Shooting a Christening was definitely a first for me. Michelle and Anthony contacted me a while back to photograph the christening of their first bundle of joy, Isla. After spending several years in the Middle East, they were in South Africa for some time off before jetting off to the UK again for work and their next big adventure. Between the two of them they have as many degrees as I have digits, so I think it is pretty safe to say that Isla will be nothing short of genius. She is already the sweetest little thing, and being able to do the photography for her christening was an absolute honour.
After doing some research to get a couple of perspectives on how to approach shooting a christening, I felt much more confident. I did some location scouting, checked out the lighting in the church and made sure I knew what the settings on my trusty old Canon 5D with the 24 – 70mm f2.8 should be to get the best images possible. I was lucky to have a little word with the priest before hand to just make sure there aren’t any parts of the service/ceremony I was not welcome to shoot. Needless to say he was very helpful, and urged me to cover as much of it all as possible, insisting that it is a celebration, and nothing was off limits.
The day itself went off without a hitch, and I would just like to say a special thanks to Anthony, Michelle and Isla for bearing with me to get some shots of them after the service in the church. Little Isla was getting hungry, and I suspect tired too, but she was great and I did manage to get some great shots of Mum, Dad and their little bundle of joy. Here are some selected images from the christening.