The weekend before last I had the unusual scenario of photographing two quite separate events on the saturday and sunday for two different clients at the same London church – Our Most Holy Redeemer & St Thomas More, Cheyne Row in London’s Chelsea district. And both in temperatures in the high 80s.
On the Sunday it was Lucy’s 4th baby’s Christening day and the hottest June since the summer of 1976 – which I remember well as a 10 year old with it’s seemingly endless days of floating around in the sultry heat of rural England not knowing what to do.
So not the best conditions for dressing baby in the family heirloom Christening gown and holding out for happy and wide awake at the ceremony.However in the event this little boy did very well and I think the cool refreshing water on his head at the moment of baptism was most definitely an act of God!
However, by the time it was all over and we arrived at the reception, he was most definitely ready for a long snooze in the shade, and no amount of high antics and noise from the ramble of siblings and cousins around him was going to wake him from his post-baptism nap.
Just one fleeting but tender moment of connection I observed and recorded at this summer Christening and special family occasion in London’s Chelsea SW3.
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