Happy baptism day to Anastasia! It’s such a huge celebration for the Ocana family to have their firstborn be baptized into the Catholic church.
What is the purpose for being baptized?
“Baptising cleanses people from original sin and marks a person’s official entry into the Church.” – Desiringgod.org
“Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make the right choices in life, for themselves and for others. A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.”
“Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by: Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love. Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey. Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life. Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways. So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.” – Christianity.com
And now Anastasia is going to be baptized in front of their closest family and friends!
The Celebration Continues
After the sacrament and family photos, we headed to Cimarron Hills Country Club for a few more formal photos and to celebrate with a yummy meal!
A biiiiiiiiiiig kiss and love from her favorite uncle:
Anastasia wasn’t huge fan of me taking photos of her. She played the shy card! But she loved playing with her gown and showing off her sparkly shoes. And this allowed me to capture her in her natural element!
A little mommy-daughter moment 💕
With the weather cooperating, we headed outside for just a few more post-baptism photos …
Although, once outside, Anastasia became consumed with her curiosity of flowers …
But we managed to get her away from the flowers for just two quick photos before they headed inside to eat with their family and friends: