Sedona Wedding Photographer

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

Sedona Wedding Photographer

Sedona wedding Photography for Nature Loving Couples getting Married in Sedona, throughout Az and across the Southwest

couple holding hands on their wedding day looking out at the dramatic Sedona canyons formations in the distance

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 Sedona wedding 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 to truly enjoy each other. This can be a portion of the day sliced off for a mini-venture portraits session, a day after adventure into the red rocks, or a two day celebration- with one day reserved for family and one day to explore as just the two of them and their favorite third wheel to capture it all (Me!)

Sedona wedding couple dancing in front of Bell rock on their wedding day

Are we meant to be a team?

Just married couple during their Sky Ranch Lodge wedding in Sedona

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 the look on grandma’s face during your ceremony, 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 day of drama 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 and planning around the best lighting is a high priority.
  • You envision having an Experience for just for the two of you as part of your wedding, so having a photographer willing to hike, off-road, and go adventuring with you to capture it is a welcome bonus.

Above all,, as your Sedona Wedding 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 prefer a highly staged and produced Glamour Shots style of photography.
Reception table setup for courtyard reception dinner

Hi! I’m Shannon Durazo

and I would be thrilled to be your Sedona Wedding 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 you have to feel 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 happiest outside with dirt between my toes and the wind in my hair. Therefore, weddings that incorporate the beauty of the outdoors are my vibe. 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!

Shannon Durazo standing in the Sedona Red Rocks

My Services

Reviews from past couples…

We chose Shannon as the photographer for our Sedona wedding based on her stunning portfolio and also our initial chat. Shannon combines professional with anything-goes-adventure! She (and her assistant son!) was so much fun to work with. Her talent with finding the right angle, lighting, and pose is unmatched. My husband talked about hiring her the next time we cross country for another adventure shoot!

~ Megan N.

I don’t even know where to start with Shannon. Not only is she an amazing photographer she is just a wonderful person. Shannon made us feel so comfortable, it honestly felt like a friend was taking our photos. She was so patient with everyone being in her way and wanting a million pictures with us. She is encouraging and makes you feel beautiful even if you are like us and don’t care to be in front of the camera. She asked my husband to find his inner James Bond and did he ever! We’ve seen a sneak peek and the pictures are WOW – we cannot wait to see the rest. If you get the chance to work with Shannon you will be lucky

~ Carla T.

Shannon, we LOVE you!!!
We met Shannon for our adventure Engagement shoot and instantly knew we needed her to be by our side for our wedding day!!!

If we could get married every year just to hang out with you and take gorgeous photos and hike amazing trails, we would!!!

Every time we look at our wonderful photos, we will be reminded of our incredibly special time with Shannon!!!
Thank you!!!

~ Meagan B.

Pricing & Information

I offer photography packages for weddings, elopements and destination weddings 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!

If you are in love with the outdoors, you would be hard pressed to find a better backdrop for your wedding day than the views from Sedona’s wedding venues. We are surrounded by 360 degree red rock views and mild weather year round!

There are few places as beautifully rugged, yet still accessible for top tier vendors to support your day. Stay for a few days and enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking or an off-road trip followed by dinner at one of our many excellent restaurants. If you are looking for a great day trip you can enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in the country on the 89A north up to Flagstaff, or go visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell up in Page, or the giant saguaros of the Sonoran desert down by Phoenix or Tucson.

I would LOVE to help you capture it all as your Sedona Wedding Photographer!

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.

Key Benefits of hiring a local expert for your Sedona wedding photography

  • 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 for your red rock portraits should the need arise- because we all want a bit of extra peace of mind on our wedding day!

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

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.

Next Steps…

01

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!

02

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.

03

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.

04

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.

A wedding that embraces the outdoors? Yes please!

If your dream wedding leans heavily on the landscape surrounding you, Sedona is the place to be!

Let me help you bring those images in your mind to fruition. I adore free spirited couples who embrace the wildness of nature and invite the magic of this space into their wedding day celebration. As your Sedona wedding photographer, I promise to help you strike the balance your heart craves in showcasing the great outdoors while still bringing the focus back to you, your partner, and your loved ones.

Groom hugging bride from behind with the Sedona red rocks in the background taken during a winter Sedona wedding
Bride and groom first dance at Creekside taken by Sedona wedding 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.

Two brides dancing in the sunset taken by Sedona Wedding photographer Shannon Durazo

Why I became a Sedona wedding photographer

Sedona stole my heart many years ago after a brief visit by private plane landing on the top of Airport Mesa. I fell in love with the gorgeous landscapes, and found myself drawn to the hiking and outdoor activities over and over again.

I have found “my people” in the likeminded outdoor lovers that feel that pull for a red rock wedding. Whether you are interested in one of our many picturesque intimate wedding spaces, or want to go full adventure couple and plan a much smaller trailhead celebration, I would LOVE to help you capture those moments surrounded by desert wonder.

Ready to Begin Planning?

Head over to my contact page to schedule a discovery call. We can begin making your dream Sedona Wedding come to life!

Just married couple watching the sun set over Sedona's red rock cliffs by Sedona Wedding Photographer Shannon Durazo

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