Four years ago I decided to bravely offer to take photos at a christening, my first ever “real” photography job. Four years down the line and I’m still shooting christenings, trying to continually improve my skills, especially when it comes to editing (my style of editing was rather funky when I first started, it’s definitely more sophisticated now).
Almost four years to the date, I photographed another christening for the same family I first started my business with. This family have four beautiful girls, and I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of two christenings and two naming ceremonies.
I arrived with plenty of time to do some family photos before the christening, and despite the dreary weather I was able to capture a little extra during the event. I loved the brick work around the wooden archway, it proved a perfect backdrop for these shots.
The ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church, which was an ideal location for celebrating the journey of faith. During the ceremony I was only able to capture a few shots, the vicar had allowed me to take photos only for the baptism itself.
After the ceremony, I was allowed to take a few family shots inside the church. It was all of the classic shots, such as the mother and father, godparents and grandparents. It was nice enjoying the event mainly as a spectator rather than a photographer. As it meant I was able to think about my composition and my position within the church.
This lovely family have already booked me for Mollie’s first birthday later on in the year, I’m already excited at the thought of playing another part in this family’s lives. If you would like to book a christening, family shoot or any other shoot, get in touch with me.