Life Events—Baptism

Life events are markers that indicate the beginning or an end, like doorways we either enter or depart. Christian Baptism is one of those beginnings. This is a right of passage and an important step marking the beginning of a life of one following Jesus.

“Once Jesus becomes the center of a person’s life, the next step in the process is to experience baptism. Baptism is a shout-out to the world that through being immersed or sprinkled with water in a public service, you identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We publicly proclaim that we are dying to sin and coming alive in Christ. Baptism is your public witness of moving from a seeker of Jesus to a believer and follower of Jesus.”

In Matthew 28:19  Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”   Taken from: http://www.alivewesleyan.com/baptism/

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Life Events—Senior pictures

Events happen all throughout life and there are those that we call rights of passage, and every culture has them. Today I will focus on the right of passage of being a high school senior. Senior pictures are one of those cultural markers or rights of passage that hasn’t changed much from years ago when I was making that journey from high school to university—by the way that was in 1980.  Last week I took pictures of my nephew Jared Potter and found a fun location with lots of fun backgrounds to play with. Thought you might like to see.

TECHI STUFF: For the photographs I used a Nikon SB800 set to remote on a light stand with a Photoflex Light Dome medium soft box and a grid to direct the light forward. I balanced the flash with the available light adjusting my ISO as the daylight faded. To trigger the flash I used the Nikon wireless speed light commander.
CAMERA: Nikon D700  LENS: AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200 1:2.8

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