What Baptism Means
Eight years old is an age of more independence and making more choices for yourself. It’s an important time for children to decide to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These kids don’t know everything, but they know enough to want to follow Christ and be baptized as Jesus was. Baptism means being buried in water and having our mistakes and sins washed away. For church members baptism is an important step and a commitment to keep Jesus’ commandments. The first commandment is to love God and the other is to love others. Really a religion should teach us how to better love each other, give help, and be forgiving. Kindness and love are what Jesus taught.
Springtime at the Ogden, Utah Temple
For these photos we went to the Ogden, Utah temple grounds. It was a beautiful April day with blossoms and tulips all blooming. Spring time flowers are my favorite. I love the bright red tulips especially. We walked around the temple and I liked having the temple in the background in some of the shoots, and more close up shots in others.
I love the new teeth coming in an eight-year-old’s mouth that push out the old teeth. New growth. She had a cute, simple smile to show those teeth. We also had some more serious shots and photos of her reading the Book of Mormon. I like happy photos, but also the more quiet ones that are thoughtful.
I’m sure this family will always look back at this memory and stage of their eight-year-old deciding to be baptized. Don’t you love to look back at your old photos and your family history?
my favorite shot of the session
This quiet black and white shot was my favorite of the shoot. It shows her cute freckles and long eye lashes. I also loved her hair draping her face on both sides. Just her eyes are in focus, which I did on purpose to draw the eye there and at her cheeks.
I like to take a variety of shots, up close, and farther back. You can bring a Book of Mormon for a prop or a blanket or anything you want to include.
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