Pictures of Soon to be Missionary in Arizona

My sweet friend, Olivia, is a soon to be missionary in Arizona! She will serve for 18 months in Tuscon, Arizona! As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both men and women are allowed to serve and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to an area of the world in which they are called.

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I was also able to serve a mission in California, speaking Spanish, and it was one of the most important decisions I have ever made in my life and it will forever impact who I am as a person. When I was a soon to be missionary, I got my pictures taken by my aunt and it’s funny looking back on them and seeing how young and naive I was in life and making big decisions. By the end of my mission, I had grown in so many ways and had met so many wonderful people who have taught me so many valuable lessons. It makes me so excited to take mission pictures for other people because I get to see myself in them and I get a glimpse of who they’ll also become as they righteously serve and come to love their Savior more and more each day.

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One thing to make mission pictures more than just portraits is to ask them to bring a Book of Mormon, Preach My Gospel, CTR ring, the flag of where they’re going, different outfits, etc. Spice things up a bit with they’re personality. As always, remember to make a few black and white. I was surprised at how much more I loved the contrast of black and white for this particular shoot with my favorite soon to be missionary in Arizona! Have fun and capture who they are before their mission because they’ll be so happy to see how much they’ve grown when they come home and look back on these sweet memories.

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Check out this article for more information on missionaries who are serving in Arizona right now or this article on missionary work.

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