Priest blessing the baby held by mum in the altar during christening

Christening photographer in Richmond: St Peter’s Church

 

This Christening ceremony was held at St Peter’s Church in Richmond, SW18. It’s a traditional church was dark wood and warm, yellowy light. It was a beautiful service and their little boy was so calm throughout. I took photographs throughout the ceremony to capture the moment the little boy was baptised and also more candid moments of the congregation singing and watching on. It’s lovely to photograph people unaware and in the moment – especially at such special occasions.

I recognised the reverend, and after a bit of thinking we realised that he used to visit my primary school – it really is a small world!

The organist was playing beautiful music, which added to the elegant and warm atmosphere in the church. I made sure to include that in the photographs – every detail helps add up to tell the overall story.

After the service I took a few gently posed group shots in the church and then followed the family on to their informal christening reception at The Petersham Hotel. Out came the champagne and everyone toasted the happy baby boy.

We took some group family portraits on the balcony outside, overlooking the stunning Richmond park. The family brought out the family christening blanket to wrap their baby in – it’s so lovely when there are meaningful details like these.

What a lucky boy to have such a wonderfully warm and loving family – such a pleasure to photograph!

 

“Louise was lovely to work with, and was discreet during the service whilst managing to capture all the important moments. Louise took a good range of photos which captured our occasion perfectly, and brought out the children’s individual characters.” Claire

 

“I saw the photos of the Baptism Service and I was so impressed that I immediately recommended you to another family.” The Revd Canon Tim Marwood, Parish Priest, St. Peter’s, Petersham

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