Holy Trinity Christening photographer

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.

Holy Trinity Christening photographer: service with Rev Rob Gillion - Sloane Street, Chelsea, London

I love the candle-lighting part of a Christening – it’s symbolic and beautiful.

Christening at Holy Trinity Chelsea - the Christening candle is lit and shared by the godparents.

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.

Holy Trinity Christening: minister performs baptism at Holy Trinity Sloane Street, Chelsea, London by photographer Rebecca Portsmouth

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.

London Christening photographer Rebecca Portsmouth captures Tiffany and Co. presents Christening celebratory bottle of champagne.

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.

Christening photographer family portraits and details - Christening robe, dress and shoes.

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.

London Christening photographer - album of christening or baptism photographs to capture the day