Talia's LDS Baptism Pictures
  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Talia's LDS Baptism Pictures

Taking special LDS Baptism Pictures is different than other baptism photography for several reasons.  Whether you're a photographer, the parent of a child planning a baptism, or just a person who's curious about our church's beliefs on baptism, this post will fill you in!

We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We’re sometimes called "Mormons" or “LDS”- short for Latter-day Saint. Since I'm sharing LDS baptism pictures (different than a typical baby baptism), I wanted to tell you a bit about what "Latter-day Saints" believe about baptism. 

I will be sharing more about Talia's baptism in a few baptism-related posts that will be coming up on the blog and I'll link to more LDS baptism photo sessions at the end of this post.

Baptism Photograph

LDS Beliefs About Baptism


We believe in baptism by immersion and we don't baptize children as babies because we believe that they are not accountable then. When they reach the age of accountability (age 8) they can choose to be baptized. Here is a scripture about that from the Book of Mormon:

Moroni 8:11 And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins.

LDS Baptism Photos & Photography

You'll notice that I quoted the Book of Mormon in that scripture. Sometimes, because of our belief in that book as scripture, we like to include the book in a baptism photo. You can see an example in this post where I share baptism photos I took of my niece.

A man who holds the priesthood can perform the ordinance of baptism, so Talia's Daddy baptized her. 

LDS Baptism Clothing - Wearing White


During baptism, the person being baptized and the person performing the baptism wear white clothing. It doesn't have to be a dress for a girl and you don't have to buy it yourself. The church will provide a white jumpsuit for you if you don't have your own white clothing. You can see a photo of what Ken & Katrina wore at her baptism in this post from Katrina's baptism day.

LDS Baptism Dress Photography


When I was baptized, I wore a dress during the baptism. For Talia, we found this pretty white dress which she wore on her baptism day, but she changed into a simple white jumpsuit for the actual baptism, and back into the dress after she dried off.

Before the baptism day, we went out to get some photos of her wearing it, to remember this special event in her life by. (We knew it would be FREEZING cold when her 8th birthday rolled around, so we went out early for these photos ;)


LDS Baptism Pictures
Talia's LDS Baptism Pictures

Our Favourite LDS Baptism Song


There is a song about baptism that we like to sing in our home called "When I Am Baptized" (but we call it the rainbow song). These are the lyrics:

1. I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.

Chorus
I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with God again.

2. I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
And I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.

Chorus

I used a little Photoshop magic to add a rainbow to one of the photos I took and I love the way that it represents a lot to us when we look at it, about the meaning behind baptism.

I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain

Well, I wanted to share these photos with you and to briefly explain a bit about LDS Baptism so that you would understand what I'm talking about when I refer to Talia's baptism in a couple of future posts about her baptism and some LDS Baptism Books. :) This blog isn't all about mormon beliefs, but if you have questions about them, you're welcome to ask me in comments or by email.

More LDS Baptism Pictures & Ideas for Photo Sessions


Since this post was originally published, I've done a few more baptism photography sessions for Katrina and my niece, Brooklyn. I wanted to share those here too, in case you'd like to see more baptism photo ideas. :)


Thanks for visiting my blog!

Please subscribe or follow to keep in touch.

11 comments:

  1. I love her dress! My daughter is 6, so we've still got a couple years to go. Congrats to Talia! She's a cutie, and I know that she'll remember this day for her whole life!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Karen! :) It is an exciting time- and pretty crazy as a parent to suddenly realize you've got an 8 year old- the time FLIES!

      Delete
  2. Congratulations. She is a pretty girl.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful photos and song. I really love those words!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for explaining. I really didn't know very much about Mormon baptism.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *