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Josh & Andrea’s Temple Sealing with Family Photos

by dav.d

I had the pleasure of photographing Josh & Andrea the evening they and their little family were sealed for time and all eternity in the Payson Utah Temple. I was a cold and windy night by the time they left the temple. It is a good thing we created photographs the week before at the Provo Orchard and Provo Castle.

Bride and groom at the Provo Castle

Bride and groom at the Provo Castle

For those who many not know, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe a husband and wife can be sealed for time and all eternity. In short it is considered an eternal marriage. Any children that are then born to the parents are automatically sealed and sons and daughters to the parents. However, sometimes families were married outside the temple, they and the children can be later sealed together. That is what happened with the Peck family.

Awesome natural light portraits

Awesome natural light portraits

So the first photos I am sharing were shot the week before at the State Hospital in Provo. There is an apple orchard and the amphitheater which are available for portrait photography for a small fee. I usually suggest several locations to a couple and they were thrilled with the orchard. The week before we had pretty significant snowfall, so we had some snow left over for the photos. It makes it pretty unique and pretty cool.

Posing a bride and groom means cuddling

Posing a bride and groom means cuddling

Bride and groom photo

Bride and groom photo

Did you see the Superman belt buckle

Did you see the Superman belt buckle

Husband and wife, sealed together

Husband and wife, sealed together

Josh & Andrea

Josh & Andrea

We added in their two little ones for some family photos. And then added in Grandma and Grandpa and then the rest of the family. Normally for wedding shoots I offer a complimentary engagement session and I’m pretty flexible, so we turned the shoot into a family shoot/formal wedding shoot.

The Peck family

The Peck family

Family portrait in an apple orchard at winter

Family portrait in an apple orchard at winter

Posing with Josh's parents

Posing with Josh’s parents

The big family photo

The big family photo

Photographing each family group

Photographing each family group

And here are the photos from the Payson Temple. The ceremony and interior of the temple is off limits to photography. So we have just the outside for photos after the actual sealing ceremony has been performed. The wind was blowing something fierce, so I wasn’t able to use an umbrella or other light modifier, but even bare bulb creates some awesome family photos.

The Peck family leave the temple after being sealed

The Peck family leave the temple after being sealed

Josh and Andrea outside the Payson Temple

Josh and Andrea outside the Payson Temple

Congrats, Josh & Andrea!

Josh and Andrea outside the Payson Temple

Josh and Andrea outside the Payson Temple

The Peck family outside the Payson Temple

The Peck family outside the Payson Temple

The family braves the cold and the wind

The family braves the cold and the wind

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