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Though we have been receiving quite a few DIY bridal portrait submissions lately, this is a good reminder that it’s not easy to pull off, and can be quite frustrating at times. One thing’s for certain: it’s about the journey, and the outcome is always immensely rewarding for the couple. This is a great read, especially if you’re planning to attempt your own DIY photoshoot, and don’t forget to head over to Jessica’s blog for more.

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Initially, John wanted a fuss free pre-wedding shoot in a studio here in Seoul, but I was determined to shoot it ourselves with cherry blossoms filling the scene. It was a foreign experience for both John and I, also because it was our first visit to Yeongam, and as we were changing in the car at the outdoor parking lot (during a cherry blossom festival) and I was touching up my makeup and hair, we felt really tense! Being in such a stressful situation at such a location during peak season made me feel like I had bitten off more than I could chew.

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We were determined to find a spot with lots of cherry blossoms minus the crowds, but it seemed impossible. At one point we didn’t even know we were driving through the famed 40km Cherry Blossom Tunnel and almost shot our portraits next to a tombstone because there weren’t any people nearby. Another time an annoying couple drove by, saw what we were doing and pulled over to take photos of us. They were photobombing us left, right and in our faces!

“To cut the long story short, we were starving and I wanted to give up, but thank God for John who took that extra turn and spotted the park on top of a hill. It was our final try and when we got up there – perfection! After we wrapped and got changed, we laughed and talked over dinner about what had happened and how thankful our hearts were to Jesus for leading us to that secret garden!”

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo DIY Bridal Portraits In Seoul. www.theweddingnotebook.com

6 Tips From The Bride For Your DIY Shoot

#01 Buy a remote controller
Constantly running back to your camera will waste precious time and energy.

#02 Bring along your tripod
And don’t forget your flash too, if needed.

#03 Have a mirror handy
For when you are touching up your makeup and hair.

#04 Set the mood
Put songs on your phone that will help to set the mood.

#05 Pinterest on your phone or tablet
To help you remember poses that you like.

#06 Wear slippers/flats for getting there
You don’t want to dirty those nice new shoes.

JESSICA & JOHN {Malaysia}

Location Seoul