This was a wonderful Christening to photograph, not only because the ceremony was held at the beautiful Parish Church in my local town of Coleshill, but little Isla’s family released 2 beautiful doves in the Church grounds. But more on that later… 😉
As a Documentary Christening photographer I am very much in the background, observing & capturing all of the emotion, those little moments & interractions that tell the story of the day. I had met with Isla’s family a few times before the day so we could run through what celebrations they had booked & to answer any questions they may have. I spoke to both the Vicar at Coleshill Parish Church & also the reception manager – this extra time spent connecting with everyone involved all adds to a great day of photographing.
Isla’s Grandparent Angela had mentioned that she was reading a poem & releasing doves in memory of HER mum & I thought that was a wonderful gesture – a little chat with the friendly gentleman who arrived with the Doves meant I was in perfect position to capture them flying up into the air…& boy were they quick! It was then onto the reception over at Birmingham Business Park where amongst cupcakes & some wonderful food, there was a Christening quiz. What a fabulous idea & it was great seeing all the expression & laughter from the family. A beautiful leather album completes this wonderful moment & one that Isla will be able to look back on when she is older.
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