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Wandering Through Slot Canyons | Stunning Desert Elopement

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By Shannon Durazo of Stratus Adventure

Olivia and Collin contacted me for a very last-minute elopement when they found out he would be on leave for a week. They really wanted something unique and packed with adventure to combine their love of the outdoors and wild spirits. They chose a mix of slot canyons in southern Utah to say their vows and then an off-road location right across the border in Arizona with their pups for portraits.


From Olivia- "Our love story has been an adventure, across 2000 miles of distance and three different states. I was living in Portland and he is stationed in Yuma, after months of talking about meeting, we both drove to California’s redwoods and fell in love on day one over the course of our 4 days together. We both knew we had something special before we even met, but it was immediately solidified. I flew to Arizona every month before he came to Portland to help me pack up a U-Haul and make the drive to move in with him. We have the same birthday, May 15th. This year we found out on our birthday that we’re having a baby - this fast-tracking our elopement plans." 

Olivia & Collin


Her review- "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 & Collin
Olivia & Collin
Olivia & Collin
Olivia & Collin
Olivia & Collin
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