Baptism Photography: Diana

Watching families grow has to be one of my favorite things. The Burgos are my VIP clients, as they’ve allowed me the honor to document their engagement session, their wedding, their maternity, and their newborn memories. Naturally, I was excited to see them once again, to document their beautiful daughter Diana, being baptized.

The location was the infamous Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. I mean, absolutely gorgeous… inside and out. I had no idea that inside the church, there were smaller chapels at the back. Giving you the opportunity for a more private mass. It ended up working in my favor as well, as I roamed around the pews so I wouldn’t miss any key moments.

I decided to stay longer and honor The Burgos while they celebrated their Princess Diana at Duomo 51, a fine Italian restaurant with a rooftop view overlooking the Cathedral.
The Cake was nothing short of brilliant, with a flowery theme, which matched the centerpieces of the table. The food was delicious, and everyone is always so welcoming when they see me again. I absolutely adore this family, and I cannot wait to continue on building with them. Seeing their family grow and flourish. I wish them all the blessings.

spring baptism cake
saint patricks cathedral

Madrid | Textiles and Temples

Almudena Cathedral, it wasn’t even one of the stops we were headed to. I’m so glad we walked in. I’ve seen the inside of many churches, and  yes they are all so beautiful in their own ways, but this one had patterns for days. When you look up high it seemed like there were textiles on the ceilings. Intricate details with so many colors.

There was this one room, aw man, you would just die if you saw it.

Tourists were not allowed to enter, which makes it obvious that pictures weren’t allowed to be taken. I stepped in anyway, took a seat in the back and just observed quietly. The whole room was golden  mosaics, images of saints, Jesus Christ, Saint Mary, everything was just everything… gold. I loved it.

Christopher is a huge fan of Egypt, so when we learned that there was a Temple that was donated to Madrid, when they helped aid their temples. We got to the Temple of Debod right on time, the tour guide was just starting. I actually found the spanish a bit difficult to understand, and tried my best at every pause to translate for Nikki.
After such a long day I was excited for dinner. I was starving and on our walk back I was eager to find anything that these 2 picky eaters could finally say “yes” to. Everything wasn’t good enough. I was staring to get a bit cranky, and all the wait was well worth it.  Chris spotted Fatigas Del Querer, right on Calle de la Cruz, it was just calling us in. Gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) was delicious, which I didn’t order, but hey, if Chris orders it.. I get a cut.