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Can you believe it’s the end of 2016! The year has FLOWN by and we are so grateful for all the wonderful couples and Sedona wedding vendors we’ve been able to work with throughout the year! We’re hoping to take some time this winter to catch up on the many many beautiful Sedona weddings and intimate Sedona elopements that we weren’t able to blog in 2016. Almost all of our clients have requested a Facebook highlight, so definitely drop by our Sedona Bride Photographers Facebook page to see highlights from so many amazing Sedona weddings, and even Sedona winter weddings, from 2016!

In the meantime, here’s a photo of super sweet Katelyn and Darrin – we are so lucky to have such amazing couples – on their Sedona winter wedding day.  We found some fun ornaments hanging in the lobby of the Sedona Hilton in the Village of Oak Creek and made a quick portrait of them before they headed of to their Sedona winter wedding at Sedona Golf Resort. If you are interested in what a  Sedona Golf Resort wedding looks like, be sure to go to our venues page and see our Sedona Golf Resort wedding gallery.

We hope you all are having a wonderful winter holiday and that you had the most amazing Christmas and Hanukkah!

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Some Tips for a Perfect Sedona Winter Wedding:


You will find more vendors available during the winter months making it easier to have a weekend wedding.


The sun rides lower in the sky and makes for beautiful light for much longer during the day compared to summer months where the sun rides high in the sky making harsher light. For photography that means more beautiful natural light for pictures.


While it is more likely for there to be weather in the winter months it is still Arizona and a more desert like climate. We get a lot of sun in Arizona! It’s usually sunny and much more beautiful in Arizona during the winter than in other states. You are much more likely to have a beautiful outdoor wedding in Arizona during the winter months than most of the United States. While much of the northern parts of the US are covered in snow, Arizona is often very sunny. If you are lucky enough for it to snow on your wedding day, it only lasts for a day or two and it’s completely magical!

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Here’s a small side note about having a Sedona winter wedding; Winter in Sedona is a slower time of year for weddings, and it can be absolutely beautiful and romantic!

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One last tip for planning a winter wedding: Find a pretty winter bolero, shrug, cardigan, pashmina, or shawl to go with your dress! A faux fur coat can be really beautiful, and if it does end up being an especially cooler Sedona winter wedding day, there is all the more reason to snuggle!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us! We love to chat about weddings and are happy to connect you with amazing Sedona wedding vendors. As always, we are honored to be considered to be your Sedona wedding photographers, and look forward to connecting with you about your Sedona wedding!

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Leigh and Christiann’s L’Auberge Sedona elopement took place in October on a stunningly beautiful Autumn day. The leaves had started to turn a bit which normally doesn’t start until late October. They invited their closest family and friends to their Sedona elopement.

We loved capturing all the sweet moments of the day and their daughter and their family puppies that attended made it all the more fun for family and friends and us as photographers. There’s nothing more adorable than puppies and cute kids at weddings. L’Auberge is a pet friendly wedding venue and not only did Leigh and Christiaan bring their two dogs but Leigh’s dad also brought their family dog as well.

Leigh and Chris are just an amazing couple. Their love for family and friends was evident with who was invited to their wedding. They wanted to keep it intimate and sweet and with the people they loved the most in their lives. Our favorite memory of the day is Chris recounting the story of how he met Leigh. He said that she walked into his restaurant and he saw her and then he saw Leigh’s daughter and in a moment his future life flashed before his eyes. Chance brought them together and they constantly show gratitude and love for each other.

It was only fitting that they and their Sedona wedding as a L’Auberge Sedona elopement because it was where Chris proposed to Leigh. It truly was the most beautiful day for the sweetest of couples.

Loved these invites from Celebrations in Paper were so pretty!

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Leighton looked so adorable with her flower crown…
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Looking amazing together!!! … you can really feel the love! They were soooo excited to see each other.

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Love this picture Andrew captured with Leigh’s dad crying in the back ground … Suzanne Loo-McCoy at Intimate Sedona Weddings always does such a great job with wedding ceremonies. There were lots of laughs and happy tears.

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A sweet moment during the ceremony where Suzanne incorporated their daughter into Leigh and Chris’ ceremony …

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Lots of happy tears 🙂 oh and how beautiful is this L’Auberge Sedona elopement? Oak Creek and the lush green makes it such a stunning location for wedding ceremony.

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These puppies were too cute with their flower collar and bow tie.

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Some sweet moments during the portraits … we work really hard to not just get the photo of everyone looking at the camera but also photos during the portraits that show the relationships and love everyone has for each other.


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Love this photo by Andrew … you can never go wrong with wedding photos at Serenity Point … it’s just down the creek from the Cottageside Lawn and so beautiful.

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One of our favorite images of the day taken after we arrived near sunset on the red rocks … Leigh and Chris were away from the business of the wedding day and finally alone with just the two of them (well and us lol) … they had a great time enjoying the last moments of light as the sun set… it made for some beautifully romantic pictures to remember their Sedona elopement by. Sedona wedding elopement at LPINIMAGESedona wedding photosPINIMAGESedona wedding photographyPINIMAGESedona wedding photoPINIMAGE

And back to L’Auberge for an intimate dinner on the flagstone patio at the Creek House … super romantic!

Sedona wedding reception at LPINIMAGELeigh and Chris we are so happy for you and your family! Thanks so much for having us be a part of your wedding!!! xox Katrina and Andrew

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A few images from Meg and Brian’s beautiful Enchantment Resort wedding and Sedona wedding reception at Seven Canyons. The breadth of the beauty of Sedona is astounding. It’s no wonder sweet couples like Meg and Brian travel thousands of miles to share their love under the red rocks splendor of Sedona.

