A few weekends ago, I shot the baptism of Owen Michael at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine. My own church. The church where I’ve grown up since the age of 8. It was the first baptism I’ve shot in my own home.
And what a baptism to start with! Little Owen was a little angel, and my dear friends, Theresa and Tom, were graced with the honor of baptizing him. Tom just converted to Orthodoxy earlier this year, so it was especially inspiring for me to watch him step up to the plate, or font, to take on the role of godfather.
Owen Michael’s beautiful blue eyes were wide and full of wonder as he watched every moment of his service. It was like he knew God was present and wrapped around him during this pivotal point in his little life.
Jacob and Calee, thank you for the opportunity to document your beautiful son’s baptism. It was an honor and joy.