Baltimore County Photography Commission: Annaprashan Ceremony + Family Photo Shoot
I recently had the opportunity and honor of photographing an Annaprashan Ceremony followed by a custom family photo shoot! An Annaprashan Ceremony is a Hindu ritual that marks a baby’s first food intake other than milk. The feeding ceremony is often followed with a game, in which the baby is presented with a tray containing a number of objects. The belief is that the child’s future direction and prospects in life are indicated by the object which he/she prefers to hold and play with. In this case, the baby chose the jewel/coin representing wealth!
I greatly enjoyed working with this family — thank you Sudeep and Reena! Everyone was very nice and welcoming! We were fortunate to have wonderful weather and light!
Some highlights from our photography session are shown below.
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