This beautiful couple contacted me to do their formal wedding photos later this October. Hyun Jin is a fireman and Annemie (a fellow South African), is a teacher. I was totally over the moon that the couple had decided to make the four-hour trip from Gyeongju to consult with me in person about their session. Let me explain why…… Most “long distance” clients consult with me via email and the occasional text msg or phone call before we finally get to meet in person on the day of their photo session. I cannot stress enough just how much value meeting clients face to face beforehand adds to their shoot. It gives me SO MUCH MORE insight into their personality, style, preferences and the way they interact with each other. I do believe that the magic I managed to capture between Hyun Jin and Annemie in this shoot was a direct result of our face to face encounter beforehand.
This classy, Malaysian couple chose Seoul as the destination for their pre-wedding shoot. The city’s vibrant metropolis of ultra modern and historical architecture, which was important for them to be prominent in some of their photos, made it the perfect location for Blake and Ruth’s modern urban vibe they were looking for. The people of Seoul are trendy, following the latest fashion and cosmetics movements, and so Blake and Ruth’s stylish choice of wardrobe for our session fitted right in. I decided to capture the essence of this couple as they moved through the lively city from one location to the next. Blake and Ruth are as much FUN as what they are sophisticated!! Their zest and love for life is as great as their love for one another! Everything this couple does together is next level, whether it’s sharing a tender moment, a joke, conversation, taking a stroll or just goofing off!
On a freezing day in January Mike and Jenni came down from Busan to spend the afternoon with me and have their engagement photos taken. The week before, Gwangju had, had the most snow it had seen in quite some time and made the city look like a winter wonderland. Really pretty to look at, but being out in it takes a little bravery 😉
John and Mara met in Korea while teaching English. They plan on getting married back in the U.S. but they wanted their engagement photos to represent their lives together here in Korea.
They LOVE hiking and so we decided to head to the famous Mudeung Mountain here in Gwangju (which also happens to be the place where he popped the question). Although the leaves had not quite changed color just yet, we had some gorgeous autumn light to play around with and to set the mood: some Red Hot Chilli Peppers playing in the background.