It was a sweet Sunday morning on the 12th January when I was driving down the small narrow country lanes from Chelmsford to Suffolk for Elyssa’s Baptism. The weather hadn’t been great on the lead up to her special day but we had dry (cold) skies that morning, which was as perfect as it could be. Elyssa’s Baptism was just after 10am so a blissful early start for everyone. She was joined by her Mum, Dad, big brother, god parents and lots of family and friends to celebrate her baptism and then to continue celebrations down the road for her 1st birthday.

The Baptism was held at St Edmund aKing and Martyr Church in Assington, it was totally breathtaking and beautiful when I arrived. I love a church for any kind of service and ceremony. They just give you a feeling that no other place or venue can. The tradition and history in the walls, the building and architecture. It all adds to the celebration and makes it all the more beautiful. The entrance to the church was a beautiful big archway, as most are. It set the perfect backdrop for some lovely family photographs after the ceremony.

Baptisms are my favourite service along with weddings to document. The service itself is so pure and beautiful. It really is the most magical moment for a person to be blessed in the name of God. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to document such an important and memorable moment for Elyssa and all her family. She was such a good girl and fell asleep shortly after all the excitement which was so sweet. Her big brother Rylee helped to blow the light and joined in with the service which was the perfect ending.

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