A Day In The Life Of Bobby-Lee.

A Relaxed and Intimate Naming Day Ceremony Chelmsford

When Bethany got in contact for a naming day ceremony I was so excited. I had photographed her wedding a couple of years previously. She had been married at Stock Brook Manor and it was so lovely to be called upon again. Especially as this time I would get to meet the new addition to her family. Little Bobby-Lee (what a gorgeous name I might add!) I started photography with Bethany at her mums house in Chelmsford. We spent some time catching up and chatting about the new life of motherhood. It was a lovely sunny day so we spent some time in the garden which Bobby absolutely loved! His smiley little face was so adorable.

Naming Day Ceremony, Chelmsford Family Photography

Bethany chose to have the naming day ceremony at a lovely eco social centre near to her home. The Highwood Villiage Hall is the perfect place to host a family get together. The hall is beautifully light and bright and is decorated with art work from the local school.  There is a kitchen facility and tons of space to put chairs for guests. Bethany put on a great spread of food for her guests and a gorgeous cake made for the occasion. A family friend conducted the ceremony. Both the parents and the god parents had to recite a beautiful piece of writing about looking after and protecting Bobby. It was a very emotional ceremony with lots of happy tears. It was the most beautiful way to celebrate little Bobby-Lee.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Baby Blessing at Highwood Village Hall.

After the ceremony had finished and the god parents had promised to watch over Bobby, Bethany’s family and friends stayed for a lovely afternoon. All my favourite classic party food was there, which bought back so many memories. There was even a little impromptu picnic outside on the grass for the littlest of the day.   During a family day in the life shoot I will always schedule in time for family portraits. This because I feel that these are an important memory of the day.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and Candid Family Portrait.

I do not focus my photography around these, instead I observe how the day is panning out and can sense when children do not want to have their photograph taken. I choose a moment in the day when someone is having a cuddle and then we have a quick organised family portrait. Quick and easy without a screaming baby in sight or a parent sighing “PLEASE just smile at the camera!” These days are precious and for you to remember. They are not meant to be looked back on with stress and resentment, but a feeling of calm and nostalgia.

If you would like to have a similar experience or have a day that you feel is worth documenting like a christening or naming day, please give me an email hello@jessicagracephotography.co.uk or contact me through my page.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Family Photography, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and documentary family shoot.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and documentary family shoot.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural mother and baby photography.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural mother and baby photography.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Fun and smiley baby in the garden.

Naming Day Ceremony, Chelmsford Family Photography

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Cute and candid baby photography.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Fun Family Photography.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Fun and Natural Family Photography, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Fun Family Photography.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Documentary Family Photography, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Documentary Family Photography, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Documentary Family Photography, Chelmsford.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Family Portrait, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Grasses at Highwood Village Hall, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Lavender at Highwood Village Hall, Chelmsford.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Naming Day Cake, Chelmsford.

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Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and Candid naming day photography, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Family Blessing During the Naming Ceremony.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Mum Laughing During the Naming Ceremony

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Candid Guest Portraits.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Baby Blessing at Highwood Village Hall.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Baby Blessing at Highwood Village Hall.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and Candid Family Portrait.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and Candid Family Portrait.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural and Candid Family Portrait.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Mother and Baby Portrait, Chelmsford.

Naming Day Ceremony. Essex Family Photography. Natural Mother and Baby Portrait, Chelmsford.

 

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