Good reasons to hire a professional photographer for your child's christening {Christening photographer, Surrey}


A child's christening day is a once in a life time event and I feel extremely honoured to have photographed so many beautiful christenings and baptisms over the past couple of years. I've met so many wonderful families and been so impressed with the effort parents have put into creating such memorable events. When the day finally arrives, parents really want to enjoy being with their family and loved ones, while at the same time have this important milestone documented beautifully in photographs. That's where a professional photographer comes in. Parents can relax and enjoy the occasion without having to worry about taking photographs themselves or relying on a friend or relative to photograph the day. And that's not the only benefit...

A keepsake for your child

As much as your child might enjoy being lavished with all that extra attention from family and friends it's unlikely they will have any recollection of the day itself! In years to come, photographs will tell the story of where the christening was held, who was there, what your child looked like and all those gorgeous details of the day that shouldn't be forgotten. 

Beautiful images of the service itself

A professional photographer has the skill and camera kit required to take photographs in low-light situations which is especially important for ensuring the significant moments of the church ceremony are captured beautifully. More importantly, an experienced photographer will be able to anticipate those moments and capture them quietly and unobtrusively.

Michaela photographed our son’s christening and we could not be more delighted with the photos -they are beautiful. Our guests commented on how ‘unintrusive’ Michaela’s photography was on the day. We now have a collection of amazing photos...
— Katy, Lingfield

Natural family portraits

Christenings are a wonderful opportunity to sneak in a few natural family portraits in a relaxed setting when you're all looking and feeling your best, quite often just after the service itself or during the after celebrations. 

Spontaneous moments you may have missed

As well as offering more traditional family photographs, a professional photographer will dedicate themselves to observing every detail of the event and taking photographs of those special and more personal moments you may have missed. These are quite often the images that families treasure most as they capture real emotion and connection.

...I was so glad and grateful when (Michaela) was available to do a double baptism shoot for my boys, her photos are amazing and really captured the day along with the little moments you don’t get to see!
— Honey, Battersea

High quality images ready to print

With so many of us owning cameras and mobile phones these days it can be tempting to rely on family or guests to take photographs, hoping that at least some of them will be of a high enough quality for you to print. Hiring a professional means that you'll get properly composed, sharp images that can be printed at various sizes. Your images will also have been beautifully edited so that the colours, tones and contrast are consistent. This is so important when you go to display a series of photographs together in a collage or album for example.

We can not thank Michaela enough for the amazing photos she took on our son’s baptism. Michaela was so professional and on the day of the baptism she even felt like one of the guests. Many of our guests even commented at how lovely she was. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. Thanks again Michaela, we are so, so pleased with all of the photos. We really couldn’t have asked for a better photographer.
— Stacey, Burgess Hil

Find out more

If you're interested in hiring a professional and friendly photographer to capture meaningful memories of your child's christening please do get in touch for an informal chat. Please note that the summer months tend to be a popular time for christenings so please contact me a couple of months in advance!




A beautiful Cheam christening {Christening and baptism photographer, Cheam}

I was so happy to be invited to photograph the christening of this gorgeous boy after having met his parents at another family celebration back in May. After a beautiful baptism ceremony at Saint Christopher's Catholic Church in Cheam, the celebrations continued with a gorgeous garden party on what turned out to be a lovely sunny afternoon. I had such a great time capturing the fun and festivities of the day. I even found a beautiful patch of light just behind the marquee to take some lovely portraits of the family and their guests. Here are a few favourites from the day...

Beautiful baptism and celebration {Christening and baptism photographer, Carshalton Beeches}

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful baptism full of happiness, warmth and fun. The ceremony was held at Saint Margaret's Catholic Church in Carshalton Beeches, South London, and was followed by a wonderfully relaxed celebration at the family's home. With a large number of guests and little children to take care of, not to mention a delicious buffet of home-cooked treats to serve up, the family was relieved to hand over the task of documenting this special event. I throughly enjoyed every moment of it and I'm so grateful to have been there to capture the story of the day as it unfolded. Here are just a few of my favourite images...

I love photographing family celebrations and use the same candid approach that I do with my family portrait photography to capture those precious moments and to tell the family's story. I'm passionate about delivering a beautiful selection of images that will be cherished for decades to come. Please get in touch if you'd like me to photograph your child's baptism or christening.