Melissa Christening Gown, Photo by Stephanie Anders //Penelope Silk Christening Dress, Photo by Photography By Brie
It’s common for indoor lights to shed a yellow hue onto materials. For example, fluorescent lighting can make white materials appear more ivory and colors more dull. Step outside with your christening outfit and notice nature’s light bring the materials to life! Materials show their true color and intricate details pop. Your child’s christening outfit is a sentimental item to document. Years from now when you are looking through your child’s photos, you’ll be happy to see you captured the details of your child and their outfit well and feel nostalgic about this special time.
If you’re not able to step outside, read “Location, Location, Location”. It’s full of helpful tips and suggestions for indoor photography and how you can create the best photos inside your home.
Silver Fiona Pastel Christening // Clementine Lace Christening Gown, Photo from Shana Robertson
Places to Go
One of the easiest places to head outside to is your own backyard! Not only is it right outside your door, you can easily bring props from inside your house, such as chairs and toys. Take a picture in your garden, on your front porch or on a stone pathway.
Is your yard not quite photograph ready? Maybe you have a friend or family member with a green thumb. Ask them if you can borrow their yard for the afternoon. Plus, it would be useful to have an extra set of hands to help take pictures and arrange props.
A local park, beach or public garden are great options too! Not only will there be pretty scenery for pictures, going to your local park turns into a fun family activity. I suggest going at the least busiest time to avoid random people in the background, such as a weekday morning.
Leila Silk Christening Gown, Photos by Life Writing Photography.
It’s an especially good idea to take pictures outside the church your child is christened at. It adds a sentimental value to the photo too, knowing this was the location your child was christened. For example, this historic church pictured below in Langston Green, England would make a beautiful background for a picture!
Photo from Sharron Goodyear
Melissa Christening Gown, Photo by Stephanie Anders
Where did you take your child’s christening pictures? Please share your ideas in the comments below!