This Sedona elopement with Chelsea and Quinn was an absolute DREAM! The elopement was full of multiple locations, adventures, with family and solo, and it was just a total blast! Sedona is such a beautiful elopement location, and we were able to get some epic views and take such fun adventures! Getting to know Chelsea and Quinn was amazing and so was this day.
Initially we started planning this as a solo full day elopement in Utah, but due to the fathers heath it turned into an intimate wedding with couple adventure portraits as well. Chelsea and Quinn were a literal dream! They were so flexible, go with the flow, and a freaking blast to be with and capture. I truly couldn’t have asked for better clients. What an honor it was to be their Sedona elopement photographer! Now let’s get into the adventure that was their elopement day, because I can’t wait to share!
One thing I knew about Chelsea and Quinn when I got to know them during our initial call was that they were up for adventuring if it meant having some privacy and the most epic views! Let me tell you, Sedona is not lacking in the dreamy view department and adventure opportunities! We started the morning at 4:30am to hike to the top of Cathedral Rock in the dark.
With our head lamps, chipper mood, and pure excitement, we set off for a once in a lifetime morning of views and memories! We had the place to ourselves with the most beautiful stars to start and the sunrise to warm us. Chelsea and Quinn were down for all of the spots. And when I say Quinn is the dream man for a full day elopement, I mean it ! He was the biggest hype man, so excited, shed some tears while looking at his girl, and just helped make the day more fun and exciting! The man of a Sedona elopement photographers dreams!
After our morning hike we went and got some acai bowls and then went back to rest for a few hours. Later I met them at their Airbnb for a few getting ready pictures with the family. Chelsea had two dresses and the second one was made by her mother, so it was a special moment for her to wear this dress for her Sedona elopement. Then all together the entire group of 18 went to an easily accessible location for the intimate ceremony and family/group pics. Afterwards we went on a little hike to one of my favorite Sedona views and then finished up with the group! Getting to know Chelsea and Quinn along with their family was so special to me.
The second adventure of the day involved off roading up a wild road to a super secluded and beautiful view. 1 hour of bumps and a little nausea later and we made it for golden hour. We continued the fun, laughs and just enjoying the peaceful time. There was one minor issue where Chelsea’s dad almost drove us off a cliff and we climbed out to save our lives. A minor stressful moment but we got past it. Making memories, am I right?! To end the night we went back to the Airbnb were a private chef was making the couple, their loved ones, and me a gourmet meal! It was absolutely delicious and was a day of dreams.
After receiving their gallery Chelsea told me that everyone has said their pictures are the most beautiful they’ve ever seen, and that makes my heart scream with joy! They also stated how they loved all of the locations I planned out for them because they were able to have such a diverse gallery! If you want to check out my process for planning their dream Sedona elopement, check out my “What it’s Like to Work With me as Your Elopement Photographer” where you’ll see their exact itinerary and guide for their elopement day! It was so fun to help create this adventurous and beautiful Sedona elopement experience for them!
“I cannot express enough how grateful we are to have had such an amazing wedding photographer who not only captured incredible photos but also went above and beyond to make our day even more special. From the moment we met, Chelsea’s warm and friendly demeanor instantly put us at ease. And we knew we were in good hands.
Throughout the entire process, Chelsea was not only professional but also incredibly accommodating. She took the time to understand our vision and preferences. Ensuring that every moment and detail we wanted to be captured was done so flawlessly. Her attention to detail was truly remarkable. And it was evident that she genuinely cared about making our wedding day memorable.
On the day of the wedding, Chelsea arrived early, fully prepared, and ready to capture every precious moment. They seamlessly blended into the background, allowing us to enjoy our day while they worked their magic. Her ability to capture candid shots was truly remarkable. And we were blown away by the emotions and joy they were able to capture in each photograph.
What truly sets Chelsea apart is her willingness to go the extra mile. She was not afraid to get creative and explore unique angles and locations to ensure we had the most incredible photos. She even braved the elements to capture breathtaking outdoor shots, despite the unpredictable weather and terrain. Her dedication and passion for their craft were truly inspiring.
Not only did Chelsea deliver stunning photos, but she also made the entire experience enjoyable and stress-free. Her friendly and approachable nature made us feel comfortable throughout the day. And they effortlessly interacted with our guests, making everyone feel at ease. She was patient, kind, and always had a smile on her face, which made the entire process even more enjoyable.
We cannot recommend Chelsea enough. Her talent, professionalism, and genuine kindness truly made our wedding day unforgettable. If you are looking for a photographer who will go above and beyond to capture incredible moments and make your day even more special, look no further. We are forever grateful for their exceptional work and the memories they have given us through her photographs. We can’t wait for the next photo shoot!”
Looking to start planning your own adventure elopement or Sedona elopement? I would LOVE to be a part of your special day and help you bring your elopement visions to life. When you work with me, it’s not just pretty pictures and epic drone shots. It the entire experience! I want you to have the best freaking’ time of your life and make memories that will last you a lifetime and more! You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect Sedona elopement photographer for you, then inquire with me here and let’s get to planning! In the meantime, make sure to check out other elopements on the blog for inspiration!
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