Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photo Story Award

Scottsdale, Arizona wedding image of the bride and groom with the officiant

AZ Elopements | Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photo | From inside the doors of a balcony, we can see the guests watching as the bride and groom stand at a floral arch in front of the officiant

From inside the doors of a balcony, we can see the guests watching as the bride and groom stand at a floral arch in front of the officiant.

The weather in Paradise Valley is perfect for an outdoor wedding, and this couple decided to take advantage of that by holding their ceremony at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale. Not only was the location luxurious, but it provided the perfect tropical atmosphere for this bride and groom.

Arizona Elopement image of the groom’s silhouette with bride's bouquet

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photographer | With the bright light shining from behind him, we can only see the groom’s silhouette as he stands in a hallway waiting for the bride as he holds her bouquet

With the bright light shining from behind him, we can only see the groom’s silhouette as he stands in a hallway waiting for the bride as he holds her bouquet.

Arizona Elopement image of the bride as she touches up her hair

Arizona Elopement Photography | The bride checks and carefully touches up her hair in the mirror before the ceremony

The bride checks and carefully touches up her hair in the mirror before the ceremony.

Arizona Wedding Photo of the bride and groom together indoors at their Elopement ceremony

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale Elopement, Arizona Photos | From inside the hotel room, the bride and groom stand together as they look out onto the bright balcony where they are about to be married

From inside the hotel room, the bride and groom stand together as they look out onto the bright balcony where they are about to be married.

Wedding photo at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, AZ during the Elopement ceremony

AZ Outdoor Elopement Wedding Photo | Guests smile and take pictures on their phone during the ceremony as the bride stands at the altar holding her bouquet with her eyes closed

Guests smile and take pictures on their phone during the ceremony as the bride stands at the altar holding her bouquet with her eyes closed.

Scottsdale, AZ Outdoor Elopement image of guests getting a view of the couple during the ceremony

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, AZ Outdoor Elopement Picture |  Some guests are eager to get the best view of the couple possible

Some guests are eager to get the best view of the couple possible. One guest stands to take pictures during the ceremony, which takes place against the backdrop of large, red rocks.

AZ Outdoor Elopement Ceremony image of The bride laughing at the Wedding

AZ Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photography | The bride laughs as the groom takes hold of her hand in both of his during the ceremony

The bride laughs as the groom takes hold of her hand in both of his during the ceremony.

Scottsdale, Arizona image of groom’s hand as he signs the marriage license for the elopement wedding

Scottsdale, AZ Elopement Wedding Detail Photo | The groom’s hand is reflected on a sleek table as he signs the marriage license

The groom’s hand is reflected on a sleek table as he signs the marriage license.

Scottsdale, Arizona image from after the elopement ceremony - hugs for the bride and groom

Wedding Ceremony Photography in AZ | After the ceremony, guests line up to hug the bride and groom. The groom gives one guest a hearty hug while the bride excitedly greets another guest

After the ceremony, guests line up to hug the bride and groom. The groom gives one guest a hearty hug while the bride excitedly greets another guest.