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Wedding Photographer in Seoul - Haram and Phuong 전통혼례 스냅

Haram and Phuong’s Traditional Korean Wedding

Korea has a rich wedding tradition that is deeply ingrained in their history and culture. Despite many now choosing to follow a mix of Western and Korean ideals when having their ceremony, many venues still offer an event that draws on Korea’s traditional values and practices. Haram and Phuong chose to celebrate the Korean end of their wedding in this style at Samcheonggak in Seoul. Haram hails of Korean heritage and Phuong of Vietnamese heritage. They are both architects based […]

Sarracino Family Photography - Seoul, Korea

Watching Love Develop with the Sarracino Family

Last year, the Sarracino family visited Seoul to complete the adoption process for their first son, Jaden. During this time, we did two sessions together. First, we spent a couple of hours together to document the process of taking custody. Then, a few short days later, we got together again to have a family portrait session under the autumn leaves. We arrived at the agency to meet Jaden with his foster family for the last time before Jamie and John […]

Dorsey Family Photography in Seoul

Dorsey Family Portraits in Seoul

On a beautiful early summer morning in Seoul, I caught up with the Dorsey family to make some portraits with their boy, Daniel. Andrew and Julie reached out after their first couple of meetings with Daniel and their exact words were “He’s all boy and has lots of energy.” They weren’t kidding! This was a high energy, super-fun session from start to finish. We first met the Dorsey family back in my 2017 Year in Review posts and got a […]

Pre-wedding Photographer in Seoul, Korea - David and Sojeong

David and Sojeong – Pre-wedding Photography in Seoul

In early summer last year, my friends David and Sojeong reached out to me and let me know they were getting married. We scheduled in a pre-wedding photography session before the big day to get some images not only for themselves to keep but to use on the wedding day and as an invitation to their friends and family. Over a cup of coffee, we decided to mix the photos between the gritty back streets of the Euljiro district and […]

Hanbok Family Photography Korea

Stelzer Hanbok Family Photography Session – Seoul, Korea

The Stelzer family reached out just a couple of weeks before autumn was about to get into full swing. They were looking to have a hanbok family photo session and wanted to incorporate Korea’s traditional architecture and some of the autumn leaves. Autumn was a little unpredictable this year, but we got lucky with some beautiful colours and a cloudy day to accentuate them. Starting under the autumn canopy, we spent some time playing in the leaves and giving Alexander […]

Pre-Wedding Photographer in Seoul

Choosing Your Photo Shoot Location in Korea

So, you’ve decided on having some pictures made while you’re in Korea, but where to do them? There are so many different places and so much variety, despite the small size of the country. Even Seoul itself has so much potential in so many different styles. Do you choose a park? A palace? The urban streets? Maybe you want to leave Seoul altogether? Let’s take a look at a few different options in the big city, then a couple further […]

Seoul Family Photographer

Korea’s Weather and Seasons

Welcome to WelkinLight Photography’s guide to the Korean seasons. This is a work in progress that I will build on over time to help you understand Korea’s seasons and what to expect for your photography session. Korea’s weather is extremely changeable, but this guide should give you an overview of the seasons and what they mean for us.   Spring Spring is the most coveted season in Korea. The long winter has come to an end and the world is […]

Family Photographer Seoul Korea

Armstrong Family Photography in Seoul, Korea

When Janelle reached out to me, I was waiting for a train from Itanagar to Guwahati in India at the end of a trip for my Tattoos of Asia project. It was an unplanned early exit, as we found out that rebel groups would be closing the roads out of Arunachal Pradesh and if we wanted to leave we should do it now. So, I was quite excited to get some good news in my inbox as I was sitting […]

Family Photographer in Seoul - Elyzabeth and Jepsen

Elyzabeth and Jepsen – Family Photography in Seoul

How special is a trip to a foreign land with your mother? Jepsen is a lucky little man, that’s for sure. Elyzabeth and he visited Seoul together last November and we set out for a family photography session together during their visit. As they were visiting during autumn, we decided to make the most of something they don’t get back home, autumn leaves. We booked on a morning session that would include both the leaves and some Korean architecture and […]

Wedding Photographer, Seoul Korea

Hugo and Gayoon – Seoul, Korea Wedding Photographer

Today, we’re going to take a look at one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been a part of. I shared a quick couple of images in last year’s “Year in Review” post, but today I’ll be sharing a larger set. On a clear June afternoon last year, Hugo and Gayoon made their marriage official at a stunning ceremony in Namyangju, South Korea. With guests from both the Korean and Australian sides joining the festivities, there was plenty […]