Digging into the archives and backtracking a few years to uncover more treasured photos. This time? The 2015 YPM’s with unstoppable energy showing off amazing dance moves with flips, handstands, and lifts…..and all with their never-ending smiles. They make it look easy. They make it look fun. They make it entertaining and uplifting.

See how high they flip, fly, and float!

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

nauvoo young performing missionaries tom simpson photography

 

 

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2016 young performing missionaries nauvoo

Just a few days before the 2016 Young Performing Missionaries finished their summer shows, they stopped by the Willard Richards Inn where we were finishing our time as Innkeepers. These special “kid missionaries” had endeared themselves to us in years past….and the 2016 group had landed a spot in our hearts as well.

The 2015 YPM’s had dropped by the Inn a year before, singing in the cellar as well (see that HERE) and this group kept the tradition alive. Here is one of several videos we captured that special day. (Watch for more on our YouTube Channel)

 

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historic nauvoo in may

We were down in the flats taking spring shots of flowers at Sarah Granger Kimball’s home and turned to leave…..and saw this amazing sight. The sun was sparkling off the silver dome atop the temple and all was green as far as the eye could see.

The last of the trees had blossomed out and fully opened their leaves. No more bare branches of winter…..all was new and beautiful again.

This is Nauvoo in mid-May.

Simply. Beautiful.

 

 

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joseph smith mansion house nauvoo fall calendarIt has become an annual event and 2017 marks the Seasons of Nauvoo Calendar’s 4th year. We have enjoyed searching through thousands of beautiful Nauvoo images to find this year’s selections.

Search is over and we have the top 13 selected!! Thank you, thank you to our friends who have already ordered without seeing the images first. You are gems. For those who waited to see the selections before ordering, see below…..and let us know what you think.

Get the best deal by ordering during the pre-order sale by clicking the “Buy Now” button to the right. You can also order through our online store by clicking the “Store” link above and going to the Calendar link.

nauvoo temple winter jonathan browning child grave historic nauvoo wagon ride cabin in winter nauvoo house winter historic nauvoo
nauvoo temple arches spring tulips historic nauvoo young performing missionaries wagon historic carthage jail joseph smith martyrdom
mississippi river summer flowers lily pads historic nauvoo bidamon stalbe josephsmith homestead historic nauvoo summer nauvoo temple moonstones summer flowers
historic nauvoo henry thomas house 1840s life nauvoo temple fall across the mississippi river montrose lucy mack smith home historic nauvoo 1840's site

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nauvoo temple arches tom simpson photographyJust wondering…..where did the last year go? A few weeks ago, one of our customers asked if we had our 2017 Seasons of Nauvoo Calendar ready yet. Stopped me in my tracks. Yes, it is that time again.

But it’s ok. The negotiations have already begun between his choices and mine. I will say, his “calendar options” folder is more filled than mine….but he does have all the images at his fingertips. They’re on his computer!

So you know, the pre-order sale begins today and like last year, you have one month to order at the reduced price.

tom simpson photography nauvoo calendar pre order sale3 Ways to Order:

  • Click “Buy Now” link on the right side of the post to order using Paypal
  • Click this link “Nauvoo Images Store” to order from our online store.
  • Mail check to Tom Simpson Photography, PO Box 123, Nauvoo, IL 62354

Once we select the final 13, we will post a 2017 Seasons of Nauvoo Calendar Preview to show you all the fabulous images. Thank you in advance for your order and….please share this post info with all your friends who love Nauvoo. If you don’t, I guarantee they will want your calendar!

If you haven’t seen one of our calendars before, click 2014, 2015, and 2016 to see the last three years images. They are awesome!

 

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“Our Story Goes On”…..

It’s a Nauvoo Treasure. Something to look forward to each summer season…..and it is performed twice on the pageant stage this year.

So, here’s the dilemma. What do you do when there are too many awesome images for one blog post? Divide it into 3 posts. That’s what we did the last few years.

This year, there are too many for 3 posts……so, here’s the solution. Lightbox. Yep. It will hold all of the images and you can see them without wearing our your scrolling finger on the mouse.

Would love to hear your comments on these sweet images! And, by the way, the show was amazing as always! We love our core cast.

 

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The Nauvoo and British Pageant core cast members are here!! New faces to get to know, old friends to embrace…..and all will the more beloved before summer ends.

We live across the street from the pageant grounds (I know, lucky us!!) and took a stroll this week to check out happenings on stage. We laughed at their antics, sighed as lines from the pageant were spoken, and smiled for an hour or so as we watched rehearsal (mostly for the light crew to get their spots on target).

Most hilarious part of the night? …..Ben and the bugs. Yes, the bugs are back too. But here are a few shots of the group. How many do you recognize?

 

 

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