In honor of the Korean celebration of Doljanchi, mom and dad wanted their daughter to wear a traditional hanbok for her first birthday photo session. Doljanchi is a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby. This ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future and has taken on great significance in Korea. We were fortunate to have a beautiful spring day at the Acton Arboretum for this session, meandering through the trails and stopping to admire the plants.
The birthday girl was extremely well behaved in her hanbok. But was also delighted to change and do some exploring throughout the arboretum during her photo session. The peonies and delphinium were at peak, and they made her so happy! We also had some fun with bubbles, although she wasn’t quite sure what to make of them and even seemed a little suspicious…
The Acton Arboretum was the perfect spot for this first birthday photo session. The property offers many different settings, including a bridge, some benches, a grape arbor and a boardwalk. There are also plenty of diverse plantings for lots of different pops of color. The grounds are not very extensive, and can be traveled easily in a leisurely way. There are three major trails, along with a number of interconnecting paths. The main trails are the Orchard Loop, the Wildflower Loop, and the Highland/Bog Loop. It is clear that the the people tending to the property do so with pride and dedication.
Birthday traditions come in all forms. So whether you are planning a grand party honoring elements of your heritage, or an intimate backyard family gathering, get in touch to inquire about your child’s first birthday photo session.