I had known Hyon through mutual friends and I was so honored and thrilled when he asked me to photograph his upcoming April wedding to Teresa. Watching Hyon and Teresa reminded me of a school aged boyfriend and girlfriend playing together on the playground. They take care of each other as best friends do. One will joke and the other will snap right into character to complete the scene. They build off of each other’s energy. When she flashes a smile at him, it is a smile of pure joy and happiness. He protects her and asks her how she is doing. If he sees her getting cold, he quickly runs to tightly wrap her in his jacket. They are a comfortable fit for each other. I count myself lucky to have been in the midst of this part of their life and, even more so, to be able to photograph their innocent and deep relationship they have with each other.
The photos were taken at the Flatirons Vista Trailhead in Boulder, Colorado. We also took a few images at Lookout Mountain before the weather turned on us (sneak peek of Lookout Mountain images here). It should also be noted that I give them an A+ for all their preparation for the engagement session. They brought out their super stylish side and prepared the coolest vintage outfits and the perfect hair, makeup and accessories to match – nicely done and major kudos Teresa and Hyon! And as if this wasn’t enough excitement for one blog post, I am completely gushing over the hanbok images (traditional korean wedding attire). As you may remember from my previous post, I had been wanting to photograph the hanbok against a Colorado nature backdrop, and Teresa and Hyon were the dashing couple who helped me bring this to fruition.
Teresa’s hair and makeup was done by the talented Mary Veraldo at the Shapes Studio and Salon.
Love the shot of the vintage camera taken by my second shooter and hubby, Austin, below:
I adore these two images below of them “playing proposal”. It was completely unscripted and, especially in the last image, Hyon looks like a little boy giving his love a huge ring, and just look how it makes Teresa giggle…And now, on to the beautiful hanbok outfits…The shoes for the hanbok are definitely different, but aren’t they adorable?
Teresa and Hyon’s engagement session inspired me to think about an Asian-vintage theme, so below are some things that I loved for an Asian-vintage theme. Can you tell that I love hats? I especially love these hats that the women wore in the 40′s. And the nerdy-cool slim suit styles from the 50′s would be perfect for a groom looking for that perfect suit on their wedding day.
Inspiration board credits (top down, starting on left): hat and ring Current Affairs, suits Brooks Brothers Black Fleece,
red dress Simplicity is Bliss Etsy, table setting Alkemie, veil Lovey By Isha Etsy, hair pin Thea Starr Etsy