Philadelphia 1st Birthday Party | Children’s Photographer

POSTED ON August 20, 2013

Good food, happy people, beautiful design and city life,  those are some of the things I love and when I walked into The Dandelion Pub in Philadelphia for a first birthday celebration for a family I had never met, just exchanged a few emails with, you can say I was pleasantly surprised and elated to see that I was surrounded by things I loved and loved to photograph. Owen was turning 1 and his parents had arranged for a wonderful intimate dinner with close friends and family at the very stylish center city restaurant with vintage decor and amazing food. The decorations and flowers that were placed around the room fit the style perfectly and kept me busy as I photographed all the details.

I was not aware of the significance and culture of a Korean first birthday and was excited to witness a ceremony of sorts that took place toward the end of the gathering. Owen was dressed in a colorful silk outfit and placed on the floor with several objects (money, gavel, pencil, etc). When the child crawls toward the object and picks one of them up, the guests all cheered and I was told that the object the child chooses is said to be his future. ask tiava Owen chose a gavel after touching each object at least once and as he picked it up, broke into a huge grin like he knew exactly what was going on. I’d love to follow up with this little guy in 20 years and see what he’s up to.

Thanks for having me as part of Owen’s big day! It was a true pleasure to spend time with your friends and family…until we meet again!


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