I have been interested in photography my entire life. I started with a 110 film camera. As technology changed I worked my way up through various 35mm cameras and now digital photography. My father was a wedding and portrait photographer and my grandfather was a landscape oil painter. I think the combination of their passions is why I feel so drawn to combining both fine art and photography to create photographic works of art.
I began flying drones around 2014 and fell in love with the idea of seeing the world from a different point of view. I have loved the chance to visit and view these beautiful Houses of the Lord from a heavenly view and create the “From On High” temple photo series.
Alan is one of very few photographers who have been able to visit every single LDS temple in the United States, and his journey was well worth it!
Alan has been blessed with the means to be able to travel around the country to photograph the temples. His wife, Lori, was also lucky enough to be able to join him on some of his travels, especially to amazing locations like Hawaii and Alaska. And we get to watch as Alan continues to awe us with his talent and the beautiful temple pictures that he brings home after every trip. His style of capturing temples is incredibly unique, and many say that his images “glow.” He has a way of capturing not only the beauty of the temple itself, but also the grounds surrounding the temple, and the peace that one can feel when visiting the House of the Lord. His temple photos are unlike any others in the world!
Be sure to read the recent interview we did with Alan about his travels too!
As an aspiring photographer growing up in Utah, it’s only natural that I’ve photographed them now and again. But I never got into it consistently until about 2014. That was when people expressed interest in the way I captured the temples. It wasn’t your typical “snapshot”, but a photograph with a bit of artistic flare.
My greatest hope is that people will feel a sense of peace when they look at my photos. A peace that will be brought into their homes and into their lives.
My favorite temple to photograph is the Nauvoo Temple. For me, it had a feeling unlike any other. The history, combined with the temple’s unique grounds, makes it my favorite.
My personal favorite photo is Provo City Center Temple – Families Are Forever. It wasn’t my favorite at first, but the story behind the sculpture made it grow on me. The popularity of the photo helped too. I believe it’s also quite visually appealing.View Alan's photography →