UTAH — The Beehive State is home to 16 temples operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and recently two brothers traveled across the state with a drone to capture aerial views of each structure.
Twenty-year-old Jordan McGee of Snap Back Media House said he and his 18-year-old brother, Logan, spent about a month taking trips all over Utah to capture the footage of the temples using a drone. They then set the footage to music along with some remarks from LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.
McGee said his parents named his siblings after cities that are home to LDS Temples (Jordan and Logan have a sister named Sydney). He said that while growing up, his family took time to travel and visit LDS Temples across the country, so he wanted to do a project capturing the beauty of the structures now that he is older.
He said the Payson Temple was his favorite to film, because it is his favorite of the temples in Utah.
“My brother and I did most of the temples together and that required multiple nights sleeping in the car, lots of good times, and a finished project that we are excited to share with the world,” McGee told FOX 13 News via email. “We hope it inspires many to visit these beautiful buildings across the world. We had to spend a couple of days waiting on different temples in locations where the [weather] would move on a little bit. We tried to capture most of the temples in a sunny beautiful environment.”
There are currently 16 LDS Temples in Utah, and a 17th is under construction in Cedar City.