Baby Luca :: Toronto Orthodox Baptism

Ok - can we talk about how much I LOVE baptisms??? Especially orthodox ones since being not only being married in a Greek Orthodox church myself but also having my two sons blessed at the same church in such a beautiful tradition at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox. I can't decide which is my most favourite part, the smearing of the olive oil or the dunking of the little one in the blessed bath lol I was so thrilled when Anca called to ask me to capture Luca's Macedonian Orthodox ceremony here in Toronto which was held at St timothy's Anglican Church with the reception to follow at the Golden Lion in Etobicoke. It was a beautiful summer day - the light breeze dancing through the trees - the family gathering around the pews waiting for the ceremony to start (a double one which was a first for me but truly felt like a community coming together to bless these little ones), the gorgeous natural light coming in from the stain glass windows; the smell of aged wood and books in the air (deep inhale...ahhhhh). I have always thought of myself as a contemporary woman who loves modern design and unconventional ways but there is just something about deeply rooted traditions that bring family and friends together in celebration that I absolutely adore. Thank you so much for having me be apart of such a special day.