is the traditional Korean outfit that a baby wears for his or her first birthday celebration.
I was so excited when a past client contacted me about shooting first birthday portraits for her son with the family, and wearing his hanbok, so she could display the photos at his party. I especially love helping families capture the traditions that enrich their family.
We met at Meadowlark Gardens in Virginia, because they’ve recently added a beautiful Korean Garden, with a Peace Bell, on their already gorgeous (and photogenic) grounds.
It was a super bright sunny day (not always the easiest to photograph!) but thanks to the lovely Korean-inspired structures, we found beautiful shade, and many details that connect the young birthday boy to the richness of his culture.
PS. When photographing family traditions I think it’s great to think beyond just capturing the moment, to how you’ll enjoy these photos in your everyday life. Here are two posts sure to make you fall in love with printing and displaying your family’s pictures:
And if you’re feeling inspired to capture a family tradition of your own, contact me today and we can plan the perfect session for you. (Use the Contact link in the menu at the top of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org)