Thursday, July 14, 2011

Serena's Baptism

The countdown to the seven Holy Sacraments begins with the Baptismal affusion of my daughter Serena. Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation and the list goes on and on. Dark cavernous halls of Catholic Churches with four types of mixed light sources plague my Baptismal photography as well.

It is hard to believe Original Sin flows through Serena's wonderful smile before the Holy Water soaks her head. With three pours of water gives me three chances to capture the moment. In the Name of the Father, click. Son, click. And the Holy Spirit, click,click,click.

My son and daughter are no strangers to the Holy Sacraments. They share the same desire for Salvation and the eighth Sacrament, Apple iPhone Apps. Serena is on her way to Apple device addiction starting with her virtual babysitter, the Apple iPad.

Anointing Oil introduces Serena to the Sacrament of Baptism as well as her Godmother and Godfather. The oil and with the help of her sponsors grease the wheels of Serena's life.

Baptism number three accomplished. Group family photos completed. Now for the Baptismal reception at the new family favorite, Yummy House China Bistro.

A great reason to celebrate is a great reason to feast. Hong Kong style Chinese cuisine and Cantonese style Dim Sum to be exact. Family and friends sharing a fabulous meal make fond memories. Sweet and Sour Fried Grouper with Honey BBQ Sliced Pork make even better memories.

This Baptismal experience brought to you with my Canon EOS 1D Mark IV paired with the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens. With the great help of GetAwayMoments and BTW is the Godfather of my son, I was able to be in my own photographs this time. Finally!

You can view more photos in Serena's Baptism 2011 Gallery.

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