Baby Baptism Part II {The Party}

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Children, Party | No Comments
Baby Baptism Part II {The Party}

In terms of after-baptism parties, I think this one takes the cake! It was Lego themed from top to bottom in phenomenally creative ways; complete with individualized balloon animals, a Lego building station, a build-your-own-bag candy table, and a Lego cake. This little guy may just have his first memory already, I know it will […]

Baby Baptism Part I {The Ceremony}

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Children, Family | No Comments
Baby Baptism Part I {The Ceremony}

For the second time in my career, I had the privilege of  photographing the rich tradition of Greek Orthodox baby baptisms. I loved that this new chapel was still being decorated; icons emerged from the walls in various forms of completion. All around were new manifestations of  an ancient tradition…much like the baptism itself!.  The […]

Greek Orthodox Baby Baptism

Greek Orthodox Baby Baptism

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago is a breathtaking place; wall to wall murals of the Bible’s key figures depicted in a late-gothic tradition covered in shining gold surfaces. Anny and Dan asked me to document the ancient tradition of baptism for their newest baby girl at this most lovely sanctuary. I had never […]