Seoul Searching – Hanbok Styled Shoot

By April 11, 2016Photography

As winter started drawing to a close, I met up with this refreshingly, inspiring lady.  It was one of the first warmer days in Seoul, South Korea after a long and freezing winter.  Winnie (pictured above) just arrived in Seoul a couple of days ago from Singapore.  Originally from Malaysia, she lives and works in Singapore and decided to take a trip to South Korea.  So even though I was delighted with the first relatively warmer day, she still thought it was freezing cold!  It guaranteed many giggles and laughs every time I handed her my coat in between shots.

First on our list was a dress up studio.  We didn’t spend too much time there before we headed out to Euljiro 4(sa)-ga station to rent a Hanbok from OneDayHanbok.  The store can be found inside of the station near Exit 7.
After she found a Hanbok she liked, we flagged down a cab to take us to Gyeongbokgung palace.

At Gyeongbokgung we learned that if you are dressed in a Hanbok, entry to the palace is free.  For all other regular customers it is a mere W3000 ($3).

The palace was not as busy as usual and we managed to find some spots with no other people, so we were really lucky.  There is something magical behind wearing traditional clothes in such a historical area.

Winnie was such a trooper trough out the shoot and her fun and spirited personality made her such a great subject in front of my lens.

I am so grateful for every session I get to do because I get to meet so many wonderful people from all across the globe who in turn show me a small part of their world and teach me so much about themselves and also myself and my skills as a photographer.  Every session is a learning curve and that is what I cherish.

Safe travels, Winnie!  May your next journey be even more magical than your trip to South Korea!IMG_8118IMG_8058IMG_0362

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