Ozone Park, NY- Every now and then as I’m snapping away during an event or portrait session, I capture a moment that gives me goosebumps. At this Queens, New York baptism it was just after the ceremony had finished. As is customary in the Mar Thoma Church, the newly baptized is changed from her previous dress into a pure white garment. As I photographed baby Madeline surrounded by her mother, grandmother, and sister as they worked to button up the back of her dress, I was struck by the similarity to a bride being buttoned into her wedding dress. I’d like to think that some day, if that moment does indeed play out in the future, it’s photographed and displayed beside this photo so that Madeline will always remember that from her very early days she was surrounded by love.