Ting En and Zack were visiting Seoul from Singapore, and contacted me about doing some pre-wedding photography during their stay. They would be visiting during September, which is an ideal time for outdoor photography in Seoul. The warmer weather and clear skies make for beautiful days to work on.
Ting En had a clear idea of what she was looking for, and that made our planning phase really straight forward. We were able to speed through the planning process using some sample images of the ideas she had in mind, and create a session that made the best of our time together.
To make the best of the beautiful September light and clear skies, we decided to shoot a palace scene first with the Hanboks they had rented. We had possibly the clearest day of the year, and so the light was strong and harsh. Thankfully, as it was September, the temperature was a mild 25 degree top, meaning that the Hanboks didn’t get too uncomfortable.
We mixed a variety of classic shots with more modern and romantic shots for this section of the shoot. The stunning architecture of the palace provided a beautiful backdrop for this. Korea’s traditional colour palette plays extremely well together from a photographic standpoint, and the images were peaceful and focused as a result.
We moved along as the palace began to close, and changed into more modern evening attire on our way to the Banpo Rainbow Bridge. Zack, being a tailor, had a really nice, perfectly fitted suit, but that didn’t stop us from having a little fun yanking at his tie. We also shot a couple of blue hour shots as we waited for the fountain on the bridge to begin, with its soundtrack of Celine Dion blasting over the noise of the city.
All in all, it was a fun day of shooting. All the best, Zack and Ting En!