I had the privilege of taking photographs for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church a couple of weeks ago for Confirmation and then again for First Communion. It was a new experience for me- typically when I've done photography shoots before I have one family in front of me and there are a lot of still shots. For this occasion though, I had over 30 teenagers and 40 kids to photograph and the majority of the pictures were of movement (as they made their way down the aisle to partake in communion or being blessed by the bishop).
Obviously a majority of the pictures (and all the ones posted here on my blog) were taken during the service, and that was another aspect that I really enjoyed. Being Methodist, I have been to only a few Catholic Church services and I always enjoy seeing and partaking in new things. I think that visiting different religious services (and even discussing and learning about other religions) has always been an interest of mine. I've gone to all sorts of different Christian sects, Jewish sects, and I want to try others as well ( I just haven't yet).
It's wonderful to see people worshiping God in their own way. I like seeing the similarities and differences.
But that's besides the point. The point is, I really enjoyed the service and of course also taking these photos. Hopefully I did the families proud.
And a special thanks to my big sis for speaking highly of my and my work and hiring me for this opportunity!