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Thompson Family Photos in Seoul

Year in Review Part 4 – 2021

Welcome to the fourth, and final, section of my 2021 Year in Review series. In the final quarter of the year, things ramped up significantly as Korea’s vaccination program began to take hold and restrictions on gatherings finally began to relax. This quarter, I was able to photograph many more families, corporate events, and even a little editorial. October – Family, Travel, Couple, and Event Photography October means cooler temperatures and an eye towards Autumn for us here in Seoul. […]

Seoraksan Storm

Year in Review Part 3 – 2021

Welcome to the third installment of my annual Year in Review series for 2021. This will be the thinnest selection of photographs from the year. With the long monsoon, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, and Korea’s temporary cessation of international adoptions, work was rare and I spent a good portion of the summer working on personal projects, writing my book, and cycling to pass the time. If you haven’t already, please do spend some time with parts one and two […]

Family Photography in Seoul

Year in Review Part 2 – 2021

Welcome back to my 2021 Year in Review series. If you missed last week’s post, you can find that here. This week, I’ll be taking you through the slowly warming months of April, May, and June. Over this quarter, work slowly started to trickle back in and I was able to be part of some wonderful projects and life moments. Let’s jump right in.   April – Cycling, Event, Pre-Wedding, and Family Photography The first order of business as the […]

Year in Review Part 1 – 2021

Welcome back to my annual Year in Review series of blogs. This is a great place to get an overview of all the different work that I do and see a little of Korea in the process. I have been doing these now for several years and previous editions can be seen here. Typically, the first few months of the year are quiet for us as the weather is still cold. Usually, there are a few photoshoots here and there, […]

Korea Commercial Photographer

Volvo Construction Equipment – Korea Commercial Photographer

I mentioned in my Year in Review series last year that I’d been working on a large commercial assignment that I couldn’t share yet. Today, I’m happy to be able to finally share the images from that project. A few years back, I was contacted by Volvo CE here in Korea to photograph a couple of excavators for their internal training manuals and a construction site for Volvo Spirit magazine. These were a completely different style of photography for me […]

Seoul Lifestyle Family Photography

Beautiful but Freezing – Venneman Family Photoshoot

It seems like forever since I worked with the Venneman family. But with summer winding down and the promise of cooler temperatures on the horizon, I remembered our gorgeous December family photoshoot. This was a whirlwind session to keep all three children on our side as the temperatures approached zero. Michelle and Trevor had reached out earlier in the year and we’d talked about making family pictures as their adoption was finalised. Unfortunately, by the time they had a custody […]

Lens Flare in the Bright Sun - Seoul Pre-Wedding

MJ and Derek’s Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot in Seoul

This session was on one of those rare days in Seoul where everything just lines up. Clear air and beautiful strong sun are so rare here that we just had to make the most of it. This gorgeous day gave us the opportunity to make some of my favourite images from my time as a photographer here in Seoul. Let’s jump in and take a look at how this session played out. Getting Ready for a Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot I […]

Maliha Loved to Jump

Jennifer, Said, and Maliha’s First Family Photos

In this, the strangest of years, I’m constantly amazed by the dedication of families in completing their adoption processes. Jennifer and Said are no exception to that rule. Braving the quarantine procedure (and the quarantine hotel lottery), they made their way to Seoul in order to meet and take custody of their daughter, Maliha. We got together during this time to make some family photos for them before they went home. As is often the case when we move into […]

Samantha and Fernando in Damyang

Bamboo and Metasequoia with Samantha and Fernando – Pre-Wedding Photography in Damyang, Korea

Today’s session is a special one. Samantha and Fernando made the brave decision to get married during the pandemic. With Fernando currently stationed in Korea for work, they were planning to have their wedding with family back home. Unfortunately, travel restrictions put a stop to this and they decided to have another pre-wedding-cum-wedding photography session in lieu of that. That’s when Samantha reached out to me. Planning She explained their current situation and shared plenty of inspiration for what she […]

Milo with his parents - Korea Family Photographer

A Second Session with the Growing Chen Family

It’s hard to believe that it was a couple of years ago that I met Judy and Tim as they travelled to adopt their son, Nathan. We had a wonderful session, one that still remains one of my favourite post custody family photo shoots. Needless to say, I was excited to learn that they’d be visiting again to expand their family by one. Since the family would be staying for a full month due to the pandemic, we decided that […]