I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this family a few times now, I did DK’s newborn session, his cake smash session and Millana’s sitter session. So when I was asked to photograph their baptism I was felt really honoured that I got to be a part of their families special day.
The ceremony took place at what’s become to be known as ‘Top Church’- Parish Church of St Thomas in Dudley, West Midlands, UK. Although I’ve lived in the West Midlands most of my life and I’ve walked past this church many times I’ve never actually been in. When covering an event like this I always like to arrive before everyone else to check the light and find out where I’m allowed to stand/photograph. It’s also a great opportunity to find the best light. I also love to be able to photograph the location before the family get there as I find it’s a great way to show the details of all the beautiful architecture.
Once the family start to arrive it’s a great opportunity to get some candid shots of the family getting together - as I find it’s events such as christenings and weddings where family members get to see each other who haven’t done so for a while.
I was quite lucky during the ceremony to have free rein throughout the church, the vicar was very welcoming and gave a lovely service.
I’m not taking bookings for event’s such as christening and baptisms, please send me a message via my contact form or facebook page to check my availability for your date.
Here are a few images from DK and Millana’s christening service -