I can’t believe it’s already been 100 days already since Morning’s birth! I was able to capture little Morning during her in-home newborn session in Cambridge, Ma. I felt lucky when the family asked me to capture such an important day in Chinese culture: the 100 day celebration! Here are some favorites from such a joyous occasion.
According to flynnleitch.com: “in Chinese culture, the 100th day after a child’s birth is a significant milestone. In the old days, sadly many babies couldn’t make this far due to sickness and poor living conditions, but after 3 months the survival rate is much higher which undoubtedly calls for a celebration amongst family and friends. In Christian tradition such celebration is on the Christening day, in Jewish it is Brit Milah – most of the time it is a religious event. The Chinese 100 days celebration, however, does not have a religious attachment, it just presents a perfect opportunity to introduce the new member to the world, to get a blessing from the grandparents and also being admired by other family members and friends.
The reason why it’s the 100th day after birth is purely because it represents the good wish that the baby will live 100 years. Like Brit, which is usually celebrated on the 7th day or after one month, for most babies and mothers this is still a bit too early. Commonly after the 3 month mark, babies are physically stronger and they can stay awake over an hour to interact with people.”
Because babies are more active during their 100 day celebration, it’s a great time to capture them interacted with their parents. Also, you can let their personality shine as they are able to laugh and smile with interaction. Photos during this special day should include photos with family, with each parent, and some alone at different angles. At this age, they may enjoy tummy time and playing with their parents. Below are examples from a Chinese 100 day celebration photoshoot with little Morning!
These photos were taken during the baby’s 100th day in-home in Cambridge, Ma, by baby photographer, Isabel Sweet. Happy 100th day, Morning!
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