Jewish Naming Ceremony for little Tova

Guest post by OMC member Alec Mills, Owner of Alec Mills Photography

As a newborn photographer in the Seattle area, I am honored to be asked to document such intimate family traditions, growth, and loss. Recently,  I was asked to document a beautiful and meaningful event for a client, and I was blown away by the beauty and intimacy of their day. We set up a newborn photo session at their home and directly after went to their Jewish Naming Ceremony for their new baby girl, where their immediate family awaited.

A Jewish Naming Ceremony in the Jewish tradition is saved for +-10 days after a baby girl is born and is served as a celebration of family and life. It includes officially naming your baby and declarations of promises and commitments from loved ones. It was such a beautiful experience to witness and photograph for this growing family.

I was overwhelmed by the well wishes towards baby as she was passed from loved one to loved one. They spoke their wishes and promises directly to her, and the sentiments of love and joy washed over the room. The Seattle weather was gloomy, but there was nothing but warmth and joy surrounding this family as they enfolded their baby girl into the arms of their family.
Please enjoy these images, and reach out to learn more about me documenting your next family gathering.

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