Candle hanging in a Romanian church in London

Romanian baptism photography in London: St Dunstan-in-the-West on Fleet Street

It was such a pleasure photographing this baptism. I captured the careful preparations at home as their gorgeous little baby was dressed first in a traditional Romanian outfit, and then in a handmade outfit for the service itself. It was lovely to see her godmother doting on the baby, clearly going to be a great godmother! Her parents were so happy to have their family over from Romania, and I made sure to take lots of photographs of the various family members. I also photographed the beautiful rainbow cake with pastel colour sugar decorations, and the stunning flowers the family had organised.

The service was held at the Romanian church on Fleet Street: St Dunstan-in-the-West. The building was absolutely stunning – probably one of my favourite ceilings to date! I worked around the other family being baptised, composing each image so that the other family didn’t appear in the photographs at all. This is a bit of an artform in itself, and definitely takes quite a bit of experience.

It was lovely to see the whole family transfixed by the service, with great solemnity at times but also enjoying the lighter moments of the ceremony.

The baby wasn’t at all happy about being submerged in the urn of water, but this is so often the case. Parents can always choose if they’d like to keep photographs of the less happy moments, but as it’s the key moment of the day most families choose to keep them as a record of an important event in their child’s life.

The photographs together tell the story of the day – the little details, the emotions, the cuddles and kisses, and of course the key moments of the service.

“Louise documented my baby’s baptism in a lovely and warm manner, capturing beautiful moments, details and reactions. These will be invaluable memories for us. Thank you so much for your beautiful work!” Adriana M.

Discreet, emotive christening photography

Your child’s Christening or Baptism is one of life’s seminal moments, a joyful occasion where all your closest friends and family come together to welcome your baby to the world.

No-one can help but be moved by the grace and poignancy of the event. It inspires me every time. 

Rest assured I’m always discreet. My silent shutter and sensitive approach means you’ll barely notice as I quietly photograph your child’s special day. 

I’m focused on capturing the moments that matter – from the beauty of the venue to the atmosphere throughout the service and reception, as well as meaningful details like the cake or flowers. 

 

I’ll photograph the key moments of the service itself, as well as your guests’ reactions, scene setting photographs and group portraits – and I’ll document the fun of your reception. 

I always look to take photographs that will not only move you now, but will also bring back memories in years to come.

Please know that all families are 100% welcome – single parent families, same sex parents, all religions and backgrounds. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m honoured to photograph each and every one.

I have a simple pricing structure, with no hidden surprises. 

You can find out what to expect here, and we can discuss what you're looking for to see if I'll be a good fit for your family. Just get in touch

 

 

Quality prints & albums

Albums are a wonderful way of showing your child what their christening day was like. It always seems such a shame that such a momentous day is almost always one a child won't remember! Creating a beautiful album puts your favourite photos in one book that you can look through together later, in years to come. 

I work with specialist printers and album suppliers to create truly stunning products for you to treasure, and to pass on to the next generations. It's a great opportunity to create some family heirlooms that your children can share with their own children in years to come. 

Every christening booking includes a store credit, so you can have a stunning print to remember the day by. You can also put your store credit towards an album, if you prefer.

 

Queensberry albums

What to expect