Naming a child is such an exciting aspect of having children. People of from all over the world have their own take on welcoming the new born into their home and into their family’s legacy. This celebration is an exciting time that deserves beautiful photos to keep and reflect on in the years to come.
In Christian families, the child is often named just shortly before or after a baptism. Friends and family gather to witness the new born be sprinkled with holy water, which symbolizes purity, goodness and a fresh start with God. This is a great time to get formal photos of your family, friends and the new little one.
Synagogue Naming Ceremonies
Jewish girls are named at the synagogue during a reading of the Torah at the synagogue shortly after birth. Boys are named 8 days after birth usually at the same time they receive the customary circumcision. Family photos following these important traditions are a great way to mark the occasion formally.
Many people like to host home gatherings with friends, family and loved ones in honour of the new baby. This is especially telling in eastern cultures. For instance, in India, on the 11th day after birth, a naming ceremony, also known as a Namaskaran, is held in the home as a celebration. In China, traditionally, the child is named at a party that takes place one hundred days (roughly 3 months) after a child’s birth to mark the child’s strength and survival. There are countless other cultural and religious backgrounds that have similar practices in welcoming a newborn – all of which present beautiful moments to capture with professional photography.
Welcoming a newborn is multi-faceted and everyone has their own unique way of celebrating a new life. If you’d like to have a beautiful series of photographs taken at an event or home gathering, get in touch with us so we can realize your vision!