Taking photographs at family events is always a treat, but for once-in-a-lifetime events, it can be a little stressful, too. This week I was honoured to be asked to document the Brit Milah (Bris) of twin baby boys!
I was a little nervous about making sure I got the key elements of the ceremony, but having photographed a baptism and a bat mitzvah as well as a few weddings now, I knew I’d be mostly good if I kept my head up and my hands steady. A Story is a story, and I do love to tell a story in photographs. (A bit of research on Google ahead of time helped me know what to expect, as well.)
It was a warm, lovely ceremony – times two!
Two proud big brothers and a big sister helped to welcome these new babies into the world. This big Brother is clearly taking his responsibilities with baby brother seriously!
There were lots of friends and family nearby to help celebrate. Lots of amateur photographers, too!
Even as an experienced mom of three, I was in awe of how easily this busy Mama tucked two babies into her wrap and got on with her business, arms free and a beautiful smile on her face.
I won’t pretend to know which baby is which, but hello Koby and Jonah!
Mazel tov, beautiful boys!