20+ Oquirrh Mountain Temple Pictures: Shining Mountains
One of our favorite subjects of LDS art is temple pictures. We are blessed to interact with so many artists and photographers. We love all their spiritual insight and heart that they invest in the images that they create, including their Oquirrh Mountain Temple pictures.
The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple has been a favorite among our team of creators, and we have some beautiful pieces, a credit to the stunning architecture and gardens of the building itself. As citizens of Oquirrh Mountain may already know, the name of the city--and this temple--comes from the Goshute Indian tribe. The word is pronounced “o-ker” and describes the “shining mountains” or “wooded mountains” surrounding this beautiful Utah city.
How Big is the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple?
According to the Church Newsroom, the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple:
- Covers 60,000 square feet.
- Covers 11 acres when you add the surrounding grounds and parking lots.
- Is 183 feet tall from the green grass up to Angel Moroni’s trumpet.
When was the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Dedicated?
This special LDS temple was dedicated on August 21, 2009. It was followed seven days later by a local cultural celebration in the Salt Lake City Conference Center.
Part of the humble dedicatory prayer reads:
“O Father, wilt Thou grant unto us Thy guidance and Thy Holy Spirit while we are gathered on this sacred occasion. May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit. Overlook our follies and our weaknesses and let us come before Thee in sincerity of heart and purity of life, that what we say and do here will be in harmony with Thy mind and will.”
We deeply appreciate our photographers’ gifts for capturing this feeling of divine connection with God in an otherwise noisy and chaotic world. What follows is some of the best of their work.
Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Sunbeams by Scott Jarvie
“May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit."
Oquirrh Mountain Temple Pictures: Panoramas
LDS temple locations are never chosen on a whim. Church leaders often tell stories of the inspiration, patience, and miracles leading to the final decision on the groundbreaking for a new temple. That knowledge adds a layer of meaning to these beautiful Oquirrh Mountain Temple Pictures. Each shows the sacred building as a literal shining beacon to the surrounding cities.
Most of the cloudy pictures in our collection were captured during winter. This unique piece shows the temple standing proudly against an oncoming summer storm. The billowing clouds obscure the mountains and create a calm sense of mystery.
The pink sky in this photo highlights the feeling of peace and hope that LDS temples bring to so many who enter their doors. The Bible scholar, the rainbow arching down from the sky seems to nod to the covenant God made with Noah and other ancient prophets.
The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple is a testament to the strength and faith of the area’s early settlers. Their sacrifices to God and their community continue to bless the generations after them. We love this image for the simple way it captures the Utah desert landscape.
It is doubtful that the early pioneers had any idea of the sort of growth that would sprout from their tireless efforts. This photo showcases not only the beautiful architecture of this building of worship but also the stretch of city life surrounding it. Huddled behind a mountain range and crisp blue air, the home, and lives happening inside appear calm and safe.
Oquirrh Mountain Temple Pictures: Vertical
The enormous steeple is one of the most characteristic features of this temple. It lends itself well to this format of photography. At the same time, it proves symbolic of the temple’s purpose: to direct our gaze and our thoughts to something higher. Enjoy these photos by a few of our most prolific LDS temple photographers.
The restored gospel of Jesus Christ, when properly understood, brings great light and clarity. Perhaps that is why so many temples–including this one–are constructed with a lot of windows. They symbolize the increased knowledge and insight that comes when we choose to follow Jesus Christ and stay true to the promises we make with God.
No matter how dark life gets, we can always rely on God’s promises to us. Reflecting on the times when we have already had our prayers answered can offer warmth and hope even when everything around us feels cold and gray.
Robert Boyd completed an entire series of temple photos that have a glowing, chrome-like finish to them. We love his Oquirrh Mountain Temple piece because its focus is entirely on the building. It draws attention to this sacred house of worship and invites personal reflection.
Scott Jarvie’s style is all about color. The stark contrast between the temple walls and the deep blue of the evening sky quickly catches the eye. It is a unique piece among what might be considered a collection of more classic style pieces, and we love the way it demands attention and focus on the temple.
This image shows the temple at a unique angle, with the camera shooting through the tall grass. The clear sky and summery yellows create a cheerful scene, reminding us that life, and our spiritual journey through it, have seasons. Even the most miserable winters will give way to brighter, warmer days.
In a world of constant change, the gospel provides direction and stability. Church leaders have advised that regular temple attendance can help us realize just the sort of symmetry and balance we need in life to endure life’s challenges.
