On Sunday I drove to the beautiful Court Colman Manor near Bridgend to meet up with the parents of baby Krithvik. I photographed little Krithvik for his newborn session back in April so was lovely to see how he’d grown. His mum and dad had arranged this fabulous party for family and friends which is a traditional Indian baby-naming ceremony or Palanarohan where baby is placed in a cradle. This is normally carried out within a few weeks of birth but can be anytime during the first year.
Mum and dad had been busy preparing the room in the venue setting up the beautiful big cradle and backdrop. I was over-awed when everyone started to arrive by the beautiful bright colours of the ladies’ sari’s. There were also lots of beautiful children in attendance in their stunning Indian outfits. I was in my elements as I am very inspired by colour! This was the first Indian baby-naming ceremony I had attended. It was such a fun, colourful and joyous occasion. All the ladies and girls gathered round the crib when Krithvik was put in and sang to him. As Krithvik liked to be up nosing at the goings-on, he really wasn’t too impressed and protested loudly!
A fantastic indian meal had been prepared for the many visiting guests. Mum and dad had also arranged a photo-booth and a brilliant children’s entertainer. He kept them amused after their lunch and it was a joy to photograph them laughing and playing hokey-cokey! The baby’s grandma has been over fom India since his birth and is flying back home this week so we wish her a safe journey. I’m sure she will miss her lovely family.
I hope you will enjoy seeing a selection of some of the photos below from this fabulous celebration: