Christening photographer: St Paul’s Cathedral

On every photographer’s bucket list are a few spectacular venues, and for me, St Paul’s Cathedral in London is one of those. I feel incredibly honoured to have photographed baptisms here several times.

Although the actual service can’t be photographed, through careful and sensitive photography it’s entirely possible to capture the spirit of the day.

As with every christening, I photographed the guests arriving and mingling, the venue itself, the baptismal font and the baptism candles, and the joy and emotions afterwards. This results in a set of images that will bring back memories for the family, but that they can also show their child when he’s grown up so he can see what his christening was like.

The steps of St Paul’s Cathedral are popular with tourists but a bit of tact and diplomacy means it’s feasible to take family and group shots on the steps. With such a grand and beautiful venue, it feels essential to include the architecture in the photographs.

Inside it’s very dark – the OBE Chapel is deep below ground. The very best cameras are required here to cope with the lighting conditions!

I love photographing the quiet moments as well as the big events – the children keeping each other entertained, grandparents looking on lovingly.

Photographs from a recent baptism at St Paul’s Cathedral:

See photos from another christening at St Paul’s Cathedral

Here are some photographs from another baptism at St Paul’s:

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