Here is a selection of photographs from a lovely Baptism from the summer at The Grovsenor Chapel in London. I love photographing Christenings in the same way that I like to photograph weddings….capturing a range of shots that both tell a story in an album and also provide images that can be framed. With a combination of reportage and documentary photographs, with some group shots of Godparents and family, there is always plenty of images to send out to family and friends so that they too have a memento of the day. The most important part of the day for everyone is the ceremony, which needs to be captured unobtrusively and with great sensitivity. Before and after the service is a fun time to capture lots of candid shots of everyone, with the guests and family being to interested in chatting to notice the camera. Add to the bag a few group shots and you have a full story of your day to return to again and again in years to come. From my own experience as a mother, it’s almost impossible to take your own images at your own child’s Baptism because there’s so much going on. The day can pass in a total whirl, and it can be hard to see all that’s going on around you when you are concentrating on the ceremony and taking care of guests. Having a Christening photographer with a photo journalistic style really does ensure that you get images that tell the full story of the day, and provide you with images that honestly capture how it felt to be there.
I’m a London baby, children’s and family Photographer and cover all areas of London for family photo sessions. Recently, I’ve photographed families in areas including Dulwich, East Dulwich, Brixton, Herne Hill, Clapham, Wandsworth, Balham, Battersea, Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, Queenspark, Wimbledon, Richmond, Highgate, Crouch End, Islington, Greemwich, Blackheath, Hackney and Hampstead. I also often work in Surrey, Kent Sussex and Essex.
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