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Winter Family Photos with the DeVitos

Winter isn’t usually the biggest time for family photos here in Seoul because it’s so cold. However, this year, I’ve worked with several families as the weather cooled and made the best of our gorgeous winter light. This afternoon with the DeVito family was no exception. Despite the warmth of their hometown and the cold of Seoul, Laurie, Robert, Sophia, and their latest addition to the family, Aiden, decided to brave the cool weather with me and make some images […]

Elbracht Family Portraits at Changdeokgung

On a beautiful April day, I set out with the Elbracht family for the last time to make some family portraits for them before they left Seoul for good. It was a bittersweet day as I’d got to know them quite well over their years here. It’s always a pleasure to work with Max, Oskar, and Greta. As we’ve got to know each other, the sessions now are more like catching up and making a few images together. The kids […]

Changdeokgung with the Mangahas Family

It’s winter time again here in Seoul, and that means chilly temperatures and beautiful light. The Mangahas family and I got together for a winter family photography session just after they took custody of their daughter, Ren. Ren was a little nervous around new people. Although she’d got used to being around her family, she was wary of me in the beginning. For the first ten minutes of our session, I got the I’m-not-quite-sure-about-you look from Ren. I made a […]

2018 Year in Review Part 4

Here we are, at the end of 2018! It’s been a fun year and I hope you’ve enjoyed this photographic journey through it with me. In this last installment, we’ll look at some family photography, a few more corporate sessions, a couple or two, a Halloween photobooth, and some more of Seoul. First up this quarter were the Ataalla family on a cool morning in Seoul Forest. We had one of the most energetic sessions I’ve had all year, but […]

2018 Year in Review Part 3

Welcome back to the third instalment in this series of Year in Review posts. If you haven’t checked out part one and part two, please head over and take a look! In this section, we’re moving into summer and all that season brings to us. There were storms and the beautiful skies that follow them. There was heat and escaping it for some time. In amongst all that, there was plenty of photography. So, let’s dive right in. I started […]

Young Family Portraits in Seoul

2018 Year in Review Part 2

We left off last week with a roundup of the first three months of the year. With winter in full force, this was the quietest time of the year but from April, it was back to the usual chaos of Seoul life. This time around, we’ll take a look at a few more events, some family photography, more editorial photography, a photo tour in Vietnam with Pics of Asia, and some more fun from Seoul’s streets. Let’s get this rolling […]

Family Photographer in Seoul - Redeau

2018 Year in Review Part 1

Welcome to this, my annual retrospective for 2018. It’s such a pleasure to look back at the year and see what has passed. So many fleeting moments that impress emotions upon us during the year get lost amongst the next wave of moments as we ride the tide throughout the year. Taking this time allows me to reflect on what has passed, what has been achieved, and what is to come. In this first part, we will journey from January […]

Jaz & Jun Pre-wedding Photography - Understand Avenue

Jaz & Jun – Seoul Forest Couple Session

Two weeks ago I posted a family photography session from a beautiful autumn morning in Seoul Forest. It reminded me of another pre-wedding photography session I’d done a couple of years back. So, today we’ll head back to Seoul Forest with Jaz and Jun for an early morning couple shoot. It’s hard not to love Seoul Forest in the early morning. Although it’s surrounded by buildings and major roads, in the early morning it can be quite peaceful and a […]

Ataalla Family - Family Photography in Seoul Forest - Child Running with Balloon

Ataalla Family Photography at Seoul Forest

I don’t often get family photography sessions during the Chuseok time as that’s when Korea simply shuts its doors (except for the shopping districts, of course) and says “We’re done for a few days.” Locals take some coveted days off, expats head home for a while, and tourism is down a little because everything is closed. China, however, outdoes this by having an even longer mid-Autumn Festival that shuts the entire country down as well. This year, the Ataalla family […]

Event Photographer Korea - Canadian War Veterans

The Men Who Saved Korea – Canadian Veterans’ Return Visit – Korea Event Photographer

The Korean War, the Forgotten War, 6.25, call it what you will. The men who served in that bloody conflict were brought to a faraway land they’d never heard of to defend people they’d never met. Young men from 21 nations took up arms to fight against the communist North Korean takeover of the peninsula. This year, I had the honour to meet many of the men who fought to save the place I now call home. This visit was […]