Andie and Jason were on their way back to Seoul to take custody of Khi when they reached out to me. It was the beginning of summer and Seoul had just finished coming back to life. Everything was green and the weather wasn’t too hot yet. It was going to be the perfect time for some fun family photography.
Unfortunately, the other two Emmett children wouldn’t be joining this trip, but Andie and Jason wanted to take the opportunity to get some pictures with just the three of them before going home. We decided on Gyeongbokgung as it was right near their hotel and we weren’t sure how Khi would be with travel. Starting from the back gate put us well away from the big crowds and we were able to find some nooks and crannies without raucous tour groups.
Khi was an extremely loving and energetic little man to work with, and that meant we could move all about the palace and get some great variety in our shots. The palaces are gorgeous, but they’re also quite large for little people to walk around. Especially, Gyeongbokgung. Khi was up for it, however, so we covered the entire back section of the palace before taking the front gate out to get some shots under the columns as the crowds left.
Andie had seen my family photography session with the Grijalva family and loved the roofing and colours of the palace. I made sure to make good use of this, because that’s what really separates Gyeongbokgung from the other palaces of Seoul – there are some long awnings that make for beautiful photos.
Thanks again to the Emmett family for a fun day out in the palace. I had a blast capturing all those little smiles. To enquire about having your own family photography session in Seoul, please get in touch!