Princess Shi Hyun Lee | Doljanchi (1st Birthday) Party
Atlanta Children and Event Photographer

I was so excited to be able to photograph and attend my first doljanchi.  Doljanchi (or Dol) is a Korean tradition that celebrates the birthday of a one-year-old baby. This ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future.

Shi Hyun Lee turned a big ONE with a big party at Red & Green Brazilian Steak House in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was wearing a hanbok (traditional Korean dress) and a traditional hat, a jobawi or gulle for a baby girl.  Mommy Yulisa and Daddy Lee were so excited celebrating their little angel, Shi Hyun Lee, first birthday.

The highlight of the doljanchi is a doljabi ceremony on a child’s first birthday.  Several items are placed before Shi Hyun Lee, such as a string or thread (symbolize long healthy life), money (symbolize prosperity), books, a Korean calligraphy set (symbolize a scholar), stethoscope (symbolize a doctor).  The type and order in which she selects the items is said to give a clue to her personality and future.

Guess what? Shi Hyun Lee chose a brush and a stethoscope which represent a scholar and a doctor!  She might become a great doctor someday.

Congratulations Shi Hyun Lee on your first big birthday!  Hope you also enjoy the Minnie Mouse Cake that I especially made for you :)

Thank you Lee family for inviting me capturing your little angel!

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