Baptism at Saints John and Paul Parish
One of the very best things about photographing weddings is staying in touch with my couples and seeing their families grow. It’s really a wonderful experience to see them as parents after having photographed them as a young couple just starting their lives together. That’s why I was so grateful that Julia and Steve asked me to photograph their son James’ baptism at Saints John and Paul Parish.
Look at that face! Like an angel 👼🏼
Julia holds James up while his grandfather reaches out to hold his hand. Steve stands with the godparents and his and Julia’s daughter Isabel.
Deacon Tom splashes water from the baptismal font on to James’ head as the family looks on. Kids these days have it so easy – the water in the font is warm so I think James enjoyed it. I love this photo.
Deacon Tom leads the family and friends gathered in a blessing to the mother and child.
Dads need blessings too 😊
Deacon Tom presents the newly-baptized James to the applause of friends and family.
One of the things I’m always thinking about when I photograph a wedding is the importance of family. That includes the generation of the couple getting married, their parents, and their grandparents if they are lucky enough to still have them. But it also includes people who aren’t even here yet. I encourage you to take a look at the photos from Julia and Steve’s wedding. Reading what I wrote about them then (Julia is energetic and enthusiastic, Steve is laid-back and positive) you can get a glimpse of what kind of parents they would be.
Being the kind of guy who looks upon wedding photography as a storyteller, that’s kind of awesome to me. This is just the most recent example. I’ve been photographing weddings for a long time. I always marvel at the direction life takes for my couples in the years after their wedding. Like I said at the beginning, I’m grateful to be able to stay in touch with my couples and see their families grow.