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Category: Sydney christenings

This is not what you think

- 30/04/2017 /

Wedding photography this is not! Too often, my christening clients say that my christening photos are better than their wedding photos. I am not sure why this is  – there is certainly less stress at christenings and it may be that forcing wedding couples to endure posed shots in an unfamiliar public place is an uncomfortable experience. These […]

A review of Balmoral Bathers Pavilion

- 31/03/2017 /
A review of Balmoral Bathers Pavilion from a photographer’s perspective Candid photos of a christening Candid and natural photos are wonderful, like this one taken of a little girl at Balmoral Bathers Pavilion during a christening function.   But naturally beautiful photos are elusive. I recently photographed a christening function at Balmoral Bathers Pavilion where a [...]

A review of St George Motor Boat Club

- 04/02/2017 /
A review of St George Motor Boat Club, Sans Souci Two years ago I photographed Justin’s christening for Maria and Buddy. Almost to the day, two years later I photographed the christening of Jade, Justin’s younger sister. The christening venue was  St George Motor Boat Club in Sans Souci. Often Christening venues have dingy light. St George Motor Club was [...]

A baptism at St Xavier Church, Lavendar Bay

- 09/08/2016 /

I was engaged to photograph Monte’s baptism at St Francis Xavier Church, Lavendar Bay. But what to photograph? All my christening packages include an album because as I photograph, I fill in the pages of the book in my head with wonderful shots. So initially I need a welcoming shot that also identifies the location. […]

A christening book

- 04/09/2015 /

The christening book I designed for Theo and Penny has arrived, just six weeks after the christening of their twins, Paige and Dean.                  

Is wedding photography overrated?

- 17/06/2015 /

Marc-Louis’ christening at George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Redfern. The christening was late in the afternoon and when I arrived at the church it  didn’t look promising. A 4pm start on a cloudy day in winter meant dull light. The church was less than beautiful – red brick and concrete, no soft sandstone as a background. Not even […]

A Christening at Le Sands Function Centre

- 06/01/2015 /

Many function centres have terrible light and cluttered backgrounds which means photos suffer. Le Sands’ function centre, at Brighton Le Sands is different. First, it has a balcony which overlooks the beach which makes it easy to go outside and photograph Justin having fun with his dad Buddy.     And his Godfather…. I could […]

How to improve christening photos, an example from St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford

- 10/10/2013 /
To get the best christening photos, you need a great location; this might not often happen as churches can be dark with dim lighting. However, last Saturday I photographed Michael’s christening at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Kingsford. The church was a great venue for christening photos, the priests were kind and didn’t rush the ceremony [...]

Horizons Function Centre at South Maroubra SLSC – a venue designed for photographers?

- 02/05/2012 /

Many function centres make for lousy photography with poor lighting, no photographic props and dismal décor. As soon as I stepped out of the lift I realised Horizons Function Centre would be brilliant for photography since it is a huge well-lit  room with panoramic views of the ocean, has a kid’s play centre with terrific […]