One of my favorite things in the world is visiting the LDS temples around the world.
And somehow, we always end up ending our trips with a trip to a temple!
I just love that about our vacations!
It is so beautiful! I read a little bit about the Newport temple before I photographed the temple and here is a couple facts about it:
- 122nd temple dedicated
- Dedicated by President Gordon B Hinckley
- On January 13, 2005, a statue of the angel Moroni crowned the temple. During placement, a remarkable solar halo was visible, which surrounded the sun. Once Moroni was in place, the phenomenon dissipated.
- There was a lot of protesting that occurred before the construction, but Heavenly Father's work prevailed (even through there was compromises to the temple like the color of the temple & height of the spire)!
I love visiting those temples!
This is my 11th temple visited & definitely did not disappoint.
My name is Lauren Ruettinger and I am a creative photographer in Gilbert, Arizona. My little family consists of my amazing husband, our mini Goldendoodle, and a baby boy coming in May! I always dreamed of being behind a camera and making magic.