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Christening Photography

CHRISTENING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO SERVICES

As a parent, the day your child is welcomed into Christianity is one you want to cherish forever. Our professional christening photography and christening video service let you capture the beauty of the day and preserve these precious moments.

Christening photographer captures the catechism blessings during the baptism

Our skill as a christening photographer has been honed over decades photographing special family moments such as baptisms and weddings. We use our extensive knowledge and experience to capture your family in all of its beauty, combining portraiture and story-telling christening photography to give you an image gallery you will be delighted to display and share with family, Godparents and friends.

You can see from our portfolio that we are experienced photographing not only Catholic christenings but also Anglican, Greek and Eastern Orthodox services, and baby naming ceremonies. Our familiarity with many churches and venues around London means that we can plan the best interior shots and recommend suitable outdoor locations for more informal christening photographs as well as videos. Although your child will naturally be the main focus of our attention, we will also take time to capture the details, expressions and emotions that make the occasion so special.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We usually meet up with families an hour before the service. Where possible, we use parks or gardens near the church as a backdrop, to give a mix of indoor and outdoor photos for your christening photography gallery. We find that babies and toddlers are typically more relaxed and ready to smile before the service than after it, when they can feel tired and overwhelmed. With the priest’s permission, we use the time before guests enter the church to photograph the fine details over which you have taken care, like the candles and baby’s baptism outfit. We move discretely around guests as they arrive, taking candid photos of family and friends greeting each other and catching up.

Coverage of the day can include christening photography and videography, depending on your preference and the rules of your church. We can also capture the celebration that follows, staying to cover speeches and the cake cutting.

Details of our christening photography and video packages are listed below.

 

CHRISTENING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PRICES

Contact us and enquire our availability. You can check our listed guideline prices for christening photography and video however by messaging us you will also get our full price list, with informations about additional services and keepsakes such as lovely christening photo albums.



 

Christening photography £370


  • Cover of the baptism by one christening photographer.

  • Short photo-session for family portraits 30-60' before the ceremony starts.

  • All photographs in high resolution with full printing rights.

  • Standard editing to all photographs (200-350 files).

  • Special editing and retouching to 30 selected photographs.

  • Online Gallery to view, share, download, and purchase professional prints should you or your guests wish to.

  • Back-up cameras and everything required to ensure the work will run smoothly.

  • Optionals such as albums, photos at home, and more.

Christening videography £390


  • Filming by one video operator.

  • Editing of full footage, post production and authoring.

  • Highlights video clip.

  • HD BluRay disc copies/USB drive.

  • Additional BluRay/DVD disc copies for grandparents and godparents.

  • Public liability insurance.

  • Spare cameras and everything required to ensure the process will run smoothly.

  • Optional choices such as second cameraman, 4K filming, drone, and much more.

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Christening Photography and Christening Video

31 Jan 2019

Given our appreciation of the picturesque setting, we were delighted to provide our services for Baby Leonidas. What a joy this little fellow was! From the moment he rocked up in his high tops and hat, toddling around confidently with a friendly smile, we knew this event was going to be an absolute pleasure to film. Leonidas loves the camera and, as you can see from this clip, the feeling is mutual!

The christening took place shortly after See more…

20 Jan 2019

Christenings are always a cause for celebration and it was certainly a case of double the excitement when twins Emilia and Isabella were welcomed into the faith during See more…

18 Nov 2018

Working with babies can be unpredictable. As we are experienced producers of events, we can scout locations, get to know the parents and make contingency plans for different light and weather conditions but, as gorgeous as they are, babies will pull whatever faces they want, and we never know what mood we will be greeted with on the day!

Baptism ceremony

Gabriel was angelic throughout his Catholic baptism at St James’ Spanish Place church in Marylebone, London. His ceremony was a private affair, attended only by his parents and the priest, with us there to capture every beautiful moment. The small number of people inside the imposing church with its magnificent stained glass windows and towering stone columns somehow made the ceremony feel even more beautiful and moving. Gabriel smiled and giggled as the priest read the service, then lay contentedly in his mother’s arms, barely making a murmur while the water trickled over his head. See more…

21 Jul 2018

Baby Victoria was full of smiles for her christening at St Sophia Greek orthodox cathedral in Bayswater. This Greek orthodox church at the heart of the Greek community in West London is a favourite place for its magnificently decorated interiors and beautiful gardens. Everything we need is in one location and, as anyone who works with children knows, keeping it simple and stress-free is the key to beautiful christening pictures. See more…

