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Photographing temples is actually harder than you would think. Especially older temples. They are usually surrounded by houses and on busy city streets so it’s difficult to find a place to stop to take pictures without people or cars in your photo. Once you do find a good spot, they are usually surrounded by trees so it’s still hard to get a good shot unless you are inside the gates, but once you’re inside the gates the temple is so massive that it’s hard to fit it all in the lens. Sometimes I wish I had a helicopter…
I have seen pictures before of the Vegas temple with the spires and the city in the background and knew I wanted one like that. Unfortunately once I got there I realized there really isn’t a great spot to get that photo (again, helicopter would be nice). There is a small hill and a mountain behind that. Anthony took the boys to explore a little cave and I began walking over to see if I could get a good shot. Fortunately I found a hill of gravel stacked up and made my way (in flip flops) over and climbed to the top. It was a bit off center, but it best I could do without falling off. As I started climbing down, I saw the van driving away! Apparently my husband couldn’t see me and thought I had walked back down the hill to the temple… Fortunately I made it back to the temple before he left the city 😉
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoy taking them!