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.
We offer abridged single photographer coverage for just these kinds of weddings. Smaller weddings can have the same kinds of amazing moments and memories with storytelling wedding photography that a couple would have on a regular wedding day without the fuss of and costs of planning a larger wedding with hundreds of guests. Often times intimate weddings create a space for more authentic moments and a deeper more intimate wedding day.
Sedona Elopement Photographer Rates
Your intimate wedding is much more than just a photoshoot. It’s an opportunity for you to share those special moments you have with your favorite people on earth. From the excitement of getting ready to the moments and popping the champagne to toast and celebrate and taking a slow dance to your favorite song. You’ll have the time and space to make your wedding day special and full of memories.
Our intimate wedding photography rates are best suited for couples that are eloping or planning a Sedona wedding with fewer than 20 guests. Weddings with a full reception (ie. toasts, dinner, dancing, cake cut etc.) should contact us for our full wedding coverage packages.
- pre wedding scheduling consultation by phone or Zoom video chat which includes: location recommendations, custom timeline to take advantage of the best lighting, local vendor recommendations for floral, hair and makeup, musicians and officiants
- starting with 4 hours of photography by a single Sedona Bride photographer with the option of adding on additional time
- post production on images with general adjustments made to each individual image
- images posted online to our lab partner website for easy viewing & sharing with friends & family
- post wedding consultation reviewing album options etc. (upon request)
- option to push the easy button and add-on an officiant and floral
Starting at $2250
Unsure about how much photography time you will need? We are happy to discuss your photography needs during our scheduling consultation to help you create a realistic photography timeline and a custom package for you.
A la carte items include:
- additional hours $500/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 $800
- gallery prints and wall collections starting at $250
- second photographer starting at $250
Elopements in Sedona Photography Samples and Location Ideas
So you know you want to plan a super romantic and fun elopement to 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.
Most days in Arizona are sunny like on this wedding day … we worked to time their ceremony closer to sunset but before the sun hid behind a mesa. This is the most scenic location with vistas without having to plan travel or a lot of hiking time.
Enchantment Resort and Schnebly Hill
In the link below you can see Shawna and Mike’s ceremony at Enchantment Resort followed by their portrait session on Merry Go Round Rock. The ceremony was at Enchantment Resort so that their family could easily attend. They made the trek up Schnebly Hill for romantic pictures at Merry Go Round with just the two of them.
Red Rock Crossing
This link below is from an elopement at Red Rock Crossing. Their photos started at L’Auberge where they were staying.
This is a fairly intense hike in parts. It’s easy to get to the half way point where there are beautiful views without a hike. To go to the top is a bit more for adventurous couples with hiking shoes. 🙂 The photo above is from an engagement session on a cloudy day but gives you an idea of the images that can be captured from both the mid level area as well as the top of Cathedral. To go to the top “saddle” of Cathedral Rock requires 3-4 hours of time round trip and is an Adventure Elopement and is $1250 which includes the travel/hiking time and shooting along the way as well as the files and images.
Elopements and intimate wedding ceremonies and portraits can happen on the lower half of Cathedral Rock without the hike and has really beautiful scenery as seen in the image below. One to two hours of coverage from our a la carte hourly coverage is usually a perfect amount of time to photograph a elopement and many beautiful portraits with amazing red rock views.
Monica and Brandon’s Cathedral Rock elopement slideshow
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.
The link below is to an intimate wedding with just two guests and pictures both on and off site from L’Auberge.
Merry Go Round
Merry Go Round is an adventure elopement and requires about 4 hours of time. An hour up to the ceremony spot, 2 hours of shooting time nd an hour back down to be base. We are happy to provide guidance on getting to the locations but transportation is provided by the couple.
Munds Wagon Trail
These are just a few views from Munds Wagon Trail … the parking is usually plentiful and there really is no need for hiking. To see a full gallery from this location let us know and we can email a full wedding there.
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.