Christening photographer: Chelsea churches
It’s wonderful having the picturesque riverside for family group shots after the service, as well as the pretty church gardens.
As a London Christening photographer, I’m often photographing services here. It’s a pleasure and an honour capturing these babies’ special days!
Christening at St Mary’s Church, London
St. Mary’s Church on Cadogan Street in Chelsea is such a beautiful building. I love the grandeur of the interior, and the pretty light effects created by the windows.
Christening service at the Chelsea Old Church
Chelsea Old Church is such a spectacular building, with very soft and gentle light. It’s a dream for christening photography!
I always photograph both the church’s interior and exterior as these will really help give your child a sense of what their christening day was like – where it was held and what that looked like. Even with the interior covered with renovation scaffolding at it was on this day, it’s always possible to photograph the attractive parts and make the most of the architecture.
Photographing the guests gathering outside provided lots of opportunity to document the little girl with her godparents and loved ones. She was such a sociable little thing, no problem at all with being passed around for cuddles!
Wearing a brightly coloured rainjacket is a great move for children on rainy days, it really bring a pop of colour to the photographs in grey weather. This yellow mac was adorable, and made for some really colourful photographs.
The priest here requires that the photographer doesn’t move during the service – knowing this in advance is imperative, and all part of why I always have a pre-consultation with the family before the christening day. Armed with this knowledge I was able to pick a vantage point that allowed me to photograph both the service and the guests, without moving my feet an inch!
The church gardens make such a pretty location for drinks after the christening, and the foliage is ideal for taking some family and group portraits here too.
After the service, guests made their way to the nearby Phene, where I photographed the reception. It’s always a great opportunity to photograph everyone enjoying themselves – the big event over, everyone relaxes and there’s lots of fun and laughter to document.
I hope you’ll enjoy looking through the photographs here: the key moments as well as the little ones; the emotion as well as the details.
Photographs from the Christening reception at The Phene in Chelsea:
Christening photography at Our Most Holy Redeemer & St Thomas More church in Chelsea:
Family group shots taken by the Chelsea riverside:
And some photographs from the reception venue, the Cheyne Walk Brasserie:
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.