Juncal-Aguirre Family Session + Baptism – Mendocino Ca photographer

Mendocino Catholic Church

10700 Lansing Street  Mendocino, Ca 95460



A few weeks ago I was contacted by Chelsi McFadden via email letting me know she was referring a client to me. I love those kinds of emails, but this one was a little different. As you may know, I’m mainly a Wedding Photographer. I don’t specialize in EVERYTHING because I believe in the old saying:

“Jack of all trades, master of none”

Which lead me to a little hesitation in even taking on this client.  A baptism? Oh boy…

But I spoke with the client on the phone after a few emails discussing prices and figured it would be fun to take on a new challenge. I looked at a few Youtube videos, took some notes (yes, I’m always a student!) and googled ‘children baptism’ photos.

Granted there are a lot of snapshots out on the web of baptisms, but only a handful of truly beautiful pieces of what I consider art. I was up for the challenge to be able to not only capture the baptism as requested, but to do it artfully.

I was also able to do some family shots before the baptism.  Mom, Dad and baby were truly beautiful, inside and out. So kind and warm. We only spent an hour together, but this young couple and their gorgeous (and happy!) baby just reassured me why I do exactly what I do – I’m literally on a high after our time together.

Enjoy the photos, and don’t forget to leave them some love in the comment section below.




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