Flagstaff’s Little America Hotel is a winter wonderland. I absolutely love how they left huge stands of Ponderosas on the grounds. You can get shots that look like the middle of the forest just seconds from the lobby. However, you do have to be on the lookout for tourists having snowball fights. Lilli and JT traveled here from the Vegas area. JT attended NAU, and Flagstaff still has a huge place in his heart. Lilli was one of the toughest brides I’ve filmed. Two days before the wedding, there was a huge snowstorm. Lilli and JT drove through it to get to Flagstaff. Then, the day of their wedding was overcast, breezy and freezing. Lilli never once complained of the cold, and during their portraits, her toes were literally covered in snow, but she powered through it with smiles and laughter. I’m still not sure how she did it because my toes were chilly in wool socks and boots. I think being filled with bursting joy can really keep you warm.
Congratulations Llli and JT.
Also, I’ve been waiting my entire videography career, and it finally happened…the officiant quoted the Princess Bride. Listen for it in the full film: