It was a beautiful day for a baptism! :)
It is always such an honor to be asked to be a part of such a special day for a little one and their family. I love being a witness to all types of faith and tradition. I was thrilled to be asked to photograph Antonia's baptism at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and to also be able to share in my first Greek Orthodox Baptism. There was just so much love, care, and symbolism in every step and movement of the ceremony, as well as so much love engulfing Antonia from her Godparents and entire family. I loved how so many family members played an important role in the ceremony, and everything was done with the utmost care and attention to detail. It was a beautiful ceremony, and I feel so lucky to have been able to capture it for them!
The celebration continued at the Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown, NJ, and the view, ambiance, and food were incredible! (Not to mention the incredible dessert table and large bowls of ketchup...you'll see! ;)) Everyone had an amazing time celebrating this little girl and her blessing into the church. It could not have been a better day for it!
Such a beautiful church...
Happy girl ready to be baptized! :) They just wanted to make sure everyone knew where God was watching from during the ceremony! :)
Love that the grandmothers get the baby ready for the big moment! :)
It's time!!!! :) She did really well at first... But then came the actual full body dunking! She was such a trooper though! :) Love that the priest was posing during this shot! ha! Such a good sport!
Then it was time for the party to start! :) Everyone headed to The Spring Brook Country Club for amazing food and fun celebrating this little angel! :)
There was an incredible spread of food and desserts! Stony Brook did an amazing job!
The party girl needed to recover from her big event! :)
So much love and happiness in one room! :) I also had to photograph the largest bowl of ketchup I have ever seen. If you know me, you know I've seen a lot of ketchup. ;) And french fries...lots of french fries! This will definitely be in my version of heaven! :)
Peeking in on the party girl! And how cute is this little one! :)
She charmed the crowd! :)
Antonia's handsome grandpa! :) Someone woke up!!! :) Just in time for dessert! :) How cute are these two!?!?!? Proud sister! Sweet girl and her proud mommy! Her dad was pretty proud too!! :) Oh and did I mention she had the MOST BEAUTIFUL godmother in the world?? ;) :) :)
And the coolest godfather...I mean just look at those shades! :)
Special girl with her special cake!
"All of this for me!??!! Don't mind if I do!" - Antonia
Good thing mom was there to keep her from going face first into the cake! :)
Antonia spreads so much happiness! :)
Aren't these shoes just the cutest thing you've ever seen??
A perfect way to end this amazing day - snuggled up with mommy!
God Bless Antonia! Wishing this incredible family so much love and happiness! Thank you for the honor of photographing this special day for your little one! :)