"Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year.
That's why you need a strong line of communication... which includes laughter."
In our first meeting, Gongji starts off by telling me she had a big crush on Sungwan in high school. She blushes and giggles like a little school girl while telling me the story about how they met. The pair were students attending an art high school here in Gwangju, but only started dating a couple of years later. The look of adoration that these two have for each other stole my heart and I was immediately head-over-heals for this couple. Throughout the meeting I couldn't help but notice how much these two loved laughing with each other and at each other.
The artist pair decided that they wanted their pre-wedding very natural with a touch of Korean tradition. They had beautiful hanboks made by a very talented designer friend and Gongji added a few simple touches with some flowers and a little pot plant as one of her "bouquets". Their wedding invitation that they brought along to be photographed had a picture of the pair in their hanboks on the front painted by Sungwan. I was in photography heaven with these two!
The afternoon we had chosen was perfect: clear blue skies with some beautiful afternoon light. Our first location was a small hanok complex close to the downtown area of Gwangju.
After a bunch of dancing, taekwando moves and many, many laughs, we drove up the street to a beautiful western-style house and garden. Gongji changed into a beautiful "lifestyle" hanbok and Sungwan, into his suit and sneakers. *swoon*
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Sungwan and Gongji, I CANNOT wait for your wedding!