2012 Priesthood Ordination

2012 Ordination - Priests in Group
2012 Ordination - Priests Laying Prostrate
2012 Ordination - Wide Angle

For many years, it has been my honor to be the official photographer for the Archdiocese of St. Louis' priesthood and transitional diaconate ordination Masses, and this year's class included a few of my friends from when I was a seminarian myself!

I used two Nikon D7000 camera bodies, both with vertical battery grips. I had a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens on the primary body (used for almost everything, since I had to be very discreet and far away from the sanctuary/action), and a Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 on the secondary body. My wife used a Nikon D40 with an 18-105mm VR lens in the balcony to take shots from above.

You can view all the photos from the event in my Flickr photostream: 2012 Priesthood Ordination.

Highlights: 
  • Photos taken with two Nikon D7000 camera bodies.
  • Selected photos used in various publications.
  • Assistant photographer (wife) took aerial photos.