Category Archives: Overseas wedding

Kristie & Alan // pre-wedding // New Zealand

We – wedding photographer like to think of ourselves as storytellers. We are telling a couple’s love story.  This is one of my favorite things about being wedding photographer. However, my expectation, perception and experience sometime make me to create something I want but not telling the couple’s story.

I was very excited when Kristie & Alan engaging me to take their pre-wedding photo in New Zealand. I was expecting to take some stunning natural scenery shots – something like I have seen on travel TV program. But after getting to know them more and listen their story, I know that it is not what they want. Kristie & Alan lived and studied in Auckland and they want to have their photo shoot where they met (School) and where is meaningful to them. So I just “let their story guide me and tell their story in a unique way” !!

Kristie & Alan // Engagement session // New Zealand from History Studio on Vimeo.

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Japan National Tourism Organization // Izumo & Tottori

Here is the 2nd part of the photo shoot for Japan national tourism organization. you can check out the part one here. Izumo (出雲) is a city along the rural Sanin Coast of the Sea of Japan. Izumo Taisha – one of Japan’s oldest and most sacred Shinto shrines. We had some shots there with the models wearing kimono. The beautiful sakura trees line the main walking path and create a beautiful pink archway. Izumo is a fantastic place to explore some of Japan’s ancient history and mythology.

Tottori City (鳥取), the capital of Tottori Prefecture, is located in western Japan along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Tottori is most famous for its sand dunes, the largest in Japan, which cover over 30 square kilometers of coast to the north of the city center. This was my first time to have photo shoot at a desert like location, which is amazing!!!

Locations: Izumo taisha & Tottori Sand Dunes

P.S I also had a good time to take some pictures for my pretty wife there. check it out here.  🙂

Here are some news coverage of our photo shoot.

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