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Seoul Proposal Photography - Changgyeong Palace

Surprise at Changgyeonggung – Seoul Proposal Photography

On an early morning in September, just as Seoul’s palaces open their gates to visitors, I scooted quickly and quietly along the paths to Changgyeonggung’s greenhouse. Kyle followed behind, following my instructions but not hurrying like I was. His mind was occupied with keeping calm as he prepared to propose. We’d been in touch for a few weeks before the proposal and settled on this location as a good compromise for all the elements Kyle wanted. He’d originally hoped for […]

Jerome and Fionn Pre-Wedding: Haneul Park and Peace Park

There’s something special about autumn in Korea. The shorter days bring a warmth and softness to the light that cannot be found at other times of year. Oh, and there’s also the changing leaves! When those two things come together, there’s a short window of a week or two when the parks and forests become somewhat of a fairytale. Fionn reached out to me well in advance of their trip to Seoul, which is always advised for the busy times […]

Snow and Autumn Leaves - Seoul Family Photographer

2023 Year in Review – Part 4

Welcome to the final post in my 2023 Year in Review series. This post covers the months of October, November, and December. These are usually our most predictable in terms of weather but this year things got thrown out of order a little. Our usually short-lived autumn colours came in patches all throughout the final 4 months of the year. Normally, they come and go in the last week of October and the first week of November. The normally bitterly […]

Sunrise Autumn Couple Photos

Abel and Melissa – Autumn Pre-Wedding Photos in Seoul Forest

One word describes Abel and Melissa’s autumn pre-wedding photo session and it is warmth. The warmth the couple have for each other, the warmth of the light, the warmth of the autumnal leaves, and the warmth that crept into the crisp morning air as the sun rose. This really was the perfect morning for a photo shoot in Seoul! Following the wet and humid summer in Korea is the most beautiful season of them all – autumn. This is the […]

Adoption Family Photos in Korea

2022 Year in Review – Part 4

This is the final post in my 2022 Year in Review series. The final quarter of this year saw Korea’s border control relax even more and, with that, a massive influx of visitors from abroad. This may be the busiest we have ever been during the final quarter of the year. This will be a long post, so please do get a cup of tea and settle in. Many of these sessions will also become full blogs as 2023 progresses, […]

Family Walk - Michas Post-Custody Family Photos

Michas Post-Custody Family Photos at Changdeokgung

Today’s shoot one of those sessions where there wasn’t a dull moment. We had smiles, tears, hunger, running, tenderness, and a mass collection of pine cones, but let’s start from the beginning. Niko and Jacklin had reached out to have a post-custody family photo shoot before heading home after their adoption. We scheduled an early morning session at Gyeongbokgung to avoid the crowds. That happened to coincide with a national holiday here (Hangeul Day), which I usually avoid as much […]

Playing Catch - Martin Family Photos

Of Dinosaurs and Exploration: Family Photos with the Martins

Today’s session is a blow-by-blow deep-dive into a fairly common type of post-custody session with one of my adoptive families. Oftentimes so soon after custody, kids aren’t ready to open up to a stranger and a different approach is required. The last thing we want to do is force our wants onto a little one who has been through a life-changing event, so another angle is required. I hope you enjoy this fun session with the Martin family. We all […]

Family Photography at Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Korea

Anderson Family Photos – A Journey Together

Today’s story will be a little bit different. It has been five years in the making; a journey of laughter and tears that has spanned three adoptions and countless hours together getting to know each other. We’ve shared the ups and downs of the building of the Anderson family and I have been allowed into the most private times of their lives to make images for the family to remember these moments by. Throughout this time, we’ve formed a friendship […]

Seoul, Korea, Family Photographer - Ashcraft Family

The Ashcraft Family Visit Korea- Family Photography in Seoul

As followers of this blog will know, a large part of my work is family photography with those who have newly adopted children. I work frequently in the agencies as custody is taken and shortly afterwards for family sessions and Day in the Life sessions. These are all wonderfully emotional sessions and I bear witness to every aspect of human emotion while photographing them. There is nothing quite like that rollercoaster!   This family session with the Ashcrafts is slightly […]

Ataalla Family - Family Photography in Seoul Forest - Child Running with Balloon

Ataalla Family Photography at Seoul Forest

I don’t often get family photography sessions during the Chuseok time as that’s when Korea simply shuts its doors (except for the shopping districts, of course) and says “We’re done for a few days.” Locals take some coveted days off, expats head home for a while, and tourism is down a little because everything is closed. China, however, outdoes this by having an even longer mid-Autumn Festival that shuts the entire country down as well. This year, the Ataalla family […]