Arizona Snowbowl Resort Summer Wedding

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” — Loretta Young

About three to four times a year, I get an email with a strained question…  Would I photograph a LGBTQ wedding?

The fact that someone actually has to ask makes me a little sad.  While my answer is obviously an enthusiastic “YES“, I know why they are asking.  Someone during their life has discriminated against them for who they are.

Let me be very clear.  To my LGBTQ friends out there….YOU are PERFECT just the way YOU ARE.  Read that again.  (Heck, that actually goes for anyone reading this post.)

I was so excited to photograph this wedding and witness the love between this couple as they started their lives together.

About their Snowbowl Resort Wedding

LGBTQ Wedding at Arizona Snowbowl Resort with two brides in a meadow with flowers and beautiful clouds. Photographed by Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac Photography

Emily and Heather were married at the Arizona Snowbowl Resort, one of my favorite venues.  That view at the Hart Prairie meadow at sunset is unrivaled!  In addition, during summer months, with the wildflowers blooming and the dramatic clouds at sunset, it’s really spectacular.

If you’re ever in the area around sunset, I strongly recommend making the seven mile drive to the highest view in Arizona to view this scene.  You will not be disappointed.

This amazing couple incorporated their two adorable daughters in the wedding party and I loved being there for this family as they became one.  Surrounded by family and friends, they committed to love and there wasn’t one dry eye in the house as they exchanged vows.

LGBTQ wedding party in an aspen grove in black and white with their two small daughters with ferns and lupin flowers around them. Photographed by Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac Photography

Congrats you two!  I wish you love, happiness and many years of adventures!

LGBTQ wedding during the ceremony while the brides hold hand during their vows surrounded by friends at the Arizona Snowbowl Resort. Photographed by Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac Photography
LGBTQ wedding party in a ski lift with matching Keds sneakers in different colors at the Arizona Snowbowl Resort. Photographed by Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac Photography

Check out their wedding story on our YouTube Channel

Love is love and I am proud to photograph LGBTQ weddings.  Contact me to schedule your consult now!

About the Venue, Arizona Snowbowl
 is an alpine ski resort in the southwest United States, located on the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona, seven miles (11 km) north of Flagstaff. The Snowbowl ski area covers approximately one percent of the San Francisco Peaks, and its slopes face west and northwest.

Starting its skiing operations 82 years ago in 1938, the base elevation of Arizona Snowbowl is at 9,200 feet (2,805 m) above sea level, and the resort receives an average annual snowfall of 260 inches (660 cm).

The lift-served summit at 11,500 feet (3,505 m) yields a 2,300-foot (700 m) vertical drop, the largest in Arizona, served by six chairlifts and two lodges, Hart Prairie Lodge and Agassiz Lodge.

Weddings are usually held on the deck facing Hart Prairie Lodge.

This LGBTQ wedding was so amazing and Arizona Snowbowl is a wonderful and gorgeous wedding venue for all.

Love is Love.

Leave a Comment