Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Christening photography in London


I truly think the best thing about my job is seeing families again and again, building up friendships with the parents and the children, and recording milestones in their lives. I love being the ‘family photographer’ who everyone gets to know – it is a privilege and a pleasure.

So I was thrilled when Karen called and asked if I was free for Ava’s Christening – it was such a pleasure to see everyone again, and to be part of such a special day.

Unfortunately I was not allowed to photograph during the ceremony but I took lots of pictures before the christening, at the church and during the party afterwards when family and friends came together to celebrate with Ava. It was a cracking party and even had a band and dancing in the afternoon, which was great fun. The jerk chicken which I was invited to share was spectacular (those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that my love of photography is closely followed by a love of cooking).

I had a wonderful time capturing all the special moments of the day, such tenderness and love in such a wonderful family. I hope you will enjoy these photographs of Ava’s Christening in London.

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