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!
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.