A baby being dressed for a christening smiling at the camera

Christening photographer: St. Paul’s church, Chiswick

“I was delighted with Ella’s christening photos.” Rebecca

It was such a pleasure to photograph this christening at Saint Paul’s Church in Chiswick. I photographed the preparations at the family’s house beforehand. They had a beautiful antique christening gown for the baby to wear, which I photographed hanging up in their home.

I also documented more candid moments – such as the grandparents sitting outside in the garden, spending time with the baby. The luscious green pergola made a wonderful back drop for some photographs.

We then went inside so the mother and grandmother could dress the baby. She found it hilarious playing peepo with the enormous gown.

As usual, I photographed the exterior of the church and guests arriving, as well as the indoor views of the church to set the scene. Photographing the guests chatting and smiling as they waited for the service to start helps bring back lots of memories for a family.

During the service, I photographed the vicar blessing the baby, as well as more intimate moments such as the mother looking down adoringly at her baby. I always look out for emotive moments amongst family and guests as they also help tell the full story of the day.

The guests walked along the river to the Bell and Crown pub on the Chiswick Riverside. The pub was packed – it was lovely to see so many loved ones gathered to celebrate this special day.

I took some birds eye view photographs to set the scene, as well as natural photographs of the guests enjoying themselves. I photographed the food – the mini burgers were a big hit; and of course the cake (not pictured here for privacy reasons, as it had the child’s full name embroidered onto bunting).

I also spent some time outside the reception venue photographing guests enjoying the river itself – looking out of the water and cooling off with a riverside walk.

What a special day – a total honour 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 & 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
What to expect