On Sunday, I was delighted to go to St. James Church in Audlem to photograph Baby Louie’s Christening. I have been a Christening Photographer a few times now.  It such a privilege to be allowed to photograph a special occasion and for families to allow me into a special moment of their family time.

I did a family shoot with Nic, Rob and the Boys a couple of years ago and it was lovely to photograph their new addition to the family, Baby Louie.

It was great arriving as a christening photographer this time in Audlem (as I am usually photographing weddings! Seeing the church looking full of colour was a delightful welcome with the sea of yellow daffodils. Reverend Helen conducted a super service and really involved the children. They ever had a play/drawing table.

My approach as a christening photographer is the same as when as a wedding photographer – to work discreetly around whose event it is and also the Reverend. I am fully aware the Reverend has their service to do.  During the service my coverage is based on candid photos and documentary style.

Here is a glimpse of some of the coverage that I captured for the family during the service as well as some wonderful family photos at the end.Which are most probably more important that ever now. From experience with having three little ones of my own, there is always one grown up missing as they are taking the photo!

st james church, audlem in full bloom of yellow daffodils in spring christening photographer taking a family photo of family three boys outside audlem church cheshire mum with beaming smile with baby boy for christening at st james church young family outside church ready for christening in cheshire children looking happy in church for baby christening all smartly dressed brothers playing close together during christening ceremony and overall view of st james church, audlem as guests sing cute little boys standing by his mums legs and looking around church during hymns christening photographer capturing baby sat on mums knee in church and giving him a kiss on his cheek , cheshire christening guests at the christening standing at the front as he does a reading at St. james' church, audlem cheshire baby boy looking at the camera during christening ceremony at St james church audlem little boys playing on the pughes in church and also holding the letter 'e' as they help the vicar explain something in church children holding up letters in church as the vicar tells a tale relating to the word peace children holding letters up in church looking pleased as punch during service for christening photographer proud and happy parents looking at the children up on the stage helping the vicar little boy with his hand in his pocket looking rather cool as he helps the vicar in church, cheshire christening guests smiling as they sit in the pughes in church and a helpful little girl looking happy as the vicar talks parents close together as they resight what is said for being a parent/godparents while holding the little boy who is being christened godparents saying the requirements to support baby louie - christening photographer oldest boy and auntie laughing during christening service at st james' church, audlem, cheshire § very excited little girl as the vicar gets read to wet and baptise the baby's head godmother smiling sweetly at little boy who is about to baptised by the vicar three brothers waving and laughing at each other before the youngest is christened - capture by christening photographer vicar of st james' church, audlem christening baby boy at the alter over a silver bowl of warm water member of the community saying a few words to the little boy who has been christened dad and baby boy giggling together in church, cheshire baby boy holding on the seat end as mum is smiling - st james's church, audlem, cheshire gathering of kids around the craft table in church - st james's audlem, cheshire, christening photographer mother and son giggling with one another and father and son as everyone signs in church vicar lighting a christening candle at the alter baby with big blue eyes as he is with mum and dad as they sing during the christening service little girl carrying the christening candle through church to the baby's parents little girl and grandad playing around at the end of the christening service family photos taken at the alter in st james' church audlem cheshire posed photos of family after christening in tradtional church in cheshire grandad and grandson after christening - candid photo as they are both smiling at one another grandma and grandson giggling at each other - candid photography between family traditional family photos by christening photographer after service in cheshire church

I am looking forward to returning to St. James Church later in the year for a wedding and its always a pleasure to photograph there. I love how the building is so high and prominent in the village.

If you are looking for a chirstening photographer or someone for a special event, please do not hesitate to get in touch or drop me an email to chat more!


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