Category: Sydney christenings

Proud Christening Parents

This is not what you think

Wedding photography this is not! Too often, my christening clients say that my christening photos are better than their wedding photos. I am not sure why this is  – there is certainly less stress at christenings and it may be that forcing wedding couples to endure posed shots in an unfamiliar public place is an uncomfortable experience. These...

April 30, 2017June 27, 2018
Little girl smelling flowers at christening function

A review of Balmoral Bathers Pavilion

A review of Balmoral Bathers Pavilion from a photographer’s perspective Candid photos of a christening Candid and natural photos are wonderful, like this one taken of a little girl at Balmoral Bathers Pavilion during a christening function.   But naturally beautiful photos are elusive. I recently photographed a christening function at Balmoral Bathers Pavilion where a...

March 31, 2017June 27, 2018
A review of St George Motor Boat Club

A review of St George Motor Boat Club

A review of St George Motor Boat Club, Sans Souci Two years ago I photographed Justin’s christening for Maria and Buddy. Almost to the day, two years later I photographed the christening of Jade, Justin’s younger sister. The christening venue was  St George Motor Boat Club in Sans Souci. Often Christening venues have dingy light. St George Motor Club was...

February 4, 2017May 4, 2020
Catholic Christening Lavender Bay

A baptism at St Xavier Church, Lavendar Bay

I was engaged to photograph Monte’s baptism at St Francis Xavier Church, Lavendar Bay. But what to photograph? All my christening packages include an album because as I photograph, I fill in the pages of the book in my head with wonderful shots. So initially I need a welcoming shot that also identifies the location....

August 9, 2016March 29, 2018
Is wedding photography overrated?

Is wedding photography overrated?

Marc-Louis’ christening at George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Redfern. The christening was late in the afternoon and when I arrived at the church it  didn’t look promising. A 4pm start on a cloudy day in winter meant dull light. The church was less than beautiful – red brick and concrete, no soft sandstone as a background. Not even...

June 17, 2015March 28, 2018
Le Sands Pavilion function centre father with christened son

A Christening at Le Sands Function Centre

Many function centres have terrible light and cluttered backgrounds which means photos suffer. Le Sands’ function centre, at Brighton Le Sands is different. First, it has a balcony which overlooks the beach which makes it easy to go outside and photograph Justin having fun with his dad Buddy.     And his Godfather…. I could...

January 6, 2015March 28, 2018
unimproved improved images

How to improve christening photos, an example from St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_column_text] To get the best christening photos, you need a great location; this might not often happen as churches can be dark with dim lighting. However, last Saturday I photographed Michael’s christening at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford. The church was a great venue for christening photos, the priests were kind and didn’t rush...

October 10, 2013March 28, 2018