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Adoption Family Photography in Seoul - Osbeck

Post-Custody Photos with the Osbeck Family

Followers of this blog will know that I do a lot of work with the adoptive community here in Korea. Over the years, I’ve photographed approximately 300 families and I get a lot of questions about how these sessions go. In this post we’ll join the Osbeck family for their post-custody photos in Seoul. Many adoptive families come to me to make some images on one of their first few days as a forever family but it can be tough […]

Leaving Changdeokgung

Saunders First Meeting and Post-Custody Family Photos

Lisa reached out to me in early January to enquire about having their first meeting with their son photographed. Meeting Bokyeom for the first time was an important moment for her and Ben and having photographs of their moments together would be a great way not only for them to remember it but also to explain this life event to Bokyeom in years to come. With the responsibility squarely on me to capture all of these first moments together, I […]

Hanbok Photoshoot with Miles Family in Changdeokgung

Hanbok Photoshoot with the Miles Family

Earlier this year, the Miles family reached out to set up a hanbok photoshoot while they were visiting Seoul. With this fun-loving family and some of the best weather we’ve had all year, this was a fantastic day out with some fellow Aussies! We met up on a beautifully warm May morning at Changdeokgung here in Seoul, which we’d picked among the palaces of Seoul for its architecture and nature. The sky was blue and the light was crisp. I […]

Kruger Family Photos at Seoul's Changdeokgung

Autumn Family Portraits with the Krugers

Korea’s autumn is absolutely stunning. Starting from the north, the country gradually changes from the verdant hues of summer to a vibrant mix of brown, red, and yellow. This time of year is so beautiful, in fact, that tour companies have buses that follow the progression of the change down the peninsula. They stop in at all the national parks for visitors to take in the beauty. The colours don’t last too long in Seoul, but if you time it […]

Winter Family Photos with the DeVitos

Winter isn’t usually the biggest time for family photos here in Seoul because it’s so cold. However, this year, I’ve worked with several families as the weather cooled and made the best of our gorgeous winter light. This afternoon with the DeVito family was no exception. Despite the warmth of their hometown and the cold of Seoul, Laurie, Robert, Sophia, and their latest addition to the family, Aiden, decided to brave the cool weather with me and make some images […]

Elbracht Family Portraits at Changdeokgung

On a beautiful April day, I set out with the Elbracht family for the last time to make some family portraits for them before they left Seoul for good. It was a bittersweet day as I’d got to know them quite well over their years here. It’s always a pleasure to work with Max, Oskar, and Greta. As we’ve got to know each other, the sessions now are more like catching up and making a few images together. The kids […]

Changdeokgung with the Mangahas Family

It’s winter time again here in Seoul, and that means chilly temperatures and beautiful light. The Mangahas family and I got together for a winter family photography session just after they took custody of their daughter, Ren. Ren was a little nervous around new people. Although she’d got used to being around her family, she was wary of me in the beginning. For the first ten minutes of our session, I got the I’m-not-quite-sure-about-you look from Ren. I made a […]

George Family Portraits – Changdeokgung, Seoul

Welcome back for another family portrait session in Seoul! Today’s blog is all about the George family and their session from a couple of months back in April. Nature was just starting to wake up and we had a few patches of green to play with along with the gorgeous palace colours. With the slightly cool weather and cloudy sky, we were able to move around a lot and capture quite a bit of the palace’s beauty. Changdeokgung is great […]

Sarracino Family Photography - Seoul, Korea

Watching Love Develop with the Sarracino Family

Last year, the Sarracino family visited Seoul to complete the adoption process for their first son, Jaden. During this time, we did two sessions together. First, we spent a couple of hours together to document the process of taking custody. Then, a few short days later, we got together again to have a family portrait session under the autumn leaves. We arrived at the agency to meet Jaden with his foster family for the last time before Jamie and John […]

Hanbok Family Photography Korea

Stelzer Hanbok Family Photography Session – Seoul, Korea

The Stelzer family reached out just a couple of weeks before autumn was about to get into full swing. They were looking to have a hanbok family photo session and wanted to incorporate Korea’s traditional architecture and some of the autumn leaves. Autumn was a little unpredictable this year, but we got lucky with some beautiful colours and a cloudy day to accentuate them. Starting under the autumn canopy, we spent some time playing in the leaves and giving Alexander […]