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Amiko & Toru

                    

Returning to my country is always a happy trip for me. I had an extra bonus this time as I received an email from Amiko who asked me to photograph her wedding in Tokyo. I had no hesitation saying ‘yes’

Amiko is a New Yorker. Toru on the other hand, was born and grew up in Japan. Two people who happened to work for the same company and met each other. Despite their long distance relationship, they embraced the chance to get to know each other and decided to stay together. It’s a beautiful story and I want them to continue this story for a long time. They are a genuinely happy, caring and fun loving couple. I have known Amiko since my NYC time and she is someone that I feel lucky to have as a friend.

The wedding ceremony was held at Lever son Verre (http://leversonverre-tokyo.com/), a beautiful restaurant, where all the families and relatives gathered. Afterwards, the reception was held at Bears Table (http://bearstable.jp/tokyo/). So many friends gathered for Amiko and Toru. The place was literally packed with many friends of them. I have to say that it was great fun to see an unique performance of Japanese calligraphy by Toru’s university friends. They did an amazing job.

Amiko and Toru, Congratulations again. I hope you both the most amazing life together.

Thank you for letting me photograph your special day xx

 

Sunha & Matt – Day 1

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I flew to Busan in South Korea to photograph Sunha & Matt’s wedding. I met them in Melbourne Australia a couple years ago. They are one of my favourite couples and I feel very honored to be their wedding photographer and also be there as a friend.

We went to Gimhae Hanok Experience Hall and Tomb of King Suro on the first day. They wore beautiful traditional Korean wedding dress, Hanbok. We walked around traditional Korean buildings. It was such an amazing experience!

Evelyn & Willy

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Evelyn and I have been friends for over the 10 years. We used to be flatmate, whilst living in Shorditch London. I was extremely happy to be at her wedding as well as photographing her special day. Although we don’t get to see each other often, she is always there for me. She became one of the important friends in my life.

The wedding took place in the small Spanish beach town called Murcia. The weather was just beautiful. Coming from London, this perfect weather was almost another world. A lot of their family members and friends came over from Columbia. I wish I could speak Spanish to communicate with them. They were gunuinely lovely people to spend time with.

Evelyn and Willy, thank you so much for letting me photograph your wedding.  It was such a special day to remember.

xxx

Katie & Sheng

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Katie and Sheng approached me just after I arrived in New York. It was at a Swedish cafe in Greenpoint where I met them the first time. They were such a friendly and relaxed couple. I immediately liked them.  Sheng has a Chinese background, and so the wedding was a mix of Western and Chinese style. The Chinese tea ceremony was very new for me. Katie wore a beautiful, red Chinese dress, which I loved. For the location shoot we went to Grand Central Terminal and The Campbell Apartment. As you may know, The Campbell Apartment was sadly recently closed. It was very fortunate that we got to photograph at this beautiful, old and classic bar.

As I have left New York, this wedding was my last in NYC. It was a special one for me in many ways. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity, Katie and Sheng. I hope you two will be happy together for a long time.

(Second photographer: Steve Drew)