Baby Christening Baptism Photography. We photograph all religions: Catholic and Christian.
We photograph any age for the christening.
With tons of guests to entertain, and a venue to prepare, you’ll be way too busy to think about capturing the precious moments of the christening day. We recommend taking the following pictures either before or after the event. If taken before, it might be a fun idea to display them as dinner table décor on the christening day.
Whether indoors or outside, formal or informal, add these shots to your list:
outfit on hanger/bed/dresser
baby in underclothes
Baby with Mom & Dad, individually and together
Baby with siblings
Full-length shot of baby in christening outfit
Detail shots of baby in christening outfit
head-shot with hat/headband
hands with bracelets, etc.
feet with shoes, socks, etc.
Detail shots of the christening outfit: whatever makes the outfit special and beautiful
accessories: shoes, jewelry, etc.
Detail shots of venue (as allowed)
Baby with bible
Baby with rosary
We recommend including the venue shots in the portrait session if possible. It will be easier for the photographer to set up great detail shots of the chapel and ceremonial items (the stained glass window, the water, the chapel ceiling, etc.) without all the guests to work around. You’ll want her focus on the actual ceremony during the event.
You’ll want to hire a photographer to capture all the moments of the christening as well as the post-ceremony dinner or reception. Keep in mind (and let your photographer know) that you’ll want to document the event as if you’ll be showing your best friend who could not be there.
Make sure you don’t miss these moments:
Greeting guests at the church
Ceremony (as allowed):
officiator reading from bible
baby being passed to officiator
officiator blessing baby
baby in water
officiator blessing family
candid photos of baby and guests (grandma’s smile, etc.)
Group shots after ceremony:
baby with Mom & Dad, individually and together
baby with Godparents, individually and together
baby with siblings
baby with grandparents
baby with everyone!
Candid photos of baby and guests during post-ceremony dinner/reception