Our clients from Taiwan who came to Arashiyama, Kyoto for a photo shoot in February visited us again recently, […]
For this post, we are happy to share with you the wedding celebrations of one of our dress consultants at Gran […]
When shooting photos in Kyoto, it seems like a rite of passage for couples to have a few traditional kimono shots. After all, most people want their appearance to match the their surroundings! But at the same time, you also would not want to look like you just came out of an old Japanese period film, so most couples style their hair in a modern way and brides keep their makeup natural, with a dash of red lipstick.
Summers in Japan can get unbearable; in some regions temperatures can skyrocket to 40 degrees Celsius. Even if the temperatures are not high, the high humidity captures and magnifies the heat in the air, making it feel hotter than it should be. Nonetheless, we still had the joy of being part of these couple’s journey to become man and wife. Their great tolerance for the killer summer heat motivated us to capture their wonderful moments as beautifully as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Yamawaki’s pre-wedding photos have a vintage, nostalgic feel to them, especially so because the couple was draped in magnificent kimonos and shot in wonderfully preserved attraction spots with old Japanese charm.
In Japan, it’s quite common to see people dressed up in kimono and walking around town, even if there weren’t any special occasion. But for this couple, it’s a cause for celebration as they strutted around town decked up in elegant kimonos and took their pre-wedding shots. Although it was raining on the day of the shoot, Mr. and Mrs. Noda did not let that dampen their mood. Instead, the rain made for even more beautiful shots as the ground glistened and brightened the photos!