I was quite excited when Joanna phoned to book us to do the video and photography for her little boys Greek Baptism. Greek Christenings are beautiful events with lots of elements that give opportunity for creativity, such as the incense burning, the gorgeous light from the candles and all the ornate details in the church. The ceremony itself is fast paced and full of interesting challenges for photographers, really enjoyed this one! The Christening starts with a blessing from the priest and then the baby is undressed, anointed with oil and baptised. The baby is then dressed in their Christening outfit which is all laid out beautifully ready for this part of the ceremony. Whilst the baby is being dressed the priest cuts a small piece of the baby’s hair and says another blessing. The ceremonial christening candles are lit and the Godparents walk around the font three times holding the candle whilst the bible is read. The ceremony ends with the babies first communion. There was a great party afterwards at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham with a chocolate fountain, Fun Faces face painting, Cotton Candy and lots of Greek dancing. I hope you enjoy the images.
A big thank you to Megan for her brilliant assistance once again and shooting some fantastic images. We are so excited to have Megan join the team, she is great at capturing the moment and it’s brilliant to have someone who shares my passion for creative event photography.
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Images by Joy Foulds taken at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Cyril & Methodius and Eastwood Hall in Nottingham