Baptism ceremony and event photography provided by Gosia Dixon of Sugar Plum Photography. Servicing Toronto and the GTA since 2012 with artful photography. Sugar Plum specializes in newborn, maternity, and baby photography. Gosia’s talents also extend to family photography and small event photography. Commissions are available world-wide and extend to commercial and editorial photography.
I dove deep into the archives to find content that seemed appropriate. With an ever-evolving landscape outside, I’ve turned my thoughts inward. I started reflecting on life, faith, and humanity. I’ve drawn the conclusion that life is precious and far too short. We speed through life, through the day, through the weeks. Days turn into months and before we know it a year has gone by. Slowing things down recently has allowed me to change my perspective. I appreciate the little things, like my kids’ hugs. Their big blue eyes looking at me, saying good morning. Yes baby, it is a good morning. We are alive and we are healthy. We have each other, we have a roof over our heads, and a fridge full of food. Life is good here, and it’s only a matter of time before it gets reflected outwards again.
I have faith in humanity. People are inherently good, for the most part. The world has come together and fighting for the same cause and turned a bad situation into something positive. Neighbours are leaning on each other, and people are going out of their way to help. When it’s quiet, someone begins to sing. Everyone is leveraging their talents to help those who need them. Out of something ugly, something truly beautiful is happening. People are going back to their roots, back to basics. When people stop running so fast through life, you notice the path. And it’s beautiful.
Even though I am not religious myself, these baptism ceremony photos speak to me as if I were. Faith is a beautiful thing, it brings people together. It takes our minds off what’s happening outside and makes you focus on the inside, with your connection to God. It’s back to basics, traditions, and serves to ground you. I can appreciate all faiths, they are beautiful in their own ways.
Stay healthy and strong.