Wee Man, Big Day

October 20, 2012

Keane had no idea what was happening. All he knew was there was lots of people, all gathered together, smiling and excited and he could tell it was all directed towards him, but why? Well, because today Keane got Baptized. Yes, we are proud to announce that Keane is now officially Keane Bruce Doyle. And due to the fact that I am absolutely exhausted from a long day of festivities that began soon after the sun bounced up, I’m going to keep the chit chat to a minimum and leave most of the talking to the photos from the day.

The wee man of the moment. Keane wears a very special Baptism outfit. This exact outfit was worn by his big cousin Evan for his own Christening almost 4 years ago. Evan was sweet enough to let Keane borrow it and its our hope that it will somehow become a little bit of an heirloom for future grandkids. Gotta start somewhere right?

So my bestfriend Derval was the lady we picked to be Keane’s godmother and she flew all the way from Ireland to be here for his big day. She was also determined that I be in as many of the photos as possible, so she bravely took hold of my camera and did her best to master its usage so Keane would have lots of photos of him with his mother for a change. This shot she grabbed as we made our way from the car park to the church and as you can probably tell, it was a little on the chilly side this particular morning.

Paul, Keane and I with the priest who would be performing the ceremony.

Keane’s awesome godparents. My big brother Edward who arrived all the way from London and my best friend Derval who came from Ireland for the occasion.

Group shot of all the friends and family that came out to celebrate Keane’s big day. And the reason we all look a little like giants is cos I was using the camera’s self-timer so I could include myself in the shot and the only place to put it was on a small table that stood just a few feet off the ground, so the angle was a little on the low side.

Ok, so getting a photo during the Baptism ceremony turned out to be a bit of a challenge. Obviously I had to stand up on the alter with the baby and Paul, but so too did Edward and Derval, so that meant the camera got passed off to a friend who had absolutely no idea what she was doing and began to randomly mash at the various buttons on the camera. As a result we ended up with no photos of the ceremony, but what we did get was about 4 minutes of video. Yes, luckily one of the buttons that got pushed was the video button, so thankfully we do have a little something to commemorate the occasion. After the ceremony the camera was safely back in my hands and I was able to capture these photos of Keane perched on top of a pool of holy water.

The group gather around the man of the moment.

Then it was on to a riverside restaurant to continue the celebration. Our friend Matt had the honor of slicing Keane’s special cake.

Keane has no idea why he’s sitting on top of the table.

Or why he’s sitting next to a cake.

Keane and his godmother talk about how to approach the eating of the cake.

In the end its decided that a fork would be the best option.

Our friends Matt and his pretty wife Emily.

Edward and I get ourselves together for a brother, sister and baby shot.

And there’s the shot.

After dinner we headed out into the gardens for even more combinations of photos. The first combination was of course Paul, Keane and I.

Then we had the godparents.

Another shot of everyone. In my efforts to capture this image I actually had to set my camera up in a tree. Risky but thankfully it worked out in our favor.

One more of the brother, sister and baby.

Besties and baby.

Keane and I with another of my best friends, Mike.

The untraditional family shot.

Derval finishes off the day with a few more photos of Keane and I.

2 Responses to “Wee Man, Big Day”

  1. Dinara says:

    YAY Congratulations. Everyone look awesome. Keane is super adorable!!!

  2. Sarah Shinkins says:

    Fantastic pictures of u all! (especially the godfather). Keane looked really cute in his outfit. Looks like u all had a great day! Love the photo of u holding Keane up in the air and u both smiling. That’s one to be framed for sure. X

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