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Berkshire Christening and Baptism Photography Gallery and Information
© Ashton Lamont Professional Baptism Christening and Naming Ceremony Photographers and Videographers

Baby girl enjoys the attention after her baptism in a Berkshire church

This is a feature christening / baptism gallery illustrating christenings and baptisms around Berkshire. Browse lots of complete galleries via the links below and via the main Galleries Page. And don't forget to check out the Videos Page!

Background Information and Highlights:

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Browse some complete christening and baptism galleries:
Carlos at The Brompton Oratory
Patrick at The Brompton Oratory
Henry at The Brompton Oratory
Stephanos at St Sophia's Cathedral
Ria at St Sophia's Cathedral
Filippos at St Andrews Cathedral

Peter shoots lots of christenings and baptisms (almost the same thing!) in Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell, Ascot, Windsor, in fact throughout Berkshire the Thames Valley and beyond into London Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

This page gives you lots of information about the service and options available, and is illustrated with photos from several Berkshire christenings.

Coverage usually starts with the arrival of the guests at your church. It can start at your home if you wish, and can then include getting ready for the big day plus some portraits with mum and dad, brothers and sisters, grandparents, godparents - and anyone else who happens to be around!

Peter then moves on to your church and shoots some scene setting photos both outside and inside the building - we have so many beautiful churches in this part of the world!

Professional photography and video of your child's baptism ceremony is usually permitted but you should check with your priest beforehand as some churches have onerous restrictions which could lead to disappointment. Also, some churches conduct christenings for several children from different families during the same ceremony and this in turn may mean there are some restrictions in order to respect the wishes of the other families.

Once the ceremony is finished Peter recommends that we complete some group photos plus some portraits. These can be completed inside and outside the church and at your reception / party venue if applicable. Its nice to have a group photo of everyone who attends, followed by various combinations with parents, siblings, grandparents and other close relations, godparents, and any other VIPs. Peter will discuss this with you before the day. Unlike many photographers Peter does not put any artificial limits on the number of posed photos so if you want lots and lots thats no problem at all!

We can then adjourn to your party venue if you wish.

It may be possible to video the ceremony. Please check with your celebrant before booking this optional extra for christenings. Peter's normal service can easily include both photography and video. See how he does it via the main Video Page. If you require video only please specify this in your enquiry.

The price depends on your specific requirements. Please contact Peter for a personalised quotation.

A deposit of £95 is required to confirm your booking, and the balance is payable before the day of the christening. Payment methods include online, debit and credit card by phone, cheque, cash, and online bank transfer. Bank transfer is Peter's preferred method (please request the sort code and account number as these cannot be put online).

You do not need to complete a formal contract unless you prefer to do so; your booking is accepted on condition that you accept the standard terms and conditions within the Photography / Videography Contract.

Christening / Baptism Service Includes:

  1. Cover For Your Selected Number Of Hours and no limit on the number of photos taken. Time can be extended on the day. You choose your style e.g. reportage with various group photos and portraits.
  2. Online Gallery just like those you can browse via the Galleries Page (activate password protection on request).
  3. High Resolution Digital Files comprising all the colour images in your online gallery, enabling you to obtain your own prints and make your own albums and photobooks. Includes copyright release for your personal use, and you can duplicate for your family and friends. Supplied on a DVD disc, plus downloadable on your request. Every image is individually edited for colour balance, contrast, and skin tones, and minor blemishes are removed. Three versions of each image are supplied (a) “printready” for prints and display on televisions Ipads & smartphones (b) “prepress-ready” for very big enlargements and home editing by enthusiasts (c) “webready” small file size for social media n.b. unlike other photographers Peter doesn't just dump a bunch of files on you! Easy to use and instructions provided.
  4. 30 Loose Prints, professional quality, chosen by you from your gallery. Any mix of sizes up to and including 10" x 8". Specify a crop to alter composition if required.

Christening / Baptism Service Optional Extras:

  1. Extra Loose Prints, professional quality, chosen by you from your gallery. Any mix of sizes up to and including 10" x 8".
  2. A Gorgeous Album from the Worlds most stylish of high-end manufacturers: GraphiStudio of Italy. Each design is individually completed by Peter in consultation with you. The standard christening album measures 12"x8" when closed, has numerous cover options, and has 30 sides, which can accommodate around 40 to 70 images depending on your design preferences. Extra sides can be added. See the Ashton Lamont Albums Page for more details, options, and examples.
  3. High Definition Professional Video Coverage of the ceremony. Video and photo show supplied on DVD for TV and as a high definition MP4 file (use on computers, Ipads, & smartphones). BluRay option available.

The first photo below is a typical "scene setting" shot taken early in the day to illustrate your venue. In this case it is All Saints Church Downshire Square Reading Berkshire.

