Christening photographer: St James’s Church – Paddington

St James’s Church in Paddington is a very pretty Church of England church. As a christening photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several christenings here. It’s been through some serious refurbs over the years, and is now looking glorious.

The light is quite complicated in this church, with some very dark pockets and some very bright windows. The correct exposure can be challenging, and this is where years of experience comes in.

The drama of the ceremony with heady incense and plenty of symbolism is a dream to photograph.

See photographs from a christening at this awe-inspiring church:

Reception photos after the christening, at The Victoria pub:

I love capturing the fun and more relaxed atmosphere at receptions after the service. This can be a great opportunity to photograph guests relaxing and enjoying themselves, and also to take some more family or group shots if you’d like them.

Having photos from the end of the day makes for a great ending to albums, they really complete the story.

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