The thing I love about being a photographer is capturing the moments. The wedding kiss, the cake smash, new births and bumps on the grow: a Typhoon with full burners on... all these moments are awesome in their own way.
When I grew up, christenings were a right of passage: a family tradition that seems to be fading over time. I was therefore honoured and excited to photograph Sophia's christening at the Church of Ascension , a 1950's Church of England church in Plymouth. Grand in design, the church soon became filled with love and warmth from immediate family members and friends.
Sophia looked super cute in her silk gown of the brightest white and was an absolute angel throughout the whole service, even when she had the Holy water poured over her locks.
The Reverend (Tim) added humour and energy to the proceeding and I have chuckled during editing process to note his Mickey Mouse watch - something I didn't actually notice on the day!
From a photography perspective, ceremonies are often tricky to capture due to low light conditions and the inability to use the flash. What you do get however is the opportunity to catch people in a relaxed and natural stance and I simply adore the reportage style shots this environment enables. Also, when your subject oozes charm and sports the cutest cheeks, it's hard not to be charmed by the images produced. It has been lovely to be able to edit in both colour and monochrome and I've kept my vintage matte style for the reportage shots whilst keeping the posed group shots brighter and cleaner.
I can't quite believe January is over. Two big shoots delivered and two more different events to add to the ever-growing portfolio.
Next month sees me heading back to the studio for more babies and maybe some more furry creatures!
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Until Next Time, Smile for the Camera
Love Carly x