Christening photographer Westminster Cathedral

Christening photographer: Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral has to be one of my favourite venues. As a professional Christening photographer, I often visit stunning churches and cathedrals – but Westminster Cathedral still takes my breath away. The sense of occasion arriving at those beautiful steps is remarkable, and the interior is just as beautiful.

Some of the priests here have strict restrictions on which parts of the service can be photographed, while others are happy for more of the service to be documented. That’s part of the reason we’ll also have a pre-session consultation, so we can run through questions to ask the priest to be sure we’re all on the same page.

Getting ready photos before the baptism:

The excitement before a christening makes for really special photos, it’s such an important part of the day. When your child looks back on the photos in years to come, it’ll be so meaningful to see their doting grandparents and godparents helping out – and to see all the prep that went into choosing the christening cake, flowers and the gown.

christening photography getting ready photographs

Guests arriving and getting settled before the christening service at Westminster Cathedral:

guests arriving at westminster cathedral

The baptism service:

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After the christening service:

outside the westminster-cathedral after christening

Baptism reception at The Ivy, Victoria:

baptism reception at the Ivy victoria

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