Isabella's Baptism

It's another Uninvented Colors first: baptism photography! When I met with Sofia over the summer, she explained the importance of this event to her family. Isabella's relatives were coming from all over the country for the occasion, which would take place at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

I arrived about the same time as this sweet little girl and her family and captured some candid shots of them coming into church. Don't you love her little lace bonnet? So lovely!

cute baby girl in christening gown and bonnet

 It was refreshing to experience a different kind of worship than I'm used to. Protestant as I may be, I must say I truly experienced the spirit of Advent during mass.

sanctuary and stained glass window (Jesus) at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

Isabella and her parents and godparents looked so happy to participate in this sacramental ceremony.

Catholic infant baptism

Isabella was anointed...

baby girl being anointed with oil before baptism

...then baptized!

baby girl being baptized by Catholic priest and godparents

She was officially welcomed into the family of faith with this gorgeous stole and the lighting of a candle. Such a joyful moment!

candle and stole in Catholic baptism

There were so many people there to celebrate with her! There are way too many family photos for me to share them all, so I'm just going to leave you with these sweet kisses for abuelo. :) 

Hispanic grandfather and little girl in christening gown, kisses on cheek

This beautiful little girl is so loved, and I am so glad she'll always have these photos to remind her of that. :)