As Korea pre-wedding sessions get more and more popular, I’ve been able to travel to various parts of Korea including Jeju Island and Jeonju for beautiful sessions with a really different flavour from Seoul. Kim and Chris were tossing up between a session in Seoul, or traveling to the gorgeous Hanok Village in Jeonju. In the end, we decided to get a beautiful Hanok stay down in Jeonju and spend a whole day wandering the streets together.
Being a weekday, the number of tourists was limited, and we were able to see a lot of the city and work in many different environments. Having a longer session like this also means that we’re able to get the nice light at both ends of the day, and Jeonju did not disappoint. For the morning, we traversed the tourist areas sans people until the city started to wake up. Then, as things started to get busier, we grabbed a coffee and took a break for the early afternoon. Finding a beautiful (and empty!) tea-house, we started our session again for the afternoon period, and covered the other half of the town, focusing on the tight back alleys.
Jeonju is a perfect location if you’re looking to get a traditional Korean feel. Although the main areas have become extremely commercial, the side streets are still beautiful. Weekends are packed, and I don’t recommend the visit then, but weekdays are far quieter and make for a great time to visit. If you’d like to enquire about having your own couples session in Jeonju, please get in touch.