Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

London Christening Photographer

Relaxed, Elegant Christening Photography

Whether you’re having an intimate family occasion, or a larger party with friends and relatives from far and wide, I can provide beautiful and creative photography to record your child’s christening or baptism.

With over ten years’ experience working with children and families and a background as a wedding photographer, I bring the very best of both worlds to your christening photography. My family photography skills ensure that I will capture all those important family group shots and the most beautiful portraits of your baby on their special day; while my documentary wedding photography experience ensures that I can photograph unobtrusively through your ceremony, and capture all the atmosphere, details and fun of your reception. I will photograph the elements that will make you remember the day, and the moments that will make you smile and remember the people.

My approach

I would arrive at your home an hour or so before you need to leave for the church and we’ll spend some time capturing portraits of your child and also some family group shots before the ceremony. Experience has taught me that many children find christenings quite tiring, and therefore doing the formal shots beforehand provides the best results.

By putting time aside before the ceremony, this also makes the rest of the day more relaxing for you – after the ceremony, when you have your friends and family and a glass of champagne, you can relax and enjoy yourselves knowing I will be documenting the day without having to disturb you (although I will be on hand should you wish to request any additional group shots with friends and relations at the party).

Photographing the big moments and the little details

I will photograph the ceremony in my unobtrusive style, capturing those important moments of blessing and the little details that make you smile – your baby grabbing the priest’s glasses, Granny so proud in the front row.

During the reception, I will concentrate on recording the atmosphere of your day – the fun your friends and family will have, the laughing and joking, and the children running around and enjoying themselves. I will photograph the little details you have thought of to make your day unique – your cakes and entertainments, the decorations and drinks. I will capture both the feel and the spirit of the day, as well as lots of relaxed informal portraits of those that you love.

Photographs to treasure for years to come

Each and every christening, baptism and naming ceremony is unique and I shall use all my skill to capture photographs that surpass your expectations, and that you will love to look back on for years to come.

For more information, please contact us so we can hear all about your day and discuss how best we can provide you with the most amazing set of pictures.