Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The howling winds had come and gone, leaving behind a picturesque landscape of white hills and snow-capped houses in Shirakawa-go, Japan. Reflecting their love for the outdoors, this adventurous couple took their pre-wedding shoot to the Miyagama River and the Higashi Chaya-gai, with breathtaking views of the old Japanese cityscape.

“I’d describe it as majestic,” said the photographer, Iluminen, who enjoyed this trip as much as the couple did. “Even though this was our second trip to Japan, it was special because it was our first time visiting the artsy city of Kanazawa together, as well as the snow-capped village of Shirakawa-go. We decided to end that first night in the beautiful city with a tasty bowl of squid ink ramen, great company and plenty of laughter.”

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

They continued their journey with a road trip to Shirakawa-go, a two-hour trip with marvelous views of balding pine trees and snow-capped mountains all around. It was rather challenging to take photos there as they had to wade about in knee-deep snow, but they savoured every moment of the wintry experience.

“There was no better way to end the journey than to burrow into the warmth of our jackets and each other’s company as we breathed in the fresh air,” Iluminen shared. We can definitely tell from these pictures how much fun they had, thanks for sharing with us the album and the splendid experience behind it!

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Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CORRY & JEFF {Japan}

Photography by Iluminen / Location Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa