First of all, I want to thank, again, the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island along with Denise Fillion, its Director of Communication, for allowing me the opportunity to photograph special services for them. I am humbled each time I photograph in one of their beautiful churches. Each time I feel uplifted and full of hope. Over the years, I’ve fallen in love with the Episcopal Church and its liturgy. So photographing these services fulfills me in so many ways. Besides, there’s nothing better than doing what you love to do and feeling in the name of God.
Today’s post is a photograph I took last week at the Confirmation Service at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. For those who remember this church was set ablaze by an arsonist back on December 23rd, 2012 during the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. It’s a portrait that I took of a distinguished, beautiful woman at the end of the service. I was putting my camera away getting ready to go home when I saw her sitting in the corner, her smile radiating with the sun awash all over her. Because as beautiful as the brick and mortar of a church may be, there’s nothing more divine than a beautiful person inside of that church. I had to go up to her and ask if I could take her photograph. Thankfully she obliged me. I hope you like this portrait as much as I loved taking it.