In early summer last year, my friends David and Sojeong reached out to me and let me know they were getting married. We scheduled in a pre-wedding photography session before the big day to get some images not only for themselves to keep but to use on the wedding day and as an invitation to their friends and family. Over a cup of coffee, we decided to mix the photos between the gritty back streets of the Euljiro district and the gorgeous summer greens of Seoul Forest. This would give us two very different aesthetics in the final collection.
Euljiro is one of the older districts in the centre of the city. It is filled with machine shops and everything you might need for DIY home improvement. Being Sunday afternoon, we had the whole area to ourselves, which was great. We started in more formal attire to offset the grit of the neighbourhood, but kept the session light and fun. We hadn’t expected to see a soul, but towards the end of the session we were apprehended by a group of elder gentlemen who wouldn’t leave until they got their photo with the beautiful young couple. Central Seoul is always filled with characters!
We then took a quick subway ride over to Seoul Forest to catch the warm afternoon light and verdant hues of early summer. Here we switched to more casual outfits and snuck a little extra energy into the session. We worked through until the sun went down and the mosquitoes came out. Then it was time to head over to Konguk University for a big meal to celebrate.
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