Julia’s Baptism

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I had the honor of photographing the Baptism of a sweet baby girl at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Fort Worth last weekend. Julia is the second daughter of Susannah and Anthony. She is about a month old, and like her older sister, Alicia, she is very petite.



Susannah, aka the Ever So Crafty Mom , is a woman of many talents: blogging, baking, sewing, decorating, and all-around master of anything crafty. In fact, guess who made Julia’s beautiful christening gown? Anthony is light-hearted and kind. With two wonderful little girls in tote, these two look like they could not be happier. What a beautiful family!


I was struck by the beauty and symbolism of the Latin Rite Baptism. It starts outside the church doors, symbolizing that the baby has not yet entered the Church. The entire rite is full of such beautiful, effacacious symbolism: laying on of the hands, the imposition of blessed salt, the anointing with chrism, and of course the pouring of the water.








What a joyous occasion! Anthony’s family came to witness and celebrate, and I got to snap a picture of the whole bunch! juliakbaptism-

Congratulations to Julia and here blessed family!



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The way I see it, there is no better way to spend a crisp autumn afternoon than with friends, family, live folk music, beer and brats, carnival games, a live auction, and people dressed in lederhosen! Lucky for me, St. Francis Montessori was hosting their annual Oktoberfest this weekend! My family and I spent the late afternoon and early evening enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of this festive event. In painted faces, children bustled from game to game, and cut loose in the bouncy house, while the adults enjoyed beer, folk music, and German dancing, and snagged some inestimable goods during the live auction (whoever got the brunch at the Four Seasons, let me know if you need another member for your party!). Needless to say, a good time was had by all!