married matters, and I will do everything I can to help you look back on your day with joy and laughter, even if there are problems to solve along the way.

Want to learn more about why I love non-traditional wedding days and how I help you have the best day ever? Click on the about me button below.

Ready to begin planning your Elopement adventure?

I would LOVE to hear what you are dreaming up!

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