Author Archives: welkinlight

Ikseon-dong Couple Photos

Downtown Seoul with Caitlin and Jay – Pre-Wedding Photography

From the very first email, I knew Caitlin, Jay, and I would get along. Caitlin let me know exactly what they were after, when they were hoping to get it done, and what was important to them as a couple. Since they were visiting from their home in the States for their pre-wedding shoot, having this information gave me an immediate headstart on offering locations, timing, and suggestions. As the conversation progressed, I learnt that Jay had actually grown up […]

Korea Family Photos - Liu

Liu Family Photos – Rocks, Running, and Smiles

When it comes to post-custody family photos, there is one rule we follow: what the child says goes. If they’re tired, we take things slow. If they want to play, we play for a while. There’s nothing quite like the paths of Changdeokgung for little boys to play in. There are open spaces, ramps that go up and down through gates, and, of course, pebbles and rocks everywhere. At this session, we certainly got our fair share of running through […]

Sensenig Family Photos in Changdeokgung, Seoul

Sensenig Family Photography – Changdeokgung, Seoul

Happy New Year, everyone! For my first blog of 2022, I want to share a rather unique family photography session from last year. It’s been an interesting couple of years for everyone, as I’m sure you’re acutely aware. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say. So, when Brittany reached out about this pair of sessions, I was amazed by her creativity and excited to be a part of this time in their lives. Travel restrictions have meant that […]

Thompson Family Photos in Seoul

Year in Review Part 4 – 2021

Welcome to the fourth, and final, section of my 2021 Year in Review series. In the final quarter of the year, things ramped up significantly as Korea’s vaccination program began to take hold and restrictions on gatherings finally began to relax. This quarter, I was able to photograph many more families, corporate events, and even a little editorial. October – Family, Travel, Couple, and Event Photography October means cooler temperatures and an eye towards Autumn for us here in Seoul. […]

Seoraksan Storm

Year in Review Part 3 – 2021

Welcome to the third installment of my annual Year in Review series for 2021. This will be the thinnest selection of photographs from the year. With the long monsoon, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, and Korea’s temporary cessation of international adoptions, work was rare and I spent a good portion of the summer working on personal projects, writing my book, and cycling to pass the time. If you haven’t already, please do spend some time with parts one and two […]

Family Photography in Seoul

Year in Review Part 2 – 2021

Welcome back to my 2021 Year in Review series. If you missed last week’s post, you can find that here. This week, I’ll be taking you through the slowly warming months of April, May, and June. Over this quarter, work slowly started to trickle back in and I was able to be part of some wonderful projects and life moments. Let’s jump right in.   April – Cycling, Event, Pre-Wedding, and Family Photography The first order of business as the […]

Year in Review Part 1 – 2021

Welcome back to my annual Year in Review series of blogs. This is a great place to get an overview of all the different work that I do and see a little of Korea in the process. I have been doing these now for several years and previous editions can be seen here. Typically, the first few months of the year are quiet for us as the weather is still cold. Usually, there are a few photoshoots here and there, […]

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 […]