Not that long ago a lovely couple from North Wales got married in the ever so lovely wedding venue that is Rowton Hall in Cheshire. They chose me to do their wedding video!
I may have made them make friends with me (I’m sure they wanted to really), we even added each other on Facebook and Instagram and then soon came the news of the cutest ever new arrival, their daughter Charlotte.
Then came the time when I got a lovely email asking if I’d video her Christening (I didn’t tear up, honest).
Knowing how much they loved their wedding video I didn’t feel it right to rock up, video the ceremony and that’s it.
It had to be a celebration of the day, just like their wedding video was!
Read more about the day below or feel free to scroll to the bottom to see the video in full!
So we chatted and came up with the idea to do a little Highlights film. Starting at their house getting Charlotte ready before heading to the church I felt this part would make the video extra special because it’s intimate and natural. It’s the new family in their own home enjoying a few moments to themselves before the (organised) chaos of the actual church Christening.
Grandma and Grandad were even on hand to help get everyone (including me) to the church on time!
The vicar at the church kindly let me pick a spot at the front of the church (though he wasn’t so keen on letting Ioan from Celynnen Photography, also their wedding photographer and good friend, go anywhere near…).
I filmed the whole service and Charlotte was a little star.
Very intrigued at the strange man talking loudly at everyone I managed to get some very cute shots of her sitting on her Mum’s knee!
After lots of fuss after the service everyone headed over to Rhyl Golf Club on the sea front to continue the celebrations in a less formal manner.
Clare and Paul had kindly invited Paisley and Daddy (my other half) over to enjoy this part as well so you may even see a shot of Paisley enjoying all the soft play toys that were on offer for the children!
I loved that I could hang around and capture all the elements of the celebrations so the video really showed off what a wonderful day it was for everyone.
Want to see what I mean about the full day making the video so much more than ‘just’ a Christening…?
If you’re little one is getting Christening or having a big celebration why not consider getting the day on video. Get in touch and we can chat about how I could make something amazingly personal for you too!