Kristi reached out to me a few months before their trip to Seoul looking for a couple photoshoot with her husband, Kelson. They’d had photos taken at their wedding, but nothing since and wanted some fresh images for their house. They wanted to take the opportunity of their visit to Seoul to get something unique for the walls.
We decided on Changdeokgung as our location for this shoot as it has a beautiful mixture of nature and tradition. October is the perfect time in Seoul for this type of shoot as most of the trees are still green and the weather is not too cold yet. We had a beautifully warm day with a light cloud coverage that meant we could work anywhere in the palace without having to deal with the high sun at any time during our session. This made for a lovely soft set of images from their time in Seoul.
Kristi had also sent me a few samples of the types of images she loves which was great when it came to planning out our session. It’s always good to have visual references as well as words to ensure we start our photoshoot off in the best way we can. The palace architecture gave us some beautiful patterns to work against that really allowed the couple to stand out, one of the things Kristi had really wanted for these shots and something I am also extremely fond of. The goal was to have the couple be a part of the picture and still show off the beauty of the place they had come so far to see.
Having a couple of different outfits to work with during the shoot was also great. It allowed us to shake up the style of the images quite a bit and ensure we didn’t get too much repetition over the course of our shoot. This is certainly something to consider when you’re preparing for your photoshoot.
It was an honour to be able to create these new images for Kristi and Kelson’s home. If you’re interested in having your own photoshoot during a visit to South Korea, please do reach out! Don’t forget to also follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more photos and stories.
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