“I want you for always… days, years, eternities.” ~ Franz Schubert
We’ve said it before…but this Spring really continues to be the Season of Love… and the prelude to our busiest and most fabulous Wedding Season yet. May is a beautiful whirlwind of matrimony… each wedding (we have 4 in one week …) completely different. All of them utterly spellbinding stories and we remain forever grateful to our wonderful, enchanting clients & couples. And today’s couple captivated us from the beginning. This was a full day Japan Pre Wedding Experience. Months and months in the planning…that would start with a surprise proposal here in Tokyo and end with the most magical visit to Japan at the end of the Cherry Blossoms.
Our own photo journey to this point has been equally as fascinating, creating and establishing markets we never envisaged. And one such part of our dedicated services now are our Pre & Post Wedding Collections. And we simply adore them. We are happily welcoming couples from all over the world for their very special, only-in-Japan experience. (This year already from Hong Kong, Singapore, The US, Australia, Europe and today, Brunei.) The end of the year is even busier and we are loving the premise behind these types of days… Separate from the blissful blur of the wedding day, where we may be confined by time restraints, venue restrictions or rules, our Pre-Wedding experiences allow us all to create another part of the Love story. We slow it all down and relish in life at the same time. It’s become a popular creative experience & opportunity to wear that gorgeous dress (again) or a completely different one. To take time together as a couple either before or after the wedding. A chance to fall in love a little bit more. It may be a getaway, a honeymoon or a trip before it all starts. Exploring the world. And we remember it all as we focus on a series of photos – the story – rather than just a single image. And our hope is that it moves beyond just photos for our couples. It becomes an encounter with a new place, new sensations and culture filled with tangible memories colliding with a passionate love of life. That they will share and reflect upon for many years in their life together…And that was our intention for the stars of today’s featured post… Kevin & Shyni, a most fabulous Tokyo Pre-Wedding Story…
He proposed just after they touched down in Tokyo. And she said, Yes! Love. Sigh. In anticipation of this we had planned the experience around the last of the blossoms, the proposal place and an exploration of Tokyo from day to night. And this is how it all played out. With endless memories in between, a wholewholewhole lot of laughing, joy and talking… From the getting ready, to the dress, the reaction of passerbys, the love for each other. It was all so very real and heartfelt. From their backstreet hotel to Tokyo icons, there were quiet escapes in doorways, romance in hallways, sweet moments at shrines and spotlights in front of billboards. A beautifully long day, with a most incredible sunset finale. No-one wanted it to end. It was a kaleidoscope of quintessential Japan.
Shyni & Kevin, thank you for simply an amazing day, filled with much love and sheer delight. We are wising you all the very best for your wedding and life beyond. You truly are meant to be and made us both love our jobs even more…One of our great photography mentors always says, “You are only as good as your clients”…and it couldn’t be any truer. You gave us so much…energy, inspiration, emotion and light. On your Tokyo day.
And many, many thanks again to the beautiful & talented Aya Vanessa for Hair & Make-up x x x Read more →