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Baby Naming Ceremony Photographer

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Professional Baby Naming Ceremony Photography


Humanist celebrant reading at baby naming with parents looking at baby girl

Humanist celebrant Barbara presiding over baby Branwen’s naming ceremony. Naming ceremonies may be held anywhere. This one was in a hotel garden as it was a hot summer’s day.

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.

Lady giving speech at baby naming ceremony

I like to take a variety of photographs to give a good record of the day. Your photographer should always be on the lookout for different shots and things happening.

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 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, giving it a more personal touch.  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 celebrants 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!

Elderly relative reading at baby naming ceremony with family looking on

As well as the official celebrant, family member readings and speeches give a more personal touch.  Here, a grandmother gives a heartfelt speech about what the arrival of Branwen meant to her.

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 for welcoming adopted children into the family.

Adults can also have naming ceremonies, and in some cultures, this is quite common.

Group photo of family under tress at baby naming ceremony

The whole family attended baby Branwen’s ceremony. It’s a great opportunity for the photographer to take a group shot of everyone together as part of the day’s record.

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 – £150/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).

A 12″x9″ glossy, bespoke designed photo book, telling a pictorial story of your day. Image wrap hardcover printed by Loxley Colour. Proofs of the finished design will be provided for your approval and to tweak if necessary.

£400 – (£200/extra copy).
Further 2-Page Spreads – £15 each (Max. 160 pages).

I also photograph>> Children’s Birthday Parties.

To Find Out about Humanism>> Humanist Naming Ceremonies

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Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Cardiff, covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the wedding day's atmosphere as it unfolds naturally.


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