One of the seven wonders of the world, The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in Arizona. This land is rich with native cultures, stunning vistas, and muted colors. People travel from all over the world to visit The Grand Canyon and are forever changed from their experience. A lot of our couples plan their Grand Canyon wedding from afar. So, whether you are planning a large destination wedding with a reception or an adventurous elopement, we are here to help you with the details. If you're eloping, we'd be honored to be your two witnesses too! We are a husband and wife wedding photography team specializing in Grand Canyon weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions.
Grand Canyon Wedding Details
It's very important to note that The Grand Canyon is BIG and there are four distinct regions that are nowhere near each other; The South Rim (most popular and offers a selection of permitted wedding areas), Havasupai (epic turquoise waterfalls and logistically challenging), North Rim (only open May-October), and the popular Las Vegas Grand Canyon helicopter wedding on Hualapai native land. Choosing a location for your Grand Canyon wedding is the first step. Once you have decided on a location, we are here to help you with the planning and wedding logistics.
Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon & Lake Powell
Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell are located near Page, Arizona (and only a few miles from the Utah border), next to the Glen Canyon Dam. Albeit close, it is not officially part of the Grand Canyon National Park.
If you love the outdoors, hiking in the desert, and want an adventure, Horseshoe Bend is a spectacular location for your wedding. To reach Horseshoe Bend, you and your wedding guests must be willing and able to hike 1+ mile. Please know that you will be surrounded by 1,000+ tourists at any given moment (seriously!).
Update (May 2018): There is construction at Horseshoe Bend, with only half of the "bend" accessible. So this means that there are the same amount of tourists in half the amount of space.
Antelope Canyon is similar, as the tours are full with tourists and we are a part of that experience (patience from all of us is key!). Antelope Canyon is narrow, dark, and very dusty. The Antelope Canyon photography tour (for 4 people) is around $1,000 (not including our services or travel fee).
Lake Powell weddings can be at the resort or in a remote area on the lake, on a houseboat, on the beach, or any combination thereof.
Temperature wise, mid-September through early-May are the most comfortable months to experience these locations.
Since all of these locations are remote, we do have a travel fee that will be added to your wedding photography package.
The travel fee for the South Rim, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell is $250.
The travel fee for the Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Wedding is $350 (requires an overnight stay in Las Vegas).
For the North Rim and Havasupai weddings, contact us for a custom quote.
We have some of the best clients in the world; they are creative, unique, and most importantly crazy in love with each other (like us)! We are a husband and wife team who work together to give our clients the very best experience. We love celebrating one of the most intimate day in your lives. We understand that this is a once in a lifetime day and we are here for you every step of the way. Our intention is for you to cherish your photographs for generations. Classic, timeless, artistic photography that tells your story.
Invest in Love
Wedding photography is a lot of things, but it is first and foremost an investment. After the ceremony is over and celebrating with your guests is done, you will want to know that your story will be remembered through the photographs of your wedding day. This is the beginning of your love story! Celebrate this moment, as the photographs are the one choice in all of your planning that will live on for generations.
Grand Canyon Wedding Review
Heather and Shane, We're over the moon!! Your photos are simply spectacular, and we could not be happier. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and we'll treasure them all our lives. You captured every meaningful detail, and allowed us to see and savor moments we missed in the happy chaos of the day. Your ability to frame the smallest details to bring out their beauty, and to capture the fun and most touching moments is amazing. The colors are brilliant, and there are many images that are worthy of enlarging and framing so we can look at them every day. We cannot thank you enough - this was a very important part of the event, and we're tremendously grateful that you handled it with such skill and professionalism. Thank you! Rob (father of the bride)