I love to photograph christenings and this special day at the beginning of October was no exception!
Little boy Peter, at 22 months was full of energy and excitement for his christening day. The ceremony took place at St Helens Church at Low Fell, which is a beautiful church with a stunning spire, I have recently photographed a wedding there and was looking forward to returning.
Parents Julia & Simon welcomed their guests of close family & friends outside in the lovely autumn weather. After the short service there was time for some group photographs outside, and then everyone moved onto to the fabulous Eslington Villa, just down the road for a slap up Sunday dinner and a relaxed afternoon.
Eslington Villa is a gorgeous little venue, tucked away in leafy grounds with some quirky features such as a colourful collection of bird boxes on the tree, hanging lanterns and even a smoking shack with various decorations. The staff were brilliant and I’d thoroughly recommend it as a venue for functions and weddings. I hope to return to photograph a wedding there sometime.
A family member had created a beautiful cake for the occasion and the children were kept entertained with presents from the family. After lunch, I had the opportunity to take some more portraits of Peter & the guests.
It was rather challenging capturing a shot of 6 wriggly toddlers & babies in one photograph, but with the help of a bit of crazy face pulling and putting some random toys on my head to keep the children interested, I managed it.
I am available to photograph christenings and naming ceremonies, and offer a range of packages including albums and canvases. Please contact me via my website Katie Byram Photography for more information.
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