This little cutie got all dressed in his birthday best and although he was not thrilled to wear his traditional Doljanchi (or Dol) outfit but he got used to it. Their session was in their beautiful new home in Delray Beach Florida. I did not know much about this tradition but learned much more while sharing in this tradition with the family. It is a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby. This ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future. The highlight of the dol is a ritual where the child is placed in front of a table of foods and objects such as string, brushes, ink and money. The child is then urged to pick up an object from the table. It is believed the one selected will foretell the child’s future. For example, if the child picks up a brush or book, he/she is destined to be smart. If he/she picks up money he/she will be wealthy; If he/she picks up food that means he/she will not be hungry. If the child picks up the thread, it is believed he/she will live a long life. The types of objects placed on the table for […]
And now, the star of the show…Baby Luke! I am excited to share this cutie with you for a couple of reasons…One because he is so stinking adorable, two because he has the best parents he could have and Three because I really missed being able to held a baby. It had been far too long, so I really enjoyed my cuddle time! He was the perfect little guy! Slept really well for us once we got him to sleep, and we kept him moving too! You can see we did several location changes. I look forward to watching you grow little man!!! XO
Meet my beautiful friend Hope and her fabulous family! I adore this group to pieces. Hope and I grew up together from middle school on and have always had a super strong connection. I loved her hubby right away and was very happy they found one another. Then a couple of years after our first, they had their first. Ms. L! Super sassy and adorable ALL DAY LONG. Love her!! Then my little O came along! OMGEEEE!!!! I could eat him up he is so delicious! Playful yet serene in nature. Smart as a whip those two! So needless to say, I just about melted when my bestie told me she had breast cancer. She was very positive regardless of the affliction and she was confidant she would beat it….I never doubted for one second that was the truth. And it certainly because of this strength and her faith that she pushed thru one of the hardest things a woman can push thru….Radiation and Chemo. The very next day after they commissioned me for their family session, she shaved off her hair so she would not have to watch it come out in clumps. She worked that style and still is while her hair […]
This mom and son have such a tight bond. Nothing could tear them apart! And nothing can stop them from having the most FUN possible! I have had the honor of capturing them on several occasions and it is always such a pleasure! We had such an awesome time walking the streets of West Palm Beach…plenty of fun graffiti and colors, and no shortage of LOVE! Every time we hang out, we always capture such gems that mom and little M will treasure forever. Little guy is training in MMA, and mom does kickboxing and stays fit. You will see them using some of their awesome moves throughout their session….
Who does not like a beautiful sunrise? Add in a beautiful family and you have the right combination to perfection! I fell in love with the children right away! Oh my goodness, HOW CUTE are they! Mom and Dad were so kind and gentle with them and towards one another. Even tho it was early, everyone was in good spirits and we had a marvelous time together! Here are just a few of their yummy images!….