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Seoul Proposal Photos

Daniel Proposes to Shermaine at Gyeongbokgung

My discussion with Daniel started several months in advance of his proposal, which is a great time to start! We had plenty of time to toss ideas back and forth as well as work out the perfect date on his trip around other shoots I already had booked. As the discussion progressed, we went back and forth between locations such as Jeju Island, Seoul Forest Park, and Olympic Park. Eventually, Daniel settled on Gyeongbokgung to combine palace architecture with some […]

Seoul Proposal Photography - Changgyeong Palace

Surprise at Changgyeonggung – Seoul Proposal Photography

On an early morning in September, just as Seoul’s palaces open their gates to visitors, I scooted quickly and quietly along the paths to Changgyeonggung’s greenhouse. Kyle followed behind, following my instructions but not hurrying like I was. His mind was occupied with keeping calm as he prepared to propose. We’d been in touch for a few weeks before the proposal and settled on this location as a good compromise for all the elements Kyle wanted. He’d originally hoped for […]

Candid Family Photography

Fun with the Perssons – Family Photo Shoot in Seoul

In this energy-filled family photo shoot, we’ll take a journey with the Perssons as they took custody of their youngest son, Edvin. We’ll talk about the ups and downs and how we reached the wonderful place we did by the end of this shoot. Post-custody sessions are always somewhat up in the air and very much a take-things-as-they-come affair. Until we actually meet, there’s no telling how the little ones will be and this shoot was such a perfect example […]

Jeju Island Proposal Photography in Spring Flowers

Jeju Island Proposal – Shizhe and Min Yee

As we approach spring here in Korea, I wanted to share a beautiful proposal photo shoot in the canola fields of Jeju Island along with some additional information about what to expect at this time of year. It’s a beautiful time to visit and, of course, a wonderful time for a proposal! Springtime on Jeju Island is a very popular time for the locals as well as international tourists. It is the first place in Korea to begin changing back […]

Jerome and Fionn Pre-Wedding: Haneul Park and Peace Park

There’s something special about autumn in Korea. The shorter days bring a warmth and softness to the light that cannot be found at other times of year. Oh, and there’s also the changing leaves! When those two things come together, there’s a short window of a week or two when the parks and forests become somewhat of a fairytale. Fionn reached out to me well in advance of their trip to Seoul, which is always advised for the busy times […]

Candid Family Photos in Seoul, Korea

Graham Family Photos – Back to Back Sessions

Working with families multiple times is always a joy. It’s something I don’t get to do all that often as most of my sessions are booked from abroad by families visiting Korea. Even rarer than that would be back-to-back sessions with an adoptive family! Betsy reached out as her family was coming for their first pre-custody visits with their new son, Peter. She wanted to have two sessions, much like my previous family shoot with the Sensenig family. The first […]

Snow and Autumn Leaves - Seoul Family Photographer

2023 Year in Review – Part 4

Welcome to the final post in my 2023 Year in Review series. This post covers the months of October, November, and December. These are usually our most predictable in terms of weather but this year things got thrown out of order a little. Our usually short-lived autumn colours came in patches all throughout the final 4 months of the year. Normally, they come and go in the last week of October and the first week of November. The normally bitterly […]

Elroy Proposes to Jean under the Cherry Blossoms on Jeju Island

That magical week of the year when we see the cherry blossoms in bloom is a popular one here in Korea. Elroy was one of the super lucky people this year who timed his session absolutely perfectly! With a bed of rapeseed flowers and a canopy of fully-bloomed cherry blossoms, this proposal really could not have gone better! We had been discussing this for quite some time and locked in a date that would work for Elroy and Jean to […]

Seoul Forest Family Photos in Autumn

2023 Year in Review – Part 3

Welcome to the third blog in my Year in Review series for 2023. This section takes us through the dramatic weather of summer and into the calmer month of September when autumn starts to show its hand. Despite the heat, summer offers beautiful greens that we don’t get at any other time of year and the beginning of autumn can be equally as beautiful as when all the leaves change (but it lasts a lot longer!).   July – Family, […]

Seopjikoji Proposal - Jeju Island Photographer

2023 Year in Review – Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of this year’s Year in Review post series. As the weather warmed up, this year really took flight and it was one of the busiest quarters we’ve ever had. I hope you’ll enjoy a peek into some of the sessions from that time.   April – Family, Couple, Proposal, Editorial, eCommerce and Event Photography To kick off April, I had a session with the Brady family in the VERY early blooming cherry and plum blossoms. […]