Here in Seoul, the majority of our visitors, especially those looking for a pre-wedding photography session, come from the east Asian region. We see a lot of tourism from Hong Kong, Singapore, and other countries in the region. However, Europe is still a little far for many to come on holiday. So, you can imagine my surprise when Michele and Miranda contacted me about doing a pre-wedding session from BELGIUM! I was super excited to get to work on a session in what is the other side of the world for them.
From our discussions, it was clear that this was a couple that loved fun and a closeness, so that would be our focus. They wanted to include something Korean, but also a little of the big city in their session. So, we planned to stay around the central district of Jongno and utilise the best that Seoul has to offer.
We got ourselves a cloudless early-Autumn day to work with, which meant we could get a great variety of images and that it wouldn’t be too cool outside. Personally, I love to work in dramatic light, where light enters the scene at an angle. It gives me the ability to play with many different looks in one location, and so this was the perfect day for us.
After makeup was done, we headed to the nearby palace to begin our session, then moved over to Bukchon Hanok Village, Cheonggyecheon, and Jongno-2-ga before finishing up the session on the subway. This was a great swatch of locations to show every facet of Seoul.
Michele and Miranda surprised me with some wonderful gifts of hand-crafted beer and chocolate from their home as well, which I am extremely thankful for! Korean taxes put good Belgian beer and chocolate out of reach for the most part, so it was great to partake in the finer things in life again! Thank you guys for a great session and a great way to finish the day afterwards!