Eloping to Sedona
The beauty of Sedona attracts a lot of couples that want to plan intimate weddings and elopements. Every year hundreds of couples come to Sedona from across the country and world to have a special Sedona elopement or intimate wedding in Sedona with just a few of their closest family and friends.
Sedona Bride Photographers offers abridged single photographer coverage for just these kinds of weddings. The wedding photography coverage can be as simple as one hour with just the ceremony and a few short portraits or be several hours which enables couples to have storytelling wedding photography like what a couple would have on a regular wedding day without the fuss of and costs of planning a larger wedding with hundreds of guests.
Sedona Elopement Photographer Rates
For couples that want to have something easy and fun this is our most popular elopement package begins at $1350.
Customized elopement photography package includes:
- Planning with guiding you to the best easy to get to location within 5 – 15 minutes walk with a great red rock views
- Perfect for weddings / elopements with 0-10 guests.
- Ceremony coverage, family photos (if you have guests) and plenty of time to explore and get all the best photos and scenic backdrops (up to 2 hours of coverage)
- editing of images in a timeless look
- all high resolution digital files from the edited images as a download
- images posted online to our lab partner website for easy viewing and sharing with friends and family
- highlight images to Instagram or Facebook (upon request)
- post wedding consultation reviewing album options etc. (upon request)
- preparation and reception coverage can be added on a la carte
Base elopement package is best suited for couples that are eloping or planning a Sedona wedding with fewer than 10 guests. Our base elopement package begins at $850 and is a more simplified version of the package above for couples that are eloping and looking for just their ceremony coverage and a few portraits.
A la carte items include:
- additional hours of photography for fuller coverage of the day or if you have more than 10 guests $600/hour
- professional prints start at at $8
- online slideshows set to music with the photographers favorite 25-50 (varies according amount of photography coverage) highlight images … great for sharing your wedding day with friends and family at home reception or via email or social media … $500
- custom designed wedding books and albums starting at $780
- gallery prints and wall collections starting at $250
Elopement Planning Package – Location, Timeline, Photography, Floral, and Wedding Officiant
Press the easy button and just show up for your elopement! Our intimate wedding package is $2200 includes the following:
- guidance for the best location with amazing red rock views
- pre-wedding scheduling consultation to make recommendations for the best ceremony locations and timing for your wedding
- base single photographer coverage of your ceremony and portraits at an easy to access location, edited images delivered in an online gallery (up to 2 hours of coverage)
- additional time may be added to cover a longer portrait session or multiple locations or additional events like prep for $500 per hour
- download of all edited high resolution images for your own personal use
- wedding officiant and guidance on picking up your marriage license
- bridal bouquet and one matching boutonnière in the color of your choice
- assistance with recommendations for hair and makeup artists, fantastic restaurants, lodging options, musicians etc.
If you are planning a true elopement with just the two of you, a short ceremony and short portrait session and an easy to access location, we have this same planning package with abridged photography time for $1950.
Our Sedona Adventure Elopements are for couples that want to get off the beaten path and hike or travel by jeep to locations that are more difficult to get to. Our Adventure Elopements start at $1950 and can be modified to add extra coverage for prep or reception. We also have custom Adventure Elopement Packages that have floral and officiant included, if you’d like to press the easy button.
We have several locations but by far our two most popular locations are Cathedral Rock and Merry Go Round. You want to be sure to set aside at least 4 hours of your day for these sessions.
Cathedral Rock Adventure Session is wildly popular for good reason. The views all the way along the trail are gorgeous. The top of Cathedral with the 360 degree views makes it an epic location for photos and worth the steep hike to get there. The trail can be tricky to follow so it’s really important to work with a local photographer who can guide you up. We know all the pretty spots along the way for gorgeous photos. We also always begin to photograph at the base of the trail because the views all along the trail are too good to not have photos at.
We recommend two options for your ceremony. A ceremony at the base and then a hike up for photos of the newly weds. This option is great for couples that have a handful of guests who don’t want to hike the full hike. For couples wanting a little more privacy on a busy day this is also a good option. The top of Cathedral often has a lot of people waiting to have photos taken out on the ledge.
For those that want to go to the top and have their ceremony on the saddle, it’s definitely worth the hike to some amazing views. Make sure to hire an officiant that is willing to make the hike. The photo below shows a bit of what the hike looks like. We currently can create upgraded packages that include the officiant and floral.
The photo below is a sample of a wedding at the top of Cathedral.
The Merry Go Round Adventure Elopement is perfect if you are looking for a remote location with minimal hiking. Most of the travel is done via Jeep which makes this Sedona elopement location much easier to get to than some of the more strenuous hikes.
