[Lia] First Birthday! | Northern VA Baby Photographer

I had someone seriously cute visit the studio last weekend.  I first photographed Lia as a newborn and just loved seeing this cutie again a year later.

Having a multi cultural family myself, I absolutely love to incorporate important cultural traditions into photo sessions.  Lia’s mama is Korean and for Lia’s birthday (or doljanchi), grandma gifted her a beautiful traditional dress called a Hanbok.  Lia’s parents asked that we take photos in her hanbok.  We also documented her Doljabi selection. A Doljabi is a korean ceremony where items symbolizing potential future professions are put on a table or tray in front of the child.  The item the child chooses foretells his or her future.  Lia chose a stethoscope so it looks like we have a future doctor or nurse on our hands!

Lia’s parents also wanted to incorporate the American tradition of a cake smash.  Her momma made a beautiful cake, topped with flowers and Lia happily dug in!


If you are looking for a baby photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you.  Milestone photos are taken throughout baby’s first year at my in-home studio in Sterling, VA when your baby is showing good head control, sitting, standing or, celebrating their first birthday.  Discounted baby plans are also available.  It is important to book your milestone session 4-6 weeks in advance.  Please contact me for specific availability.


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