A bottle of wine will get me to do anything.
Well, almost anything.
A few months ago, my buddies Dan & Suyeon, whose unbelievable wedding happened earlier this year, asked me to take their wedding portraits. It was a huge surprise and I almost turned them down out of apprehension. My photography has always been for me, just a hobby, something fun to do, a creative past-time.
In fact, I’d never taken photos where a second party had an expectation of the quality. If I took a picture and it looked bad, no one was disappointed but me. But taking wedding portraits presented a new obstacle.
Putting my best foot forward for not only for two other people, but for two friends.
Doing something creative and purposeful for people I love.
So, I accepted. It presented a new challenge, and wound up being a really thoughtful learning experience. In exchange, I asked them for a nice bottle of red and off we went to Gyeongbokgung Palace in downtown Seoul, one of the most famous landmarks in the city.
Suyeon and Dan looked absolutely stunning in their traditional Korean hanbok, and more than a few tour guides pointed them out to their group as they walked past.
Although, considering the traditional Korean theme of the shoot, maybe a bottle of red was a bad move…
Should’ve asked for soju instead ;)
I’ll cheers them when I crack it open ;)