Communion & confirmation
First Holy Communion / Confirmation are important milestones in your child's life and deserves to be celebrated with beautiful portraits that you can all treasure forever. We understand the amount of effort and detail that goes into preparing for your little ones special day and so it's our job to capture its true natural beauty. Our studio is based at 3 Colby Ave, Culmore Rd, Derry - L'derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 8PF.
THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - CONFIRMATION PROCESS
Our approach is to create portraits of your child in a mix of contemporary, formal and fun poses and then invite the rest of the family to join in for portraits in various combinations. You are more than welcome to include siblings, mum and dad, grandparents and godparents in your portraits. Communion - Confirmation sessions normally last for about an hour.
DURING THE SESSION
Your Communion - Confirmation session will be relaxed and enjoyable, resulting in photos which are natural and authentic. I give some subtle direction to ensure your little one is in the most flattering light and position, then I just let them be so I can capture them naturally. After these photographs I then invite the rest of the family and god parents to take part if they like. This is your chance to take an hour or so out of your busy lives’ to just enjoy each others’ company. I find out all about your child / children in our chat before the session, so I know how to get the best out of them during the shoot. I pride myself out of getting the best out of the most reluctant of subjects, big and small!
Top tip: We recommend leaving the word "cheese" at home as it tends to lead to unnatural smiles.
AFTER THE SESSION
After your first holy communion / confirmation portrait session, we need time to sort through the images and edit them. We will set up a viewing at our studio within one or two weeks after your session for a full viewing of your photographs to order some of our beautiful wall art and prints. After the viewing appointment we will also host your images in a private online gallery for your family members to view and order any additional prints for up to 7 days.
WHAT TO BRING
- Any props you would like (White umbrella, rosary beads, prayer book, special jewellery, gloves, veil, purse and other treasures)
- Drinks and snacks
- Extra change of clothes for younger kids (just incase of accidents)
If you have any questions about our first holy communion - confirmation portrait sessions or you would like to book us, just fill out the form below or contact me today on 07541329295. Thanks