I have known Milly and Adam for several years, specifically since we moved into the Los Lunas Ward in the Los Lunas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Milly was one of the first Sisters who reached out to me, and welcomed me into the Ward. I’ve never forgotten her kindness, so when she reached out and asked if I could photograph her and Adam’s Temple Sealing, of course I said yes!
Temple Sealing are a big deal in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is similar to a wedding ceremony, but instead of promising to love one another ‘until death do you part’, we are sealed together in the presence of our Heavenly Father for ‘time and all eternity’. We are beginning to build a life together forevermore with our children, our spouse, and our parents so that even after death, we can all be together.
It is a sacred- not secret!- ceremony, and because of this, there are no photos of the actual ceremony, but it is traditional to take family portraits outside afterward, and the grounds of the Albuquerque Temple are just gorgeous!
If you have any questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I would be happy to answer them!