LDS Wedding Photographer

LDS Wedding Photographer

LDS Wedding Photography is one of Jerry Ferguson Photography's specialties. We specialize in LDS weddings at the Mesa Arizona Temple, but we also photograph weddings at other temples and chapels around the country. We are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Gilbert Arizona Temple and the Phoenix Arizona Temple as well.Our most popular package for LDS couples is our 4-hour package, which provides enough coverage for about 1.5 hours of shooting on the temple grounds and 2.5 hours for a typical LDS reception. Current pricing for our packages can be found on our pricing page. After photographing thousands of Mormon weddings at the Mesa Temple, we've found that it's almost like clockwork that couples will exit the temple about 45 minutes after their sealing is scheduled to begin. We like to get photos of the bride and groom exiting the Temple, so we are usually waiting right outside the doors to capture the moment. After a quick 'big group' photo on the steps of the temple, we'll usually do all of the rest of the family and group photos somewhere else in the Temple gardens. Rather than monopolizing the front steps of the temple for group shots, we try to be considerate of other couples and photographers, especially on busy Saturday mornings, when there can be 5-6 couples per hour getting married. The photo above was taken on a Saturday afternoon, but there were still significant crowds around the Temple. We usually photograph the largest groups first, and break it down into smaller and smaller groupings from there, so that we can dismiss folks as we finish their pictures. This is nice because they can head out to prepare for the luncheon or reception, and don't have to stick around for ALL of the photos. Sometimes it takes a little coaxing to get everyone together, but once it gets going, it usually only takes about 15 minutes to knock out all of the family/group photos. After we finish family and group photos, we spend 30-50 minutes photographing the bride and groom. We know the Mesa Temple like the back of our hand, so we just take a quick tour around the grounds, getting as much variety in settings and poses as we can.

LDS Wedding Photographer

All said, we usually spend about 1-1.5 hours photographing the family, friends and couple on the Temple grounds. For some couples, that's all the photography they want, but for most couples, we'll also cover the reception. With most receptions, the DJ usually needs about 1.5-2 hours to get through all of the typical wedding reception events (father-daughter dance, mother-son, cake cutting, bouquet, etc). So the 4-hour package works well for a lot of LDS couples, but if you're planning on serving dinner at the reception, or need coverage for a longer LDS reception, you can add more hours right there on the spot - we're very flexible. If you want to book your LDS Wedding with Jerry Ferguson Photography, or if you have questions, we'd be delighted to accommodate you. Just contact us and let us know what you're planning.