Communion Photos


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Communion pictures have changed so much and, well continue to change and evolve almost daily.  Every parent, aunt, grandparent, brother and sister have great little devices in their pockets so they can snap away throughout the entire communion day. 


It's so easy and so fast. 


soWhy bother taking your child to a professional studio for a, ugh, dare I say...


 formal communion portrait?

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Because this a record of your family history, and this communion picture will be passed on to the next generation.  Its a Communion portrait that is preserving the present for the future.  Ok, I know that sounds pretty corny, I get that.  But think about it for a moment.  All the pics we are taking on our you think those will be around for your grandchildren to see of their own parents, your kids?  I'm not sure about that.  And that scares me.

It scares me to think we will lose a generation of pictures.

            we won't have a record of our families.

       So, lets do it!

It's really easy, and fun too!  At Beth Capuano Photography studio, located in West Nyack, NY, we photograph your communion child with traditional studio lights and natural light all in the same photo session.

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So, why studio lights..It's so old fashioned.

Well, that may be true, studio lights have been around for like, well...forever.  

But here is what they do...

When lit properly, you can see the details of the lace on your communion dress, you can see the beads and sparkle....

Not only the sparkle on the dress, but the sparkle in your little communion girls eye.

You can see the details of her hairstyle, the buckle in her shoe.  You can see her whole communion outfit, it's sharp and focused because it is properly lit with studio lights.


Natural window light is sweet, and  creamy soft.

Using window light for communion pictures is a contemporary modern approach to this traditional  style portrait.  

In our natural light area in the West Nyack studio we are forever changing the background.  This area is a more realistic cozy setting.  We change furniture pieces to add pops of color.  it is also a great area to add your own personal pieces.  Things like family heirlooms...grandmas's roasary beads, grandpa's bible.  Little touches to personalize this communion portrait for your family.

Done correctly, we see the detail of the white lace against the white dress, we see beautiful beadwork and of course that beautiful smile.

In our West Nyack studio, we have huge custom window installed with window lit portraits in mind.  This light works beautifully for professional headshots and family pictures too.


and it's where the silly comes out to play.


you can bring the siblings too!

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So, as long as you are coming to the West Nyack studio for the communion pictures anyway.....

why not bring the rest of the kids??!!

This is a great chance to get really beautiful pictures of all your kids together.....and very sweet individual kids pictures too.  Of course we will fuss over the communion child and be sure they feel very special......

but why not

bring the rest of them.....

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First Holy Communion picture done at St. Francis of Assisi West Nyack NY Beth Capuano Photography

Now this is a total win for your church as well as the families who choose to participate in this fund raising event.

Our photographers come to your church, set up our backgrounds, props and studio lights and start photographing  the communion children!  This can be done on the communion day (depending on availability) or on a separate day prior to the childrens' First holy Communion.

A percentage of sales is donated back to your organization and your families get amazing Communion pictures. (win/win)

If you are thinking about working with us on this type of program please reach out to us with plenty of time.  We like to create custom marketing materials for you to help promote the event. And, because communions tend to occur within the same couple of weeks....these dates fill up quickly!

Call the studio

Beth Capuano Photography

845 348 0820

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Beth Capuano Photography

741 West Nyack Road

West Nyack, NY