100 Days! Let’s Celebrate!

Someone is probably thinking it’s been about 100 days since my last post, but you would be wrong! (even though it kind of feels that long) The 100 Day Celebration is a tradition in many cultures when families celebrate a baby’s 100 day milestone.

I recently had the lovely pleasure of photographing such a tradition. The C family wanted some photos of their little guy’s big day to send to family living overseas in Korea.

After doing some online research, I decided to keep with tradition so I picked up some red bean rice cakes from the Joong Boo Market and made some bunting that read 100 Days and Baek-il, the Korean word for the milestone.

First of all, have any of you been to the Joong Boo Market? If your answer is no, then get to it! That place is amazing! I went for the little cakes but came home with bags full of delicious goodies! (there was a household brawl at my place over the Banana Milks, so delish!) At the market I felt a little out of my element so I asked around about the cakes and immediately found help in the form of six or seven grandmas and aunts, all of them very versed on the tradition and happy to tell me about its meaning and importance. All were eager to help find the best cake. It was pretty awesome.

And the extra effort paid off, Mom and Dad C were so excited to incorporate the extra touches, it turned out to be such a great little shoot. Below is a little peek at their session. They were just the sweetest little trio and I adore the way the little guy just tuckered out from all the excitement.

Finding new traditions always intrigues me. Do you have any to share?

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