All Saints Church Downshire Square Reading Berkshire photographed on the day of a christening

Many of our Berkshire churches have very grand interiors, as does All Saints Church Downshire Square:

All Saints Church Downshire Square Reading Berkshire prepared ready for a baptism ceremony

Some detail photos can be a nice touch especially if you are having an album:

Candle lit ready for a Berkshire baptism ceremony

Another scene-setting photo, this time its St Barnabas Church Emmer Green near Reading Berkshire:

St Barnabas Church Emmer Green scene of a Berkshire christening ceremony

And another, St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire:

Christening venue St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire

St Michaels Church Bray near Maidenhead Berkshire is a lovely church both inside and outside:

Interior of St Michaels Church Bray Maidenhead Berkshire before start of baptism ceremony

Some photos with mum and dad and other VIPs before departing for the ceremony make a nice start to the day. The next photo features mum and her sister with the man of the moment before his baptism at St Michaels Church Bray Maidenhead Berkshire:

Mum poses for photo with her baby before his baptism at St Michaels Church Bray Berkshire

Peter photographs the arrival of the guests, many of whom take the opportunity to have a quick photo with the baby:

Guest holds baby for a photo before her baptism in Reading Berkshire

If you're thinking two of the babies in this gallery look very similar ..... well you're right! They are sisters and were photographed around four years apart at their own christening ceremonies at All Saints Church Reading:

Baby smiles with godparents before her christening in Reading Berkshire

Occasionally professional photography and video is restricted during baptism ceremonies but most priests are great and do all they can to ensure that the families can receive a complete record of this important day. This Reading Berkshire priest is fantastic to work with:

Priest starts baptism ceremony in a Berkshire church

Some "reportage" style photos during the ceremony work great:

Baby watches priest during her baptism ceremony in Berkshire

Its always surprising how well behaved most babies are during their baptism ceremony. It makes the job of photography and video an absolute delight:

Priest blesses baby during her baptism ceremony in Reading Berkshire

This young lady is in some of the other photos when she was four years younger and at her own christening ceremony!

Priest baptises baby at the church font in Reading Berkshire

Candles are always a source of great fascination for the youngsters:

Baby watches candle during her Berkshire baptism ceremony

Babies from two different familes were baptised during this ceremony. As you can see it can get a bit crowded!

Baptism ceremony in progress at St Barnabas Church Emmer Green Reading Berkshire

This ceremony took place at St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire:

Baby is christened at St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire

Young guest watches christening ceremony in progress at St Francis Church Ascot

Priest conducts baptism ceremony at Burghclere Church Newbury Berkshire

This baptism ceremony took place at Burghclere Church Newbury, or to give it its full name The Church of the Ascension Burghclere:

Parents hold their baby son during his christening at Burghclere Church Newbury Berkshire

Parents and godparents gather around the font during christening ceremony at a church near Newbury Berkshire

Once the ceremony is finished you may like to have some group photos before leaving the building. Parents and godparents pose with the newly christened baby in the next photo shot at All Saints Church Reading Berkshire:

Parents and godparents pose for photo with baby after baptism in a Reading Berkshire church

And the proud parents:

Parents with their daughter after her Reading Berkshire christening

Grandparents always appreciate a photo of themselves with their newly-christened grandchild:

Grandparents pose with grandchild for photo following her baptism in a Reading Berkshire church

The godparent in the next photo was by coincidence the carpenter who had made an excellent job of installing wooden floors in Peter's house years earlier. We recognised each other - eventually!

Godfather poses with baby for photo after her baptism at All Saints Church Downshire Square Reading

Its a nice touch to have the priest in a few of the photos, as in this group photo shot after the baptism ceremony at St Barnabas Church Emmer Green near Reading Berkshire:

Priest and parents pose for photo with baby after his baptism at St Barnabas Church Emmer Green Berkshire

The parents with their son after his christening at St Michaels Church Bray near Maidenhead Berkshire. By this time their little boy had fallen asleep!

Parents with their son after his christening at St Michaels Church Bray near Maidenhead Berkshire

Grandparents parents and the newly-christened Bea at St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire.

Parents and grandparents pose for photo after baby's christening at St Francis Church Ascot Berkshire

Parents and godparents with Dylan after his christening at Burghclere Church Newbury Berkshire:

Group photo inside Burghclere Church Newbury Berkshire after christening ceremony

We completed a group photo of all the guests after this christening at St Michaels Church Bray Maidenhead Berkshire:

Guests pose for group photo after christening at St Michaels Church Bray Maidenhead Berkshire

Its also nice to get some semi-formal photos of the newly-baptised baby with parents grandparents and other VIPs as in the next photo shot in the churchyard at All Saints Church Reading:

Father holds his baby daughter after her baptism at All Saints Church Downshire Square Reading Berkshire

The christening is also an opportunity to shoot a some photos of the mum and dad together. Often this is the first time since their wedding day!

Mother and father pose for photo after baptism ceremony in Reading Berkshire

Often the coverage continues at the party location. Here we see new-christened Bea with her parents and older brother after her baptism in Ascot Berkshire:

Parents and their children pose for family photo after christening in Ascot Berkshire

Some parents arrange an informal party in a village hall or pub whilst others may arrange a much grander affair!

Baptism cake on display in Bray near Maidenhead Berkshire

This christening party took place at the Newbury Manor Hotel in between Newbury and Thatcham after the christening ceremony in Burghclere Church Newbury. This can also be a good opportunity to shoot some family group photos with the various guests:

Family pose for group photo at a christening party near Newbury Berkshire

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