First Holy Communion | Raleigh Area Children’s Photographer

My second grader has been preparing this whole year with faith formation classes to receive her first holy communion.  It is such a joy to see your child grow and learn in their faith.  I couldn’t feel more blessed and proud of her and of the little lady she is becoming.

About 6-7 months before her communion we started a “First Communion” board on Pinterest.  We spent a few nights together looking at dresses online and pinning the favorites.  We were also pinning ideas for the type of veil and accessories as well!

After she chose her dress, we decided to go the non-traditional route and picked out a beautiful fabric flower hair fascinator adorned with pearls and crystals (purchased off Etsy).  Instead of a long veil, we decided to show off the back of her dress and went with a blusher veil made from tule that my mom had purchased.  Two of the “Grandmas” went to work on designing and attaching the blusher veil to the fascinator.  I have to say it was PERFECT! It coordinated with the dress perfectly and it looked stunning on my daughter (of course).

The day of her first communion the weather was less than ideal, chilly and VERY windy (which is really unlike our normal weather).  So, I may be taking some outdoor photos of her in her attire on a separate day.

I can’t wait to do it all again in 4 years when our youngest will receive her first communion.  God bless!





May 31, 2013 - 8:25 am

Crystal Petrucci - You did a very good job with the dress. It really looks perfect for her. Mother knows best after all. Anyway, got to check the internet for dress designs too because my daughter will have her first communion next year.

June 17, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Padre Leon - Pictures a fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us.

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