October 05, 2010

Awhile back I was hired to photograph a 1st birthday in Orange County.  In Korean it’s called a Dol.  The first birthday is a huge celebration in the Korean culture.  I think it’s because a long time ago many of the babies didn’t live to see their first birthday so making it to this milestone was a big deal!

Emma’s dol was so much fun to photograph!  We did a quick family session first and then the celebration began!

Emma’s mom made so many of the details herself!

During the Dol celebration they have a doljabi. The parents will place certain items in front of the baby and let them choose. This will supposedly show what their future career will be 🙂 Emma went straight for the ball! Who knows she might become the next Kim Yuna!


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