Palo Alto Family Photography, Elizabeth Gamble Gardens

May 6, 2018

I simply love the diversity of San Francisco Bay Area. Every now and then, I learn something new from other cultures. One of my recent clients provided such learning experience.

In South Korea, baby’s 100th day is a big celebration. 100th day is a special milestone in Korean culture because in the olden days, many babies didn’t survive past this day. The Koreans believe the first 100 days are the time of full recovery for the new mom and the time to build the immunity for the baby. Usually babies are kept inside the home until their 100th day.
Dressing up in beautifully colorful traditional outfits is part of the celebration. Juhee and Jason booked a session with me to capture family portraits to commemorate IO’s 100th day. Unfortunately our initial appointment rained out and I missed the opportunity to capture their colorful traditional outfits…
When I met the family at Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, I was taken aback by their beauty and handsomeness. Juhee looked stunning in a pastel pink, lacy dress. Elegant lines with flair and looking feminine. Dressed in pastels, Jason’s outfit was the perfect compliment to Juhee’s dress. Brother Kai was just so handsome and then there was little IO… Oh the cuteness! Dressed in white with gentle rose gold dots, topped with the cutest bonnet. The bonnet was… it just left me speechless and super excited about the session.
The spring flowers and fresh greenery of the lovely Elizabeth Gamble Garden were the perfect background for our family portraits. Sweet Kai was well mannered and full of energy and IO did give us gorgeous smiles. I love all of these images, but the one among the hanging wisteria where mom kisses baby is definitely my favorite.
Juhee & Jason, thank you for making me a part of this significant day in IO’s life. May she live for many multiples of 100 days and grow up as beautiful as her mother.
Marele xoxo

   

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