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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 video service let you capture the beauty of the day and preserve these precious moments.

Christening photographer captures a candid after the baptism

Our skill as a family photographer has been honed over decades photographing christenings and weddings. We use our extensive knowledge and experience to capture your family in all of its beauty, combining portraiture and story-telling photography to give you an album of images 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 baptisms 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 photo 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 photo and video, depending on your preference and the rules of your church. We can also photograph and film 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 from £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 that ensures the work will run smoothly.

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

Christening videography from £390


  • Filming by one camera 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.

  • Back-up cameras and everything that ensures the work will run smoothly.

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

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Christening Photography and Christening Video

13 May 2013| 0 comments

It was a lovely sunny day as baby Bobby’s family and friends gathered to celebrate his christening at St Demetrios Greek church in Edmonton. Family and religion are important so, whether small or large, a baptism is always a cause for joy. See more…

11 May 2013| 1 comment

Here is an image gallery from the christening of the lovely Melina. The christening held in St Mary church in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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21 Apr 2013| 0 comments

A baby’s christening or baptism is one of the most significant early moments in their life. Baptism filming gives you a documentary record of every precious moment of this momentous day to cherish forever. In christenings not only are you celebrating their place in your family, the religious sacrament commemorates their acceptance into the church.

We were very happy to capture Leonidas’ baptism at St Nectarios church in Battersea London, where Father Christodoulos officiated. Leonidas was an angel throughout the service, happily being held by his Godparents as they committed to their role in his life while his parents watched proudly. Even being undressed and immersed in the font did not upset him – I suspect this little lion loves bath time! See more…

19 Apr 2013| 2 comments

Elsie’s christening was a pleasure to capture at the Greek cathedral of the Divine Wisdom, known as Saint Sophia church in Bayswater, which I believe is also one of the most impressive churches in London and a world-class orthodox cathedral.

Elsie was a gorgeous little girl and we loved capturing the special moments of her day, with her lovely family. The cathedral  in Bayswater was full of spectacular detail and made a fantastic back drop inside and out for all shots. We particularly liked zoning in on Elsie’s expressions throughout the baptism ceremony, so sweet and unaware of what was about to happen. We also loved capturing the expressions of her parents interacting with her, the tiny details like her bracelet being held and little feet.
07 Apr 2013| 0 comments

The sun shone, and puffy white clouds drifted lazily across a blue sky when Vasilis was received into the christian faith at St George Greek church in Kingston, London. Unassuming from the outside yet wonderfully decorated with gilded iconography and a stunning azure blue ceiling within, it is a place where you can arrange a christening into a lovely atmosphere.  See more…

31 Mar 2013| 0 comments

It was a day for celebrations as baby Troy was welcomed into the Church, and we were happy to be at St Andrew’s Greek cathedral in Kentish town to provide the christening images for the family.  See more…

29 Mar 2013| 3 comments

We were quite excited when Aspa phoned us to book our services for her daughter’s Greek christening.

Every time we have the opportunity to capture a Greek christening, we begin with the family shots and prized portraits of baby and family. These have to be done before the ceremony gets underway. Post ceremony usually means the baby is tired and cranky with oily hair and wanting to rest which gives us little time for the quantity of shots that we’d like to have. We especially love capturing emotional christening shots of baby with mother as well as godparents. Guest’s faces tend to bring out the best expressions at the moment the baby is bathed in the blessed water when the professional always have his finger ready on the trigger. Other subjects for great pictures are the close ups of decorations, baby portraits using the light from the candles, the incense burning and all the filigree details in the church.

Baptism ceremonies are beautiful with no shortage of captivating objects to be captured. See more…

20 Jan 2013| 0 comments

Although there are tears at a wedding, they’re usually the happy sort. Orthodox christenings, however, are another story! Baby Alex’s big day started with sunshine and smiles, but his mood swiftly deteriorated when his two Godmothers prepared him for a chilly dip in the font. There was no need to worry though, as Alex was in good hands with Father Damianos. The priest is something of a St Katherine Barnet Christening baby whisperer, respecting that babies can feel scared in the unfamiliar setting, and calming them with his gentle demeanour. It wasn’t long before Alex was smiling again.

A Christening at St Katherine Greek church at Barnet is a joyous occasion. See more…

16 Jan 2013| 1 comment
We really loved capturing these moments of Aristotelis Wo’s baptism. There was an ambience of blue throughout the entire portraiture, which not only represent a ‘boy’ but also such wonderful qualities, like strength and stability. Everything was beautifully and tastefully done, including the keepsakes and little clothing for Aristotelis Wo, all tied with blue ribbon, carrying an almost nautical theme. Lovely settings like the deep blue leather sofa, made for wonderful photos with all of the children together. He was a very good boy to photograph and his personality can be shown through the imagery.

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