Last May, I photographed a first communion. I didn't post too many of the photos since I wanted permission from the mother before I posted the photos of her daughter. I just received her approval.
The church was lovely, modern but not too modern. It still looks like a church not auditorium like.
Sara was so pretty and a joy to photograph. She put up with me stalking her for about 3 hours.
The children were waiting in the church basement before the procession to the upper church. It seemed to take an eternity!
Some of the children were restless but not Sara. She was the picture of patience.
She smiled throughout the Mass. Her mother was pleased as Sara is a very serious young lady. The little boy next to her was very expressive.
The man at the camera store gave me a tip for photographing first communions. "Use sports mode", he said. You can shoot more shots per second and you won't miss anything.
He was right!
Sara was happy to be outside. She was beaming.
The wind chill must have been around freezing. I felt sorry for the little girls in their lightweight dresses. It was abnormally cold for May.
A family shot. Yay, no one moved or even blinked. What a great group!
Sara wanted a photo with her bestie. I was happy to oblige. We went back into the church as most people had left and we could get near the altar.
Sara decided to ham it up and pretend she was a model. Maybe she will be one day!
More friends and family joined in the photo shoot.
Finally, time to let off some steam. Sara watched her cousin twirl.
She and her sister just had to join in the fun!
I made the family a photobook using My Publisher software. It was easy to do but time consuming because I shot over 200 photos. It was hard to narrow down the shots.
I ordered myself a copy too and it will serve as a portfolio for future photo assignments. Sara's mother has already said she wants me to do her younger daughter's communion in two years.
PS- Thanks to all of you who commented on my last post. I appreciate it and I will share your comments with my sister. We are heartbroken over Miss Marble but we find comfort in knowing she will never suffer again.