The simplicity of this image captures a sense of the purity of this dedicated building. The style of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple is not especially showy, but it is beautiful in its simple architecture and profound purpose. In this photo, the sky is clear, and the grounds are quiet, reflecting the lasting peace that can come from the special covenants we make inside.
You can almost feel the crisp air in this photo. We love the deep blues of the sky contrasted with the green flowerbeds. It is a nice piece that does not draw a tone of attention to itself, perfect for adding color and inspiration to any home or workspace.
Oquirrh Mountain Temple Pictures: Spring
LDS temples are rarely as beautiful as they are in the spring. With the running fountains, blossoming flower beds, and lush lawns, it is a place of peace. It is no different for the Oquirrh Mountain Temple pictures. These prized pieces of LDS art can bring some of that sense of calm into your own home.
This photo is full of life, from the glowing windows to the blooming tulips. It is a lovely springtime temple photo, with the pastel sky and full trees. The temple truly is a house of peace, and this image illustrates that perfectly.
There is nothing quite as refreshing as a new spring day. This photo captures it well with the clear air, distant snow-tipped mountains, and blossoming flower bed. It is a stunning take on the Oquirrh temple that reflects the sort of clarity many find when visiting the grounds.
Bathed in golden light and framed by lush flowerbeds, the Oquirrh Temple looks almost heavenly in this photo. It is a timeless piece celebrating the magnificence of not only the building, but of its importance in our journey to drawing closer to Jesus Christ.
Blossoms galore in this photo! Pretty petals in combination with the arch of sunlight encircling the temple create a truly peaceful scene. It is one that promises fresh starts and new beginnings, just like the season of spring itself.
While the lighting is darker in this image than in the others, the rows of flowers in the foreground make it a special piece of springtime photography. Pretty flower beds are characteristic of Latter-day Saint temple grounds, and Oquirrh Mountain is no exception. In this image, Scott captures all of the colors blooming in what looks like an early morning.
The title of Lance Bertola’s piece really says it all. The temple–just like peaceful nature–draws our gaze toward Heaven, reminding us that we are children of a powerful, loving, and endlessly creative God. And if He can make our fallen and broken world so beautiful, He can help us make beauty out of our imperfect lives.
Oquirrh Temple pictures: Autumn
One might claim that Utah temples are hardly unique, what with there being over a dozen of them in one state. We would beg to differ. Thanks to the Beehive State’s distinct seasons, Utah Temples, including Oquirrh Mountain, make for some of the most breathtaking LDS art. Here are a few Oquirrh Mountain Temple pictures taken during the fall, symbolic of the spiritual harvest we participate in while performing proxy work.
Storms are always looming whether in our personal lives or society as a whole. Yet, as Robert’s next image illustrates, we can always find refuge in the covenants that we make with God. The commitment to a good, full life and the promised blessings as a result reach well beyond our temporary challenges.
Through Jesus Christ, there is always hope for a new day. No matter our sins and mistakes, if we take His invitation to follow Him, He can take the ugly parts of our lives and turn them for our good. It doesn’t mean we won’t carry the scars, but it does mean we will witness real miracles even if the largest ones take place in our own hearts.
We love pictures of temples during the fall because that is the harvest season. The law of the harvest applies to almost every aspect of life. What we put into something is largely what we will get out of it. It may take precious time and a lot of work, but our efforts are never lost on God.
Oquirrh Temple LDS Paintings
Not all of our Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple pictures come from photographers. As mentioned before, we also have some accomplished painters who have made this sacred building the subject of their study and work. These three pieces of LDS art each display the artist’s unique style and flair that they contribute to our collection.
Madison Wardle’s unique style lends itself well to Latter-day Saint Temple paintings. The geometric shapes create visually interesting artwork and put temple pictures in a new, modern light. This painting of the Oquirrh Temple is a tasteful religious piece for your home, and it also makes for a meaningful gift for kids and teens alike.
Abigale Palmer’s minimalist painting style and solid colors take the focus away from the details and center it on the temple itself. Rather than getting too hung on decorum, her artwork zeroes in on what matters most: the miracle that we have such a beautiful building in which to worship our Savior.
On the other hand, Anne Bradham’s level of detail is impressive considering she is not using a camera. Her paintings capture not only architecture but also the spirit of the flowering grounds. This specific piece carries a sense of easy cheerfulness and optimism, and we love it.
LDS art images of temples make for inspiring house decor, especially for a living room, stairwell, or hallway. These different sizes of Oquirrh Mountain Temple pictures come in a variety of color palettes to match just about any home aesthetic and add an extra touch of warmth.
Peruse our full gallery of Oquirrh Mountain Temple pictures for more inspiration.