I don’t really have any words to describe how special it was to photograph this. Nor to describe the stupid look on my face as I stared at the frames on my computer screen for the days following editing them all. This was truly one of the most memorable adventure I’ve ever got to photograph and one of those days where I just cannot believe how blessed I am to do this for a job. It’s no secret that New Zealand is my favourite country and being able to set foot on this beautiful island was just surreal.
This session was also a bit more of personal time off for me. A time to explore creatively and to venture into places many couples will not usually consider. And sometimes you just meet people whom you can just connect with. Whether be it having the same sense of humour, similar life experience, corresponding interest or just simple mutual understanding. Yung Joon and Xuemin, for whatever of those reasons, are those people. It felt like a road trip with a pair of long lost friends. We spent the next 10 days sharing our life experiences, our travel, and people in our lives and our plan for the future. Of course, the session was not all cosy. We had our fair share of sore legs, cold winds and dreadful ascents. But it was when we stood at the edge of the mountain, marvelling at the raw beauty of the world, that we knew it was all worth it. Looking back, it was something we would do over and over again. I am hoping this year will be full of adventurous couple like them, couples who wants to explore the less known reaches of the world.
To Yung Joon and Xuemin, thank you for letting me be part of this crazy adventure! Here’s to many more adventures!
Oh, I built a world around you
Oh, you had me in a dream,
I lived in every word you said
The stars had aligned
I thought that I found you
And I don't wanna love somebody else
Oh, we left it all unspoken
Oh, we buried it alive
and now it's screaming in my head
Oh, I shouldn't go on hoping
Oh, that you will change your mind
and one day we could start again
Well I don't care if loneliness kills me
I don't wanna love somebody else
Oh, I thought that I could change you
Oh, I thought that we would be the greatest story that I tell
I know that it's time to tell you it's over
But I don't wanna love somebody else