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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 […]

Autumn Family Photos in Seoul Forest - Chien Sunrise Session

An Autumn Family Photo Shoot with the Chiens

Today’s session is a two-part autumn session I had with the Chien family last year. We had some beautiful light for this early morning family shoot and an image from this set ended up making its way into my ten favourite images from last year. This shoot is very representative of how autumn typically is here, so I hope it will be helpful for those considering an autumn family photo shoot. Jenny reached out to me when the leaves were […]

Ha Hanbok Family Photo at Gyeongbokgung

Hanbok Photos at Gyeongbokgung with the Ha Family

Our winter this year has been relatively mild. Despite a couple of cold snaps and a lot more snow than usual, temperatures have been well above freezing most days. December was exceptionally warm and, for a change, conducive to family photography, especially with the double layers that choosing hanbok photos provides. For this session, we headed to the, relatively, empty Gyeongbokgung and had a session to celebrate the time the Ha family had spent in Korea. Daisy and her family […]

Avison Young Gangnam Micro Retail Market Trent Magazine - Seoul Photographer

Gangnam Micro-Retail for Avison Young

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working with one of the only exclusively print design houses in Seoul, Hong Design, on a magazine called Social Innovation in the Community. It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet so many people who are focused on developing the cities of Korea for more than just profit. It’s also been a great pleasure to work with designers who are focused on print and strive for a simple, meaningful piece of art as […]

Peek-a-Boo - Hirashiki Winter Family Photo

All Smiles with the Hirashiki Family

Happy New Year, everyone! In this first post of the year, we’ll take a look at a winter family photography session with the Hirashiki tribe from back in December. As I write this, the Han River is frozen and the temperature is well below zero. Thankfully for this session, the cold hadn’t truly settled in yet and we had quite a nice day with a high of 9°C. Coupled with the beautiful soft light from an overcast sky, it was […]