Katrina turned 8 years old a few months ago which meant that a very special milestone was approaching for her: she would be baptized! I've written in more detail about baptism in our church (why we wait until age 8, baptism by immersion, etc.) in a past post about Talia's baptism. If you aren't familiar with our beliefs, you might like to check it out. In today's post I want to share some photos of Katrina in her baptism dress.
Just like we did with Talia, we took photos earlier in the year (because our girls have cold weather birthdays) so she wouldn't be miserable getting some outdoor photos! I love this portrait of her, shown below, (it reminds me how important it is to get out and get some good quality portraits of my kids at LEAST once a year, so that I can look back on these years this way).
We went to a local farm in the Fall, to get these photos (hence the hay bales in the background). You might recognize the dress (it's the same one that Talia wore for her baptism). We bought a sleeveless dress and my mom created and added the sleeves.
If you saw the post with photos of Talia for her baptism, then the photo below will look familiar. I wanted to recreate it because of that special rainbow song about baptism (you can see the lyrics in this post). This song is Katrina's most requested bedtime song. :)
Now, here's a little behind-the-scenes look at the baptism photo shoot process. We went into a field of tall grass for some of the photos and had to get through some muck a few times. Katrina was wearing white dress shoes, so Ken was her mode of transportation. :) I love these shots, too!
I'm a bit behind on sharing about this, but there's another post coming with details about her baptism day. Just as I mentioned with my post about Talia's baptism, this blog doesn't really focus on our religion but it does come up every now and then. If you have any questions about what we believe or our religion, I'm always happy to answer them, so feel free to ask!