A Jewish naming ceremony is a service where a child's Hebrew name is introduced and they are welcomed into their new community. Much like a bris ceremony for boys, this is the baby's first official welcoming celebration and it is a joyous occasion for family and friends.
I was honored to be asked to photograph baby Elizabeth's naming ceremony this fall. We captured photos of the little star of the show, as well as her family and cousins, before heading to the gathering room for the ceremony. Her parents spoke about choosing her name and how they were driven by both religious customs, as well personal connections to the family members that inspired their choice.
It was a sweet ceremony, with her brother and cousins periodically jumping into the arms of their parents and peering over to see what all the fuss was about. Little Elizabeth stirred here and there, but seemed generally content to snooze in her dad's arms while the grownups spoke on her behalf. It was clear that this little girl has a strong family and community to help guide her through life -- and a fun group of little boys to make her laugh and learn a bit of mischief from...
Thank you for including me in this special day and for introducing me to your sweet girl. Welcome Elizabeth!