James’ christening film
It was great to be able to produce James’ christening film in October. This was a Greek christening at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas in Liverpool, which I’ve filmed at a few times before. There were restrictions due to Covid so there were limited guests and everyone was wearing masks, apart from the Godparents and priest. The family were hoping for a big celebration after the ceremony but this wasn’t possible. Instead, the guests received party bags, which was a nice touch.
There are lots of details to film for a Greek christening video such as the christening outfit, shoes, necklace, bibs, candle and olive oil. They’re all laid out before the start of the ceremony so they can be used easily.
There are so many rituals that are a part of a Greek christening. Below, you can see the priest is preparing the font with olive oil. The oil is put on the baby along with holy water. James loved being in the font in the warm water but didn’t like being lifted out!
At the end of the ceremony, James’ mum had to kiss the hands of the godparents before she was handed her son.
Shots of the family and godparents are a must for a christening video. I managed to get some shots both before and after the ceremony, as we were waiting for guests to arrive so had a bit of time. It was also good because sometimes the baby can cry a lot during and after the ceremony! Always good to take the opportunity to capture some footage while the baby is happy.
If you want to know more about having a christening film, get in touch. I can also film the party afterwards once the Covid restrictions have been lifted.