Then there was this awesome lady. I kept calling her a celebrity and she kept denying it haha, but she IS FOR ME!!!! I kept wondering who took the amazing photos of the temple for the Mormon newsroom article, thinking they must have brought someone in for that, but why make them travel, we have great photographers around, like Matthew and whatnot.... So she was taking a photo with her phone of the training, and someone behind her was making some joke about what a nice camera she had....and she explained because she's the official photographer, he's joking because she doesn't have her "real" cameras with her.... In the meantime I thought "sheesh how did I not think to take photos of more things around here?!" I take photos of everything constantly, like if I see an oil stain on the road that looks like something, I'm taking a photo. And it finally dawned on me to document more of my experiences at the temple....and the wonderful people I meet, and she's one of them! This pretty lady, I said, thinking there's no way she just HAPPENS to be the super amazing photographer for the OFFICIAL ARTICLE!!!! But of course I asked "ohhhh did you take the photos for the article?" Turns out YOU BET SHE DID!!!!! And that's when I realized her celebrity status. What an honor to meet someone so talented to be the OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER for the TEMPLE!!!!!
Next up, these lovely ladies. I kept seeing that beautiful skirt flouncing about and wanted to ask about it. Later I thought I was approaching sister missionaries and I had a question. Fairly philosophical. I realized they weren't missionaries but took a moment to consider and then felt I should ask them anyway. Turns out they had answers I needed to hear. Answers they even happened to come across just recently. It all worked out and it felt absolutely meant to be that I had the chance to convene with them. InstaLove
My tour guide buddy. We have a fun thing in common. And she's so awesome!
This was after it dawned on me um hey how about taking a picture actually at the temple lol not just in the holding tent haha
And here was the training photo I mentioned above. It's so amazing and wonderful to be working as part of a team, and together. One thing I remember noticing was just how the tour guides, we learn what to say and what to do, but after only going through once at times, we don't necessarily know WHERE to go precisely since there are so many turns on the tour. But that is what the ushers are for. It may not seem like an immensely glamorous job but it's like a lighting guide post. They help guide and direct us as to the next plan of action. It's so helpful and gives us as tour guides the confidence that we are not alone, and we WILL have assistance as to what to do next. We will NOT be left alone in the dark, and others DO love us, and TOGETHER we reach our desired destination. It's a beautiful metaphor that I cannot wait to hurry and get back to!