What is an “Upsherin?”
I’ve blogged about this tradition a while back, but since i just recently did this session, I thought it’d be a good time for a refresher.
There is a Jewish custom to let a little boy’s hair grow until he turns three. There are some different reasons for where this tradition came from which I won’t get into, but you can read more about it here. At age three the boy is now tasked with observing mitzvot, such as wearing a yarmulka and tzitzit (see photos). In any event, once the boy turns three, his parents usually throw a party to celebrate this milestone and at the party they cut his hair for the first time.
This session was to document little Zev’s hair before he has his Upsherin, as well as to capture some family photos. I had a blast chasing these two energetic boys around. Zev has the most incredible thick curls, I can’t wait to see what he looks like after his transformation!
Have a look!
Zev and his big brother, David
Such an adorable pair
The whole gang.
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