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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 […]

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 […]

Family Photography in Seoul, Olsen

2022 Year in Review – Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of my annual Year in Review series. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the goings on from July-September of 2022. Please do check out parts one and two if you haven’t already! July – Proposal, Family, and Editorial Photography July started out with a quick trip down to Jeju for Lai Sheng’s proposal to Brenda. We got a beautiful, but extremely hot and humid day for it. The full story of that one […]

Jeju Island Proposal Photographer

Lai Sheng Proposes to Brenda on Jeju Island

This post is about a beautiful proposal from Jeju Island over this past summer. Lai Sheng had reached out and let me know of his intention to propose to Brenda and wanted to discuss my coming down to capture all the moments for them. He had a plan in mind and wanted to ensure that everything would go off without a hitch. In all honesty, a few things had me worried about Lai Sheng’s plan to propose. Without a doubt, […]

Marco and Tatiana – Seoul Forest Proposal Photoshoot

One question I get quite frequently when it comes to planning a proposal photoshoot is “How can I get to a specific location at a specific time and not tip my partner off?” There are quite a few different ways you can go about this. But, most of them require you to be quite deft and leave a lot to chance on the day. One way that can work really well is to broach the idea of doing a couple […]

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 […]