Photographing a Dol Celebration

Updated: Apr 11

Photographing a traditional Korean Doljanchi Celebration and capturing all the emotional moments of family, friends, and kids was awesome! A Doljanchi is a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby. Dol means birthday and janchi means feast. This event photography happened in Koreatown, Los Angeles.


The picture below shows this baby in traditional Korean clothes for his doljanchi-Korean first birthday.

The picture below shows the doljabi, where the parents put down several items that represent different things like a judge, wisdom, wealth and good health. Whichever item the baby picks, predicts what type of person the baby will be when they grow up! Below are items for the doljabi from which the baby can choose. In this case he chose money, or wealth,...making his family very excited!




The Dol is very special time for everyone to celebrate the child's first birthday...and capturing these moments was so awesome as there was so much positive energy and good will in the room.








What a wonderful Dol event to photograph. Capturing authentic moments and special traditions of the Doljanchi right there in the heart of Koreatown in Los Angeles!


Find more information about event photography at Scott Gutentag Photography


As always, feel free to contact me with questions and requests at anytime at scott@scottgutentag.com!


All the best!


Scott

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