『結爱』： meaning a tied and binding love and affection
Date: First week of July 2018
Location: Former Takeshiro Nagayama Residence and Moerenuma Park
Temperature: a cool 23 degrees celsius
Couple: Kelly and Gabriel
Kelly and Gabriel was only able to get a week off from work in July for the photoshoot, just in time for their wedding in September. Hokkaido became their obvious choice because the weather would still be cooling by then, since they would want to have their photos taken with them wearing the kimono.
They had also chosen to take at the Former Takeshiro Nagayama Residence because the bungalow that was built around 1880, was an early example of Japanese architectural work combining Western styles. Thus it is most fitting of what the couple was after, as the theme of their photos.
For the western theme, Kelly had wanted a different feel from that of the stern Japanese one. Thus, we had recommended the Moerenuma Park, which coupled with the vast grassland, could bring out the freedom shown in the photo.
The result, a full spread of photos ranging from solemn grace to free roving elegance, and where the old and the new world collides. Thus, this Yua package is for couples who would like to have the best of both the western and traditional worlds in a day of unpressurising shoot.
I was very glad to have chosen them for our photoshoot. We didn’t want to feel stressful running around, hence we had taken up the Yua plan. Because we had the whole day, we didn’t had to rush around and could have both traditional and western feel for our photos. As with all Japanese who takes pride in their work, our schedule was arranged very smoothly. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
– By Kelly and Gabriel