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Changdeokgung Courtyard Run in Hanboks

Hwang Family Hanbok Photoshoot

Hanboks. They’re gorgeous. Especially the ones that lean towards the traditional style. Of course, the tourist ones can be fun to wear, but that gold trim can be a little much at times. Renting a set of gorgeous traditionally-styled ones makes for a beautiful way to have your family photos done in Seoul. Viet, Thad, and their children did just that. Through a recommendation I provided, they were able to get clean and relatively simple hanboks that not only looked […]

Songaksan, Jeju Island, Proposal Photography

Joel’s Jeju Island Proposal Photos

We stood there, atop the small peak of Songaksan waiting for Joel and Nico to arrive. Everything was set and we were just trying to stop it from blowing away. There was a typhoon passing and the winds were almost knocking us over on this little peak. It was certainly worth it, though, as you will see. Joel had reached out a couple of months prior and we’d booked a date in September for his proposal on Jeju Island. During […]

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 […]

Alexander Family Post Custody Portrait - Changdeokgung

A Quick Post-Custody Family Photo Session with the Alexander Family

I’ve written about summer here before. It’s a hot and humid time of year that’s certainly not for everyone. The Alexander family took custody of their daughter in the middle of our monsoon season and despite the weather, we decided to aim for a quick session in Changdeokgung. Thankfully, the weather held up and the palaces had re-opened after a short closing due to the pandemic. We got lucky with a beautiful overcast day and the leaves all washed clean […]

Family Photo shoot Seoul Korea Gyeongbokgung

Ott Family Photography – A Morning in Gyeongbokgung

Kayla and Justin reached out as they were getting ready to fly and take custody of Silas, their number four. Yes, you read that right! Silas was going home to three more siblings! As they were coming without the other three, we set up a short family photography session. We wanted to make some beautiful photos home for everyone from Silas’ birth land. We decided on Gyeongbokgung as it was close and convenient for the family. As it was the […]

Gyeongbokgung Family Photography Seoul Korea

Family Portraits with the Chens

Judy and Tim got in touch leading up to taking custody of their son, Nathan, hoping to do some family portraits after the big day. We chatted for a while and scheduled our session in for a Sunday morning. Thankfully, the typhoon had passed and it looked like we’d have beautiful skies for our session. When we arrived, it was clear that Nathan was grieving a little and didn’t want anyone but Judy. I kept my distance and we made a […]

Family Photography World Cup Park Seoul

Noelle and Theo – Family Photography in Seoul

I first met the two darlings you see below when Deborah and Tam visited to take custody of their youngest, Noelle, back in 2016. When I got the message saying that they would be back to visit foster families and spend some time in Seoul, I quickly made a note in my calendar to keep their dates open until we could lock in a visit time. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with friends and work with families again in […]

Dorsey Family Photography in Seoul

Dorsey Family Portraits in Seoul

On a beautiful early summer morning in Seoul, I caught up with the Dorsey family to make some portraits with their boy, Daniel. Andrew and Julie reached out after their first couple of meetings with Daniel and their exact words were “He’s all boy and has lots of energy.” They weren’t kidding! This was a high energy, super-fun session from start to finish. We first met the Dorsey family back in my 2017 Year in Review posts and got a […]

Freelance Photographer in Seoul

Emmett Family Photography in Seoul

Andie and Jason were on their way back to Seoul to take custody of Khi when they reached out to me. It was the beginning of summer and Seoul had just finished coming back to life. Everything was green and the weather wasn’t too hot yet. It was going to be the perfect time for some fun family photography. Unfortunately, the other two Emmett children wouldn’t be joining this trip, but Andie and Jason wanted to take the opportunity to […]

Granbois Family Photographer Seoul

A Day in the Life of the Grandbois Family – Seoul, Korea

My Day in the Life sessions are an honour each and every time to photograph. For the most part, I am working with adoptive families on this session to produce a story of their first moments as a family, but working with the Grandbois family was an entirely different dynamic. Kathryn and Matt were only in Seoul for a short time for a short work contract, and wanted a more documentary style of their lives while they were here. It […]