A person lighting the candle in the altar of the church in St. Paul's Church in Clapham

Christening photographer in Clapham: St Paul’s Church

 

“Louise is an extremely talented photographer who puts you completely at ease and blends into the occasion. We hope to work with her again very soon.”

– Jeremy and Peter

 

Photographing this Christening in Clapham:

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful boy’s christening at St Paul’s Church in Clapham. His parents Jeremy and Peter were calm, cool and collected throughout and their baby reflected their calm – not a peep during the whole service!

St Paul’s Church is stunning – the colours are so restful and uplifting. I love the wide open spaces inside, and the way candles are dotted throughout the church. It’s a dramatic church for christenings, with the procession down the aisle to the baptismal font.

Before the service, I photographed the whole family outside the church, as well as portraits of the family and godparents. The garden is lovely and wide, so there’s lots of room to gather everyone together.

Inside, I took some photographs from the gallery to give a sense of the overall church – I love it when I spot a gallery in a church! Exterior and interior shots of the church as so important in creating an overall record of the day.

During the service, I photographed the guests watching on, singing and holding the baby – I always capture candid moments like these too.

With autumn approaching, the church had autumnal decorations – little pumpkins, orange plants and dried flowers. I photographed these details, as they help give a sense of the time of year and bring back lots of memories. Equally, moments of the organist playing, the candles being lit, the order of service – these are all so important with remembering the overall day.

The vicar was so calm and kind, the baby stayed happy throughout. The light looked so pretty glinting on the gold of her gown.

It was such a happy day, and a real pleasure to photograph it for this lovely family.

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