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. We start with suggesting just the perfect location for your wedding and put together the best times for the shoot based on the time of year and location. Then, we recommend wedding officiants, hair and makeup artists, floral and restaurants so that planning your elopement is a breeze for you.
The elopement day often time starts with the tail end of prep and there is plenty of time for a beautiful ceremony and gorgeous portraits out on the red rocks. You have an amazing day, with all the sweet moments captured most importantly for you to remember but also for you to share with your family and friends back home.
Each image is individually adjusted for color and selective lightening/darkening so that when you see your full set of images in your online gallery they are beautiful and ready to print from. You can make professional prints through our fabulous print lab but you also receive a digital download link for you to have all your images post wedding.
Sedona Elopement Photography Package – $1500
Our single photographer elopement package is best suited for couples that are eloping or planning a Sedona wedding with fewer than 20 guests. Weddings with a full reception (ie. bridal party, toasts, dinner, dancing, cake cut etc.) should contact us for our full wedding coverage packages. Elopement package is usually only available on weekdays or with last minute bookings (6-8 weeks out).
Our elopement photography package includes:
- pre wedding scheduling consultation by phone or video chat to assist you in finding a gorgeous red rock location and set the best wedding day schedule
- up to 3 hours of photography by a single Sedona Bride photographer … usually 2 hours is plenty of time but if you are hiking to a location or going to multiple locations the extra time is there if you need it
- post production on images with general adjustments made to each individual image
- about 100+ images produced per hour of shooting
- high resolution edited files (individual color and selective lightening/darkening adjustments) delivered via digital download
- images posted to our proofing gallery website for easy viewing & sharing with friends & family
- upon request, highlights to Facebook or Instagram or an online highlight slideshow with up to 30 photographers favorite images set to music hosted for online for 1 yr … great for sharing your wedding day with friends and family at home reception or via email … here’s a sample slideshow for you to view
- post wedding consultation reviewing album options etc. (upon request)
A la carte items include:
- professional prints start at at $8
- online slideshow slideshow digital download … your own copy of the wedding slideshow $250
- custom designed wedding books and albums starting at $800
- gallery prints and wall collections starting at $250
- thank you cards and wedding announcement cards
Two Photographer Packages and Custom Packages
For those that are having more than an elopement and inviting guests or simply looking for extended storytelling coverage we have a 6 hour package with two photographers. This package 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 gorgeous 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.
Engagement session on Bell Rock on a semi cloudy day which made for some beautiful light …
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. We are able to create custom packages with additional time when multiple locations are selected. This is a pretty popular combination of locations.
Red Rock Crossing
This link below is from an elopement at Red Rock Crossing. We entered from the Village of Oak Creek side of 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.
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.
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 … Our adventure elopements are $1250 and are inclusive of travel time and files. We are happy to provide guidance on getting to the locations but transportation is provided by the couple.
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.