I have been living one of my dreams this past year- photographing General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was asked to help in assisting a couple years ago and have actually been shooting the past two conferences and love it! I remember when I was younger and just dipping my toe into photography, I approached a photographer at conference and asked him how one would go about doing what he is doing. I was pretty much told "good luck" (I don't know who he was but I haven't seen him since).
As I am out photographing during conference, I get asked the same question multiple times, and to be honest, I still don't know how one goes about photographing General Conference for the Church. The good Lord just blessed me to be in the right places at the right times to meet the right people.
I have a wonderful wife that has supported me from the beginning. She even came to visit me at work yesterday to bring me a copy of the new Ensign to surprise me (It hasn't come in the mail yet) because one of my images was being used for the cover!