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    Default Having Wedding photos in KOREA

    I was thinking of having wedding photos done in Korea, but need a photographer.
    Not studio, but outdoor...a photographer to follow us around.

    Not sure if it is cheaper to engage a photographer here and pay for their expenses
    or engage on in Korea.

    Does anyone know of good affordable photographers in Korea?

    Thanks.

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    I'm in Korea now, going to have my photos taken by the locals next week. Its been quite a blast to deal with them. Language is quite an issue. I can speak some Korean but it has been pretty tough still. Luckily I have a friend here who has been helping out. LEt me share my experience so far:

    1. Recce Trip
    There was a fair bit of online research b4 coming. Its not easy as well due to language issue. U got to naver (k google) for korean words

    Made a 3 day trip in March to visit the studios here. Well, there are 3 grades of PGs. The high, Mid, low end. High end uses those film cams.. I m not pro in Photos so I do not know the name of the cam! The mid n low end use digital cams.

    At the moment, the high end is into studio shots. They have elaborate studios. The one I m going to has 4 levels of studio space with different concepts at each level. They only go to location on special request like I have done. Thing is they r using film, means we cant select the photos this trip. I will come back again to choose, and another time to collect. Unless u r having business trips to Korea all the time its quite a fair bit to spend for the travelling.

    Mid n Low end still does location shots. Price wise would be cheaper than bringing a SGP PG. I met someone that is pretty reasonable in the Cheongdam area. I can give u the contacts but I have to get back to SG to dig it out. Advantge is they r locals n they can get u all the best locations but the season to shoot is impt. Best time is Autumn (8-11). They will be able to let u choose the photos on the same day since they r on digital (Canon 1D/5D). So I guess this is yr best bet. However u WILL have to come back again to get the photo album unless u can do the album locally in SG. Just buy the photos from them.

    Its quite a huge logistic effort as well, having to carry the gown n stuff over here. Make up style is different as well. Will update how the shoot turns out next week

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    White Link is having this 'promo' about overseas wedding package..

    got korea, melbourne, sydney, etc...

    * me not doing any ad for them, happen to know cos, UOB send me their ad and i am also looking for similar package..

    good luck....

    pocket going to burn a hole..
    Stress Man @ work... :bigeyes:

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    Ooh..heavy rain in Seoul today! Went to the studio to meet the PG and discuss the concept, selected the Korean Hanbok trad dress n extra gown+tuxedo. OMG the wedding gown studio is fabulous.. they have 3 person serving u when u do fitting. With a nice 5x5m area for fitting, and an elevated platform with a curtain. So the other party sits on a sofa n waits for the dressed up party to be unveiled. COOL!

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