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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 […]

Summer Family Portraits with the Olsens

The monsoon is here. I’m sitting at my computer now listening to the rain beating on my roof. There is a stack of towels next to the door waiting in case our downpipes can’t handle the volume and we get a little overflow into the hall outside the house. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen! What this situation tells me is that summer is in full swing and it’s about to get really hot here. We don’t do too many family […]

Proposal at Seoul Forest

Justian Proposes to Vania at Seoul Forest

This proposal will be one that sticks with me for a while. Justian reached out with plenty of time leading up to his proposal and we were not only able to book the date and location he wanted, but could get a live music for him as well. Justian’s plan was to have a violinist play one of their favourite songs as he proposed to Vania. She had always wanted to learn the violin, so this was the perfect instrument […]

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, […]

Afternoon Light for Family Photos at Changgyeonggung

An Adventure with Hayoon – Family Photography at Changgyeonggung

This session is one of those ones that stays with you. Neah had reached out to me well before the family’s court date and we had tentatively planned to have a family photography session together following their custody day. With all the uncertainties surrounding custody and how Hayoon might be feeling as her situation changed so dramatically, Neah and Tai were understandably nervous about having a photoshoot so soon. We agreed to stay in touch and work something out as […]

Jeju Island Pre-Wedding Photoshoot with Jeff and Christine

A Jeju Island Pre-Wedding Photoshoot with Jeff and Christine

Today’s blog is a story of planning, hope, and rolling with the punches. Way back in December of 2021, I got an email from Christine asking for a late-April pre-wedding shoot on Jeju Island. Korea had finally begun implementing its “travel bubble” with Singapore and quarantine would not be an issue any longer. We scheduled a call to chat about the shoot and make sure we were all on the same page. April is one of the nicest months of […]

Year in Review Part 1 – 2021

Welcome back to my annual Year in Review series of blogs. This is a great place to get an overview of all the different work that I do and see a little of Korea in the process. I have been doing these now for several years and previous editions can be seen here. Typically, the first few months of the year are quiet for us as the weather is still cold. Usually, there are a few photoshoots here and there, […]

Seoul Lifestyle Family Photography

Beautiful but Freezing – Venneman Family Photoshoot

It seems like forever since I worked with the Venneman family. But with summer winding down and the promise of cooler temperatures on the horizon, I remembered our gorgeous December family photoshoot. This was a whirlwind session to keep all three children on our side as the temperatures approached zero. Michelle and Trevor had reached out earlier in the year and we’d talked about making family pictures as their adoption was finalised. Unfortunately, by the time they had a custody […]