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Summer Family Photos in Changdeokgung

Ha Joon’s Family Pictures – Summer in Seoul

As the weather gets cooler and we begin to miss the sweaty mess that is the Korean summer, I find myself looking back over the year’s sessions and reminiscing about the fun we had. Daisy had reached out to me very early in the year about this session. Her family was still waiting on their court date for custody, but with an estimated timeline in hand, wanted to start the discussion. As soon as they had dates, Daisy got back […]

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 […]

Ikseon-dong Couple Photos

Downtown Seoul with Caitlin and Jay – Pre-Wedding Photography

From the very first email, I knew Caitlin, Jay, and I would get along. Caitlin let me know exactly what they were after, when they were hoping to get it done, and what was important to them as a couple. Since they were visiting from their home in the States for their pre-wedding shoot, having this information gave me an immediate headstart on offering locations, timing, and suggestions. As the conversation progressed, I learnt that Jay had actually grown up […]

Korea Family Photos - Liu

Liu Family Photos – Rocks, Running, and Smiles

When it comes to post-custody family photos, there is one rule we follow: what the child says goes. If they’re tired, we take things slow. If they want to play, we play for a while. There’s nothing quite like the paths of Changdeokgung for little boys to play in. There are open spaces, ramps that go up and down through gates, and, of course, pebbles and rocks everywhere. At this session, we certainly got our fair share of running through […]

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 […]

Lens Flare in the Bright Sun - Seoul Pre-Wedding

MJ and Derek’s Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot in Seoul

This session was on one of those rare days in Seoul where everything just lines up. Clear air and beautiful strong sun are so rare here that we just had to make the most of it. This gorgeous day gave us the opportunity to make some of my favourite images from my time as a photographer here in Seoul. Let’s jump in and take a look at how this session played out. Getting Ready for a Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot I […]

Maliha Loved to Jump

Jennifer, Said, and Maliha’s First Family Photos

In this, the strangest of years, I’m constantly amazed by the dedication of families in completing their adoption processes. Jennifer and Said are no exception to that rule. Braving the quarantine procedure (and the quarantine hotel lottery), they made their way to Seoul in order to meet and take custody of their daughter, Maliha. We got together during this time to make some family photos for them before they went home. As is often the case when we move into […]

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 […]

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 […]