The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Baby George [Getty]
We're just one day away from the christening of Prince George and news has arrived regarding the official photographer. Is it Mario Testino? Mike Middleton? Nope, the man for the job is one Jason Bell. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked Bell to be the official snapper at the christening of their son, which takes place tomorrow. He will take the photographs at Clarence House following the service in the Chapel Royal.
So who is Jason Bell, you ask? Born in Camden, London in 1969, he's a well-established portrait photographer whose work has appeared in many of the world’s most famous publications including Vanity Fair and US Vogue. What's more, many of Jason’s photos have been acquired for the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection and he's received a number of awards, including The Royal Photographic Society’s Terrence Donovan Award for outstanding contribution to photography and the Best British Black and White Photographer at the British Picture Editor’s Awards. He was also made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in September 2011. The 44-year-old now lives in London and New York.
In fact, he's a pro at royal-tastic shoots as evidenced by the regal shot he took of the cast of Downton Abbey for Vanity Fair as well as a divine snap of Chanel's Metiers D'Art collection which saw a line-up of models trussed up in cloaks, ruffles and jewels in the highlands of Scotland. Ooh, can we expect a fashion shoot stylee for little George's Big Day? See Jason's greatest shots on his website www.jasonbellphoto.com