Before I am a photographer, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. Maybe that's why I cry during every father daughter dance. I laugh at every toast. I well up when an Officiant pronounces a couple husband and wife. I buzz with joy chasing children around the playground. I feel awe when a newborn's tiny hand clutches my pinky finger. I draw from the emotions I have experienced through my own life's most precious moments to know when and how to capture those of others, and I usually can't help feeling overwhelmed myself! The emotional rush I feel when I'm behind the camera is what makes me love what I do. The joy I bring others through photography is what makes me do what I love.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Maggie's Christening

In 2004, I met the Kelly family when I photographed their daughter Nora's Christening. When Nuala called me a few weeks ago to photograph their second daughter's Christening, I was so excited that I would be able to see how their family has grown and be a part of this special day.
Maggie's baptism was held at St. Luke Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia on Saturday.

This is one of my favorite images from the baptism itself - I love how Nuala and Glenn are holding Maggie while she is surrounded by her new Godparents and big sister, Nora at the baptismal fountain. Everyone is so joyful!

After the ceremony, we all headed back to Nuala & Glenn's for a reception.

Some shots of the special girl on her big day:

And of course, even though it was Maggie's day, I had to get a bunch of shots of big sister Nora! How precious is she??

The house was decorated beautifully! Nuala thought of every detail!

These M&Ms were priceless - they said "God Bless" and "Maggie's Baptism" - how cute!

Thanks so much! I had a great time at the Christening and I'm really looking forward to our upcoming family portrait session!

Baptism Slideshow

Pictage Proof Gallery

1 comment:

Karen Mikols said...

The black and qhite yawn is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!! I want a picture of me like that when I was that age!

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