Candid photos are wonderful.
But candid photos are elusive and a christening like last Sunday’s at Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmoral is a rare family gathering with a brother flying in from America and the godmother flying up from Melbourne. When you want a photograph of four or more people, it simply isn’t possible to photograph them candidly.
But how to stop people in group photos looking forced? Your christening venue needs a smart comfortable photo studio where people can also sit; if people have to stand, they often won’t feel comfortable, and it will show and grandmothers may not have the strength to hold the infant whilst standing.
Not many christening venues come with their own photo studio where people can comfortably sit – fortunately Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmoral is the exception.
Balmoral’s Bathers’ Pavilion has an ideal area to photograph family group shots with an uncluttered background, well light and comfortable.
But Bathers Pavilion has more than just one photographic backdrop – thanks to its excellent interior design, the foyer was also ideal for photographing smaller groups who felt comfortable standing.
And even though the christening was in the middle of the day with harsh sunlight, balcony shots were possible because of overhead shading.
The kids entertainment area was well lit with room to move.
But a venue will fail if its staff are miserable or the food is lousy. This definitely wasn’t a problem at Bathers’ Pavilion.
In short, I highly recommend Bathers’ Pavilion as a christening venue as it makes for great christening photography.