Emmett Family Photography in Seoul

Andie and Jason were on their way back to Seoul to take custody of Khi when they reached out to me. It was the beginning of summer and Seoul had just finished coming back to life. Everything was green and the weather wasn’t too hot yet. It was going to be the perfect time for some fun family photography.

Unfortunately, the other two Emmett children wouldn’t be joining this trip, but Andie and Jason wanted to take the opportunity to get some pictures with just the three of them before going home. We decided on Gyeongbokgung as it was right near their hotel and we weren’t sure how Khi would be with travel. Starting from the back gate put us well away from the big crowds and we were able to find some nooks and crannies without raucous tour groups.

Khi was an extremely loving and energetic little man to work with, and that meant we could move all about the palace and get some great variety in our shots. The palaces are gorgeous, but they’re also quite large for little people to walk around. Especially, Gyeongbokgung. Khi was up for it, however, so we covered the entire back section of the palace before taking the front gate out to get some shots under the columns as the crowds left.

Andie had seen my family photography session with the Grijalva family and loved the roofing and colours of the palace. I made sure to make good use of this, because that’s what really separates Gyeongbokgung from the other palaces of Seoul – there are some long awnings that make for beautiful photos.

Thanks again to the Emmett family for a fun day out in the palace. I had a blast capturing all those little smiles. To enquire about having your own family photography session in Seoul, please get in touch!

 

Family Photography in Seoul

 

Family Photography in Seoul

 

Family Photography in Seoul

 

Seoul Family Photographer

 

Seoul Family Photographer

 

Seoul Family Photographer

 

Seoul Family Photographer

 

Seoul Family Photographer

 

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Freelance Photographer in Seoul

 

Freelance Photographer in Seoul

 

Freelance Photographer in Seoul

 

Freelance Photographer in Seoul

 

Freelance Photographer in Seoul

 

Lucy’s Little Brother – Family Photographer

Almost exactly three years ago, I met with Brian and Lisa as they travelled to Seoul to meet the newest member of their family, Lucy. The sweet, reserved little girl we met then has since grown into a sweet,  outgoing little girl, and I was absolutely beside myself when I got a message from Brian saying they were traveling again to adopt another new member of the family, Henry. Lisa and Brian invited me into their family again to document one of their first days as a family with Henry.

I knocked on the door to their accommodation in Seoul and it was opened almost immediately by Jack, with Lucy in tail. They had grown so much, Jack was almost twice Lucy’s height now, and Lucy had lost all of her baby-fat. I was instantly bombarded with questions and stories from the pair of them, as though we’d never parted. Jack’s love for the animal kingdom hadn’t diminished at all, and he had question after question about Australian animals again. Lucy had a sweet little voice of her own now, and showed me, at least once, everything she had learnt to do in the past three years. With the non-stop energy of a three-year-old, Henry tore up and down the room, carrying toys this way and that; his siblings were barely able to keep up! Lisa and Brian took their seats for a well needed rest stop, and we talked through their session. With the typhoon warning, we all agreed that sooner rather than later was a good idea, and we met a couple of days later, bright and early for their Day in the Life Session.

I walked in the door to this scene early that morning – Henry drumming on his siblings’ heads. We spent the first part of the morning darting about the apartment, pillow fighting, dancing, and occasionally crossing the line to play with someone elses toys! Grabbing the opportunity to take it slow, Brian and Lisa watched from a distance as the children bonded and entertained themselves with anything and everything.

Family Photographer - Seoul

Family Photographer - Seoul

Family Photographer - Seoul

Family Photographer - Seoul

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Family Photographer - Korea

Family Photographer - Korea

Family Photographer - Korea

Family Photographer - Korea

We then took the subway over to Gyeongbok-gung to let the children explore some of Korea’s history. Henry’s love for running was as evident outside as it was in, and we had a great time chasing each other up and down the palace alleys, and kicking the ball in the grassy fields out back. Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

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Korea Family Photographer

Korea Family Photographer

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Seoul Adoption Photographer

We grabbed a bite to eat before heading over to our family location, Children’s Grand Park. We played here until it was clear that the forecast rain was going to come soon. By the time we got back onto the train, the children were exhausted, so we’d probably made a good call there as well. To round up the evening, we took a quick group shot in the ever increasing wind, and parted ways.

Photographer in Seoul

Photographer in Seoul

Photographer in Seoul

Photographer in Seoul

Photographer in Seoul

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Photographer in Korea

Photographer in Korea

Photographer in Seoul

Please get in touch to enquire about your own family session in Seoul or anywhere in Korea.