Back in May I was booked to capture the joint Christening of the beautiful Ava, who rocked her christening dress and her little Brother Ashton who looked very smart in Navy blue shorts and braces.

The Ceremony took place in front of all of their Family & Friends at St Joseph’s Church in Heywood, which is a beautiful church and I’ve had the pleasure of shooting a Wedding there in the past so it nice to go back.

Ashton was slightly bemused whilst being blessed by the Priest but seemed to love the attention when his God Parents where called to mark a cross on his forehead.  However, he DIDN’T embrace the holy water over his head quite as well, although he soon got over it!

When it was Ava’s turn she was beaming!  Ava was actually being converted to the Catholic faith so she didn’t get wet but she answered all the questions with a huge smile on her face and looked all giddy as the attention turned to her.

We just had time for a few photos at the alter with Family before moving on to their party at The Birch Hotel, Heywood.   The room had been decorated with Sunflowers centre pieces that looked fab in the sun, the sweet-cart and their cake also followed the flowery theme.

Toni-Lee had organised a glittery face painter station and inflatable’s on the field to entertain the kids whilst the adults soaked up the glorious sunshine.  It was the first real day of hot sun we had had so the Sunflower theme seemed appropriate!

Here are a few from Ava & Ashton’s special day!

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, St Josephs Heywood, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, Christening cake, sunflower cake, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Sunflowers, sweet cart, sunflower cake, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Face painter, Heywood, glitter station, Event photographer, Heywood Photographer

Baptism, The Birch Hotel Heywood, Christening Party, Event photographer, Heywood Photographer

Such a great day!  If you are looking for a laid back fun Events Photographer please get in touch!

Vendors

Venue – The Birch Hotel, Heywood http://www.thebirchhotel.com

Venue Dresser https://www.facebook.com/SUEper-Creations-1705146879569383/

Cake Maker – Maxine Hooper

Face Painter – Happy Faces https://www.facebook.com/happy.faces.522

Photographer – me! : https://www.michellelouisephotography.com

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