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

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 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!

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

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.

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 Arizona 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 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 hold a special place in my heart. But don’t worry! I clean up well if your perfect wedding is a bit more polished. 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…

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.

Did a lot of research for the perfect elopement photographer and Shannon was that and MORE! Ever since my husband and I started dating, we’ve gotten about 1-2 professional shoots done a year, either for fun or when we were traveling. But Shannon’s photography blew all those other shoots out of the water! These are by far the most stunning photos we’ve ever had done, so for them be our wedding photos makes it that much better. She also helps plan the entire day from helping us select a location, find other wedding vendors, and being the best hype woman you could ask for! She was willing to take literally any photo idea we had and had fun ideas of her own too. She was so communicative throughout the entire process, even calling me to help calm my anxieties (out of state brides, you’ll understand). Overall I would recommend Stratus Adventure Photography every single time.

~ Samantha C.

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 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 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 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…


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
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.

Drone shot of couple laying on a red rock ledge taken during their Sedona elopement by Shannon Durazo, a Sedona elopement photographer

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

Why I became a Sedona wedding 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 wedding and 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 Wedding Photographer, I will coordinate with your vendor to make sure your day goes off without a hitch. Then, I will help 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. We can begin making your dream Sedona Wedding come to life!

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