Today on the blog we will be talking about a special christening photography story that took place earlier this year in November. The story comes from Nicosia, where we attended the christening of little Despina on a gloriously sunny Sunday morning.
Christening Photography Cyprus | A Touching Christening Tale
Despina’s parents, Mike and Stella, contacted me earlier this year after attending the christening of Mike’s niece, Christina, whose christening I was present at in June 2012 to take some photos. They were impressed by my photographs and asked me to take pictures at their daughter’s christening so that she could remember every moment of her important day.
The christening ceremony took place in the delightful old church of Agios Spyridonas, which is located in the heart of Nicosia. As the priest carried out the ceremony little Despina remained quiet and calm, taking in the event with patience and awe. Her Godfather devotedly performed his duties, and it was clear that he felt proud to be christening his Goddaughter on this very special day.
A Cypriot christening is one of the most momentous events in a child’s life and is a wonderful event filled with love and emotion. Each stage of the christening is performed by the priest and Godparents with absolute devotion, from the moment the baby is baptized in the small, round copper bath to the point where the baby is dressed in a special christening outfit. For this reason it is important to uniquely capture each and every moment through authentic and heartfelt christening photography.
After the ceremony we went for lunch to the popular and distinguished tavern, Zanettos, which is one of the oldest taverns in Nicosia. The walls of the tavern are adorned with photographs from days gone by, including plenty of photos of all the famous people that have entered the tavern to enjoy some traditional Cypriot meze.
After all the excitement it is no surprise that little Despina enjoyed a much deserved sleep while all her friends and relatives celebrated with plenty of food and drink in the unique surroundings of Zanettos tavern. Despina’s christening was a huge success and the christening photography truly captured the magic and significance of the day.