The road is very bumpy and requires you to either take a jeep tour via Pink Jeeps or rent your own Jeep. If you choose to rent your own jeep, we’ll meet you at the base of the road and ride along with you so you know exactly where to go. Usually this location is very quiet and is much more private of a wedding location compared to a location like Cathedral Rock.
If you would like to press the easy button and have us supply the planning, transportation, wedding officiant and their time at top while you take photos, and floral (bouquet & boutonniere), the package is $3475
Merry Go Round is increasingly becoming crowded so we also offer a secondary location available via Jeep and short hike.
And one other hike location that is not as intense of a hike… it’s a slow zig zag up with great views.
This last location is one that is available via hiking or a Jeep ride. It’s a really beautiful spot.
Two Photographer Packages and Custom Packages
For those that are looking for more storytelling coverage we have a 6 hour package with two photographers that is perfect for couples wanting to tell the story of their full wedding day but are not planning a reception with dancing. We cover the day just like we would any wedding starting with the tail end of prep (one photographer photographing the bride and the other photographing the groom), two photographers capturing all the different moments of the ceremony and when it comes to the reception we wrap up after toasts and the cake cut. This two photographer package is $3500 … we are happy to customize package for you so please get in touch with us about your specifics!
Elopements in Sedona Photography Samples and Location Ideas
So you know you want to plan a super romantic and fun elopement in Sedona but don’t have an idea where to have the ceremony? Take a look at a few Facebook highlights from recent intimate weddings and elopements we’ve photographed in Sedona below. You an also look at our SEDONA VENUES PAGE to see samples of locations to have your Sedona wedding.
Bell Rock is a great location that’s easy to walk to and has amazing views. Because it’s easy to access, it’s become very difficult to find parking. We recommend having a shuttle service drop you off. The great thing about Bell Rock is once you are out on the red rocks, there are plenty of locations with great views without people in the way.
View the link below to see a full wedding story at Bell Rock.
There are a few options for couples getting married at Enchantment Resort or around Enchantment. The onsite locations require that you get in touch with the Sales and Catering Manager at Enchantment (Lauren) and reserve the Wedding Knoll or the Enchantment Circle.
In the link below, you can see an elopement at the Wedding Knoll. The couple had us cover some prep at their room, their ceremony and some photos around Enchantment Resort and offsite on the red rocks as well.
The next elopement is a smaller micro wedding at Enchantment. In this winter wonderland wedding they had prep coverage, their ceremony at the Village Terrace, family photos and photos of the newlyweds around the Enchantment Resort property.
There are locations that are an easy walk from the Enchantment Resort property on the surrounding trails. These locations do not require a resort fee for usage but do require a bit of a hike. Below is a slideshow of the highlights of a wedding near the Kachina Woman. The couple came to Enchantment with their best friends and had their ceremony out on the trail. They had some of their prep photographed, a first look and their short hike and ceremony and photos up on the red rocks overlooking Enchantment Resort.
These last photos is of a wedding at Enchantment Circle.
Red Rock Crossing
This link below is from an elopement at Red Rock Crossing. They included photos at L’Auberge de Sedona, where they were staying and wrapped up after their ceremony and portraits at Red Rock Crossing.
You can also click here to see more photos at Red Rock Crossing on our Sedona wedding locations page on our website.
L’Auberge de Sedona
L’Auberge has several ceremony sites on their property and Serenity Point is the most popular for elopements. It’s located on the most souther point of the property and is usually very quiet and intimate, perfect for a romantic elopement on the red rocks with the sounds of Oak Creek. L’Auberge offers elopement packages as well as package for intimate weddings. At this time any guests staying at L’Auberge are free to use the property for photographs which makes it a popular location for couples to get ready at and use for pictures before going out to their elopement either on site of off site
Or plan your romantic elopement at L’Auberge like the couple in the link below. Their wedding took place on the Cottageside Lawn at L’Auberge.
Another location at L’Auberge is the Spirit Song Terrace. The ceremony site has great views of the red rocks and is nestled on the hillside of L’Auberge overlooking the resort.
West Fork is an amazing location. It’s particularly nice in the summer months. It can be 10 degrees cooler at West Fork than the rest of Sedona and there is ample shade. The parking can be difficult to find so we recommend a transportation company drop you off and pick you up.
Hot air balloon
Unique weddings like getting married hundreds of feet up in the air above Sedona are so fun! The wedding below is from the highlights of a couple who got married in the air and stayed at L’Auberge so they followed their ceremony with some pretty pictures at L’Auberge.