I had never been to a Greek Orthodox baptism, let alone photograph one but I assumed it was similar to a Roman Catholic christening. Was I WRONG. My husband was baptized as Greek Orthodox when he was a baby, so I now know what went through. The ceremony is long and steeped with tradition and grandeur. The ceremony took place at The Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY.
We started outside for a few family portraits.
The ceremony starts in the back of the church, and then makes its way to the front. The priest speaks in both english and greek which just really helps create a magical moment.
In order to get their son “back” the parents have to kiss the hand of the godparents. The father’s mom pulled me aside to make sure I got THE shot.
Jen was the trooper