A bride and groom walking down a path in the woods.

Lorryn Smit

September 10, 2023

Congratulations! You’re getting married, and have decided to have your pre-wedding photoshoot on Jeju Island. This beautiful island is a popular destination for pre-wedding photoshoots. With stunning natural backdrops that range from dramatic rock formations to scenic beaches, there is something for everyone. But if you’re traveling from overseas, it can be daunting to plan a photoshoot on a remote island where you may not speak the language or know where to start. Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. In this guide, I’ll share my top tips for planning a memorable and stress-free pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island.

A bride and groom walking down a path in the woods on jeju island.

Decide on your shoot style and then pick your locations

Jeju Island offers a variety of backdrops for a pre-wedding photoshoot, from majestic waterfalls to fields of lush greenery. The style and theme of your shoot should reflect your unique personalities and your relationship, so take some time to research the different locations and decide on what you envision for your shoot. This is where a local specialist will be invaluable. Not only to help you choose some of the lesser known locations but also to map out which location is suited for what time of day. For example Jeju Secret Forest (pictured above), will be dark at sunset due to various factors.

Consider the weather and season

Jeju Island has a temperate climate that varies by season. The best time for a pre-wedding photoshoot is often in the spring or fall when the weather is mild and the island is less crowded. These seasons offer excellent weather conditions with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and beautiful blooming cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

Find a Photographer With Expertise in Jeju Island Pre-Weddings

Finding the right photographer is crucial for a successful pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island. Do thorough research and choose a photographer whose style and aesthetic align with your vision. It’s also important to communicate your preferences and expectations upfront, so the photographer can tailor the shoot to your liking. Take advantage of social media platforms such as Instagram to browse through photographers’ portfolios and request consultations to get a feel for their personality. You are spending an entire day with this person, so it’s best that you get on well. Another thing to consider is the entire experience. Things like do they provide transportation, is there flexibility in the schedule to stop and shoot at a place that you see in passing? An average experience will influence how you feel about your photos in the end.

Have a Detailed Plan

To get the best results from your pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island, it’s essential to have a detailed (but flexible) plan. Identify the locations, outfits, and mood that you want to capture beforehand. Also, ensure to have backup plans in case of unexpected changes such as weather issues or flight delays. Your photographer should provide you with alternative ideas ahead of time and have experience in working with a variety of weather conditions.

Book Your Accommodation on Jeju Island Early

When planning a pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island, book your accommodation in advance. The island is a popular tourist destination and can get crowded especially during peak season. Choose a location that is close to your desired pre-wedding shoot locations to save time and avoid transportation difficulties.

I personally rely on Booking.com and Stayfolio for my accommodation.

Enjoy Your Korean Photoshoot Experience

Finally, remember to enjoy the experience. A pre-wedding shoot is an opportunity to create beautiful memories with your significant other on Jeju Island. Don’t let minor issues or challenges ruin your experience. Relax, have fun, and soak in the beautiful scenery and atmosphere that Jeju Island has to offer. Cherish the moments, and you’ll have stunning pre-wedding photos that will forever be treasured.

Planning a pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island requires careful consideration and thorough planning. Choosing the right season, photographer, and accommodation, and having a detailed plan are all essential factors for a successful photoshoot. Remember, the ultimate goal of a pre-wedding shoot is to create beautiful memories and capture the love between two individuals.

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Pre-Wedding Photoshoot on Jeju Island

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