I’ve written about summer here before. It’s a hot and humid time of year that’s certainly not for everyone. The Alexander family took custody of their daughter in the middle of our monsoon season and despite the weather, we decided to aim for a quick session in Changdeokgung. Thankfully, the weather held up and the palaces had re-opened after a short closing due to the pandemic. We got lucky with a beautiful overcast day and the leaves all washed clean by recent rains. It couldn’t have been better!
Raegan and Matt had reached out prior to the session and said that their daughter was a little shy and stoic. We shouldn’t expect too many smiles or huge amounts of interaction. As always, I took this as my challenge for the session and headed in armed with my silliest noises and a couple of coffees already down the hatch. It didn’t take us long to make friends and, although Blake remained cautious and attached to her parents, we were able to interact and get those precious smiles I was after.
As with many children right after custody, Blake was only able to give so much and she quickly let us know that she was getting worn out and we’d have to wrap up soon. So, we snagged a couple of extra frames walking together in the empty palace grounds and then one last panoramic of the whole throne room as she wound down and let us know she was ready to head home.
A big thanks again to Raegan and Matt for allowing me into their lives for this session. I had a blast and can’t wait to see you guys when you come back for a visit. As always, more of my work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram. Please reach out if you’d like to have your own family photographed in Korea.