This Hanbok anniversary session was so much fun. Emily is a photographer as well and it was so nice to finally meet! We drove up into the Provo Canyon and the weather cooperated with us, although we were nervous it would rain. It was a gorgeous session and Emily and Jason were so sweet and a joy to get to know!
It’s always fun to see what prompts a couple to do a session on their anniversary and Emily’s reason was no exception.
“I’m a photographer myself and knew that I could take some quick portraits of us wearing our hanboks – but that wouldn’t be very fun. I really wanted to do our session on the actual day of our anniversary and wear those traditional, formal, clothing to really make it feel special! And wow, it really did! We have not actually worked with a professional photographer since our wedding day and all the memories started coming back as we had the chance to hold hands and be a couple in front of the camera again!”
These two smiled so much during their session and you could tell that they are still so much in love and it was so special to be able to capture their relationship on their anniversary.
“My favorite part of married life is having a built-in best friend. I’m pretty reserved around new people and have a hard time making new friendships. Jason is my #1 friend and knows me better than any other person in the whole wide world!”
Our other favorite part of their session was the beautiful traditional Korean clothing that they wore.
“My in-laws came to the United States from Korea when they were young. Even though my husband was raised in Pennsylvania, there are parts of Korean culture that we implement into our family together! When we got married, we put on hanboks for a Korean wedding tradition where you bow to your elders. Hanboks are the traditional dress associated with Korea, but in modern day they are usually only worn for very special occasions. Our wedding was a pretty low-key event and we just borrowed some hanboks from family to wear for a few minutes as a part of the Korean traditions. A few years later, my sweet mom-in-law bought us our very own! There are multiple layers to each outfit with so many colors and fabrics and patterns. I haven’t quite mastered the correct way to tie the bow on the front, so I rely on my husband or mom-in-law for that still! I have loved partaking in these new cultural traditions together since marrying Jason.”
As you can see these two are the cutest couple ever. We loved every minute of their session and congratulations to them on 5 years of wedded bliss!