Abigail’s First Communion — The Baltimore Basilica

I recently had a real treat of a job — shooting portraits of a little girl at the Baltimore Basilica in advance of her First Communion. Abigail’s mother — the friend of past wedding and portrait clients of mine — first contacted me about photographing her daughter’s actual First Communion. I have photographed those very special ceremonies for the last couple years at my own church and always love documenting cute kids in their Sunday finest becoming fuller members of the church. But I am booked to shoot a wedding on the day of Abigail’s First Communion, so her mother brilliantly suggested that we meet at the Basilica — the site of her own wedding — for some portraits a few weekends early. We did — and we couldn’t have had more fun. Whether lighting a candle for Mary with her mom, examining her rosary or twirling in her pretty white dress, Abigail was just darling. Here are just a few of my favorites from our afternoon together:

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