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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in the White Mountains, ASU, have a beautiful family, and do professional Wedding Photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love photography and videos. I love to capture precious moments and feel that it is my gift to my children and future grand children. I didn't study photography, in fact I went to ASU and have two business degrees, but life took me on a different journey and I'm so glad it did. I love pancakes with my kids on Sunday morning and listening to my little girl sing the songs she learns at church. There is nothing like my wife's home made bread and no comparison to the way you feel after a long day of good honest work. My son is my best little buddy and goes everywhere with me. My wife is my best friend and the person I love with all my heart despite my countless imperfections. If I could live on the beach, I would be there in an instant, but there would have to be towering mountains and pine trees not too far away. I love vacations but only when you can relax and spend time with the people that matter most. I find it difficult to work at home sometimes because I want to spend more time with my children but the pressures of owning your own business and being the sole provider for my family require me to dedicate what I need to in order to make ends meet. I believe that if we put our lives in the hands of God he will make more of us than we could ever do alone.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my life was prepared by the hand of God from the time I was a small child. Looking back I can see that through Heavenly Father's loving care I was given the opportunity to accept his plan for me. I come from a divorced family (at age five) and I didn't know how any good could come from it. Later, my mother joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because she felt and understood that there was a way she could be with her family for eternity... and I attended with her. When I was older, I was given the choice to be baptized into the church or to continue to attend until I felt comfortable with the decision. Because my older brothers and father were not Mormon I was hesitant to make such an important decision. At the time, I didn't realize what a profound and lasting impact this decision would have on my life, but I prayed and followed my heart. I was baptized the same day as my cousin. I was surrounded by great friends throughout my entire life, friends that helped me to make good choices. There were times when it seemed more fun to choose otherwise, but something deep inside me said that I needed to make the most of my life and take the steps to get there. I attended college and met wonderful people there that had questions about my church. They had never heard of Eternal Families or the Book of Mormon and it was my first time having the opportunity to share my beliefs with others. I would soon extend that opportunity and serve a full time mission where my beliefs would grow deeper and stronger as I saw the lives of so many touched and changed by the Holy Spirit and the understanding that Joseph Smith was truly a Prophet sent from God. I'm a Mormon because I prayed to know it was true for myself. After I received an answer to my prayers, directly from my Heavenly Father's spirit, I could be confident in that decision and answer for the rest of my life. I thank my Father in Heaven for an answer to my prayers.

How I live my faith

I've had great opportunities to be asked to serve in my church and in the community everywhere I've gone. My favorite service was the time I spent with the eleven year old Scouts. These boys are just on the cusp of beginning the most important phase in their lives and I had the great honor of being there to support them and assist them in becoming young men of substance and character. We had so much fun along the way and I could see their spirits and confidence grow with each trial they were able to overcome. There is nothing like the chance to give back and know that the service you have performed will perhaps one day change the life of someone in some small way.