Jonathan’s Baptism | St. Irene Chrisovalantoy Greek Orthodox Church | Greektown, Toronto

It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon in Greektown, Toronto.  And I was spending it with a special little guy named Joseph and his family.  Today was his baptism.  Traditionally, when you think of a baptism you automatically imagine a sweet little baby in her mother’s arms.  This was different.  Joseph is 5 years old and today was his special day.

Jonathan’s Sacrament of Baptism was through immersion.  What that means is that instead of a baptism by affusion (pouring on top of the head), Jonathan was fully immersed in the holy water.  As you can imagine, he was a little bit nervous and hesitant about this, but he did very well.

Once the ceremony was over, the kids went back to being kids.  LOTS of funny and silly faces were popping up in my frame and Jonathan was all smiles!

I’m very lucky I get to photograph such an array of monumental events.  I find that it keeps me sharp and inspired and doesn’t let me get stagnant.  A wedding is very different from a baptism and a baptism is very different from a communion.  But there is one commonality in all of these milestones, and that’s love. All of these events would not exist if it weren’t for love.  And I love documenting love and emotion.  It’s what drives me every day.

Enjoy some of my fav’s from Jonathan’s baptism.

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