to hold onto in life
Each couple has a story. Ours started on July 15th 2005 when I realized I wanted to marry her. I was so excited I wanted to tell my best friend, so I turned to Loraine and got down on my knees and told her how I felt. -Josh
est March 2009
Weddings Days & sessions Captured
Years we've been married
STATES WE'VE BEEN TO AS PHOTOGRAPHERS
LDS Kansas City Temple Wedding: Mindi and Gregg
On a lovely late summer afternoon, we arrived at the LDS Kansas City Temple grounds to find the flowerbeds fully blossomed! The droplets of water poured out from higher parts of the fountain to the next. The fountain and the landscaping were, as usual, beautifully manicured!
As we arrived before the sealing before the sealing even begins, we were able to find some time to take pictures of the temple grounds even step back to see Moroni peeking through the leaves of the trees.
It is always fun to meet the bride and grooms family and friends at the end of an LDS Temple wedding. This time was a little different, however. This time around we actually knew some of the guests! Friends who used to live in Lawrence but are now a few states away who happened to come on the exact weekend for a business trip the same week Mindi and Gregg got married! Pleasant surprises are always the best!
When both the bride’s mom and dad have come down, you can tell that their the bride and groom are close by and it’s time for everyone to come up to the doors of the temple. This way they are right where the newlywed can immediately see the support from their loved ones! As you can see, everyone was extremely happy to see them exit the temple as husband and wife.
Although they have only been married for a few minutes at this point, you can tell Mindi has the best contagious feature… an amazing smile! You can basically see happiness emanating from her very being! And just by the way he looked at her all afternoon, you can tell that he too was happy to now call her his wife.
Mindi and Gregg held hands a lot! It was truly adorable! So I naturally went in to get a closer shot since I didn’t quite have the zoom lens on, I just got in a bit closer than normal and took a quick shot. I was hoping that they didn’t notice since they were talking to guests at the time. But as I was going in for the shot, I noticed something on Gregg’s ring. I noticed that I could see a perfect reflection of myself! That inspired me to capture a few other pictures later on. Wait for it… they are the last few pictures on this blog post!
We love seeing that what our couples value most is the same thing we treasure. We treasure our own marriage and keeping each other happy, smiling, and holding hands!
After crossing over to the field near the Stake Center, we were able to capture a picture that would simply highlight the couple and the temple!
After the mini excursion, we decided to take a few more pictures on temple grounds which were both tender and sweet! We loved how the sun shone down on them just at the right angle and at the right time for a summer wedding!
We have heard in SO many weddings that because a ring is a perfect circle. It has no beginning and no end. And is compared that this should symbolize the love of the couple getting married. I’d like to add… If the ring is reflective enough, that we MUST reflect what is most important to the couple. Their love and the place they chose to get married in. I can only hope that every time Gregg and Mindi look at his wedding band, They remember today. That they can remember the promises they made on this summery day in the LDS Kansas City Temple.
All photos are by Mojica Photography
"Loraine and Josh both were incredible with making us and our guests feel comfortable."
"The quality of their photos is outstanding and we felt like they really captured our personalities on our wedding day!"
"Wonderful experience with Mojica - our pictures are stunning and perfectly captured our big day. Loraine and Josh were also helpful with other vendors and invaluable when it came to planning the timeline."
"Every time I look at our pictures I can't help but smile. They took my vision and made the pictures come to life."