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Patrick's Photography Gallery, Christening at the Brompton Oratory Kensington London
© Ashton Lamont Professional Baptism Christening and Naming Ceremony Photographers and Videographers

View of the High Altar inside the beautiful Brompton Oratory London

This is a complete christening / baptism gallery. Browse lots more galleries via the main Galleries Page. And don't forget to check out the Videos Page!

Background Information and Highlights:

Mum and Dad chose the spectacular setting of the Brompton Oratory Kensington London for Patrick's christening ceremony.

This magnificent Catholic church, also known as the London Oratory, is always a delight for professional photographers to work within. There are gorgeous alternative vistas as every turn. The interior of the Brompton Oratory is very dark and quite a challenge for even the most advanced photographic equipment, but its well worth the effort.

The Brompton Oratory's central London location means that travel in the area by car can be a frustrating experience. However there is a pleasant private car park right next to the main building and it is possible for professional photographers and videographers to reserve a space by contacting the helpful staff beforehand.

Once Patricks' christening ceremony was completed we shot some group photos inside the Oratory near the High Altar and then adjourned to a nearby private park for a relaxed picnic and a few more photos.

Browse some more Christening galleries:
Carlos at The Brompton Oratory London
Henry at The Brompton Oratory London
Stephanos at St Sophia's Cathedral London
Ria at St Sophia's Cathedral London
Filippos at St Andrews Cathedral London

Information about the christening / baptism photography and video service for London, the Thames Valley, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, and beyond.

Lets take a look at the distinctive exterior of the Brompton Oratory first of all:

The Brompton Oratory christening venue Kensington London

A wide-angle lens gives a different interesting perspective:

Baptism venue the Brompton Oratory in Kensington London

A wide-angle lens is also great for capturing the splendour of the High Altar:

The high altar in the Brompton Oratory London

And the view of the whole interior from the rear:

View of the interior of the Brompton Oratory Kensington London

And one more inclusive wide-angle view, this time of St Patricks Chapel where baptism ceremonies within the Brompton Oratory are usually held:

St Patricks Chapel inside the Brompton Oratory London

The man of the moment awaits his christening:

Child awaits his christening at the Brompton Oratory Kensington London

Father and grandmother with baby awaiting baptism ceremony at the Brompton Oratory London

Just time for a few semi-posed photos before the start of the ceremony:

Mother and father pose for photo with their baby before his christening ceremony at the Brompton Oratory

Camera shyness is not a concept Patrick has any truck with!

The priests who conduct baptisms at the Brompton Oratory are fine with professional photographic coverage during ceremonies so long as its kept unintrusive:

Priest conducts baptism in St Patricks Chapel at the Brompton Oratory

Baby is christened at the Brompton Oratory

The font is in a small room adjoining St Patricks Chapel and this is of course where the second part of these short ceremonies take place:

Curious chap!

Baby poses for photo after his baptism at the Brompton Oratory

The High Altar area makes a splendid backdrop for a few posed photos:

Mother father baby and guests pose for photo in front of the High Altar at the Brompton Oratory after christening ceremony

The steps to the main entrance are also a good photo location, especially if there are lots of guests:

Oh dear!

The private park close to home was a terrific location for a celebratory picnic:

A French connection meant that this was not just any old English picnic, more a stylish Impressionistic affair:

The mature trees in the park gave us plenty of shade, enabling pleasing portraits to be shot without bright contrasty direct sunshine compromising the results:

Mans best friend ..... I wonder why!

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