Oscar's Baptism

I do lots of work for my local Church, St Philip and St James' in Leckhampton, and last year Nick Davies, the vicar there, asked if I could pop along to one of his Sunday morning services to take some photos.

As a family, we attend Nick's popular family services on the 1st of every month and this service was a particularly special one as there were 3 baptisms taking place!

The service was its usual busy, bustling self with dozens of children enjoying the play area that runs down one side of the Church. After the introductory procession of candles, where all of the children can carry a candle up to the alter, rugs were pulled out onto the floor at the front for the children to sit on. Nick got the whole congregation involved in his fabulous and warming sermon and the baptisms followed. It's always great during these family services to hear the Church so full of noise, which is really encouraged. The laughter and enjoyment from the children is clearly visible, (and heard!) To end the service, the children are invited to grab a musical instrument each and follow the choir back down the aisle again. Running, walking, skipping, hopping; they've all had a great time and enjoy a biscuit and squash at the end!

Fast forward to a few weeks ago and I had an enquiry come through from Oscar's parents, one of the children who got baptised during that service, asking if they could buy all of the pictures. I always back up my data so it was simply a case of going through my back up drives to retrieve the RAW files. 

I hope you like the pictures. If you're getting a little one christened or baptised or have another celebration you would like professionally photographed then I'd love to hear from you. All digital files are included in the price and there are no copyright restrictions, so you are free to make copies and print as you wish. For all enquiries or a quote please give me  a call on 07983 465414 or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk.

I love Gill’s work and she has done some lovely informal reportage shoots at services at St Philip and St James, Leckhampton. Very creative and a great rapport with the kids.
— Nick Davies, March 2016

Ava's Christening

On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of photographing gorgeous Ava's christening and 1st birthday party.

The 1.30pm christening was held at St Mary and Corpus Christi, Down Hatherley and was followed by a drinks reception at the the very elegant No. 38 The Park. 

Ava's parents had put on a coach to take everyone to the Church, which has sentimental meaning to them having been married in it themselves. It was a warming ceremony, although Ava wasn't too keen on having the water poured over her forehead!

After a few family photos outside the Church, the drinks reception followed. No flash was used at any point, despite the low light levels towards the end of the evening. Wherever possible I always prefer to work with natural light. The photos always come across with so much more depth and warmth. 

I hope you like the photos. There were 324 in the final collection that Ava's parents received. If you are thinking about doing something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All files are included and there are no copyright restrictions, so you are free to make copies and print as you wish.

Barnaby's Baptism

On Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing baby Barnaby's baptism at St Michael and All Angels Church in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire. 

The ceremony was very touching. The beautiful church, which dates back to the 1300's and is located on the edge of a promontory, reached by means of a long footpath across a field, was filled with the laughter of lots of tiny people and their Mummies and Daddies. It was a pleasure to capture this most special of occasions for them. 

The ceremony was followed by a small buffet and drinks reception in the village hall in Brimpsfield. James and Amy, Banaby's parents, made a small toast at the end.