LITTLE DARLING ELYSSA – A SWEET SUNDAY MORNING BAPTISM | AT ST EDMUND KING & MARTYR IN ASSINGTON, SUFFOLK – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

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 …

SWEET GIRL DELILAH – A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY SUNDAY BAPTISM – MARY MAGDELENE CHURCH AND DOWNHAM HALL, BILLERICAY – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

I photographed baby Delilah a few months back for a newborn session at their family home. It was the sweetest time and she was the diddiest little newborn, the session was totally chill and adorable! You can check it out over on my newborn blogs!

A few months into her wonderful life it was time for her first mile stone. Early November Delilah celebrated her Baptism at the Mary Magdalene Church close to their family home and then onto Downham Hall for drinks and nibbles afterwards.

The church itself holds such a special place in the families heart so it felt only right to be the Church of choice for this ceremony. The day was absolutely beautiful with the sun shining bright! I couldn’t believe how grown up Delilah looked compared to her newborn session a little time ago. The first moments and memories of a babies life are so precious, they change so much and every moment is so special.

After the ceremony we headed to Downham Hall for some nibbles and drinks and this venue is a real hidden gem! I had never heard of Downham Hall but it is definitly on my return list for a yummy afternoon tea as that looked super yummy! We was set up in a marquee with all family and friends and was so lovely and chilled.

We wasn’t allowed to shoot during the ceremony but I did get a couple of photographs!

Thank you for letting me document this amazing mile stone of little Delilah’s life, it was an honour, pleasure and I’m so happy for you all to have the amazing family you do.


A CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM WITH TWO ADORABLE GIRLS – SACRED HEART OF JESUS R C CHRUCH, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.


Although many of you have probably been to a handful of Christenings/Baptisms throughout your life. I however, have not. As a matter of fact only 1 in my life-time and I personally don’t remember it much as it was some years ago now.

So, to have the honour of spending this wonderful day with such a great family was a touch of luck for me. And could also add to the list of Blessings I have witnessed which of course is a great moment in itself!

Abby contacted me quite early on when she was on the hunt for a photographer to capture her daughters special day and was pleased with the package I offered!

Abby booked in a lifestyle event package and between the pair of us worked out the best amount of time to capture the entire ceremony as well as some lovely family shots for afterwards.

The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart of Jesus R C Church in Southend and it was a absolutely beautiful church!

We arrived just after 12noon ready for the 12:30 ceremony Abby had for both of her daughters and upon arrival I met Abby, her Husband Steven, their two adorable daughters who were getting Baptised on this day and their sons too. As well as the godparents, family and lots of friends!

The ceremony was beautifully done and I must say the children (and there were a good few) behaved so well, I was surprised! Having children myself I know that they aren’t quiet at the best of times! But it was great!

After the Baptism I went outside and waited for everyone to leave the church. There was a small green to the left with some trees and tall walls from the church side which I noticed on arrival, I thought this was a great place for some family photos! And it was. The backdrop was great and the autumnal colours really blasted on the photographs which I love!

“You really captured our girls day, in the most perfect way”


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