• Photo by Jiwa Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Dream Bridal Portraits Come to Life in Kyoto, Japan

    This Covid-19 season has probably got a lot of us binge watching TV serials, although many of us would have begun watching our favourites even before the movement restrictions. For this couple, all their TV viewing served a purpose – their bridal portraits were inspired by their favourite Japanese drama series. Fion and Steven shot their portraits in Kyoto, Japan, in the thick of autumn, and the photos are so lovely! Thank you for these, JIWA Photography. We love the way the weather and colours of Kyoto spark life, warmth and magical vibes in this precious album. The kimonos, antiquity of the town, and old-fashioned streets make Kyoto like nowhere…

  • Photo by White/白. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    A Casual Day Out For Bridal Portraits In Kyoto, Japan

    Oh, the joy of discovering a new place with your spouse-to-be! We love seeing this couple’s bridal portraits, where they enjoyed the simple pleasure of each other’s company as they explored the streets of Kyoto, Japan. Thanks for these brilliant shots captured on film, white/白! The light and casual matching outfits must have made packing for this trip so much easier. The focus was very much on creating memories and having a blast together, with the help of their photographer of course. The album opens with the couple looking fresh and sunny in yellow as they wander through a quaint little suburb. The adventure continued with simple wardrobe changes throughout…

  • Ideas,  Inspirations

    7 Picture Perfect Places For Snowy Bridal Portraits

    What is it about snow that instantly paints a magic brush over everything? That romantic dusting of powder, the majestic and moody ice-topped mountains, the dreamy blanket of white over everything – it’s so beautiful, and an adventurous shift from our tropical weather of course! Sure, it might get a little cold, but what’s a couple of frozen minutes for photos that will last a lifetime, right? These following brides certainly were not afraid to travel to some far-flung places for that winter wonderland feel. #01 Iceland Story: Dramatic and Glamorous Bridal Portraits in Iceland by Acapella Photography There’s something wonderfully exotic about Iceland, with its terrain that’s unlike anywhere…

  • Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Comfortable in Denim Bridal Portraits Taken in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan

    We totally get why this gorgeous couple wanted their bridal portraits shot in the fascinating metropolises of Osaka and Kyoto, Japan. There really is no other place quite like Japan. There is so much character in the very fabric of the land itself that you can’t help but get a backdrop of high culture, creativity and energy. Thank you for these wonderful captures, Chester Kher Creations! For starters, we love the couple’s matching outfits of denim jackets and sneakers. Their refreshing, preppy look breathed youth, energy and dreams. As they hit the vibrant streets and took in the fast paced world around them, it was an apt representation of where…

  • Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    From Traditional to Contemporary in Iconic Japan

    This pre-wedding album has it all – romance, flair and characteristics of the gorgeous couple’s unique relationship – all shot in the prolific landscape of Japan. Dressed traditionally in sky blue kimonos and with a matching parasol, the couple took to the streets, bazaar and shrine for an enjoyable morning stroll before later changing into their gown and suit, and finally, their casual wear. The photographer’s artistry here is tangible. The vivid colours around them stand out in sharp contrast, breathing life into these precious moments as if a tribute to the love story of the couple’s youth before their next season as man and wife. Thank you for these…

  • Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot in Eclectic Tokyo

    It’s pretty normal to feel overwhelmed when your list of wedding things to do gets longer by the day. Why not take some time off with your spouse-to-be, committing only to the moment and the love you share? Rekindle your passion for each other as you explore the charm and flavours of an eclectic city like Tokyo. Like this couple discovered, it will be nothing short of the needed getaway that will also help in the preservation of good memories. Taking to the market, streets and buildings, the lovebirds expressed their love of art and wonder against the fast paced and raw backdrop that Tokyo affords. Destination mood albums are…

  • Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Magical Outdoor Portraits in Japan

    Clear skies and bright sunlight always make photographs appear fresh and inviting. Braving the biting cold of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko and Tokyo in Japan, this couple was handsomely rewarded with beuatiful landscapes and awesome wedding portraits that they will enjoy forever. Look at the snow-carpeted fields with their tall, bald firs and cherry blossom trees in full bloom! This, along with the shots by the lake with majestic Mount Fuji in the background and those taken in eclectic Tokyo, collectively infuse the album with an unparalleled charm that is unique to Japan.

 Many thanks for these amazing pictures, GMPS Wedding Film & Photography!

  • Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Winter Photoshoot in Kanazawa and Shirakawa-go

    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…

  • Photography by The Royal Workshop Japan. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Winter Passion In Nagano City, Japan

    Like the changing seasons, a relationship adjusts and transitions in preparation for what is to come. As this couple commits to a lifetime together, their union is symbolised by the snow-capped woodlands that weather the winters of life and delight in the dawn of spring. For an off–the-beaten-track portrait experience, Daniel of The Royal Workshop Japan led this couple through the icy paths of Nagano City, a popular temple town in the Land of the Rising Sun. We are transfixed by the passion and depth in these photos. Astounding masterpieces, Daniel! In spite of the biting cold, the couple followed through on the concept to explore uncharted lands together and…

  • Photo by Synchronal Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    The Unbeaten Path Around Mount Fuji

    From donning traditional Japanese garb to explore the urban parts of Japan to wearing sweet, romantic outfits for the more rural and nature based aspects of their bridal portraits, we love how these shots captured the bride and groom’s undeniable affection for each other. Even the majestic Mount Fuji couldn’t dwarf the newlyweds’ love for each other, and it was beautiful to see them explore the quiet Japanese forests, Lake Kawaguchiko, and sakura gardens. Many thanks to Synchronal Photography for these photos!

  • Photo by History Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Sakura Dreams in Kyoto

    The springtime colours of Kyoto make the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits. From the beauty of the sakura trees and the majestic hush of the Arashimaya bamboo forests to the quaint teahouses of classic Japan, Kyoto is the perfect place to capture the excitement of tying the knot. Thanks to History Studio for these stunning photos.