First Communion | Houston Event Photographer

First Communion

Tara Flannery is a Houston event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Contact me to book your event or celebration.  Check out more of Tara Flannery’s event photography too!

I have photographed a number of First Communions and Baptisms.  First Communion is a major rite of passage in the Catholic church. As one of the seven Sacraments, First Communion typically falls around the age of 7, when a child is deemed capable of reason and therefore able to appreciate and understand the miracle of the Eucharist.

“Jesus comes to us in a unique way in the Eucharist. When He comes, we receive Him into our body and our soul. This is very beautiful, personal, and intimate. We should not take it for granted!  This is why the first time a family member makes their Holy Communion, it is and exciting event for the whole family. The boy or girl preparing for this sacrament is going to be profoundly united with Jesus in a way that they never have before!  It is such a holy, joyful occasion. Our souls become the bride of Christ. That is why girls wear white dresses and boys wear suits. Relatives are invited. Parents take pictures.  We celebrate. And the very act of celebrating reveals our belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.”

About Faith

Faith, my client’s daughter, was getting ready to receive her First Communion.  Mom contacted me about the upcoming event and we started making plans.  We met before the Mass to photograph Faith’s formal portrait.  A portrait like her older sister had done for her First Communion.  Photography was not allowed during the mass so I used that time to photograph the bulletin, her bouquet and rosary.  After the mass, we were able to get more portraits with the family and grandparents.  These are special memories that Faith will treasure.  A significant event on her faith journey surrounded by her church and family.

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Tara Flannery is a Houston event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Contact me to book your event or celebration!




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Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers of America PPA.
Tara is a Certified Professional Photographer.
Tara is a member of TPPA Texas Professional Photographer's Association.
Tara has earned her Master of Photography degree.
Tara has earned her Photographic Craftsman certification.
Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston PPGH.