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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 […]

Seoul Event Photography - BCCK Queen's Birthday Ball 2018, Queen Elizabeth Wax Model

BCCK Queen’s Birthday 2018 Event Photography

This year, I had the distinct pleasure again of covering the BCCK’s annual Queen’s Birthday Celebration in Seoul as part of a three-man event photography team with my colleagues Roy Cruz and Greg Samborski. Working as part of a team is great at an event like this as the event was completely sold out and the attendees filled the entire Grand Ballroom. Having three photographers on staff meant that we could thoroughly cover the event and ensure that all sponsors […]

Sisters lying in grass together - Seoul Family Photographer

Young Family Portrait Photography at World Cup Park, Seoul

Many of the family portrait sessions I do here are centred around the idea of something traditionally Korean. We’re often trying to give the sense that we’re in Korea and Seoul’s palaces work wonderfully for that. But where do you go if you’re looking for something a bit simpler where the kids can run around and the pictures are just your family in a beautiful place? A great stop for both spring and autumn is the World Cup Park area […]

Family Photo shoot Seoul Korea Gyeongbokgung

Ott Family Photography – A Morning in Gyeongbokgung

Kayla and Justin reached out as they were getting ready to fly and take custody of Silas, their number four. Yes, you read that right! Silas was going home to three more siblings! As they were coming without the other three, we set up a short family photography session. We wanted to make some beautiful photos home for everyone from Silas’ birth land. We decided on Gyeongbokgung as it was close and convenient for the family. As it was the […]

Nami Island Family Snow

Nami Island Family Photography

The heat of Seoul’s summer still grips us and I find myself longing for cooler weather. We’ve had weeks and weeks of soaring temperatures and unbearable humidity. As I was browsing my collection looking for some work to post, I came across this wonderful Nami Island family photography session from last winter. When Faith contacted me, she was looking to take her family out somewhere with snow for some family portraits while they were in Korea. Initially, I’m always a […]

Gyeongbokgung Family Photography Seoul Korea

Family Portraits with the Chens

Judy and Tim got in touch leading up to taking custody of their son, Nathan, hoping to do some family portraits after the big day. We chatted for a while and scheduled our session in for a Sunday morning. Thankfully, the typhoon had passed and it looked like we’d have beautiful skies for our session. When we arrived, it was clear that Nathan was grievingĀ a little and didn’t want anyone but Judy. I kept my distance and we made a […]