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

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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 the ceremony as can often happen and the church itself was spacious. Even better, the christening was in the afternoon so the exterior light was good.

The church was well lit and so allowed lots of candid portraiture, like the images below. The light is warm and the family is relaxed.

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford.
family at christening function at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]However, part of my role is to photograph families and that’s difficult in a church hall as the background is often less than ideal. Fortunately, the entrance to the hall was easy to access and its background was far enough away to not be distracting so I encouraged families to come outside and photographed them.

Was the background perfect? No, here are the before photos! I am showing these as people don’t understand the value of post processing (which is included in all my christening packages).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” full_height=”yes” equal_height=”yes”][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1515463540719-a0b690e0-a064-3″ include=”11962,11956″][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1515463978439-871be9a6-f26b-5″ include=”11963,11959″][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1515463993630-33ecb38b-2c14-1″ include=”11961,11957″][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1515463989849-91f360bf-23d8-0″ include=”11964,11958″][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1515463986159-2fd6d109-0db7-8″ include=”11965,11955″][/vc_column][/vc_row]