Maggie’s First Communion | South Jersey Family Photographer
As a family photographer in South Jersey, I get asked to capture lots of a family’s special moments. Nothing is as special as being asked to capture a wonderful milestone like a communion. Communion pictures are such a fun opportunity for boys and girls to dress up and model in the fancy clothes for a fun and relaxing time. Often, the day of the ceremony, the church is crowded, with everyone trying to get their own pictures at the alter with the guest of honor. The time is limited to right after the ceremony which usually needs to be done quickly so they can prepare for a new service. Doing a communion session privately alleviates all these pressures. I always encourage my clients to do it ahead of time. For one, it serves as a dress rehearsal for the big day! Miss Maggie did a dry run of her darling outfit, veil, and hair. My models (ok, definitely the girls) love to dress up in the fancy dress or suit. It gives them a sense of comfort to be in that space and be familiar with the church, seating, etc.
As with any rehearsal, you find out, what works and what does not! For this session, Miss Maggie was getting her communion in a few days at Our Lady of Angels in Cape May Court House. The gardens were perfect for some posing outside. She looked darling in here dress, with veil. But what she was really into was her white gloves! She loved putting them on, and you can tell by her smile, she was having a blast!
Congrats Maggie! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and I hope you loved everything about your day! You looked gorgeous!