I wanted to share with you a Holy Trinity Christening photography book which has just gone out to clients. Tiffany’s parents arranged her Christening at Holy Trinity and St Saviour on Sloane Street, knowing it was opposite the jewellery store of the same name.
The book’s cover is a photograph of her second outfit for the day – a gold-bodiced dress and matching shoes, which she wore for the reception, after being dressed in a white Christening gown for the service itself. The lovely and personal service was by Rev. Rob Gillion, who was exceptionally kind to Tiffany and her family, making her giggle and laugh throughout.
I love the candle-lighting part of a Christening – it’s symbolic and beautiful.
After the Holy Trinity Christening and Tiffany had received her Certificate of Baptism, we went outside for some family group portraits in front of Holy Trinity’s beautiful architecture designed by John Dando Sedding.
Tiffany’s family couldn’t resist walking across the road to Tiffany and Co. for photographs outside the store. While we were there, two staff members came outside to present a bottle of champagne in celebration.
One of the things I love to do at a Christening, is get a portrait of the parents together by themselves. I also photograph details such as the shoes, cake or carefully-chosen accessories.
Here the family is at the Le Chinois Restaurant at the Millennium Hotel on Sloane Street, during the celebratory meal. Tiffany sits on her father’s knee, sharing his food as she does when the family has its evening meal at home. Their celebration ends the 20-spread book, which Tiffany’s family had made in a 12×12″ size.
Claire and Tim’s wedding last year was just the most joyous day with both of them getting ready together beforehand in Blake’s Corfu Suite before their ceremony at Chelsea Register Office and a reception at Daphne’s. We’ve just put together their day into a Queensberry flush-mount album design with chocolate leather cover blind embossed with their names. I love their design, incorporating 20 of Claire and Tim’s favourite wedding photographs and how it distills the story of their wedding day.
Here are a few of my favourite layouts.
Almost five years ago exactly, I was photographing Patrick on his first birthday. Now he’s running around with a Nintendo game … and it was his sister Thea’s turn this week on HER first birthday in Chelsea. What’s amazing is how similar they look at the same age. Here are a few from their session which are going into a feature album with one selected as a large wall portrait.
Here’s one photograph from Anna and Rob’s wedding yesterday as they were walking down the stairs at Bluebird to their afternoon reception, after a ceremony at Chelsea Register Office.
G has just given me permission to show some of her maternity portraits taken a few weeks ago. She and her husband A took a lot of time planning their session and came in for a consultation a week ahead of their portrait session, so they could maximise their session time & best choose what to bring with them. The first three used drapes from the studio.
G brought her wedding veil, with its delicate softness and wonderful draping qualities.
She had also raided one of my favourite Soho fabric shops for some translucent material which also draped wonderfully, giving us a range of new lines. This is my fave from this session.
This portrait is especially abstract, meaning that it could be hung in many areas of the home. It would look especially good as either a framed art print or as a box frame or canvas.