St Peter’s Guildford | Joseph’s Christening
As a bit of a change from photographing weddings, last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Joseph’s christening at St. Peter’s Church in Bellfields, Guildford. It was a bright (and breezy) spring day, and family and friends turned out in force to welcome Joseph to the church.
After the ceremony we went to the park just across the road for some group photos to record the special occasion. Joseph was very calm and collected throughout and wasn’t fazed at all by having water splashed on his head (nor by being photographed by me, fortunately!).
The service was ably officiated by the Rev Kirsten Rosslyn-Smith, who was very friendly and accommodating. I always try and be as quiet and discreet as I can on these occasions as I know it can be a bit distracting to have photographers around. When photographing any religious service I set my cameras to quiet mode and don’t use flash at all during the service, and try to shoot from the back as much as I can. I think it’s important to remember that photographing such events is a privilege not a right…
Anyway enough chat from me, here are some pictures!
St Peter’s Church Bellfields Guildford