Some of our friends will soon be having their baby christened, along with a party following the church ceremony. Christening photography is a bit like wedding photography. However, anything that involves children or animals tends to be more unpredictable. Here are ten tips to get better with christening photography.
Tips For Better Baby Christening Photography
1. Advance planning
Make a list of the formal shots needed like baby with parents and godparents, group shots of the guest and the rest of the details.
2. Be prepared
The christening gown can be almost as important as a wedding dress. Ask for assistance early on in case any accidents happen later.
3. Get permission
Some churches won’t allow you to shoot with flash so obtain permission in advance.
4. Before and after
Come early to take shots of the guest arriving. Then take posed shots of the family around or elsewhere in the church.
If the church has natural daylight pouring in through windows, you’ll get better, more natural looking results if you don’t use flash, even if it means switching to a high ISO setting.
6. Auto ISO
If you’re taking shots inside and outside the church and party location, Auto ISO is great for adjusting sensitivity when needed.
7. Group shots
Keep your distance for group shots. Try not to use a very wide-angle lens to avoid people on the edge looking like they’ve got stretched heads.
8. Outdoor portraits
Fill-flash is much better outside than indoors, especially if you can’t locate a shaded area to take portraits. Use a flashgun with diffuser instead of the pop-up flash.
9. Baby pictures
Just like the bride on a wedding day, baby photos at the christening are all-important. Ask help from the parents to entertain the baby, so you can get a good range of poses and facial expressions.
With a superzoom you can get everything from wide-angle shots to candid close-ups, without missing shots due to changing lenses.
Baby Photography Inspiration From Anne Geddes
Anne Geddes is famous for her baby photography wherein she has earned so many awards and honors. She is also a clothing designer born in Australia. One cannot help but feel the relaxing and captivating experience of Anne Geddes images of pure genius and talent. Her work will always remain timeless and an inspiration to fellow photographers.
Further Readings and Resources
1. Anne Geddes Brilliant Collection of Baby Portraits
2. Baby Photography Tips by Anne Geddes