I was so excited to be asked to do Ellie’s Christening. Last Sunday, at St Gerards Catholic Church, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the most cherished babies on the planet. Her parents, Lexie and David were so sweet. And her two sets of Godparents were funny and made me feel like I was part of this multicultural family. Yes – this little girl is so special, she has two Godfathers, two Godmothers and her Mum and Dad.
One of the things I loved, from a purely photographic point of view, was that Lexie asked that the Godmothers wore the cream/ivory coloured dresses. Nice touch. But you were all so beautiful to photograph, you could probably have gotten away with red and white striped long johns. Now that would be interesting.
I had never done a Christening before, so this was completely new to me. I made sure all my gear was clean (and dry – see last week’s post about soggy cameras and lenses), batteries were charged and my head filled with ideas for beautiful baby photography. I was buzzing. And it all went without a hitch. Hope you enjoy the images just as much as I enjoyed making them.
Thank you so much to John for contacting me in the first place and Lexie and Dave to let me be a part of Ellie’s special day. I hope she looks back on these pictures down the track and sees the absolute love that was showered on her. She is a lucky girl to have so many wonderful people looking out for her. God bless you dear Ellie.