I had the honor of photographing this adorable little boy's First Holy Communion recently. I'm not Catholic and have never been to one of these services and it was really a treat for me. It was so lovely. I loved how they kept the message light and fun for the kids! His Mom contacted me to document the day, especially since so many relatives and friends would be in one place for the occasion. There were grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Godmothers, you name it. This boy is certainly loved by many! It was lovely to see and to be a part of in my own small way.
We took photos in the garden outside the church and it was so pretty! I wanted to add shots to their gallery of the garden and other elements outside, like the statues, to add to the story of the day. I think all of these collectively would make a beautiful keepsake book of an important day. This is just a small selection from their gallery - there were many more! We were sure to get lots of combinations of groups (the kids with grandparents, the kids with parents, the kids with Godmothers, etc.).
I would love to photograph more events like this! If you have an event you'd like photographed and you are local to the Atlanta metro area, please let me know! I'd love to do more. (please note that the one thing I do not photograph is weddings though... but parties and other special occasions, I'm all over that!)
I also had the opportunity to photograph his beautiful and sweet little sister at a nearby park. She was so adorable and charmed me with her twirling (one must twirl in such a pretty dress!) - but she wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty in the sand! Both her Mother and I had quite a scare though because she almost twirled herself right into the water! Ha! And look at that hair. Sigh. So pretty.
A big thanks to this sweet family for letting me photograph them.
Photography by Danielle Thompson.
©2015 Danielle Thompson.