Guests playing with the baby boy in the church before christening

Baptism photography at St James’s Church, Marylebone

It was a real honour to photograph this Baptism. It was so lovely to see different generations from the family come together to celebrate this special day – including some relatives who’d flown in from overseas.

The service was held at St James’s Roman Catholic Church – a very beautiful building, with lots of ornate features and a stunning ceiling.

This church is so picturesque – I love the golden arches at the front of the church, and the beautiful reflections on the dark wood. It’s a striking stone building from the outside, a classic fairytale church with turrets and arches galore.

I photographed the family and guests arriving and greeting each other, and then settled in to photograph the service itself. The light was beautiful – trickling in through stained glass windows. I was glad to have my trusty 5d mkiv as any other camera in the Canon range would have struggled with the low light conditions. It’s no problem with the mkiv though!

There was so much laughter, it was a real delight to capture these moments for the family. Their baby was incredibly calm and relaxed, and barely blinked as he was Baptised.

We then went on to the reception at The Churchill Hotel, which really added to the sense of occasion. I photographed the food and drink, and the live music being played, as well as capturing the mood and atmosphere as the guests mingled and enjoyed themselves

I’m so happy to have been asked to photograph this very special event in their lives.

“We chose Louise to photograph our son’s baptism because of her sympathetic approach to religious services. She proved to be a great choice and was very discreet in the church and I would not hesitate in using her again or recommending her to my friends. Thank you!” Adriana C.

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