We can’t wait to share more images from this wedding planned by Laura at Heart of Sedona Weddings. When multiple locations are used it’s a huge puzzle to put together and she’s such an amazing Sedona wedding planner. The Enchantment Resort ceremony took what’s called the circle, which is at the far end of Enchantment Resort and the reception was held in the beautiful new club house at Seven Canyons.

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A quick 7 minute drive from Enchantment Resort to Seven Canyons gets these 360 degree red rock views at Rachel’s Knoll.

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The sun setting on the red rocks and you can see the part of the Seven Canyons Golf Resort below … and yes, the guys were out enjoying the most amazing views during their golf game early on the wedding day.


And if you know Sedona Bride Photographers, you know Andrew and I have a soft spot for moments. The relationships couples have with not just themselves but the family and friends that surround them are so important and we feel is just as important to capture as the beautiful portraits on a wedding day. This is Meg dancing with her dad… they have a very special relationship as many dad’s and daughters often do. Right behind her dad is her mom looking ever so lovingly on… watching and so very proud. These are the moments that make your wedding especially yours. It’s what makes our hearts happy.

While the floral by Bliss Extraordinary Floral are stunning (as you can see in the image above … great job Amy and team) these real moments are what is at the heart of who we are as people and as families. We love capturing emotions that make hearts feel.

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One of our favorite types of weddings to shoot are intimate weddings in Sedona. Being the destination wedding capital of Arizona, a Sedona wedding elopement at L’Auberge ranks pretty high as an ideal intimate wedding location idea for those looking at eloping to Arizona. Emily and Marcin are celebrating their 2 year anniversary this past month and we wanted to share a few of our favorites from their late summer Sedona wedding at L’Auberge.

Margaret Van Damme at Van Damme Weddings planned and coordinated their weekday wedding … they had an small group of less than 10 guests, two of which included Marcin’s parents from overseas. Their ceremony took place on the Cottageside Lawn at L’Auberge and was followed by a sweet intimate candlelit dinner reception at L’Auberge’s restaurant Cress on Oak Creek.

Photography was important to Marcin and Emily … they had their heart set on a location near Bell Rock so with the last light of day we went to a special location that we like to take our clients to. It’s mostly removed from the popular tourist spots yet has beautiful red rock views of Bell Rock. They joined their family for an amazing dinner and cake cut next to the amazing sound of the rushing water on Oak Creek. It was pretty magical!

Sedona Beauty Team working their magic on Emily!

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Emily gifted her dad with a sweet photo of them when she was young … it was very touching! So sweet to remember gifts for your parents on your wedding day!

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One of the best things about L’Auberge is that it’s a pet friendly hotel so you can bring your fur babies to be a part of your wedding day and wedding weekend in Sedona.

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Checking out the radar for rain on their wedding day … it mostly held off and it was a beautiful day despite the clouds and cooler weather

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Serenity Point is one of our favorite locations at L’Auberge for wedding photography … you get a little bit of red rocks and the beautiful Oak Creek in the backdrop

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More puppy loving!

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Beautiful floral by Events by Showstoppers

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The entrance to the Spirit Song wedding ceremony site at L’Auberge

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Margaret Van Damme had a Native American blanket ceremony incorporated into their wedding ceremony … it was very sweet.

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Our favorite parts of a wedding day are the unexpected moments that show the love and relationships of the day. These kind of moments really are timeless and become so important in the years to come to look back on and remember.

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Some Sedona wedding photography at a location we love away from the crowds near Bell Rock … Emily specifically asked for that location and it was beautiful with the cloud cover and last light of day …

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We hope you enjoyed the images from this Sedona wedding elopement at L’Auberge and that it inspires you to consider having an intimate wedding in Sedona or another gorgeous outdoor wedding location your heart tugs you towards.

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We love photographing a Sedona engagement session because it gives us a chance to get to know our clients better and really connect. It’s easy to have a phone call or Skype meeting but once the camera is up everyone usually gets nervous (including us when we are in front of the camera) … so having this time to connect is great. An engagement session breaks the ice between the camera and the couple and makes our job on the wedding much easier because trust is established and we are able just jump in and photograph our clients in a natural state … having fun and enjoying their family and friends.

Bell Rock is one of the most popular Sedona engagement session locations because it is very easy to access. A parking lot on the north side of the Bell Rock is where we usually explore the Bell Rock trail and a quick 10 to 15 minute hike (easy hike) gets us up high enough to get amazing 360 degree views of the red rocks, which is a stunning backdrop for engagement session photos. The timing is a bit tricky …. we suggest not going right near sunset because the shadow from the surrounding mesa shades the couple while the red rocks are very brightly lit in the backdrop. We prefer going a bit earlier to the location so that we can follow the last of the light up Bell Rock as it sets behind the mesa. And on a partly cloudy day like Katelyn and Darrin had, Bell Rock delivers with amazing views and beautiful lighting.

Katelyn and Darrin are having their wedding in Sedona at Sedona Golf Resort this winter! It’s such a beautiful location; one we really enjoy photographing weddings at. Most importantly, Katelyn and Darrin are an amazing couple! We can already tell from our time at their Sedona engagement session that their wedding day is going to be full of lots of fun emotions and plenty of wonderful moments! We can’t wait to be a part of their wedding team which will include Katie and her amazing staff at Sedona Golf Resort; Andrea at Sedona Cake Couture will be providing the beautiful wedding cake; Chanel Molleo will be the hair and makeup artist (Chanel also did Katelyn’s hair and makeup for this engagement session); Bobby from Sedona Sounds will be the DJ, and last but not least Mountain High will be the florist! It’s a great team!

We hope you enjoy the images from their Sedona engagement session at Bell Rock! Be sure to drop by the engagement sessions page on our website for more photos of gorgeous engagement sessions in Sedona.

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