An Intimate Grand Canyon Elopement

White Desert Photography captured timeless photos of Evan and Rebecca’s intimate Grand Canyon elopement. The couple planned the day so thoroughly that not even 40 mph wind gusts could stop it.

The photos show a perfect day sprinkled with imperfection at Lipan Point for their Grand Canyon elopement. Rebecca wanted photos of a first look with her brother, pictures at the ceremony site with the family, and even some fun and goofy photos with Evan. Overall she got what wanted, and thanks to a great and accepting attitude, a day full of love and laughter.

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bride getting dressed
first look with bride

A Windy Grand Canyon Elopement

No one expected a gust of wind to take Rebecca’s veil for a ride, sending it flying across the canyon.

The bride and groom assumed the veil was lost forever. But lucky for them, a polite stranger found the veil stuck to some plants nearby. Shockingly, he returned the veil to an elated bride and groom 45 minutes later.

This story shows how important it is to plan for weather on your big day. The weather at the Grand Canyon can be sudden and surprising. But it’s these adventurous factors — and the stunning red Supai stone and yellow sandstone plastered into the miles of canyon walls — that make Grand Canyon elopements so special.

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bride veil blowing in wind

A Great Mindset for Eloping in the Grand Canyon

It was so much fun photographing Evan and Rebecca at their Grand Canyon elopement because of their accepting personalities.

The couple went with the flow when the wind came pushing through and things became difficult. As Evan saw his new wife’s hair blowing in the wind, he joined her. He let his hair out of its styled bun and let it fly!

As a result, the photos show the couple’s true selves and true love for each other that will stand the test of time.

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bride and groom cheering
bride and groom at the grand canyon

Getting to the Canyon

Couples planning ahead for a Grand Canyon elopement, marriage or ceremony should secure a special use permit at the Grand Canyon National Park in order to avoid fines and fees.

The park also has good list of locations in the park that can accommodate your guests.

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grand canyon couple photos
wedding rings

Victoria Nabours, a Northern Arizona local, founded White Desert Photography in 2018. Since then, the company has bloomed into one of the most in-demand wedding, elopement and engagement photography companies in Sedona. Additionally, her years of expertise has taken her to international wedding destinations and attracted the eye of local and bridal magazines.

Check out her photo galleries, elopement and wedding packages, and inquire today!

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Arianne & Eric

“My husband and I planned a small elopement in Sedona. I found Victoria on Instagram and loved her style. We went through the planning process without a wedding planner which proved to be difficult. Victoria was so helpful in making suggestions and pointing us into the right direction, even though I know she really didn’t have to do that as our photographer. On the day of the wedding, she was prompt in arrival and swift in ensuring that she captured everything. In our evening shoot, we went to 2 locations but looking at our pictures it appears that we went to at least 20. She has an amazing eye for photography and truly captured the spirit of our relationship. The quality is excellent and we could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Victoria is a gem. If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!”


If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!

Karina & Zach

“Totally WORTH IT! Highly recommend!

Victoria is amazing behind the camera. I am usually really camera shy but I was so comfortable. It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!”

It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!

Izza & Reenan 

“Our wedding was originally March 2020 and she was so great during that difficult time of unexpected rescheduling. When we finally met 2 years after our first email exchange she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.”

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.

Sarah & Aaron

“We hired her for our engagements, bridals and wedding day and we absolutely LOVED having her to capture these special moments. Victoria, is personable yet professional, and by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.”

by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.