Baby Baptism / by Victoria Lemos

Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph baby baptism announcement photos for my good friend Karina. Her son Michael is almost 6 months old and it's crazy to reflect on how fast time has flown by. Back in January I photographed his newborn photos and before that, I photographed Karina's maternity. Michael has grown so much and he is the most adorable baby. I feel privileged to be able to capture his biggest life moments so far. He has so much in store for him. 

We started off with indoor photographs. Michael was all dressed up in traditional Catholic baptism attire looking cute as could be. I don't prefer indoor portraits but I'm happy with how this first set turned out and we wanted to capture part of the indoor church decor as well. 

We then headed outdoors. I instantly fell in love with the overcast sunlight - fell so beautifully on Michael's face while looking incredibly natural. We laid Michael down on a soft white blanket to match his outfit and he had no problem gazing at the camera while his mom tried holding his attention right behind me. He's such a good baby! No crying whatsoever. 

The horizontal set of these outdoor photos are probably my favorites. Michael was clearly distracted but the wonder in his eyes tell so much. The greenery in the back adds the perfect touch. 

His little feets. ADORABLE.