Stratus Adventure Elopement Packages & Pricing
Eloping is an expression of Freedom
Choosing an elopement package to celebrate your wedding day is a brave expression of freedom.
and above all… the Freedom to be unapologetically You!
Your fully customized Elopement awaits!
Whether you are choosing to elope just the two of you, or you are having a more intimate- micro wedding*, deciding to throw out all the rules can be downright liberating!
And then comes the overwhelming pressure of TOO Many choices.
Don’t worry- I’ve got you covered! With over 3 years specializing in elopements, I have helped over 50 couples plan and execute their elopement dreams and know the ins and outs to help your day go as smoothly as possible. From helping you choose an elopement package, access to my preferred vendors list, location and logistics knowledge, to helping with all the things on your wedding day… consider me your planning consultant, photographer, stalker-azee, and adventure sidekick in one!
*The group size allowed is dependent on the land managers for the location you choose. Most limit elopements to 2-15 people, while some allow intimate ceremonies upwards of 50 people for certain locations- usually with a reservation fee.
Have more than 50 people? I love weddings of all sizes- and offer fully customizable wedding day packages for larger weddings on my Wedding Packages Page!
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 my Client Elopement & Intimate Wedding Guide jam packed full of information to help you in every phase of your planning, along with several questionnaires that help me get to know you better and in choosing what activities you want to include in your day.
Step 3- Capture Your Moments
By the time we meet on your day, we will already feel like friends. I will be your photographer, 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
Client Planning Portal
As soon as you are booked I activate your Client Planning Portal. This will be where you can find and keep track of questionnaires, contract, emails from me, and so much more as we get to planning. This is a central location to keep everything organized and easily accessed so you don’t have to go digging through emails and texts to find what you need.
Exclusive Client Elopement Planning Guide
The first thing added to EVERY Client Portal is my massive 100+ page Exclusive Client Elopement & Intimate Wedding Planning Guide. It is jam packed with everything from activity ideas, gear selection, vendor recommendations, how to include your family or pets, and so much more!
Me as your personal location Consultant
Finding “the location” is one of the main things most eloping couples need help with. You will have access to all of my research and tips that will help you choose the perfect spot for your elopement.
Custom slideshow & Print options
Every couple receives a curated slideshow, along with no obligation print options including a legacy album, canvas wall art, metal prints, and more.
Unrestricted Printing Rights
Full-resolution image files with unrestricted printing rights. Print as many as you want, as much as you want, from anywhere you want. Don’t let your memories live in the black abyss of your hard drive, print them so you can have something tangible to remember your wedding experience.
Custom built Stratus Adventure Elopement Packages
With freedom comes choice. It is my job to help put together an elopement package that fits what YOU value, and help create the experience custom tailored to your vision for your day. While I do have pre-built package options, I am always happy to customize a package just for you!
All starting prices below include *ALL PHOTOGRAHER TRAVEL FEES* within my home base region of Arizona, Southern Utah, Southwestern Colorado, and Northern New Mexico.
TWO DAY ADVENTURE
Do you want to do too much exploring to fit into a single day? Break it up and have time to experience multiple locations and enjoy more than one adventure! The Epic Novel elopement package is the ideal option if you want to have one day to soak up all the family vibes, while still having a full day experience all for yourselves.
Starting at $6800
FULL DAY ADVENTURE- UP TO 8 HOURS
The Novella is my most popular elopement package for elopements that include family and friends and couples who want as little stress about timelines as possible. It allows room for getting ready, first looks, ceremony, portraits, any activities you wish to include, as well as giving enough space to go with the flow, including star photos, and other creative shots that take more time to set up. A full day can either follow a more traditional timeline including getting ready through the after party, OR exploring more remote or multiple locations. This also works well for couples who want to split their day with family and friends, then head out for a mini-venture for just them for epic portraits.
Starting at $4400
HALF DAY ADVENTURE- UP TO 6 HOURS
The Love Poem elopement package is a great option if you want to allow time for getting ready photos before your ceremony, a hike or drive to a more off the beaten path location, or if you want to include two locations in the same area. You could also swap the getting ready time for star photos at the end of your day!
Starting at $3800
UP TO 4 HOURS
The Cliff Notes elopement package is perfect for couples looking for an adventure-light experience including a shorter hike or off-road drive to a single, easier to reach location. It is enough time to include a ceremony/ vow reading, followed by portraits and an on-site activity such as a first dance, champagne pop, or sunset snack. This package is designed for couples eloping as just the two of them or up to 10 guests, and usually only available for elopements on Monday-Thursday.
Includes Sedona, Flagstaff, the Superstition Mountains, the Grand Canyon, the Mogollon Rim, Saguaro National Park, and more!
Starting at $2400
What if I want a couple’s session, but I’m not sure if I need an elopement package?
Sometimes I get couples who inquire who are already married, and they aren’t sure if they are looking for an Elopement Package, or Adventure Portrait Session. The answer is dependent on the purpose and experience you are seeking.
- If you are looking for more of a photo shoot with epic backdrops- continual posing in a shorter period of time without vows or activities, then it’s possible a portrait session would fit your needs.
- If you are more interested in creating an experience, with time and space to soak in the views and activities built in to connect with one another, then I would steer you towards an elopement package.
- Also, if you intend to include letter reading, vows, or any type of ceremony activity, then it is considered an event by land managers and requires an elopement package- even if you aren’t doing the legal part on the day.
Meet your camera woman, planning consultant & 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.
What couples are saying…
I don’t have enough words to describe my experience with Shannon at Stratus Adventure Photography, only positive emotions! From our very first email inquiry Shannon was extremely communicative, helpful, and friendly. Not only will she provide her expert photography services, but she’ll help you plan your wedding (or elopement) along the way. From location scouting, timelines, and vendor recommendations, Shannon will help with it all. Her work will take your breath away and will leave you with lasting memories of beauty, love and satisfaction.
~ Lidia K.
We absolutely LOVE Shannon. I discovered Shannon when searching for elopement photographers in Sedona. Let me tell you – we are so blessed and lucky that we had her for our wedding. From start to finish, Shannon helped bring our wedding vision to life. She is your go to gal for creating breathtaking photos, capturing authentic happy adventures and is a wealth of wedding advice. She goes above and beyond for her clients to help create the most special day that YOU want. Shannon is also the best with animals and even helped us have our fur baby along for the whole adventure! We constantly receive compliments from friends and family of the stunning images captured by Shannon from our special day – Thank you for capturing our adventure of a lifetime!
~ Bobbie L.
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.
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 elopement package…
I’m not sure how much time I need…
That is completely normal for elopements, especially if you don’t have your location(s) chosen yet. On our call I will ask questions and give you my suggestions based on what you are envisioning for your wedding. Then, I keep the booking process as simple and straight forward as possible with a flat booking fee to hold your date. You can always upgrade your elopement package to more time if your day is starting to look too busy or like there isn’t enough time to include all the activities you would like as we get more of the details in place.
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Answers to common questions
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.