Professional Baby Naming Ceremony Photography
What is a Baby Naming Ceremony?
Naming ceremonies are becoming an increasingly popular alternative for parents not wanting a religious ceremony for their newborn is the baby naming ceremony. Many new mums and dads want to publicly celebrate their new arrival but without the religious connotations that baptisms and christenings suggest.
There are many benefits of having a baby naming ceremony instead of a christening. Firstly, there are no legal requirements. You can hold a baby naming just about anywhere and at any time and personalise the ceremony to your own specific circumstances. You don’t even have to have a partner or be married to hold one.
Things to Think About When Organising Your Baby Naming Ceremony:
One of the most important things to consider is who will conduct the ceremony itself. You may want to hire a professional celebrant. This is the most popular option as they will be able to offer advice and ensure the day runs smoothly. There is a link to the Humanist Society at the bottom of the page. Humanists conduct non-religious ceremonies for many occasions.
You may choose to have it performed by a close friend or relative which gives it a more personal touch and will be cheaper. Readings and speeches are recommended, even if a celebrant conducts the official bits.
There are pros and cons for both of these but a lot will depend on your budget. It should be noted that celebrant’s can be hired at a fairly good price though depending on your requirements. A baby naming usually lasts about 20 minutes with the after celebrations continuing far longer!
Places for Your Baby Naming:
Many people hold naming ceremonies at home these days… This has the convenience of being your home (obviously!!) but is also somewhere familiar to your baby/child. Others prefer somewhere more formal such as their town hall or a local hotel. You can hire out many venues just as you would for a wedding or birthday.
Naming Ceremonies are Not Just for Babies!
You don’t have to be a baby to have a naming ceremony!! Children of all ages can have one and it is ideal to welcome adopted children into the family.
Adults can also have naming ceremonies and in some cultures this is quite common.
Did I Tell You I am a Baby Naming Ceremony Photographer?
I will treat your day just as I would a small wedding or civil partnership. It’s important to me to capture all the natural moments that you might miss or not be aware of.
Starts from 2 Hours Photography Coverage:
Extra hours – £90/hr
Including all edited images supplied on DVD with printing and distribution rights…
Facebook Gallery – I will upload the best of your images to my Facebook Group so that you can tag, comment and share with other Facebook friends (optional).
60-PAGE COFFEE TABLE STYLE PHOTO STORYBOOK
A 12″x9″ glossy, bespoke designed photo book, telling a pictorial story of your day. Image wrap hard cover printed by Loxley Colour. Proofs of the finished design will be provided for your approval and to tweak if necessary.
£300 – (£150/extra copy).
Further 2-Page Spreads – £10 each (Max. 160 pages).
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