Adorable First Communion Photos | Austin and Round Rock Photographer

First Communion portrait sessions are one of the most adorable things I photograph!

These kids meet me up at their church, dressed in their beautiful white dresses for girls and suits for boys. They are so excited to have their upcoming First Communion at church! I get big smiles and reverent portraits all in one portrait session! It always brings a smile to my face!

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I had the opportunity to photograph second graders at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Austin and St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock this year. Both Catholic churches are gorgeous inside and out.

Parents know to document these milestones for your children, but some times with the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to forget or put it off to the last minute.

Don’t let that happen!

The beauty of these photos is they were all taken before the day of First Communion, so the families and children didn’t feel rushed or pressured to get everything done on the same day. I could capture the excitement on their faces when they were telling me what they were looking forward to the most on their First Communion day. And most of the children brought their rosaries to their portrait sessions to include in their portraits!

Check out these beautiful First Communion portrait sessions!

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Photographing a Baptism | St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Pflugerville, TX

Last December, I had the great honor of photographing the Baptism of a little girl at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Pflugerville, TX.  This is a special event for this little girl, her parents, and all her extended friends and family.  She wore the most adorable white baptism gown, and she didn't even cry when the water was poured over her head.

Photographing this event truly was a privilege for me to capture this momentous occasion for her parents.  And they could really jus sit back and enjoy it instead of having to worry about photographing all the entire ceremony because I was there to photograph it for them.  Check out these Baptism photos taken last month.

First Communion Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

As with many other children over the past few weekends, this little girl celebrated her First Communion on Saturday.  This photo session was extra special to me because I worked with her mom this past school year.  She and I taught a religious education class together at our church, St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock, so I got to know her very well.  This sweet little girl, just like her mom, is both gorgeous on the inside and outside.

Congratulations to all the children who made their First Communions this past weekend.  My son was right along with them, and those photos will be coming soon (fingers crossed, mom, aka me, doesn't forget!).

First Communion Photos | Round Rock, TX

A child's First Communion is a very special time for them.  It's the third sacrament they receive in the Catholic Church (usually).  They prepare for it during their entire second grade year, and it culminates at the end of the year with the children receiving their First Communion in their church.

I was lucky enough to photograph this little girl in her First Communion dress last weekend.  It was a tad breezy and overcast, but the sun decided to shine through about midway through this session.  This little lady was absolutely adorable!  I was lucky enough to photograph her at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock, TX.