When a baby boy is born into a Jewish family, there are standard guidelines that the family can follow. If they’re going to have a bris, or brit milah, when it happens and what happens during it is pretty clear. Aside from the circumcision, the baby also receives his Hebrew name, officially being welcomed into the community. For families who decide to have a ceremony for their new baby girl, a brit bat, it’s a little less clear. But that can mean some creative freedom in how they announce their daughter’s name and introduce her to the world.
Beverly and Naomi did such a beautiful job putting together a meaningful, touching ceremony for their little girl. I was so honored to be able to capture all of the little moments for them and be a part of this joyful day with them. Not gonna lie, I shed a few tears right along with the new mamas, and was sent home with a bag of bagels at the end. I wish all of the happiness for this beautiful family and their adorable Selah Reyut.
The chuppah from the couple’s wedding, which grandma embroidered.
Every grandparent was included in the ceremony. This little girl is so lucky to be supported by so much loving family.
Baby was wrapped in the chuppah.
They did a symbolic bris with water, removing spiritual blocks from her mouth, ears and heart. Such a cool idea!
Look at the way baby and grandpa are looking at each other! So much connection already.
Recounting some scary moments from the birth. This is when the tears started flowing, both in front of and behind the camera. And look at the tear rolling down grandpa’s cheek…
Even family who couldn’t be there physically were included.
Of course I can’t resist adorable little ones, and there were plenty running around this party! The guy on the right played peekaboo from behind my camera with me for a while 😉
Spied this amazing sibling moment happening across the room.
I love the reactions on these girls’ faces! I find it so funny when kids are amazed by babies, when they were only just babies themselves!
Love this, such a sweet little moment.
Stealing a few moments as the new family of three.
These grandparents have their hands full of adorable grandbabies, no complaints here.
Tiny baby smiles in grandpa’s arms.
Tiniest manicure ever.
I love the way they were encircled by their loved ones. Is there any better way to be welcomed to the world?
Oh, and did I mention they had soft pretzels in her initials?! What more could you want =)