14 May 2018

Our day at Kieran’s baptism was a fun and lively. The cute and engaging toddler received the holy sacrament at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Farm Street Church, in Mayfair in the heart of London. It is not a church I knew well before Kieran’s baptism, but I am pleased to now be more familiar with it as it is a lovely building with beautiful features. It is unusually decorative for a Roman Catholic church in London with its brightly painted ceiling, stained glass windows, ornately carved altar and magnificent Gothic Revival features.
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30 Jan 2018

The setting for Alexandros’ christening was St Sophia’s orthodox cathedral in Bayswater, London. We are grateful to have worked in several orthodox christenings and weddings here, yet we are always struck anew by its peaceful atmosphere. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate its beauty, light, and perfect proportions.

Since its consecration in 1882 St Sophia’s cathedral has been the beating heart of the Greek orthodox community in London. While the domed roof suggests something special from outside, See more…

15 Apr 2017

Jasper Abraham, was an absolute delight to capture on his Anglican baptism day at one of our favourite locations – the beautiful St Bride’s church in the heart of London’s City.

Little Jasper was an incredibly sweet boy, who we met asleep on his arrival. Having to be woken, he was all smiles as soon as awake and realising all the special people in his life surrounding him. It was magical to take pictures of these moments and the relationships he had with both his parents and siblings. Also with all the others that had come for his special day, including his grandparents and godparents.

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14 May 2015

While we often capture other type of baptisms, a Ukrainian Christening is less “typical” for us, and it was a real treat to be asked to record the event, especially with a family so warm and lovely as this one. See more…

15 Mar 2015

Christening is one of the most major mysteries in the Orthodox Christian Church and it makes a great opportunity for the child’s family to gather and celebrate together the entrance of the child to the body of the church. For this reason, the value of beautiful, high-quality shots is great as these will be kept as a milestone of the child’s greatest moments for the years to come.

As professionals with many years of experience in events and celebrations, we were delighted to be hired for the shooting of Sean Evangelos Toma’s baptism. The ceremony took place at the Greek cathedral of the Holy Cross See more…

29 Jun 2014

We had the pleasure to shoot this wonderful Greek-Cypriot christening in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. This beautiful family chose the church of Twelve Apostles in Hatfield to baptise their lovable son Stefano. Below are some examples of the images we took, as well as a video clip with the highlights of the celebration. We always enjoy shooting christenings, as they have so much warmth and wonderful displays of emotion throughout, with small details that can be picked up so wonderfully through a camera. The setting was absolutely beautiful and a location we would recommend for fellow Greeks wanting a baptism for their children. The orthodox chapel of Twelve Apostles is one of the loveliest Greek churches in the country. Stefano was a wonderful baby, who was so well behaved and displayed such gorgeous emotion. May his baptism be just the start of a life filled with happiness.

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20 May 2014

Images from a lovely christening at the Greek orthodox church of Holy Trinity & St Luke in Birmingham.  See more…

14 May 2014

You may think that weddings are virtually the same as christening images and videos. While it is true that the events are similar in many ways – the setting, the families, the familiar ceremony, christenings have a different feel altogether as the parents are typically more relaxed than a bride and groom, and that makes a world of difference to a professional.  See more…

14 May 2014

The sun was shining to make it a gorgeous day for Fiona’s baptism at Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride’s in Kew. The Roman Catholic church’s light, bright interior was a fantastic backdrop for christening images, and we enjoyed shooting some of the church’s details before the guest of honour arrived and the service began. See more…

13 Jun 2013

Three years prior to this day I was grateful to have been there to capture Stella and Theodoro’s first child’s christening and I was delighted to be a part of their second child’s christening as well. The baptism of little Eleftheria held at Saint Nicholaos (or St Nicholas, or St Nikolaos), the orthodox church of the Greek community in Luxembourg. See more…

31 May 2013

St Mary’s Greek cathedral in Wood Green is a place with which we are very familiar as we have worked there many times. It is a lovely church with a warm, welcoming feeling and we were delighted to be asked to capture the christening of Alexander Daniel. See more…

14 May 2013

A christening in Paros island Greece. Panagia Ekatontapiliani church or Panagia Katapoliani  is a Byzantine complex in the beautiful Parikia.

 

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Based in London we provide christening photography and video in Herts, across the UK and internationally