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Hi I'm Tiera Smolak :)

I photograph life. I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I'm that girl who walks down the street to her own beat. Forever a student of the world and a wandering traveler at heart. Converted at age 18. My life is a series of hard won victories. I'm the only Mormon in my immediate family. I take pictures to tell my story and write words to escape. I live in hope.

Why I am a Mormon

Have you ever heard, read, or saw something that simply fascinated you? That you knew was filled with greatness and possibly even something so precious you could only dream of having it for yourself? This was my reaction to the LDS missionaries and Book of Mormon. It was 2 years after our first encounter that I became proactive in trying to grasp my fascination. I listened to what they had to say, read the Book of Mormon and prayed. My prayers became more sincere, my faith grew, and I came closer to understanding the fascination. I continued with these basics, gained a testimony of The Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ, and His atonement. Shortly after i was baptized. What had fascinated me and seemed so unattainable, is now dwelling inside me. It was the Holy Ghost or Spirit of God. I am a Mormon because I have found truth and have faith to act on it. Be not afraid to stand out, when you're standing for truth.

How I live my faith

Life requires many hats for living. But each hat i wear is second to the one of: Being a disciple of Jesus Christ. The greatest of them all. In that hat is my foundation and my drive. Wearing it keeps me on the right path. Allows me to share the gospel And so much more. By wearing it I live my faith.