Christening and baptism photography

Christening and baptism photography –

The sun was shining on St Michael’s Church in Winterbourne on Easter Sunday as family and guests arrived. Harry’s parents were lucky enough to stand and greet them outside and it made for relaxed and animated photography. His family had come from as far as Canada and Dubai to celebrate his big day. Harry behaved impeccably during the service and was calm throughout.

I like to set the scene with a photograph of the church before the guests arrive and take a little time to prepare for the day ahead.

A protective mum keeping her son warm, as she introduces him to many of their friends and family for the first time.

Christenings and Baptisms are always lovely occasions, a chance to gather together and as like most occasions friends and family come from near and far, this Christening saw many people fly in from all over the world and photographing Harry’s big day was important to his parents.

harry about to receive the holy water

harry was so relaxed and laid in the vicars arms as he annointed him

Harry’s parents and God parents

Family gatherings are tiring for little ones and a precious moment was shared with grandad as Harry’s cousin slept in his arms

Harry’s parents chose the Grange hotel as the venue for the Christening reception, they had met and worked there as teenagers. A place of familiarality makes gatherings more personal and memorable.

120 individual cakes make for the most beautiful centerpiece, each one lovingly decorated and they tasted delicious.

Mum and her dad enjoying cake eating

Christening and baptism photography is about capturing special moments between family and friends, rather than posed groups. I feel these tell the story of the day for the parents, who are often busy catching up with guests.

I do enjoy capturing children at Christenings as they meet with cousins and new friends to enjoy the day. The whole day was photographed in natural light, sitting back and waiting for moments throughout the celebrations.

The sun shone all day for the family and we took a few moments to capture mum and dad with Harry outside and in the gallery room.

Proud parents with their son

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I'm Vie Spence, a family, baby and wedding photographer, based in Northamptonshire.

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