The Wiesner Family – Seoul Photographer

As I sit here writing, it is pouring rain outside as our monsoon season begins. The rising humidity has reached its peak and now is getting an injection from the downpour that opened up a few hours ago. My balcony is ankle deep in water and I feel a longing for the nicer times of the year. So, today we’ll journey back to spring and meet the Wiesner family.  
Taylor, Jeremy, and their son Parker were here during some of the most pleasant days we’ve had all year. It wasn’t too cool or too hot and the air was clear. One such day, we headed out to Changgyeong-gung together to get some family pictures to remember their time here. 
Parker was all giggles and energy for our whole session. His affectionate and fun-loving personality shone through on and off camera. So, we had no troubles getting quite a few different locations into our short session.
We started in the beautiful spring grass. Seoul really comes alive for a few weeks from the end of April to the middle of May, and it seemed like a waste not to spend a few moments in the garden area of the palace while it was so beautiful. 
Then we headed over to make use of the gorgeous traditional architecture. Changgyeong-gung differs from the other of Seoul’s palaces in that, for the most part, the paint is left to its own devices. Whereas Gyeongbok-gung, Changdeok-gung, and Deoksu-gung get a regular touch up, Changgyeong-gung still has some peeling paint and faded colours that give it a much more endearing feel. Coupled with the gorgeous light of late spring, we made some beautiful images on this afternoon. 
Are you visiting Seoul? Please do get in touch to book your own family session while you’re here. In the meantime, please enjoy the images!
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer
Wiesner - Seoul Family Photographer

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

Family Photographer - Korea

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

Korea Family Photographer

Korea Family Photographer

Korea Family Photographer

Seoul Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

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

Photographer in Korea

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.

Tobin’s Adoption – Family Day

Here is one final morning with Tobin and his family to complete the first chapter in the story of this new family. As we saw last time, Knox and Tobin could not have been happier to meet each other at Tobin’s adoption takeover. They hugged, they blew bubbles, and they snuggled on the couch together. All that in between Tobin’s running, by far his favourite thing to do.

It was around 10:30am when we met up to get started. Knox strolled in, cool as can be, wearing his shirt and tie, and Tobin ran in in exactly the same way. Containing this little man was not going to be an option. Under the shade of the palace awnings, we made some frames of the boys together to start the day.

Family Adoption Photographer Seoul

Family Adoption Photographer Seoul

Family Adoption Photographer Seoul

Once we had the attention of our two little gentlemen, it was time to get the whole family involved. These two were having a great time, and keeping them close by proved to be a difficult task!

Korea Adoption Family Photography

Korea Adoption Family Photography

Korea Adoption Family Photography

Korea Adoption Family Photography

Then it was time for an adventure, off into the forest for a few games of tag, hide-and-seek, and blowing some dandelion seeds for good measure.

Korea Family Photographer

Korea Family Photographer

Korea Family Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

And finally a quiet moment with the boys to wind up a very energetic morning!

Seoul Adoption Photography

Brian and Anna-Marie, it has been a pleasure to work with you and your family. I truly enjoyed telling this story with you, and wish you nothing but the best with your two beautiful boys. Thank you, and all the best!

 

Are you an adoptive family looking to have your adoption documented, or a family session during your time in Korea. I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch using my contact form! For more, including more adoption photos, you can also head over and show some love on my Facebook page.

 

Lucy’s Adoption – Korea Family Photographer

Yesterday’s amazing session had me up late thinking about this family, and how Lucy’s first night with her new kin was going. Being an adoption photographer means reliving the days events when you get home. Sorting through the photos, experiencing the joy and pain all over again. It is a wonderful job, and I could wait to complete the second chapter with Lucy and her family the next day.

I met Lucy’s troupe again for their family session in Deoksugung, Seoul. Of the palaces in Seoul, Deoksugung is one of the quieter ones in Seoul, so we agreed to meet there before the crowds came in. Lucy had just woken up and it took a little while to get her interested in what we were doing, but towards the end of the shoot, she let her hair down a little and we had some great fun. Perhaps the most memorable moment for me was watching Lucy clean off Jack’s shorts. Jack has a love for playing in the dirt and getting a little messy, and Lucy loves to keep everything neat and tidy. They’ll make a great pair, to be sure! Thanks again guys, and all the best with everything!

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Family Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photography

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer

Seoul Adoption Photographer