Hanna Schmidtman Photography

Adventurous portrait photographer based in Denver, CO

Sedona Arizona Wedding – Bryce & Felicia

Bride and groom embrace on Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona

2020 couples should get an award for their ability to take this year in stride. It was an honor to capture Bryce and Felicia’s intimate, outdoor Sedona Arizona Wedding with a sunrise session at Cathedral Rock!

You may recognize this couple from our Papago Engagement Session. Bryce and Felicia postponed their wedding, but provided plans of a small ceremony at Red Rocks State Park in Sedona. Originally their plan included a ceremony and reception in Phoenix. An intimate outdoor Sedona Arizona wedding seems like a great “plan B” to me!

Cathedral Rock – Sedona Arizona

In their client questionnaire, they specified wanting a few excellent images with ‘maybe with some cool backdrops’. Sedona has no shortage of incredible backgrounds for wedding images! We agreed to meet for a sunrise adventure session. Felicia was initially wary of anything that required too much effort. I provided a list of easily-reachable locations. These options required low effort but provided highly rewarding views. I included Cathedral Rock as an option, expecting to stay near the base. However, something about that location stood out to the future-bride and groom. They even decided to hike to the top!

The lot was empty and the sky was still pitch black when we arrived at the trailhead. As we put on our headlamps and prepared to hike, the group informed us that none had ever done this hike before! The trail is about a mile but gains 800 feet in elevation and includes areas of scrambling – extra scary for first-timers in the dark! Everyone made it to the top and Bryce and Felicia hopped into their formal attire. (Firstly, that dress? Secondly – THAT CAPE!?) We had the rare treat of being the only group at the top as the first rays of sun crested the horizon. Despite the tumultuous events of 2020, Bryce and Felicia celebrated with family and friends at their beautiful Sedona Arizona wedding. Fun fact – the rock formation in the background of their first kiss was also the location of their sunrise hike! (Yes we planned that 😉 )

Let’s plan your adventurous elopement and intimate outdoor weddings

I love delivering extraordinary experiences for my couples. We customized Bryce and Felicia’s wedding timeline to ensure they got jaw dropping views captured for their Sedona Arizona wedding pictures. If you are looking for an epic adventure on your special day, we would love to help provide the wedding, elopement, or engagement experience of your dreams! Hop on over to our contact form and let’s envision your day together!

8 thoughts on “Sedona Arizona Wedding – Bryce & Felicia

  1. This looks like it was such a fun day! What a beautiful couple in the most stunning location! You can definitely tell they had a wonderful time full of their dream day!!

  2. What an awesome Plan B! And you definitely captured a few jaw dropping views!! 🙂 Beautiful showcase of a wonderful day.

  3. It was really thoughtful of them to bring a rug to stand on at Cathedral Rock, it definitely added something special. I love seeing the hot air balloons rising at sunrise in the distance as well! Beautiful photography.

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