As a baby, being baptized into the Catholic Church is one of the greatest rites of passage. This baptism at St. Mary’s Basilica in Old Town Alexandria was an incredibly special moment for this little guy’s family and friends alike. Family flew in from both in and out of the country to attend Jose’s baptism and I’m certain it will hold a special place in their lives for years to come.
St. Mary’s Basilica is located on Royal St. in Old Town Alexandria and is one of the most iconic buildings in Old Town itself.
Below the patron saint of St. Mary’s overlooks the sanctuary and the baptismal font.
It was a beautiful day for a baptism in Old Town Alexandria, and light streamed in through the stained glass windows.
Occasionally while editing, I find happy little mergers. In the image below, the arch and cross on the baptismal font create a perfect halo around little Jose’s head and the cross appears just above.
Jose’s baptismal gown was a gift from his grandma and brought to him from Miami, FL.
I have no doubt this little guy is well loved!
Following the baptism at St. Mary’s, family and friends were able to walk to a reception at Hotel Indigo’s Hummingbird restaurant.
Erin Tetterton is the photographer & artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Erin Tetterton Photography is a fine art newborn, lifestyle and wedding photography business based in Alexandria, VA, providing newborn, lifestyle and wedding photography to the greater Washington DC area. For more information on Erin Tetterton’s work, see her portfolio and get in touch today.
Hi I’m Erin and the artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Welcome to the photographic THE ARCHIVES.
I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.
My goal is to create authentic, timeless imagery that accurately depicts each phase of your life. Those phases will be different, unique, and beautiful. Inject humor! Do them in a place you love!