This is a day of joy!Read More
Nigerian Event Photographer
Different cultures around the world, have different ways of naming babies. In the Nigerian culture, the child has an official naming ceremony where their name is announced. There are normally several names given to the baby from various family members. I was fortunate last year to get to photograph the naming ceremony for a special baby boy. He was long awaited, and it was sweet to celebrate once again with the I family on a special day. Here is the guest of honor:
Sweet mama son moments.
A pair of healthy lungs is always a good thing ;)
I enjoyed seeing some familiar faces.
Tears of joy.
The Biblical account of Hannah, an ancient Jewish woman who also celebrated the birth of a long awaited son held special meaning and significance.
The names are revealed.
As soon as I walked in and saw this birthday cake from Opulent Cakes, I knew Tofarati's (who I affectionately call Mr. T) 1st birthday party was going to be great!
Isn't Mr. T such a cutie?
We tried for a shot of the two cousins, but there were a few tasty distractions, or perhaps someone was just hungry.
Check out this great gift Mr. T's aunt brought him. It took him a little while to warm up to it.
But they eventually became friends.
I love, love, love that Mr. T's mom made time for some family portraits. It was a great chance to show off their family's awesome style!
Unguarded, candid moments are always my favorite!
Mr. T's Dad is an incredibly talented artist and did a wonderful job decorating Mr. T's room.
Here's a better shot of the two cousins, stylin in their traditional native attire.
Mr. T's cousin workin the party favors.
Boys and their toys :)