The Najar family booked me to photograph baby Jayden’s baptism at Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church in Pasadena. The service was a little different to other baptisms that I’ve photographed as there were around 20 other babies and toddlers being baptized on the same day! Everything ran smoothly as each family was called up for their turn.
The Najar’s wanted me to take some family photos afterward and the courtyard of the magnificent church turned out to be the most stunning location for outdoor family portraits. The weather was beautiful and the bright greenery was the perfect backdrop to the baby girl’s billowing white gown.
The church is the oldest Catholic parish in Pasadena and its bell tower is a local landmark, which can be seen from miles away. With the building’s beautiful interior and picturesque courtyard, the Pasadena church proved to be a fantastic location for both the baptism and the family portraits.