First Holy Communion Festivities

First Holy Communion Festivities

When good friends asked me to shoot their daughter’s First Holy Communion I jumped at the chance.

For a start, they don’t do things by halves and know how to host a party. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a Prosperity cocktail and sung round the piano at one of their Christmas Carols parties will know what I mean. Plus, rumour had it there’d be a bouncy castle. So fun was going to be in plentiful supply.

But more importantly, and more appropriately, I knew what a milestone it was going to be for R and her family. She’d been preparing for months, and making her First Holy Communion would be her first formal step into her Church, surrounded by her close family and friends who would be there to help her celebrate. As the priest put it, it should be like a ‘great big hug from God’, which I thought was rather nice.

I was excited about documenting the event and to give the family some special memories to treasure for years to come.

First things first – preparation. Hair (by Smith & Cullen, Windsor) and dress (Communion Angels of Surrey).

With so many children making their First Communion on the same day, it wasn’t possible to shoot any images of the ceremony itself, but we arranged a few portraits and group shots afterwards.

And then on to the party.

Fee had thought of everything, and dressed with bunting, balloons and flowers, the room at the York Club in Windsor was perfect.

Though the children were more interested in the candy bar…

…and the bouncy castle!

Top marks to R though, for being the bestest God-sister to my own little pickle.

Thanks, guys, for having me along. Love you.



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