Christening | Maternal Heart of Mary, Lewisham

Natalie and Vincents wedding was one of my very first second shooting jobs, so when they tracked me down and asked me to photograph their first child's Christening I was very honoured. Laura Elizabeth was baptised at the Maternal Heart of Mary Catholic Church. When inside the Maternal Heart you feel that you have wandered down a small back street in Rome and come upon a hidden chapel, dimly lit and very atmospheric it is a sacred space. The Maternal Heart is one of the few remaining churches in Australia that conducts mass and the sacraments in the ancient tradition of Latin. Steeped in ritual Laura's Baptism was a very special day, held tight in the arms of her loving mother and enveloped in the love of her family and friends she was welcomed into the house of god.

Church: The Maternal Heart of Mary, Lewisham | Priest: Father Wong | Reception: Omeros On The Beach