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Hi I'm Nate

I'm from the United States, but I love traveling. I'm a husband. A proud father. A photographer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mostly in New Hampshire, but when I was 12, my family moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for three years. I feel like it is these three years that sparked my interest and love for travel and other cultures. I served a mission in the Johannesburg South Africa mission from Jan 2006 to Jan 2008. Since coming home, I've been blessed to get married to my best friend, and now we are proud parents of the most beautiful little boy (at least we think so!). I am a full time Wedding Photographer in the Idaho area and absolutely love my job.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon. I was raised in a very active Mormon family, but in a very non Mormon community. I was one of maybe 2 or 3 other Mormons in my large high school. The ward boundaries where we lived spanned over two states. So despite being raised a Mormon, that's not WHY I'm a Mormon. Sometimes I wonder where my life would be if perhaps I hand't been raised a Mormon. Or if I wasn't a Mormon right now. It scares me. All the truth, happiness and joy that I've ever experienced in my life, I can trace back to our Heavenly Father through His restored Gospel. The fact that His power and even authority is one the earth today means so much! That the fullness of His Gospel, all the light and truth that is required to return to Him is here! That is the greatest news. It's at our finger tips. It means eternal families. It means peace of mind. It means being sealed to my wife for eternity. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith every day, although I have so far to go. My wife and I read the scriptures to our little boy every night as we're getting him ready for bed. We have this little routine that we just love. After reading to him, we kneel down and say our family prayers. He's only 8 months old, but I think even now he's beginning to understand. We have him fold his arms and we have images of Jesus in his room that he loves to look at. We then kiss him and tell him we love him and put him to sleep. Our biggest goal with living our faith, is to raise our children with Faith in their Savior, and a knowledge of His love, and our love for them. In the Church, I actually just received a new calling or assignment that I'm excited for. I'll post more about that when I know more. But I also love home teaching, and I have great home teachers that are always looking out for me.