So yesterday was Stella's baptism. It was a day that we'd been planning for a while. It took 8 weeks to secure everyone's schedules so we could include all of our family and her sponsors. All in all it was a great day! Although, I do have to say that in all of the busyness and excitement of the day I didn't get as many great shots as I'd hoped for. But there are some good ones in the captures I did get.
|Jack is looking down, but I still love this shot of the 5 of us!|
Aside from the obvious reason of Stella's actual baptism, this was a special day in many ways. All of our children have been baptized wearing family heirlooms. The bonnet in the first picture was mine when I was baptized. The boys also both wore it on their baptisms. It goes with the cute little booties that we all wore as well.
The gown she wore is just as special. It was originally Amy's mother's baptismal gown and was then worn by both Amy and her sister Amanda on their baptisms. The boys both wore the little baptismal suit that Amy's uncles wore that was then passed down to her brother Adam. You can see the family traditions here right? Both sides of the family passing down to the next generation. It was pretty awesome watching Amy get her dressed knowing all the significance behind every piece.
The other really amazing thing about her baptism was that Amy's grandfather performed it. He has baptized every member of the family since Amy's mom and her siblings. Every cousin, grandchild, and great-grandchild. We were so proud that Stella was the next in this long standing family tradition.
So I missed the shots of Stella with her sponsors, our good friends and co-workers the Bellingers and the Bowens. So I missed a better staged photo shoot of her in her baptismal outfit. So I missed random party shots. Oh well. It still was an awesome day that we got to share with our family and friends. A day that we will now celebrate with Stella each year, using the few pictures I did get! :)
All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.