Christening photography at St Botolph Without Bishopsgate Church
St Botolph’s is such a beautiful church – I love the fact such historic buildings survive right in the middle of a financial zone. It’s one of the things I love most about London, and which makes my job of photographing christenings such a delight.
The light is lovely, too – it makes a nice change from some of the very dark churches I find myself photographing in! Soft, gentle light is so pretty, and very flattering.
It’s great that the priests here tend to be quite relaxed about which parts of the service can be photographed. I always suggest checking in with them beforehand to double check this, it makes such a difference to have all the uncertainties ironed out beforehand.
Getting ready photographs, before the christening:
It’s wonderful capturing the getting ready phase before a christening, it’s a lovely opportunity to document all those special details – like the flowers, cake and christening gown – before the real drama of the day kicks in! And capturing the process of getting dressed, and cuddles with family, really helps to tell the story of the day. If you’re planning on creating an album, I’d highly recommend considering getting ready photos as they make for a really special intro to an album.
Christening photography at St Botoloph’s Church:
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.
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.