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Seoul Proposal Photos

Daniel Proposes to Shermaine at Gyeongbokgung

My discussion with Daniel started several months in advance of his proposal, which is a great time to start! We had plenty of time to toss ideas back and forth as well as work out the perfect date on his trip around other shoots I already had booked. As the discussion progressed, we went back and forth between locations such as Jeju Island, Seoul Forest Park, and Olympic Park. Eventually, Daniel settled on Gyeongbokgung to combine palace architecture with some […]

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 […]

Candid Family Photography

Fun with the Perssons – Family Photo Shoot in Seoul

In this energy-filled family photo shoot, we’ll take a journey with the Perssons as they took custody of their youngest son, Edvin. We’ll talk about the ups and downs and how we reached the wonderful place we did by the end of this shoot. Post-custody sessions are always somewhat up in the air and very much a take-things-as-they-come affair. Until we actually meet, there’s no telling how the little ones will be and this shoot was such a perfect example […]

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 […]

Seoul Forest Family Photos in Autumn

2023 Year in Review – Part 3

Welcome to the third blog in my Year in Review series for 2023. This section takes us through the dramatic weather of summer and into the calmer month of September when autumn starts to show its hand. Despite the heat, summer offers beautiful greens that we don’t get at any other time of year and the beginning of autumn can be equally as beautiful as when all the leaves change (but it lasts a lot longer!).   July – Family, […]

Spring Family Photography, Seoul Korea

2023 Year in Review – Part 1

Welcome one and all to my 2023 Year in Review. Carrying on the tradition of previous years, this will be a look at many of my activities as a photographer in Korea this year. In this first quarter, we started slowly as we always do. But, as the world started to defrost, the work began! I hope you’ll enjoy the mix of families, couples, events, and even travel photography in this first quarter.   January – Family, Couple, eCommerce, and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Morning Light in Gyeongbokgung

2022 Year in Review Part 1

I debated long and hard about how to make my Year in Review work this year. Unlike much of the world, Korea was still struggling with how to work its way out of the pandemic for the first half of the year. This led to confusing policies and odd rules that left everyone feeling very uncertain. As such, work was actually more scarce than at the beginning of the pandemic for me. So, rather than post an image from each […]