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Alexander Family Post Custody Portrait - Changdeokgung

A Quick Post-Custody Family Photo Session with the Alexander Family

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 […]

Cadwell Family Portraits - Family Walk

Cadwell Family Portraits in Seoul

Today’s family portrait session is another fun post-custody session. This time, we’re joined by the Cadwell Family. Meredith and I had been in touch for a few months when they finally got the call to come and pick up Samuel. It was right at the beginning of winter and right in the middle of the Christmas rush here, but we found a couple of openings that would work and managed to schedule in a session. We met up in a […]

Korea’s Cycling Paths

In 2011, under the guidance of the Lee Myung Bak administration, the 4 Major Rivers Restoration Project was completed. Known locally as “the Bulldozer,” President Lee’s controversial construction and development projects are still under investigation. However, on the back of this project, cycling paths where built along all the major rivers. The Han River, Geum River, Seomjin River, Nakdong River, and Yeongsang River are now able to be cycled from end to end. This set of images is an ongoing […]

A Session with the Legg Family

This year has been a test for many people in many ways. The unprecedented level of restrictions we’ve had to put on our day-to-day lives to stay safe has required a lot of adjustment for many of us. As someone who photographs families for a living, this has certainly been an interesting year. Once the travel restrictions kicked in and it began to look like COVID-19 was here to stay, I had expected to be sitting tight for a few […]

Adoption Family Photography in Seoul - Osbeck

Post-Custody Photos with the Osbeck Family

Followers of this blog will know that I do a lot of work with the adoptive community here in Korea. Over the years, I’ve photographed approximately 300 families and I get a lot of questions about how these sessions go. In this post we’ll join the Osbeck family for their post-custody photos in Seoul. Many adoptive families come to me to make some images on one of their first few days as a forever family but it can be tough […]

Guests Mingling - IBA 2019 Seoul Conference

International Bar Association Annual Conference 2019

The International Bar Association held their annual conference in Seoul last year, and I was thrilled to be a part of the team to cover this extensive event. The MCI team from Sydney was responsible for the organisation of this event and as always, they did a stellar job. The images you see below are from the opening ceremony. This was a 3000 head attended event to open a week-long series that brought the world’s top lawyers together to discuss […]

The Chaos of Family - Family Photo Shoot - McKeegan Suwon Haenggung

McKeegan Family Photo Shoot at Suwon Haenggung

It feels like forever since this fun family photo shoot with the McKeegan family. So much has happened in between and I’m happy to finally be sharing them. Matt’s work had the family based in Pyeongtaek city, just south of Seoul. That meant that their weekends were mostly spent around the Suwon area. One of their favourite places to visit was the “temporary palace” (Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung) so we decided to make that our first stop and see how the […]

Sharp Family Photos – Anyang Art Park

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the Sharp family for eight years now. I was there for their first moments with both of their sons and have had the honour of photographing them as a family each time they have visited Korea since. This time around we decided to do something a little different. With both of the boys’ post-custody sessions, we’d opted for traditional Korean locations and we’d done an urban location for the last session we had together. […]

Craig Wright - Coingeek Seoul

Coingeek Seoul 2019 – Event Photographer

Last October, I had the opportunity to work with MCI Hong Kong & Macau as event photographer on their production for Coingeek’s Seoul Conference. This is a comprehensive conference spanning two days that involves presentations, funding of projects using the ecosystem, panel discussions, and eventually an afterparty to rule them all. MCI are known for the production quality of their events. So, I was there to capture that as much as the event itself. I’d been given the heads up […]

Event Photographer on Jeju Island

Zebra APAC Sales Kick Off 2020 – Jeju Island Event Photographer

  Three days. Seventy-eight-thousand steps over almost fifty kilometres. Nine-thousand images. That can only mean one thing – Zebra’s APAC Sales Kick-Off was back in town. This year, the event was held on Jeju Island at the Landing Convention Center. It’s always a huge event and certainly keeps me busy as the sole photographer for the three-day conference. The event is not your average seated event with a few speakers. That simply wouldn’t do. This is an event to get […]