Taking Great Christening Photos
A baptism ceremony is a special event in a child's life, and parents want to have the best christening photos possible. How can you get the best baby christening pictures? Plan the photo shoot in advance.
You do not need to hire a professional photographer to get the best photos of your baby's christening. With a few tips, a good digital camera, a tri-pod and some preparation anyone can take great photos. Because the christening is a very important event you will want the person taking the photos to have some basic photography knowledge.
There are a few things that any photographer should keep in mind, lighting is probably one of the most important. But an understanding of how to use ISO indoors and outdoors, what lenses will be needed and when to use flash or fill-flash will make a difference in any photo. This is a once in a life-time occasion, so pick your main photographer carefully.
What are the Church's Rules about Taking Pictures
This may sound like an odd thing to think about when planning, but be sure to get permission from the church because some churches do not allow the use of flash. Be sure to share the church rules with your guest because almost everyone has a digital camera or cell phone with a camera, and this can eliminate interruptions during the ceremony.
Ask about equipment set up, if your photographer will be using a tri-pod ask what locations are okay to use. Is it okay to photograph the priest or pastor? Then have the person taking the photos visit the church ahead of time if they are not familiar with it, so they can plan the shoot. Where will they shoot from, what angles will they capture and the churches natural lighting source are all important if you want the best photos of the christening.
What Types of Shots Do You Want of the Baby Christening
Prepare a list of the type of shots you do not want to miss, and give this to your photographer. The best baptism shots include photos of the baby in the christening gown or baptism suit before the ceremony. You will want to capture the baby, parents and godparents entering and exiting the the church. Be sure to plan for close-ups of the baby being christened, the baby and godparents, the parents holding the baby and group shots with all the guest.
The great thing about digital photos is that they can easily be edited later, and shared with friends and family. Do your planning, be sure you have a photographer with some basic photography knowledge, and the right equipment. These tips will help you get the best christening photos.
Pair Them With Christening Photo Albums
Once you get some great photographs taken, it's time to proudly display them. Pick a good photo album to put your cherished memories in. Then as your child grows he or she can see them.