Stratus Adventure Photography

Stratus Adventure Photography

Based In: Sedona, Arizona
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Stratus Adventure Photography

Stratus Adventure Photography

Based In: Sedona, Arizona
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

I call the Grand Canyon state home… but I will follow you wherever you roam!

Hi!  I’m Shannon Durazo, and I am head over heels about helping couples create and capture the wedding day of their dreams.  I work mainly in Sedona and throughout Arizona, but travel the southwest to capture free spirited weddings and elopements in some of the most remote areas of the wilderness.   

What it looks like to work together

What I will do-

  • Help you with a step by step roadmap for planning your unforgettable elopement or destination wedding
  • Recommend vendors, help location scout, build out timelines, and make sure you feel as comfortable and carefree on your wedding day as I possibly can
  • Guide you through poses to ensure you feel confident about getting those epic “hero” portraits surrounded by nature, then fall back and be your stalker-azee as you enjoy the freedom to truly be yourselves on your elopement day.
  • Hike an intense mountain, drive a bumpy 4×4 trail, traverse far distances, slip into slot canyons, or wade in ice cold waters to capture your memories.  Where you go, I go (unless you want to go base jumping or climb Everest, those I may have to bow out!)
  • Love on your dogs, be patient and flexible with kiddos, and be a steady arm if grandma needs help getting to your elopement spot.

What I won’t do-

  • I promise I won’t treat your elopement as a full day portrait shoot– because that would be utterly miserable!
  • I won’t leave you wondering where we are in the process of planning pre-wedding day, or after your elopement.  Communication is key!

How your marriage begins matters

I LOVE weddings.  But what truly gives me joy is helping couples start happy marriages.  I am blessed with a husband that I still love deeply after 15+ years, and want nothing more than for everyone to know that feeling.  

I don’t have a magic wand, but I promise I will do everything within my power to make sure your whole wedding experience is as positive as I can, from start to finish.  I want you to be able to look back on the images of your day and be overcome with the joy and happiness you felt for each other in those moments.  

Behind the Lens

I’m a happy wife to a real life ninja, and proud mom to an EMT and 3 rescue pups.  I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with peak bagging and exploring new places.  I prefer backpacking to spa days, deep connections over superficial interactions, and experiences over things…  and I would be thrilled to help you in your elopement journey!  There are a ton of planning resources on my website to help you throughout the planning phase.  I would love to chat and hear all about what you are dreaming up!

Hope to hear from you~


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I cannot say enough great things about Shannon! My husband and I had never been to Arizona before our elopment. It was nerve-wracking, to say the least, to choose to elope somewhere that you knew nothing about. Shannon assured us she would take care of absolutely everything and made our whole journey essentially stress free! Her elopment guide was so detailed and ensured you wouldn't forget a single detail on your big day. My husband and I knew we wanted to hike to our vows spot, so Shannon sent us a comprehensive guide of multiple locations, which included details for the hike itself, how busy they would be at what times, pictures, video guides of the hikes and the views, parking situations, and so so much more. Literally all we had to do was pick our spot and show up on time. AND THE PICTURES! OMG! We have the absolute most breathtaking wedding photos ever. She was so kind and thoughtful. I knew I wanted pictures of the starry sky and to get the perfect shot she let us climb on top of her nice SUV and stand on it!! She literally makes the day all about you (as it should be!) and makes sure you're comfortable and having a great time. I cannot recommend her enough! Amazing work and she's an amazing person

Brooke Springer

We absolutely LOVE Shannon. I discovered Shannon when searching for elopement photographers in Sedona. Let me tell you - we are so blessed and lucky that we had her for our wedding. From start to finish, Shannon helped bring our wedding vision to life. She is your go to gal for creating breathtaking photos, capturing authentic happy adventures and is a wealth of wedding advice. She goes above and beyond for her clients to help create the most special day that YOU want. Shannon is also the best with animals and even helped us have our fur baby along for the whole adventure! We constantly receive compliments from friends and family of the stunning images captured by Shannon from our special day - Thank you for capturing our adventure of a lifetime! ❤️

Bobbie Lehrmann

If you’re here reading this searching for a photographer, I encourage you to look no further. Shannon’s level of communication and professionalism made her the obvious choice for our adventure elopement from the very start, and her work speaks for itself. Her talent is positively unmatched, you can tell that she is deeply passionate and truly cares about the couples she photographs. We can’t imagine having shared this day with anyone else. She laughed with us, cried with us, and stood by us in the harrowing hours when my family heirloom ring was lost to a monsoon. Her positivity and warmth carried us through, and she was kind enough to continue our session the following morning - giving us the opportunity to collect ourselves and regroup.

Shannon gave us the wedding of our dreams. An unforgettable adventure in locations we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access, and DANG does this woman come prepared. We are eternally grateful.

Olivia Marlies

Shannon was simply amazing through our whole process. My husband and I reached out to her as Sedona is her playground. She helped us do research on locations to decide where would be the perfect place for us to hold our special day with a small group of family and friends. She was such an amazing human to have be a part of our day and capture everything we saw and didn't get to see. We had so much go wrong, but the one thing that didn't was having her make our day unique and getting those memories on print forever. Her style is very true to color which is incredible with Sedona as your backdrop. The beauty of our day and the scenery all wrapped in one was perfection! You will not be disappointed one bit for letting her tell your story!

Dani Coleman

Shannon was super fun to work with and my partner and I felt relaxed and comfortable. The photos were breathtaking and throughout the entire photo shoot Shannon was encouraging us to be ourselves. We were so grateful to have her as our photographer.

Teslin MacLaren

Thank you Shannon for the best photoshoot experience any one can ask for!! Throughout my entire research and enquiry phase, Shannon stood out from the beginning being very prompt with replies, immediately coming up with a rough timeline and alternatives I can go with in view of the latest covid restrictions

Shannon exudes positive bursts of energy and made us so comfortable all the time (she has the best stories!!). She goes above and beyond for us on the unforeseen circumstances we faced, and brought solutions, back up plans etc ensuring everything is being taken care of!♥️

I flew in from Singapore and only realised days before the photoshoot that I have forgotten to bring my veil. Shannon ordered 2 veils on Amazon without hesitation and brought it on time to shoot!

Our flowers got delayed and couldn’t deliver in time, Shannon took the initiative to drive around the city to scout floral shops and even jump on calls with the florist and handmade my bouquet and boutonniere! 💐

If you are looking for a photographer who personalises your photoshoot experience, someone who genuinely cares for you and wants the best for you, Stratus Adventure Photography does them all! Highly recommended!! 💯

Cassandra Seto

Absolutely best decision we made with our elopement. Once we chose the location- she planned out the day and it was truly amazing. We even had some issues with weather- and she moved things around without any issues. She even scheduled in some time to truly sit and enjoy the day and we appreciated it so so much. And the pictures are absolutely insane- my friends joked that after seeing our wedding pics, they wanted to ‘elope’ and redo their wedding pictures. Do not even hesitate, if you are looking for an elopement photographer- you found the best one. Thanks again for absolutely everything!

Ashley Steinbach
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